Bachelor's degree in Music Production from Full Sail University, multi-instrumentalist, easy to work with, and very communicative.
I'm a music producer based in Panama, I've been a musician for more than 10 years and have a music production bachelor's degree from full sail university, my specialization is on mostly pop, rock, indie, reggae, and basically any type of four-man band arrangements but I also work with a lot of MIDI programming and have been doing a lot of Latin pop music. As a producer I like to communicate with my clients I think of this as a mutual work I always love to listen to every idea the artist gives and try to recreate what they have in mind, while also giving guidance on what I believe works better for the project. My main DAW is Logic Pro X but I also run pro tools and have access to a studio in case we want to record any live instruments.
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Interview with StereoPach
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I believe that a big misconception right now is that not because you have a lot and expensive gear means that things are going to sound good right off the bat and that you have to follow some sort of rule on what you have to use on what, only the things you need and know how to use are the most important, and ultimately the only question you need to ask is "does it sounds good?"
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Some of the questions I ask the most are, what are the references? , what is the timeline? , how did you get started on this project, or a small background of how this project came together?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hold anything back, we are a team and I am here to help you get the best results possible, ask me anything give me all the ideas you have because it's better to have a lot of ideas than to run out of ideas.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my guitar, a notebook with a lot of pencils, my saxophone, and some recording device.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began to play guitar in 2009 and eventually I started to learn music theory and started to understand how music work and how everything is connected, I began to try and recreate songs on my computer with midi and my guitar until I eventually had a better understanding of how DAWs work after I finished high school I already decided I wanted to do music so I went to Full Sail University to master my craft and successfully graduated in 2020.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Groove, I love when a song has such a groove that its impossible to not tap your foot or shake your head, i always have that in my mind when I'm producing something and i believe its a good representation of what my style is.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dua Lipa is one of my favorite artist right now, the production of her songs and her music its amazing and i feel like she is becoming one of the new generations of pop music and part of the evolution in pop culture
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more, being an active listener to your work and knowing when to flood a song with sounds and instruments and when to leave space so other things can shine in a son
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on indie rock and pop-rock but lately, I've been working with more pop-based artists
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being creative with the instrumentation on songs, using the same sounds but creating different textures so things won't sound repetitive.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am a big fan of that "WOW factor" in music when something happens in a song that catches the listener, something they didn't expect to hear, sometimes something very bold or sometimes little details and "ear candy" that you hear may be on the second time you listen to the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening to a lot, I tend to listen t a song for about a day before I actually start working o it, I try to find what the artist strong points are and come up with ideas and sounds in my head before I even open up the project, I don't like to open a project and have no clue of where I'm going with it, although that works in the right scenario, mainly I like to go in strong and prepared.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio set up with a Focusrite interface, Mackie speakers, and an earthquake sub-woofer, a lot of guitars my main ones are an American fender Stratocaster, a Les Paul, and an Epiphone Casino, I use an Alesis v49 and a Yamaha electric drum kit and my computer is a MacBook pro with logic pro x and pro tools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a 14yr old kid, Metallica was my favorite band, as a grew up and expanded my music repertoire I found pink Floyd and John Mayer, and currently, productions like Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes and Bruno Mars are very appealing to my sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly composing songs for songwriters who have lyrics and melody only.