Certified-Platinum Music Producer & Mixer with 20 years of experience in the US and Latin-American Music Industry. My productions and mixes have reached three times #1 on Billboard charts, and earned a Billboard Music Award. I currently work on the music development of new Indie projects, helping them to create an original and attractive sound.
I produced and mixed albums for mainstream artists, music for Hollywood films, and TV shows. I'm probably best known in the Latin market for awarded productions I made for Latin star Chayanne.
As a producer, I specialize on the music development of new Indie projects on genres as Pop, Rock, EDM, Latin, R&B, Folk, and more. I enjoy starting from the beginning in the process of shaping a sound that best represents the artists' vision while making sure it's well crafted to achieve its artistic and strategic goals. I love to work with artists wanting to push boundaries and are not afraid of uniqueness. If you are one of these artists, I can surely help.
As a mixer, if I’m not producing, I can offer my ears to give you guidance, an opinion of the production before mixing. That’s really helpful if you are not an experienced producer. My mixes aim to provoke emotion; I believe that’s the point of making music, so I accentuate the artist’s strengths balancing faders to achieve connection.
Other services that I provide are: arranging and recording a real strings orchestra for your track, as well as the recording of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, background vocals or a horn section, hiring professional session musicians for you for an affordable price. I own a high-class recording studio next to a reservoir where I work on a peaceful environment that suits music creation.
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10 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse José Gabriel Gentile
José took time to ensure that I was satisfied with the mix and his expert ear brought the track to life and the quality of the mix/master was phenomenal. He was very kind, understanding and attentive and made sure that we ended up with a track that was of outstanding quality!
Well words can't describe this man Jose is a genius in what he does. I truly enjoy my track. I would keep on working with him in the future
I worked with Jose on two albums and always found him to be a total pro with amazing production and arrangement ideas with the skill to be able to make those ideas come into being. He is a mega talented musician as well as Mixer and Producer and I highly recommend him!
I hired José as a producer and worked with him since the recording of my band’s first album, 5 years ago. Working with him, Fly Fly Caroline shaped its sound. José brings together 2 worlds that make him an incredible producer: his humanity, represented in his respect for the artist’s vision and the desire on working on an artistic product that can transcend limits; and his professionalism, including his technical proficiency and good taste. Jose’s mixes are superb to my ears. You can verify this yourselves by listening to our last single “La Noche”, produced and mixed by him.
Before I recorded my first album I've been shopping around, meeting a bunch of different producers here and there, and even though they were all great professionals, Jose Gentile made the difference since the very first time. He's such a detailed oriented guy that will take your music to a whole different level of sound and feelings. I'm very lucky to have worked with him I highly recommend him to every musician who wants to upgrade their quality to the top without breaking the bank.
I have known Jose for many years now and have been lucky to work with him on many projects where I've witnessed his huge talent, dedication and professionalism. His production and mixing is world class and more importantly he has great taste. You can be sure that he will give nothing but his best on any project he is involved with.
Jose is an awesome producer and engineer, he really is. Every single song he sent me for mastering has a personal touch that I love. The audio quality of his mixes is always excellent, never less than that. And he is also extremely kind and easy to work with. It's a pleasure to be part of his projects!!
I was looking for someone to produce my song on my trip to Argentina and a friend recommended me Josè.
He found the perfect sound for my song, “IN THIS MOMENT”, right away and made a wonderful mixing. I coudn’t be happier with his work.
I really enjoyed the process as well as working with him because he is a great person. I highly recommend Studio Arcadia, it was an amazing experience.
José Gentile is a top noch producer, talented, intuitive and full of musical knowledge. We made a great album together, he took the accurate time for each song, producing and mixing each moment with a lot of passion; that album, "El Sonido que Perdura", from Los Frenéticos, was nominated in the category Best Album/New Artist in the most important award in Argentina, Carlos Gardel awards.
When I hired José for the first time as a producer I was already expecting something good, but I definitely wasn't expecting to receive such a mind-blowing sounding track, which is exactly what I got, a masterpiece. When it comes to music I am very perfectionist, and I can say the results were incredible.
José is absolutely fantastic.
