I'm an independent musician and producer specialized in metal and modern rock styles. My focus is to give a powerful sound ready to compete with commercial artists.
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Interview with Symbolicus Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project I´m most proud of, are my early Soundcloud tracks. They are the less profitable works I´ve made by far but the level of production and the interaction with other amazing musicians have made it a very memorable piece of musical history in my life.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I´m currently working on various Soundcloud international collaborations and I´m working with two local bands for playing live guitar.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I´m not against analog, but digital has reached very high levels today and it brings portability and low cost to everyone interested in music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Taking their ideas, materialize them and make them ready for marketing.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I can work all day and the only thing that will get tired are my ears or my fingers, but my mind will always want more.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why recording studios are so expensive? Because we use valuable hardware but even more valuable skills.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I´m a DJ.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you want to reach commercial success and exposure? What artist or band do you want to sound like? What are your future plans?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always have a solid idea of what do you want for your music and always aim high, better production, better performances.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SM57, XLR cable, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, ATH-50 Headphones, a laptop.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I´ve been working with music since highschool, 8 years ago. I started recording myself with whatever I found. That way I learned to push the limits of the hardware I used and therefore improving my musical and technical skills. I´ve worked playing live and mixing various projects from college and now I´m ready to bring some great mixes to the surface.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Eclectic and thoughtful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Devin Townsend, because he is a great musician and a very prolific and creative person.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don´t finish the project until you are completely satisfied with every detail. Rest when you can´t see what is wrong or right.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Progressive Metal, Alternative Rock and Soundtracks
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing powerful Rock/Metal Tracks
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring the essence and energy of an idea to a song every time I play, compose or mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I listen to the references and do a little research to form a concept in which I will work. Then I do the tracking or mixing, allowing the clients revisions and suggestions. Then a final revision is made.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is light and portable. I use my ATH-50 headphones, my Focustrite Scarlett 2i2, an Ibanez Electric guitar, Ibanez 5-string Bass and my computer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pop Producer Manny Marroquin, Joey Sturgis.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and vocal production.