Hi, I'm Arturo. I'm a producer, mixing engineer, and songwriter.
I provide music production, mixing, lyrics, composition, and songwriting services on a remote basis. I also offer on-site recording and production for individual musicians and vocalists in the Chicagoland and northwest Indiana region.
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Arturo is my go-to for absolutely any project I need done right. I am a singer-songwriter, and he is my perfect companion because he can do a BETTER re-make of any beat I find online or produce something original to accompany my vocals. Pre-pandemic, I would record in his studio and he made recording such an easy and fun process. Working with him remotely has also been very productive, and I've learned so much from him. He is very patient and inspiring. He has the music theory knowledge to help complete any project, as well as music industry know-how. Knowledgeable in all genres of music.
Interview with The Spectral Gate
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Software: Reason, Ableton Live, Logic, Renoise, Max/MSP; plugins: Soundtoys, Waves, too many to list! Hardware: Focusrite Clarett 8PreX, Great River MP-500 Preamp, Kush Electra 4-Band EQ, dbx 560 Compressor/Limiter, dbx 520 De-Esser, Rupert Neve Designs Tape Emulator with Silk
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Dave Pensado, Jim O'Rourke, Joanna Newsom, Flying Lotus, Kid606, Noah "40" Shebib
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composition, Production, Mixing
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing music for 10 years, and engineering more seriously for 2 years.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear. I have a good sense of what will help make things most pleasant from a listener perspective, both in terms of songwriting and engineering.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. Both realms do things that the other cannot.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Whatever tech solutions works best for the song and the client is the right one.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: After implementing significant changes to a song, wait at least 1 full day before listening again to the track and making a final decision on whether the change is right for the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic pop when producing, but I've been mixing more diverse genres lately.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A desire to create something beautiful while fulfilling the requirements of the client.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Ask the client to describe what they're looking for in the most specific terms possible, then come up with a plan for meeting those requirements, describe to them my plan, then if they're satisfied with what I'm planning to do, execute the plan.