I can make you sound like a million bucks!
Victor Corado, better known as "Vic" born and raised in Los Angeles, CA is a recording artist, bilingual songwriter & composer (Fluent in English and Spanish) audio/mix engineer and, CEO of the record label "Hits Only". He has an Associate of Science in music production/engineering from The Los Angeles Recording School (LARS) and a Bachelor's in entertainment business at The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS). Some of the artist he has worked with are Jerimih, Chad B, Rubi Rose, No Cap, Juicy J, Cash Money, Birdman, Tee Grizzley, Iamsu and the list goes on.
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Interview with Vic
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I loved working with Tee Grizzley on his upcoming project. 3 years ago i said i would one day be in the studio with him. I spoke that into existence and it happened. Im really proud of working with him because i looked up to him and he inspired me so when i got the chance to work with him it was a life changing experience.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment i am working on my own project set to be released later this year.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because you can switch to anolog on some plugins as oppose to analog you cant switch to digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give the time and effort to each project i get and do the most to make sure its the best work i can provide my clients so that they are 100 percent satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love hearing how others express them selves through music. Everyone has a story to tell and i love hearing all the different perspectives people have. Music allows me to sympathize with peoples emotions in their music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Im not big on beat productions. I mainly engineer and mix engineer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is there a specific song or sound you want me to bring out in your song? can you provide me with a reference track?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Im the right guy for the job!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my macbook pro, a mic, some headphones, pro tools, and an interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this job for about 5 years now. I started goin to school at LAFS graduated with an engineering degree and a BA in Entertainment Business. I started as an intern at a recording studio in Studio City, CA then i got hired as an engineer/mix engineer at a different recording studio once my intership was over.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Lil Wayne and Eminem. Those 2 are the reason i got into music. Lil Wayne thought me how to rap using metaphors and punchlines and how to write clever lyrics. Eminem taught me to be myself and say how i feel in my music regardless of outside opinions.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start with the melody and then bring in the drums.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip-Hop/rap and pop music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is working with lil baby type vocals and auto tune.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the bounce to the record. I make it pop. Give the vocals some shine and the beat some bigger vibes to make the record sound A1.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have 3 sets of speakers, for better mixing and sound, i got 2 raven screens, all Waves and UAD plugins, 1073 amp, Pro tools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lil Wayne
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I engineer and mix engineer for most of my clients. I also top line and write for a few of them.