Gus Barraca

Radio Ready Producer

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I produce and lead a production team. After discussing with you I will make sure you get a custom team tailored to your needs and goals. Our team includes top level songwriters, topliners, producers and mixing & mastering engineers. If you want your song radio ready produced, from pop to rock and anything in between, contact me.

I’m a songwriter and producer leading a production team. We’re based in Europe, but we can work remotely with artists and songwriters from all over the world. We help our clients with the entire process from writing compelling songs to finishing them off with epic production and mixing. We even have build in artist resources to you grow once your songs have hit the market.
Generally we work with artists and writers who make pop, rock and anything in between, and want to build a career through touring, streaming, and sync licensing. If that sounds like you then let's connect and discuss your next project!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Languages

  • Catalan
  • English
  • Spanish

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ben Drysdale
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    by Ben Drysdale

    Worked wit Gus on a track that is now repped by two licensing agencies. The man knows how to produce. Willing to do what’s necessary to get the song right!

  2. Review by Esli
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    by Esli

    Gus is an awesome person to work with. He carefully listens to the song and finds ways to build the best version of it while also honoring the author's vision. He has a great taste for modern sounds and also knows when to think outside the box. His mixes are clean and impactful, and his talents also extend to writing. He's truly a jack of all trades and a collaborator I keep coming back to!

  3. Review by Esli
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    by Esli

    Gus is an awesome person to work with. He carefully listens to the song and finds ways to build the best version of it while also honoring the author's vision. He has a great taste for modern sounds and also knows when to think outside the box. His mixes are clean and impactful, and his talents also extend to writing. He's truly a jack of all trades and a collaborator I keep coming back to!

Interview with Gus Barraca

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: There is this song, Unbroken, which I co-wrote and co-produce that I love. I enjoyed the process and the outcome so much.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working in developing a nice catalog for licensing.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Analog for recording because its depth and human touch. Digital for producing and mixing because it's more convenient.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: It's all about music and feelings. I love to serve people as well.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: I ask about goals, about styles and influences, about previous bad producing experiences. I try to get a clear map of needs and goals so we can set the right direction.

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: The first thing is that we get to know each other and feel that we are on the same page. You have to feel that what I am going to bring to you has a lot of value to you, and I have to feel that "your story" resonates with me.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: Laptop with Ableton Live and plugins, Headphones (Sennheiser HD650), Guitar, SM7B and my Apollo Twin.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: At 16 I started a band where I learned to write and arrange songs. At 20 I got my first protools, and from then on I started to discover the wonderful world of production, where a small idea in your head became something beautiful that others could enjoy. This means, I've been like 25 years producing.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Hard hitting cinematic rock/pop

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: I'd love to work with Max Martin, even he's not an "artist" but a producer, because he's the best, and I am always looking to improve and grow as a producer.

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: Songwriting is key. It it's well written, producing should be a very funny walk.

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: From pop to rock, and everything in between. Because I have a producing team, I can choose the right guy for the right song.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Seeing the song as a whole and bring it to life, surprising and making the artist feel that this is his/her song.

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: I always look for enhancing the artist vision. That's my main goal.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: First I make sure the song works by itself. Some artists like to have proof session before committing to a full production. I need to make sure I understand the message and the goal for the production, so I like to partner with the artist and enjoy together the process.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: Barefoot Footprint 02, Ableton Live, Protools, Flea 47 Next, Lynx Aurora, CAPI VP28 pres, AML 16-021 pres, Stam SA-76ADG, Kemper rack, Tech21 SansAmp GED-2112, libraries and too much plug-ins

  33. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  34. A: Imagine Dragons, Max Martin, Foo Fighters, Zayde Wolf, Unsecret, Eric Valentine, Coldplay, Tayloor Swift, Muse, Kings of Leon, Dream Theater, Lenny Kravitz, Snow Patrol,

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. A: I produce full songs, including real and virtual instruments. I choose carefully every sound and arrangement, so the song sounds already great before mixing.

GenresSounds Like
  • Imagine Dragons
  • UNSECRET
  • Coldplay
Gear Highlights
  • Lynx Aurora
  • CAPI VP28 Litz
  • Flea 47 Next
  • Protools
  • Ableton Live
  • Barefoot Footprint 02
  • Martin HD-35
  • Rossi Telma
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