I've worked with the Latin Grammy-nominated artist Leonor Dely. For over 10 years I've produced artists in various genres: Latin Pop, Hip-Hop, Traditional & Folk, and much more! I strive to do my work in a spirit of service.
For over 10 years I have been producing artists and doing sound for picture. As a Colombia-native, I naturally draw inspiration from many Latin American rhythms, but my palette is extended to all corners of the globe. After living 12 years in Atlanta, GA and working in the the music scene there, my palette grew to include hip hop, trip-hop, and other urban genres.
I am predominantly a bass player and percussionist, but like to dabble with whatever makes a sound. These characteristics have allowed me to produce virtually any kind of music even if I'm not trained in that genre.
I've had the privilege to work on great projects and great people:
Leonor Dely (Latin-Grammy nomination)
Shangó Dely (Santana, Carlos Vives)
La India Meliyará (La Sonora Dinamita)
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5 ReviewsEndorse Daniel Badi Rinaldi
Daniel Badí is a top notch producer and mixing engineer. While working with him on Proyecto Medios, his high level of skill, professionalism, and clear communication became apparent. Daniel’s ear for music and creating inspiring songs and clear, impactful mixes is established; as can be witnessed by listening to any his various projects. But what’s more is that he is an absolute joy to work with.
I had a good opportunity to work with Daniel twice! He was a produced two Cds of the Media for Transformation Project. Working with him was a really nice experience. His professionalism, happiness, responsibility and dedication to the production have been extraordinary. This music project has reach all Latinoamerica thanks to the support of Daniel.
Daniel is the music producer of my first album 7 Valleys. I really enjoyed working with him, he's very professional and easy to connect with. He really understood the sound I wanted to project as an artist and took my ideas to a higher level.
I've worked with Daniel on multiple projects and he always delivers great results. His music production is stellar. More than that, Daniel is a terrific collaborator - easy going, strong communication skills, and works diligently no matter the assignment.
I had the pleasure of working with Daniel on drum meditation tracks. I had a limited sound editing knowledge, and basic recording equipment, so I relied on Daniel to clean up my tracks and bring out the resonance of the drum and my voice. The tracks turned out beautifully! I was truly impressed. Daniel was also a great guy to work with! I'm eager to work with him soon.
Interview with Daniel Badi Rinaldi
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I get asked to do is to produce full-length albums. I've gotten to fully produce four albums and partially produced two albums. Otherwise, I've gotten to work on dozens of individual projects. I also get asked to do sound mixes for documentaries. I've gotten to work with clients in the US, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, and many other places.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Too many to mention, but here are a few. For producers I'm inspired by Daniel Lanois, Rick Rubin, and Gustavo Santaolalla. For musicians I'm inspired by Afro-Cuban All Stars, Daft Punk, Outkast, Michael Manring, and tons tons more!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I keep my setup very simple since I don't need much to get a great sound. I use a MacBook Pro, Aphex 500 interface with Golden Age Project Pre-573 preamps, I mix mainly using the Softube Console 1, KRK V6 monitors, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reason, Beyerdynamic 880 Pro headphones for mixing on-the-go, Midiman 61-key controller, truly-vintage RCA 44bx ribbon mic originally from the Disney studios used to record all the classic movies, a versatile collection of condenser and dynamic microphones, a 4-string fretted bass, a 5-string fretless bass, acoustic and electric guitars, Native American and Colombian flutes, African djembes, Indian tablas, assorted percussion, and a few other toys.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Listening is what I do best. I trust my ears and know when and what I can contribute to a song. I like to really hear what an artist's vision is for a song and strive to help them achieve the vision and when necessary provide a different perspective.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to listen, love, and appreciate music from every corner of the globe has allowed me to truly understand and properly communicate with any artist or musician.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: As a producer, I think it's most important to be able to listen wholeheartedly (not just to the music, but to the artist and other collaborators) and secondly to be humble...Even though I have confidence in my knowledge and experience, I have to always be willing to learn from others.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Calle 13. They seem to continually explore new sounds while paying homage to traditional and folkloric rhythms. That's a mix I love to explore as well.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing since 2006. I started in high school producing local artists (hip-hop, heavy metal, folk, and singer-songwriter). At Georgia State University I studied Music Production and Journalism. I spent most of my time in the university's studios and was the student who booked the studio the most. During that time I produced my first full-length album which involved about 30 musicians and producing musicians remotely in 5 different countries. That experience really set me on my production career. I've been producing for artists and also do a lot of post-production for documentaries.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the feeling of getting the demo for a new project and pressing play without knowing what to expect. It's an honor to be able to contribute to another creative's vision. I view the experience very much like a two-way conversation or consultation.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to strive to listen, be honest, sincere, truthful, patient, and kind.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I recently started producing an Andean-music album for a band's 10-year-anniversary. We'll be recording musicians from the US, Perú, and Colombia. I'm also just finishing mastering an amazing album from a client in Ecuador, for which I got to produce about half the album.