Choose the cutting-edge Latin sound you need and deserve. Contact now, and unlock your potential. I'm an expert engineer and music producer specialized in delivering the distinct Urban Latin sound heard across hits in the genre. Your search ends here.
Hey! I’m David (aka Clever or Heyyoclever).
With 10+ years of experience and a track record of working with Latin Grammy-winning and chart-topping musicians, as well as emerging talents in Latin America, I bring industry-standard quality to every project. Furthermore, I also have a background in electronic music and have been played in big festivals like Ultra and Tomorrowland.
A sharp ear to understand what makes a great song is often overlooked, and I've been able to develop it through thousands of hours of production across various genres. I stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques, ensuring your project is contemporary and relevant. I prioritize your satisfaction, considering a project complete only when we are both fulfilled with the results.
Let's bring your project's goals and aspirations to life. Send me a message now to discuss how we can make it happen.
HOW IT WORKS:
✓Send over your demo/idea and a brief about you and the project
✓Include references, intended purpose, goals and where you see the track going
✓We'll discuss in further detail how we'll accomplish this
✓I’ll start working on the project and deliver it to you in no time
✓You get a release-ready song you'll be proud to share with the world.
With my expertise and skills, I'll help give your project the winning edge that all successful hits share!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
31 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Clever
Great producer, nice and smooth communication, can absolutely recommend!
Clever delivered some very professional sounding productions, all thanks to his great musical talent and high level sound engineering skills. Highly recommended!
Clever is absolutely the best Mixing & Mastering Engineer I've ever worked with! He understood exactly what i want and got the job done with a much better result than i had imagine. I will definitely work with him again!!!
Great work. Would be working with Clever on more tracks in the future.
Excelente trabajo de mezcla y masterización. Clever es un músico, productor e ingeniero de sonido muy profesional y dedicado a obtener siempre los mejores resultados.
David did an amazing job. He is very polite and easy to communicate with. And he really nailed what I was looking for and turned my song-idea into a banger summer song 2023. I'm super happy and can definitely recommend him! 5 stars all the way. Thanks David!!
Clever was a pleasure to work with! He was recommended by an artist I work with on my song right here on SoundBetter. After I checked his work samples, I knew he would be the right person for the project. Being a producer/beatmaker myself, having an experienced talented engineer to listen to your music with fresh ears and give a completely unbiased opinion on my song was what I needed. He took the song to another level. Ready to release to the world. Will definitely hire Clever again!
Clever is amazingly talented. His ability to make a song shine and compete with the industry standard is phenomenal. He has a gift and really knows how to achieve your vision while adding his own magic. He's one of the greats on this platform and I can't wait to work with him again. 10 stars!
Clever is a pleasure to work with - very talented, quick, and also just a lovely guy. Highly recommended!
Clever mixed and mastered a reggaeton song for me and I'm very satisfied Clever is very professional and he has experience you can trust him
Clever is a super talented producer! Working with him and his team was such a great experience not only because they having an amazing skill set but because they are super communicative, encouraging, and organized! Will hopefully continue to work with Clever in the future.
Clever is a very talented producer and mixer. He is very patient and will listen to your opinion. He cares about the projects on his hand and will go the extra miles to make it sound good / achieve the sound you want. Real cool in person too!! (in virtual meeting i mean haha)
Definitely would want to work with Clever again!!
Excelente mezcla y masterización. Clever realizó un trabajo impecable y profesional, llevando la canción a otro nivel.
Recomendado 200%, espero volver a trabajar muy pronto con él!
Clever is great at what he does! I received radio-ready quality mixing and mastering on my song. Clever works with you to get an understanding of the vision you have for the song and he helps you take it there. 10/10 service as well as timely delivery! Will definitely work with Clever again!
Lavorare con David è sempre un piacere!! capisce subito quello che chiedi è questo è fondamentale per avere il lavoro che aspetti.
lo consigliamo sicuramente!!!!