Interview with José Gabriel Gentile
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with artists who set their bars high, that are proud of their differences with the rest of the artists around, and are eager to do something important in music, to offer something really interesting to the world. That artist will demand me a lot, but I'll be more than happy to give my 200 per cent so that both achieve those high standards goals.I know that I should've said B. Eilish, A. Grande, Ed Sheeran, T. Yorke, Beck, McCartney, but I prefer to look to the future talented artists that are emerging right now. That's a more interesting challenge to me.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I found that the combination of both words makes the sound that most ears like.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will deliver a high-end product that best reflects the artist's strengths. I won't let a project to leave my studio if both, the artist and I are not 100 per cent happy with it. I don't sacrifice artistic integrity for a fee. Money is just covering the work hours, it's not the reason for making music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I feel privileged to work with artists. You see, usually, an artist brings to the table her/his best self, dreams and passions. Leaving outside all what is not needed. It is a wonderful state of mind and we can exchange those good feelings and positive energy. Other jobs have to deal with other situations, problems of the human being that are not so nice as what we can experience on this creative environment.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is to talk to the professional, ask questions before committing, make sure that he understands what is your goal with your project and that he/she is a good match for your music. Don't by shy about it. I will be happy to clear up any doubts the artist may have.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: On a situation like that, I probably won't care much about gear; more so because I believe that, even though I benefit from the equipment, the real gear that matters is my brain, ears, heart and love for music. No gear can get close to what a soul of an artist can offer to the world. Our decisions is what have an impact on others, the machines just make sound nicer those unique ideas.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: To listen. It seems to be a simplistic answer but If you listen correctly, you'll understand the musicians, you'll get the songwriter message, the potential impact of a song and then you can take the right decisions regarding the production and mix. After that skill, it comes good taste, musicianship, technical proficiency, beat making, arranging, etc.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as many of you as a musician, playing keyboards, guitar and singing for a Rock band; although the recording studio was the sci-fi mystery that I wanted to unfold. I started very early to produce music in studios, in the age of tape, but I really got proper education in Boston, at the Berklee College of Music, where I graduated from in 2004 with Suma Cum Laude honors and received a Multicultural Achievement Award for my music production. Based in Los Angeles, I worked for a variety of projects for music production companies and post production houses, producing, mixing and mastering for TV specials, music for Hollywood, making albums for mainstream and indie recording artists, which is what I still do. It was a 20+ years of journey.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have an eclectic body of work, as I'm always eager to do different things, so in my discography I worked with artists from all around the world on genres as mainstream Pop, Rock, R&B, Indie, Folk, Punk Pop, Reggae, Surf, Latin, World, Jazz, New Age, Christian and more. I had the ability of learning the codes and identity of several styles of music and even nuances within each one. It may seem too general, but in reality it is very specific on each genre, since I really did my homework before approaching each project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own a professional recording studio designed by the company of legendary architect and studio designer Walter Stork (WSDG). The acoustics are really nice and controlled in order to record all kind of live instruments I have a mic collection with Neumann, AKG, Earthworks, Sennheiser, Royer and Shure microphones. We go though Neve, Brent Averill, Chandler, API, Grace and AVID preamps to the AVID I/O analog to digital converters. I use a Tube-Tech CL-1B hardware compressor for the vocals performances coming through a Neumann M149 and a Neve 1073 preamp. For mixing, I do it in the box using Pro Tools and a variety of plug-ins. I love using the Universal Audio and Waves collections. I finish my mixes going through analog gear. I take the signal to a 2-Bus Dangerous Music summing amp (16 to 2), a BAX DM shelving EQ and a Waves MaxxBCL (Hardware) for compression (REQ), bass enhancement (MaxxBass) and limiting (L2). I found that the combination transform the digital mix to a "sounds like a record" feeling, warm and pleasurable.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up listening to legendary Rock, Pop and R&B music producers as Daniel Lanois, Nile Rogers, Jeff Lynne, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, George Martin, Quincy Jones, T-Bone Burnett, Trevor Horn, Brian Eno, Thomas Dolby, Jon Brion, Babyface, Chris Thomas and Nigel Godrich, among others, as well as I enjoy listening to Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, Max Martin, Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Dr Dre, and more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a producer, my role is quiet different if the artist is whether an established one, an act with some experience, or a new indie project. As I'm focusing in new indie projects or artists who are in a road to mainstream, my work starts on helping them setting their goals and on understanding the strengths of their art. We'll be building the song from there. It can be a full live instrumental performance or an electronic programmed track. I can do both since my studio is prepared for recording live drums, a string orchestra or any other kind of live parts. I hire professional session musicians if needed. I work very close with the artist to make sure we both are happy with the process and the result. As mixer, I listen to what the artist expects from the mix and work towards the sound he/she has in mind. I usually listen to what is recorded and, if requested, I offer suggestions to make the production better before mixing it. I learned that this is very helpful for an artist producing his/her own songs and the results have been always better in order to achieve what the artist was looking for.