I'm an electronic producer specialized in Ableton Live performance and production. I've been teaching production and beat making and producing artists for about 4 years. I feel I know Live inside out and I've used it on very different settings, from mixing music to finger-drumming as a sessionist and performing live dance music.
In my productions, I go a long way to offer sound design and creative processing in accordance to the personality and needs of your track. I've worked in a lot of different projects, from pop/electronic tunes to more experimental/dance tracks that required intricate audio processing and resampling.
I also offer on-line lessons and consulting, wether if you're looking to design the ideal Live set to play on-stage or if your beats need a little fine-tuning.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Working with Mariano is always an amazing experience. As a producer he grabs my musical ideas from scratch to develop high quality, great sounding tracks. He is talented in choosing the right sound for my songs and has a great sense for arranging and mixing. Mariano is my producer and friend along the creative process. Totally recommend to work with him!
Interview with Balestena
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop, ableton push, hand recorder and an elektron box
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers and engineers that search their sound via unorthodox methods instead of following the conventions of what's allowed and what's wrong.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I frequently work re-arranging tracks that my clients send me, adding instruments and doing creative mixing and sound design. Depending on the client's skills and budget, I may be involved from the early composition stages or chime in directly for the mixing process.