53 Reviews (40 Verified)
RAFA on SoundBetter

I'm a multi-time BILLBOARD featured producer with MILLIONS of plays under my artist names Sharkoffs and DEMUR.

I make anything electronic. Pop, EDM, dark, happy, as long as it's mostly electronic, I've got this.

Pitch me your idea and i’ll see if we can make it work.

Feel free to Google me by searching "Sharkoffs" or "DEMUR". My originals and remixes have garnered millions of plays across Soundcloud, YouTube and Spotify. Billboard even named my Blink-182 remix as one of the top 7 Blink-182 remixes of all time.

I'll take your barebones song, do a full production and turn it into something pro.

I also do sync music for trailers, video games, etc. I can get our production placed and we can make some great money together!


$200 - Drum Replacement - I'll make your drums slam with better samples/mixing.
$200 - Synth Replacement - Replace your synths or instruments with top notch sounds.
$1000 - Radio Ready Package - I'll take your finished produced, song to the next level with extra production and mix + master.
$???? - LA In Studio Production Package - Let's start from scratch, in person and make a hit!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

53 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Milo Planet

    RAFA's attention to detail is one BEAUTIFUL looking trademark 🤩 All his little creative decisions throughout are TOP NOTCH 😃 The American muscle car radio simulation turned out to be the highlight of the song !! RAFA's sound design is the best.

  2. Review by Stefan W.

    Super awesome sound designer !! RAFA did some great evil superhero voice FX. Great attention to detail and great customer service. I cannot recommend RAFA enough!

  3. Review by Richie C.

    Rafa is EXTRAORDINARY. His talent, creativity, ease of workflow and empathy with clients is PEERLESS. Ive been doing this a long time and Rafa is the best I've ever worked with. He will take your music and put it into another realm. Truly. Did I mention he is one of the nicest/funniest people in the business and will turn your music around very quickly. I now consider Rafa a good friend and I will work with him for as long as I continue to create music. He is THAT good. Thank you Rafa 🙏🙏🙏

  4. Review by Julian C.

    Super efficient. Turned the job around in no time and it was great! I will certainly work with him again.

  5. Review by Blake M.

    Another great session with RAFA. I learn a tremendous amount every time I talk to him.

  6. Review by Blake M.

    RAFA's ideas for my track were amazing and he is a pleasure to work with. He is a true professional.

  7. Review by Blake M.

    RAFA is always a pleasure to work with and delivers above and beyond.

  8. Review by Blake M.

    RAFA is an extraordinary producer. His knowledge on music and all the little details that separate an average song from creating a great song, are second to none. He is extremely helpful and I couldn't recommend him enough.

  9. Review by Dennis
    by Dennis

    Thanks for the synth and FX - really adding life to my intro. A real pro!

  10. Review by Dane W.

    Fantastic. Easy to work with and committed to excellence. Rafa will do things right and will make sure the contractor is satisfied with the project. Great attitude and creative thinker!

  11. Review by Joey Busse
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    An absolute pleasure to work with! Easy communication, great ideas & a fun project overall! I hope to continue making music together soon!

  12. Review by Joe H.
    by Joe H.

    RAFA brought a unique sound into our sound design project, creating high-quality synth patches and drum kits that really stood out. On top of that, he was an excellent communicator, very professional, and turned out his work well within our deadline. Couldn't have asked for a better pro.

  13. Review by DSharp
    by DSharp

    Wow. Rafa you did an even better job than the first time we worked together. Always exceeding my expectation. Best producer!

  14. Review by DSharp
    by DSharp

    Wow. Rafa you are a master at your craft and it shows beautifully! You took my song idea and built out a masterpiece. Such a joy to work with. All mixes were sent promptly and is means a lot that you take my ideas with respect. I haven't had a mix that sounds this good in a long time!

  15. Review by Nevada Red

    RAFA is then again my favourite Soundbetter producer!
    We work efficiently together: he comes up with the major ideas in terms of the remixes he's done on my tracks, I gave some edits and then again, together we come up with the finished product.
    It's about team work and he is the kindest person I've met in the music industry!

    Everything has been on time and clear, transparent from day one.
    And yeah, he's also f*****g good, so he is your man xx :)

  16. Review by Jove Jupiter

    I worked with RAFA for 1 song from scratch (production, recording, mixing + mastering). The final mix of the song was not what I was expecting. Especially after hearing RAFA's work as DEMUR. The song we made just sounds more like a demo rather than a final version, even after several mixing notes. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to continue working on the song.

  17. Review by Casey N.

    I came to Rafa with an idea to recreate a song for my horror series hunting purgatory! I wanted it to sound similar to nine inch nails with a grunge industrial vibe. He killed it! Will be coming back to this guy for any and all future projects! I Highly recommend his service!

  18. Review by Nevada Red

    He's your guy!!!!

  19. Review by Ufal P.

    RAFA is an absolute legend. It’s is an joyful collaboration. Thank you so much!

  20. Review by Stefan W.

    RAFA is a world class sound designer/music producer with an impeccable feel for it! Also an awesome guy :D Hope to collaborate again soon!

Interview with RAFA

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I would say it's a song called Losers For Life that I co-produced and co-wrote, but it's not out yet, maybe one day you'll hear it. It's very interesting hah.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working on a DEMUR EP and various clients records, including something from a great violinist named DSharp.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I know two great people, James Ruehlman and Dan Konopka and I would 100% recommend both of them!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital, we're in the future now baby!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: That i'll put 100% effort into anything you ask me to do for you.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I'm my own boss and I get to be creative and do something i'm actually good at.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Them: How the hell did you make this? Me: I have no idea.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it's easy and anyone can do it.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: I always ask what their vision is and what they want to achieve with this particular song we'll be working on.

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

  20. A: Pick the right tool for the right job, if i'm the right tool, well then, lucky me.

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

  22. A: My computer, Lynx Hilo, PMC twotwo6's, Slate Digital Mic with the pre.

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

  24. A: I've been producing music since I was 15 but I started taking it seriously as a career when I was 19 and had a beatport top 100 charting track.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Edgy but still digestible.

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

  28. A: The Prodigy because they are legends.

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

  30. A: Knowing what you want to achieve with a record makes it much easier to finish a song and sometimes it's good to sit there and just think about what you want your song to sound like instead of trying to throw things against the wall and see what sticks.

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

  32. A: I usually work on Electronic music and some hip hop.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is technical music production and arrangement. I'll come up with the best samples, sounds and "vibe" and I know how to make it sound 100% PRO quality.

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

  36. A: I bring almost 10 years of experience making very popular tracks within the electronic music community and a quick turnaround.

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

  38. A: I love to sit down with a client and understand their overall grand vision for the project before I touch anything their working on. I've found that artists tend to have an issue focusing their effort on one specific lane and I try my best to understand exactly what I need to be focused on so we can achieve the task at hand.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a full recording studio at a studio facility in the heart of Hollywood with a recording booth, monitors, mics, a badass LED wall, a nice espresso machine and a comfy couch. The works!

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

  42. A: I love what Trent Reznor from the Nine Inch Nails is doing, he inspired me completely.

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

  44. A: I do mostly production work for my clients, that includes producing the song, recording the vocals, etc. I also do a lot of mixing and touch up work for halfway done songs that need a little extra instrumentation.

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Terms Of Service

Turn around time varies depending on project, I offer up to 2 revisions and then I charge $50 per extra revision.

GenresSounds Like
  • grandson
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Prodigy
Gear Highlights
  • Lynx Hilo
  • PMC two two 6's
  • Audeze LCD-XC
  • Universal Audio Solo 610 Pre and the fastest custom built computer you've ever seen.
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