Nunca habia encontrado una persona tan paciente y competente..
seguramente volveremos a darle otros trabajos!! contentisimos del resultado..
Hola Lola Production..
Clever is just so amazing and a pleasure to work with! It was such a great experience he never disappoints and always delivers as expected👌His professionalism is in tact and I look forward to working with him again!
Great to work with!
Communication is great and executes the goals at a great speed!
Pleasure to collaborate.
It was a great experience!!!
Clever is great! Mix & Master came out amazing. Will definitely work with him again
Interview with Clever
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Spend time selecting the right sounds, trust your ears, and embrace experimentation (I know, that's three tips)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: 'Paperz' is a good one. I did all the production, recording, mixing and mastering of the song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Building this page, developing artists careers, building relations in the industry and studying the market for new untapped opportunities.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I can think of several people I work closely with and can 100% vouch for: -Doug V -Andrea Haad -Myguel -F.R.E.D -J Zam
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I embrace both. Analog for its warmth and character. Digital for its practicality, control, and flexibility. By utilizing both analog and digital tools strategically, you get to capitalize on the strengths of each to achieve the best possible outcome.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get my best. I pride myself in always delivering the highest level of professionalism, dedication, and quality in every project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Overall, the joy of being part of the music creation process, the satisfaction of seeing an artist's vision come to fruition, and the constant learning and growth make my job incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Music has a powerful impact on people's emotions and lives. Being able to contribute to that impact, whether it's through crafting a captivating mix or enhancing the overall sonic experience, is deeply satisfying.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Besides some that may be related to other questions in this interview... Q: How much do you charge for your services? A: I offer customized pricing based on the specific project requirements. It's best to discuss the details of your project, so I can provide an accurate quote. Q: Can you work with my budget? A: I understand that each project has its own budget constraints. I am flexible and can work with you to find the best solution that fits your budget while maintaining the quality of the final product. Q: What is your turnaround time? A:Turnaround time depends on the complexity and scope of the project. But for beatmaking and mixing & mastering usually 5 business days or less.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Thinking mixing involves doing or solving things that should have been done in production and vice versa
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Some may include: -What is your vision and goal for the project? -What artists and songs inspire you? -Are there any specific references or examples that capture the sound you're aiming for? -What is your timeline and deadline for the project? -Do you have any specific technical requirements or preferences? -Have you worked with a music producer or audio engineer before? -What's the intended purpose of the song? -What is your budget for the project? -How involved would you like to be in the creative process? By asking these questions, I gain valuable insights into the client's expectations, creative direction, and technical requirements, allowing me to tailor my approach and deliver a customized experience that meets their specific needs.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: When seeking a provider like myself, my advice is simple yet crucial: -Listen to their previous work to assess if their style aligns with your vision. -Communicate openly and clearly about your goals, preferences, and expectations. -Look for a provider who actively listens, asks the right questions, and offers valuable insights. -Trust your instincts and choose someone who understands your unique musical identity. -Select a provider who resonates with you creatively and has the passion to bring out the best in your music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Given the circumstances: 1. A nuclear-powered laptop (duh) 2. A microphone to capture the sounds of nature (and my own madness) 3. A trusty pair of studio headphones (because even coconuts deserve a good mix) 4. A rugged portable MIDI controller (for impromptu jam sessions with the local wildlife) 5. And a high-quality audio interface (because even on a deserted island, pristine sound matters)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path began 10+ years ago when I started exploring music production using FL Studio. Initially drawn to the EDM scene, I had the pleasure of having my music played at prestigious festivals like TomorrowWorld and Ultra. Driven by a desire to expand my skills and explore new genres, I dedicated myself to continuous improvement and learning. Along the way, I had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned producers and artists, sharing studio sessions, conversations, and invaluable knowledge. However, it was in Medellin where I truly found my professional footing. Immersed in a vibrant music scene, I matured as a producer and honed my skills to become a seasoned professional. Today, with a wealth of experience and a passion for my craft, I am dedicated to pushing boundaries, collaborating with talented individuals, and creating exceptional music that resonates with audiences.