Deep House, Tech House, House, Melodic Techno Producer and Sound Engineer with jobs done on tracks released on labels such as Warner, SONY, Armada, Spinnin, Pacha, Size, Kontor, Mixmash... Worked with GOLD and PLATINIUM artists signed on Defected, Toolroom, Spinnin, Armada, Drumcode, Ultra, Glasgow Underground, CR2, RCA...
*2021 Update : Charted Dance TOP 2 Germany with my new single "4 To The Floor" (5M Reach Spotify).
My name is Hugo, I'm a music producer from France. I've worked with multi platinium selling artists and shared stages with the greatest such as Roger Sanchez, Fatboy Slim, Steve Angello, EDX, Andrea Oliva, MEDUZA, HUGEL, to say just few... I'm specialized in House & Techno production and arrangement only and ready to craft your ideas to make it a proper release.
I worked for many years on projects for majors and indie music labels such as Warner, SONY, Armada, Spinnin, Pacha, Size, Kontor, Mixmash, Defected, Toolroom, Subliminal, Spinnin, KONTOR, Armada, Drumcode, Ultra, Glasgow Underground, CR2, RCA to name the biggest ones and I've been remixing artists such as Adam Beyer, Ariana Grande, Duke Dumont, Tones & I, The Weeknd, Brando, Billie Eilish, Tiga, Foushee, Saint Jhn, Dennis Ferrer...
My aim is to work directly with the artist that are looking for a professional view of their work and ideas.
Originality is important, and I will help you or your artist to craft your own originality. My key is the quality and the concept of each project.
Let's jump on a call and start to talk about your next tune.
You can of course message me if you have questions, and it will be my pleasure to help you.
Have a great day !
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15 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Hugo Cantarra / HC Studio
thank you for your time,easy to comunicate and Hugo try to fit your taste. thank you!!!!!!!!!!
This is the first project I've undertaken with Hugo.
The way he approached the brief and collaboration was first class and showed he really got under the skin of what I was after.
The outcome is release ready - both in terms of production quality and the specific contemporary sound I was eager to achieve.
Already planning my next project with him.
Amazing guy and amazing producer!
He delivered the job really quickly, and the quality is out of this world!
Can't wait to work with Hugo again :)
Excellent sound quality. Great communication. Anytime again. Awesome work!!
Hugo is a pleasure to work with. Highly professional in terms of communication and deliverables. His ability to help me determine my sound was really helpful, and his expertise around working with labels and what they are looking for as well is very valuable. Highly reccomend.
Great working with Hugo. He is focused and expert. Top quality.
Hugo helped me a lot with mixing and sound design. Thank you Hugo!
Hugo sat down with me for our first mentoring session and gave me tons of great feedback on what I could do to improve. He covered everything from general career advice, to how to nail important stylistic elements that specific labels are looking for. Hugo leverages his enormous industry experience to give you relevant, actionable feedback that is sure to lead to success. His attitude, energy, and passion for music shows through the way he teaches, and is a source of creative inspiration.
Absolutely amazing! Incredibly talented, very communicative, a true musician!!! 1000% recommended!
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Hugo is an awesome producer and was really great to work with!
Easy to work with, very communicative!
Hugo sets the standard for production with his amazing ear, professionalism, and talent. He's an awesome collaborator who listens to what you want, and then takes the idea even further than you imagined. It was a pleasure working with him, and I will absolutely collaborate with him again!
A pleasure to work with Hugo again. Efficient and talented producer / mix engineer
Knows exactly what your track needs! Could tell he had a lot of production and mixing experience, especially with house music. Clear and very fast communication. Will be returning for another song.
Hugo is a consummate professional - extremely dedicated to his craft, and it has always been a pleasure to work with him. His knowledge of production and mixing is top-notch, and his close attention to detail ensures that every collaboration exceeds expectations. I am excited for our future work together, and I highly recommend him!
Interview with Hugo Cantarra / HC Studio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've worked on a track which has been played millions times on one of the biggest electronic music label ever...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Serious records for myself !
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Hmmm No ! Just amazing clients around ! Thanks to all of you guys.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because You can already do amazing stuff.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do the best I can for his/her project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: House music is for what I wake up every morning.. Easy !
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What did you produce before ? I can't answer about that mostly because it's a confidential process but I can tell that I've worked for the biggest labels of the industry.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Hmmm.... I don't know !
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your project ? What you wanna do with this song ? Why do you need that song ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's have a chill chat and if we feel comfortable, I'll be super happy to make cool songs together. I'm here to help you to grow, that's why i'm doing it ! Passion before everything !
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro with Ableton Live Suite, Yamaha HS7 Monitors, My Minilogue and a drum !
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing DJ and producer/remixer since 15 years... Touring the world and enjoying producing for me but also for other artists to lift up carreers !
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style ? If we are talking about clothes, all black everything ! Haha If we speak about music, I always think that electronic music is made to make the girls dance.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Camelphat, Prydz, Steve Angello as they are artists which inspired me a lot during my carreer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Put a vocoder on any synths or sounds... You'll be impressed !
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: House Music Only.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think I've got a pretty good ear for mixing stuff and also drums as I've played drums for 20 years.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Inspiration and creative process.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Starting from bassline to FX... Depends a lot on the needs of my clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Yamaha HS7 monitors, Apollo Soundcard, Korg Minilogue, Ableton live and bunch on vst/vsti gems.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As I'm a very eclectic person, I'm getting inspired by all kind of artists from Supertramp to Camelphat thru Kanye West or even Chopin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full session (one day) to deliver a demo for the client in order for him to record vocal or find a guideline he need for a targeted project.