Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
What are you working on at the moment?
I´m currently working on various Soundcloud international collaborations and I´m working with two local bands for playing live guitar.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
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.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Taking their ideas, materialize them and make them ready for marketing.
What do you like most about your job?
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.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Why recording studios are so expensive?
Because we use valuable hardware but even more valuable skills.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I´m a DJ.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you want to reach commercial success and exposure?
What artist or band do you want to sound like?
What are your future plans?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Always have a solid idea of what do you want for your music and always aim high, better production, better performances.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
SM57, XLR cable, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, ATH-50 Headphones, a laptop.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Eclectic and thoughtful.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Devin Townsend, because he is a great musician and a very prolific and creative person.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don´t finish the project until you are completely satisfied with every detail. Rest when you can´t see what is wrong or right.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Progressive Metal, Alternative Rock and Soundtracks
What's your strongest skill?
Mixing powerful Rock/Metal Tracks
What do you bring to a song?
I try to bring the essence and energy of an idea to a song every time I play, compose or mix.
What's your typical work process?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Pop Producer Manny Marroquin, Joey Sturgis.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and vocal production.