Hydra is a Multi-Platinum Music Producer from Puerto Rico. Some of his most recognized productions include “Me Fijé” By Alex Rose Ft. Rauw Alejandro, "Se Porta Mal, By Arcangel Ft. Alex Rose, "Donde" By Jhay Cortez & Ñengo Flow & "Baby Mama” By Joyce Santana Ft. Luar La L.
I started making music as a hobby in 2012. While still working on my music I enlisted in the U.S Army, and at the same time continued working on my craft. Upon finishing my contract I moved back to Puerto Rico. Now I work as a full-time producer/engineer/songwriter.
When working with artists I like to converse with them and be able to understand their vision and what it is they’re looking for so that way, I can incorporate not only their vision but, my own as well. My goal is always to help the artist reach the next level in their music and career.
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Interview with Hydra Hitz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently went to a producer camp with an artist that is signed with Interscope Records. In a week I produced about 9 songs being the executive producer. I am proud of that project because I made a big impression on everyone that was there.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My EP called "Trasnoches"
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, I don't know anyone yet. I'm new... Excited to get to know people and grow as a producer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. I prefer analog when it comes to equipment such as: channel strips and compressors. The reason I prefer analog is because of the quality they offer.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to them is to always make the best song up to date in their career.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom, connection you make with people and the impact you can potentially make in the world. Also, I enjoy the challenges this career brings because there is always something new and something different to work on.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They mostly ask about the pricing of my services. I usually tell them its depending on the type of service they want and how many songs.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think for me the biggest misconception for producers is that people often think we do music for the money and not because we have a passion for it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: -What do they want to achieve with the song? -Their budget -When is their deadline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice would be to have a very clear vision of what they want to accomplish with the record they're working on.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. computer 2. speakers 3.microphone 4.midi controller 5.headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always been making music. I've been doing this for approximately 8 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe it as dark, in the sense of my sound selection.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: J Balvin because he has a unique essence and is a very creative artist.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One tip would be take your time and have fun with it because if you don't you start to loose the passion.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work with the Latin Genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest forte is making beats.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring structure which is very important in everything. Also, I bring a certain 'special feeling' that not many people can achieve.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When it comes to making beats I start with the melodies and then I proceed with drums and lastly, I mix the beat.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's pretty simple, I have a laptop, a Universal Audio Interface, a couple speakers, a midi controller and a microphone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The producers that inspire me the most are: Tainy, Magnifico, Metro Boomin, Murda Beatz, Superstar O & Southside. I thrive to be as accomplished and well recognized as all of the producers mentioned above.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common requests are beats and vocal mixing.