Hugo Basualdo

Guitarist Producer Audio Mixer

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Musician, Producer and Mixing Engineer based in Miami, Florida. Since 2005 working in the music industry. Lot of experience working in Studios both in the US and Argentina, and with clients from all over the world. 20 years of experience tracking guitars for artists, producing songs for singer-songwriters and mixing professional tracks!

As a guitarist I record electric and acoustic guitar for anything from singles to full albums. film score and short jingles. I will track remotely and send tracks via internet. On request, I can record a "dry" direct line, if you aren't ready to commit to a specific tone, which can be "re-amped" to find your ideal tone.

I can produce or compose original tracks for you from scratch or work in collaboration to make competitive and original sounding music. I can work as Producer or do composition, sound design, arrangement, orchestration, editing, recording, and mixing.

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Interview with Hugo Basualdo

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Otoño by Nacho Lafflitto, I was the producer, musical director, arranger and mixing engineer. I wrote all the details for every instrument, even a string arrangement for a quartet.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My main project is Goro Wins in which I work as a composer and guitarist. Nowadays we are working on the preproduction of the next album. My other big project is with Nacho Lafflitto, an Argentinian songwriter, where I'm the guitarist, musical director and arranger. Currently I'm also mixing "Simio Despierto"'s next album and starting the production of Luel Gaez first album which will be recorded in a few months. On the other hand, As I moved to Miami i'm working producing local artist and making collaborations.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yoad Nevo, Julian Avila

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: We will work with commitment in the song or piece of music. With respect and full communication. I'll give my best to help you get where you want to go.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: I need to make this track sound better! Can you please re-mix it and add some instrument to it? Can you help my song to get to another level? I have only an acoustic guitar track down and a melody, can you deliver all the arrangements to make it sound professional? Yes to all of the above! ;)

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: I'm very perfectionist a sometimes this is a little complicate.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: I always ask about their background, what they really need and what they are looking for when they ask me to work with them.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Be communicative, have all the research done about what you need so the goals are clear and easier to reach.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: An electric guitar, and acoustic guitar, laptop, interface, and a pair of headphones

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been in the music industry for almost 20 years now. I've started as an independent artist like everybody and then I started working with a lot of artist, from local to mainstream. I also work composing music for advertising and original soundtracks for movies.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I have a relaxed but very focused style of work. I'm easy going and very patient.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Michael League, I love the way he approaches music, his compositions and arrangements are amazing.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: You have to listen and pay attention on what the song is asking for. What is missing and then act. Not just start adding instruments like crazy just to justify your work. You have to go in favor of the song.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Funk, Rock, Instrumental Fusion, Pop, Songwriter

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My strongest skills are recording great quality guitar tracks and producing and mixing a whole song from scratch.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: As a producer I use my experience in orchestration so I can add bass lines, drums grooves, synths sounds and guitars and everything between to any song. I can also write a string arrangements. I take the song and analyze it and if it's necessary propose to change what I think can work better.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: It depends on the project, first I try to listen what the client wants and then make my suggestion about how I would approach the process.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I'm running ProTools 2020 in my MacBook Pro with OSX High Sierra with all kind of plugins suites. My main monitoring is a pair of Focal Shape 65. My interface is a Focusrite 6i6. I have several guitars and amps and an amp modeler from Fractal Audio Systems (AX8)

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Micheal League, Mark Lettieri, Nic Hard, Chris Lord Alge, Andrew Scheps

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: I produce new songs for singer-songwriters (write arrangements, prepare demos, etc), track guitars at my personal recording studio for any other clients and mix songs in my Avid ProTools DAW.

  41. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  42. A: I like to add all my expertise to the song or production to contribute with the artist music.

  43. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  44. A: Both of them, now we can take advantage of having a lot of power processing in a small piece of gear and if we need something special (Analog) we can go for it.

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Gear Highlights
  • PRS S2 Standard
  • Fender Stratocaster Am Dlx
  • Ibanez Custom
  • Ibanez RS
  • Epiphone DOT
  • Yamaha AES620
  • Epiphone Acoustic
  • Fractal Audio AX8
  • Focal Shape 65
  • Focusrite
  • OSX
  • Protools 2020
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