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I relate genres and sounds to cities, and my style is like a megalopolis embodying the essence of music capitals such as LA, Miami, Medellin, and London. These cities have greatly influenced the musical landscape, and resonate strongly in my work. From the iconic studios of LA to the vibrant Latin energy of Miami and Medellin, and the rich musical heritage of London, I find inspiration in these cultural hubs. Studying the practices of renowned producers in these cities, I've absorbed their wisdom and integrated their techniques into my own creative process.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hard to say, a single one. Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Majid Jordan I could go on...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: From latin pop to hip-hop, electronic to reggaeton. I embrace the diversity of music and thrive in exploring new sonic territories. I believe that every genre has its unique beauty and emotional depth, and I approach each project with an open mind and a desire to bring out the best in the music, regardless of the genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Capturing the essence and emotion of your song. I have a keen ability to translate the artist's vision into a tangible musical experience that resonates with listeners. I strive for simplicity and clarity. I want the music to breathe and resonate with the listener on a deep level.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Beatmaking: I start by laying out a chord progression that sets a solid foundation and gets the workflow going. Subsequently, I build potential melodies and motifs that bring life to the track and seamlessly intertwine with the chords. Then comes the bassline (Probably the most important element in the genres I specialize in) at which point the potential of the track should be clear. I then dive into sound design ensuring a rich sonic palette. Finally, I meticulously select and craft drums that cut through the track, grab the listeners' attention, trying to use the whole frequency spectrum and stereo field. Once that 8-16 bars section is completed, I arrange the full track, adding FX and transitions in the process. Production: In the context of well-funded production projects, I embrace the opportunity to collaborate with talented topliners and lyricists early on in the beatmaking process. By involving them in the creative journey, we ensure a cohesive vision for the song right from the start. Once the initial collaborative session concludes, planning takes place to determine the next steps of the project. This includes carefully budgeting and considering the necessary resources and talents required to elevate the song to its highest possible level. From musicians and vocalists to engineers and additional creative contributors, every decision is made with the aim of realizing the song's fullest potential. By meticulously coordinating these collaborative efforts and thoughtfully allocating resources, we strive to craft a musical piece that embodies the desired artistic vision and resonates with the audience in a profound way. Mixing & Mastering: When it comes to mixing and mastering, I adopt a methodical approach to achieve a balanced and polished sound. My process begins by prioritizing the foundation of the mix, namely the kick and bass elements. I dedicate focused attention to sculpting their tones, ensuring they resonate harmoniously and provide a solid low-end foundation. With this fundamental core established, I proceed to build and blend the remaining elements of the mix, considering their individual characteristics and sonic interactions. Throughout the process, I employ various techniques such as equalization, compression, and spatial enhancement to enhance clarity, presence, and depth. With a keen ear and attention to detail, I craft each element to complement one another, striving for a cohesive and captivating sonic experience. Once the mixing stage is complete, I transition to the mastering phase. Here, my objective is to refine the overall sound and optimize it for various playback systems. I employ precision mastering techniques to ensure an appropriate balance of frequencies, dynamic range, and stereo imaging. With a meticulous approach, I aim to achieve a final master that showcases the intended artistic vision while adhering to industry standards.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Headphones: Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, and Audio-Technica ATH-M50. Monitors: Rokit 8, Yamaha HS, Adam Audio A7X.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My very best. Heart, mind, and soul. I believe that music has a sacred power to connect and move people. When I work on a song, my focus is on stripping away the unnecessary and allowing the pure essence of the music to shine through.I bring a deep respect for the artist's vision and a commitment to capture the raw and authentic emotions that lie within the song. Ultimately, I bring my dedication, professionalism, love for music, and my commitment to making it unique and unforgettable. I'm here to be your collaborator, your guide, and your partner in creating something that you're proud to share and leaves a lasting impression.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Tainy, Skrillex, Dr. Dre, Jaycen Joshua, OVO 40, Diplo, Sky.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full production, mixing and mastering.