Mastering engineer at Genoma Mastering
Mastering for itunes
Mastering for Spotify
Mastering for youtube
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Interview with Fernando Richard
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering Singles, EPs, Albums for CD, Spotify, Youtube and Itunes.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Ludwig, Bob Katz
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Analog Mastering Chain, Antelope Orion 32, Dangerous D-Box, Manley Massive Passive Mastering Version, Manley Nu Mu, Rupert Neve Portico II Master Bus Processor, Crane Song HEED.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Analog Mastering, Hibrid
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depth, Warm and intelligibility in all kind of Audio Playback Systems.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Experience, Criteria.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Folk, Electronic, New World Music
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always look for emotion.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: All Kind of artist with something to say.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Professional and appassionate
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Studio Assistant, Mixer Engineer, Recording Engineer, Mastering Engineer. I've been in Mastering since 2007 exclusively... more than 20 years in audio.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Manley Massive Passive, headphones, and music player.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust in my experience and honesty.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of sound are you looking for? How can I help to make you happy with your material?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That Im a boring guy.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Is my mix correct or should I make minor corrections? My Answer is sometimes yes or no, it depends.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Make my contribution to translate the message of a song better.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction guarantee.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, depends what Im aiming for.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Ignacio Trejo.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Solist call Manu Fisher
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Mario Parmisano, Michellangelo, I was the Mastering Engineer.