I'm Hendrick - a music producer and mix engineer from Venezuela. With +10 years of experience, I've worked on records that have been featured on platforms like The Grammys, Spotify, and BBC Radio, as well as collaborations with Disney, RTVE, and Blue Note New York.
My greatest joy comes from collaborating with artists creating music that's true to them and resonates with their audience in today's music scene. I've been lucky enough to learn from some of the top mix engineers in recent decades, and this has helped me refine my craft and taught me to always strive to create the sounds of the present and the future of music. If you're looking for a unique sound and fresh energy, let's get in touch!
With music appearances on:
- The Grammy's
- Blue Note New York
- Portland Monthly
- NPR Alt.Latino
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11 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Hendrick Valera
As of now Hendrick is my go to guy. Very professional and fast. I highly recommend him
Hendrick made my song alive again by providing wonderful saxophone playing. Passionate and kind. 5 star working experience!
I feel comfortable to communicate with Hendrick. Delivery on time with different takes. Will definitely love to work with him again.
Thank you for great work
amazingly talented composer and musician, really a hard and fast worker and nice person, difenitely really good guy to work with !!
Excellent musician who provides quality work with a quick turnaround time.
Will definitely work with again.
great work! thanks!
Fellow Berklee Classmate!!
Great person and very easy to get along, also very sharing person and as your can see from his recommendations a great engineer with many years of experience and a very talented person who does an amazing quick job with incredible quality!!
Highly recommend my friend!!
He's such a complete musician! from the sax, to the Beatmaking, thru the mixing. He does everything right!
Works fast and is very pleasant to deal with. Eager to please client. Recommended.
Interview with Hendrick Valera
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it's lighter to carry, needs no recall, and definitely less noisy
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love making the artists’ fans experience feelings with music, imagine stories, hear honesty and passion
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My pricing, and as an answer, I tell them that I adapt to most budgets.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your influences? is there anything you don't like about your demo? What’s your vision like for this song?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working in music for 15 years. Been producing and mixing for 5 years
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Trap, Funk, Neo-Soul & House
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Terrace Martin, Kiefer, Metro Boomin, Alex Tumay, Josh Gudwin, Jon Castelli Wheezy, Drake, Young Thug, Gunna, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, list goes on and on...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I want to break the misconceptions that working long distance can't be done, it's all about communication!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be prepared & trust your ears, not your eyes!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common service is creating full productions for artists, including mixing and mastering.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and producing
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Two sets of monitors to compare mixes. The way I work is 100% in the box, with a combination of analog emulation software and new digital tools that allow me to get both definition and depth on my mixes. High-end plugins from Slate Digital, Acustica Audio, Leapwing Audio, Soundtoys, Oxford, FabFilter. Additionally, I have a FaderPort and APC40MKII to speed up my workflow. For sound modules, I have a Behringer Model D and a Volca Sample sequencer.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will transmit the emotions you want to convey and I will help you send your message across. This has always been my passion and I can assure you your art will be translated in the best way possible.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with Terrace Martin, I love his style and sound
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing artists from the US, Argentina, Spain and, Canada. In parallel, I work on my solo music and collaborating with other producers.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently produced, mixed and mastered "DOWN 2 RIDE" by Karma Rivera and it got featured on NPR
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Having open communication will always give the best results
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to always bring a jazzy element to the table, whether is some swing on the drums or jazz harmonies
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I create sonics that translates sounds into emotions
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with a pre-production talk with the artist to analyze and get to know their artistic vision, then when I'm producing I usually start by laying out harmonies or drum sequences to get a vibe going. Production takes 5 days more or less, mixing and mastering 3-4 days
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, headphones, internet connection, a keyboard and sunscreen