Gabe Millan

Producer / REC / Mix / Gtr

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Based in Nashville, TN. Producer. Arranger. Acoustic Guitar Player. Keyboardist. Latin Grammy Nominee. Impossible is a word made for lazy people.

I've been in the industry since 2011. As a producer, I'm specialized in Pop/Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin Pop, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Metal, Gospel, CCM, EDM, Flamenco, Country Music, R&B, World Music, New Age, etc.

As a mixing engineer, my forte is Country Music, Pop Rock and Latin Pop

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Gabe Millan

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Depending on what we're recording! Tape for drums and percussions! Sometimes bass.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: Follow your gut. In this business, we tend to hire people we like instead of the best professionals. Enjoying the process is critical, no one wants to be stuck with a jerk :D

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: API 1608 LOADED OF COURSE! Telefunken ELA M251 Teletronix 2A Neumann u87 Thermionic Culture Vulture

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I've been actively doing this since 2011, working as an assistant for producers like Martin Terefe in London and Stockholm, Dan Warner in Miami and Jesse Huerta in Mexico City.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Diverse. I can fit into any project.

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: John Mayer. His creative process inspires me a lot! Also Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts!

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: My greatest teacher in Music Production once told me "Even if it's just a draft, work on everything with the same level of detail you'd work on the final product, it has to sound like an album since bar 1".

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: Since I was born in Latin America, my main market is Latin Music, but also work a lot in Country and Pop Music.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Producing and arranging! It's what I love the most.

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: Growing up between the Caribbean, Spain and the USA, I always aim for rhythmic diversity, looking to give every song a different dynamic. I like to think of songs as books, every section is a chapter and every chapter has its moments.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: I like to listen to several songs with the client, so we can decide which one can be a better fit for the market they're looking to attack. I start with a draft of the intro/verse/chorus to determine the kind of approach we'd be giving to the arrangement. Once the client is happy with the approach, I start building around the track, always with previous approval of the client.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I just have a small production room. My studio work is developed according to the clients budget and sonic approach. My home setup is: SSL 2+ Yamaha HS5 Slate VM-1 MacBook Pro 2020 Waves Complete Autotune Celemony Melodyne

  25. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  26. A: Wow, I have many heroes! My list of producers would be this: Max Martin Scott Hendricks Rick Rubin Julio Reyes Copello Sebastian Krys Dann Huff Jonathan Faria Tommy Torres Dan Warner + Busbee Ian Fitchuk Robbie Buchanan My favorite mixing engineers are: Serban Ghenea Bob Clearmountain Tony Maserati Iker Gastaminza Sebastian Krys Jaycen Joshua Thomas Juth Javier Garza And last but not least, mastering: Ted Jensen Tom Coyne Adam Ayan Carlos Freitas Alex Psaroudakis Antonio Baglio

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Arranging and producing are my core skills. After working in different countries, learned different sonic approaches like in London, Nashville, Miami, Mexico City, Stockholm, NYC. I always ask for a raw vocal/acoustic guitar track and ask the client for some sonic references. I like to create along with the client to give them the experience and to get a better grasp of the message they are trying to transmit.

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