I offer a number of services: production, mixing, vocal production, recording, and songwriting. Through my many years of experience, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest artists in the world, across many genres, and have crafted a unique set of skills allowing me to approach your music differently.
Hello! I'm Emiliano Caballero, and I'm a music producer.
I started out my career at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, where I worked with artists like George McCrae or Clint Mansell.
In 2016 I moved to New York City to work as an assistant engineer at Electric Lady Studios, to work with Grammy Award winning artists such as Bon Jovi, Foy Vance, Elle King and Michael Kiwanuka.
Currently, I'm an independent music producer. Recent projects I've been involved in include mixing two songs (Tanto Tanto and Colores) for Paula Arenas, whom got a Latin Grammy Nomination as 'Best New Artist' 2017, recording Superior Drummer 3.0 and mixing-mastering N8N's latest releases.
While mixing, I’m drawing from my producer side, often adding or changing elements to enhance your record.
As a producer, I’m often pulling from my mixing skills to make sure the sounds are perfect and unique.
My goal is to bring your vision to life.
Besides my music production work, I'm one of the co-founders of the plugin company Leapwing Audio and a lecturer at the Abbey Road Institute.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Emiliano Caballero
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mixing and production, as well as recording.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mark Knopfler, Quincy Jones, Max Martin.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of Sonic City Studios, in Amsterdam, where I use a Neve VR60, as well as a SSL 8k 32ch, and plenty of outboard gear such as: Pultec EQ, 1176, GML 8200 etc. Check gear list for more info.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I get a request for either mixing, producing or recording, I get in touch with the artist or band, to get to know each other, see what their needs are, and how can I fit in in their vision, helping them achieve their goals. Once the needs are addressed, budget is in place, and contracts are signed off, I can deliver a mix in a day of work, and the same goes for production or recording.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my taste, my take on your music, and another set of eyes and ears. I'm honest, and all about making something that lasts!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Patience, vision through the challenges, and honesty.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, indie rock, latin, classical, all sorts of styles.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Music first
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mark Knopfler, since he is one of the best examples of a singer songwriter, with great sensitivity for musicianship as well as songwriting skills.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started professionally in 2012, at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, to then move to NYC to work at Electric Lady Studios until 2016, when I became independent.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: One laptop, one interface, one mic&cable, headphones and a coffee machine.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always strive to do the best you can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with musicians and artists.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, why not?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Bob Katz