I'm an electronic producer specialized in Ableton Live performance and production. I've been producing artists and teaching music production and composition 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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It was a pleasure to work with Balestena.
His communication was excellent, he always went into great detail and was incredibly flexible.
I'll definitely be working with him again.
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: 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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers and engineers that search for their sound via unorthodox methods instead of following the conventions of what's allowed and what's wrong.
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.