Fernando Richard

Mastering engineer

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Mastering engineer at Genoma Mastering

Stereo Mastering
Mastering for itunes
Mastering for Spotify
Mastering for youtube

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Interview with Fernando Richard

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

  2. A: A Solist call Manu Fisher.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Yes, Ignacio Trejo and Hernan Marchessi

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

  6. A: Make my contribution to translate the message of a song better to the audience.

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

  8. A: Studio Assistant, Mixer Engineer, Recording Engineer, Mastering Engineer. I've been in Mastering since 2007 exclusively... more than 20 years in audio. Educator Berklee Valencia Campus

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Transparent, respectful of the mix.

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

  12. A: Bob Ludwig, Bob Katz, Ted Jensen.

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

  14. A: Mario Parmisano, Michellangelo, I was the Mastering Engineer.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: Both, depends what Im aiming for.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: Satisfaction guarantee.

  19. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  20. A: Is my mix correct or should I make minor corrections? My Answer is sometimes yes or no, it depends.

  21. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  22. A: That Im a boring guy.

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

  24. A: What kind of sound are you looking for? How can I help to make you happy with your material?

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

  26. A: Trust in my experience and honesty.

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

  28. A: Manley Massive Passive, headphones, and music player.

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

  30. A: All Kind of artist with something to say.

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

  32. A: Always look for emotion.

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

  34. A: Pop, Rock, Folk, Electronic, New World Music

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Experience, Criteria.

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

  38. A: Depth, Warm and intelligibility in all kind of Audio Playback Systems.

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

  40. A: Analog Mastering, Hibrid

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: Analog Mastering Chain, Antelope Orion 32, Dangerous D-Box, Manley Massive Passive Mastering Version, Manley Nu Mu, Rupert Neve Portico II Master Bus Processor, Crane Song HEED.

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

  44. A: Mastering Singles, EPs, Albums for CD, Spotify, Youtube and Itunes.

Gear Highlights
  • Focal
  • Klipsch
  • Dangerous
  • Manley Massive Passive mastering version
  • Rupert Neve Master Buss
  • Cranesong Hedd.
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