singer - songwriter - producer
as a singer & songwriter:
- my strengths are lyricism and flow, especially in spanish
- tenor-ranged vocals with lots of texture
- versatility between pop, rnb, and reggaeton
- english & spanish
- all stems delivered
- quick turnaround
as a producer:
- i can producer your vision from scratch
- work around your stems and vocals
- take your song's production to the next level
- deliver both stems and master track
- quick turnaround
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8 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Gustavo Ortega
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Gustavo was Concise and clear in what he required and his music is top class!
Absolute joy to work with!
Gustavo was amazingly professional and timely with feedback and turnaround!
Great artist and super efficient!
Gustavo, is an excellent singer, works very fast with him, always responds in a good way, and always makes the changes that are requested, highly recommended, excellent work!
! Gus has the world in his hands thanks to the talent for music! Really good voice, creativity and very responsible. He also knows how to make You feel comfortable in your creative process. Multi instrumentalist and good human being! Recommended 100%, thank you Gus!
I’ve been friends with Gus for more than a year. I met him though his music. I remember I found him on Spotify and immediately connected with the feeling in his music. Then I looked him up on IG and sent him a DM. Since then, we’ve making music together. His work ethic and creativity are incredible. Gus is one of the most talented people I know. 100% recommended!:)
I’ve worked with Gustavo on some projects and he always delivers. Great vocals and production overall. I'll definitely be working with him again.
Lately, I've been working with Gustavo a lot. He is very talented and creative. I would definitely recommend working with him.
Very professional, good voice and super responsible! I would work with Gustavo as many times as possible. recommended
Interview with Gustavo Ortega
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: gonza silva - de marzo a junio. gonza and I are best friends since we met each other 3 years ago. back then he had a lot of songs written, and this one was my absolute favorite. I got a bit scarred when he showed me how he wanted the production to go, it was waaayyy too ambitious. however, it took us only 3 days to do, and it was and incredibly fun experience.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: my own solo project, as well as being the executive producer for other artists' projects
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not personally, but I've heard some demos that completely blow my mind
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: analog, can't compare that warmth
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: my intention isn't to make your best song, but the one you like the most
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: cultivating relationships and connections
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: can we do _______? answer: yes
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: it takes time. sometimes it's good to remind yourself that wine needs to age for a long time before it gets good. it's the same for some projects, if you need to sit on a song for months to be able to finish then that's fine, it's part of the process.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what's the story behind this? what do you want to say?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be as descriptive and detailed as possible. tell me where your coming from, what the project means to you, and what inspired it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: easy; guitar, MacBook, headphones, apollo twin, and a microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: for a long time, my music career was based around my insecurities of being good at this. for a long time I ignored the fact that I was truly able to do something that others couldn't. once I started paying attentions to the signals that life was giving me, I realized this was the only thing I really wanted to do.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: indie, slow, emotive
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: malay, flume. I highly admire they're production techniques and the things they've pushed
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: get a sample from a song you like, or a sample from splice. try putting it through as many effects as you can, till you can't recognize where it came from. listen closely, there's something hidden in that mess that is the basis for something completely new.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: a weird breed between indie pop and latin music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: production, coming up with fun things that I wouldn't be able to replicate again because they're a result of the moment and flow.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: passion, purity, honesty
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: normally I start with a musical element, wether it's an instrument, a drum break, a sample, just something. I love starting with an element and turning that into something completely new through processing, creative techniques, and a lot of happy mistakes. From then on, it's flowing. Ideas start coming to me and I lay those down to build the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: it's a cozy bedroom that i've turned into a creative space. I make emphasis on the creative place vs. music studio because for me it's not about having the best acoustics or gear, it's about creating a place that makes me feel comfortable, a place where people feel blessed and elevated.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: malay, frank ocean, prince, bon iver
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: production and songwriting sessions