Multi-awarded producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
As a musician he performed on venues and festivals all around the world, sharing the stage with such a big artists as Ruben Blades, Asian Dub Foundation, Cypress Hill, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Enrique Bumbury and Goran Bregovich, among many others. He collaborated with amazing musicians like David Byrne, Lenine, Ojos de Brujo, Macaco, King Changó and Jarabe de Palo.
As producer he worked for several record labels and publishing companies such as Warner Chappell, EMI, Sony Music, Edel Music, Outcaste and Luaka Bop.
He composed and produced music for Theater and Dance Companies, being awarded several times; and also for TV and Films, such as the Film Amnesia (Colorado Film, 2002), from the Oscar-Winner director Gabriele Salvatores.
My role as a producer means doing whatever it takes to capture an artist’s ideas and create a successful record.
When making a record, I draw from both my creative and technical backgrounds.
I work with artists and their songs to fill-in the blanks, either by doing it myself or bringing in my talented friends in to help.
My goal as a producer is to marry together an artist’s music with an unique sonic aesthetic that enhances the power of their record.
Mixing is one of my favorite parts of making a record – it’s the last opportunity to add (or subtract) energy to a song’s production/arrangement.
Although it can seem like it, creating a great mix isn’t just a technical process. It’s all about presenting the songs in a way that elicits emotion from the listeners.
It’s all about maximizing the impact of a song and directing the audience’s attention towards the best elements of the production.
I continue to cut my teeth in NYC as the house engineer at multiple studios, working with a wide array of artists on a daily basis.
My approach when working as an engineer on a project is to make the raw recorded tracks sound as good as possible, as early as possible.
When working as both the producer and engineer on a project I’m able to begin establishing the shape of a song from the beginning.
Once you’ve recorded a balafon, uilleann pipes, tubas, and tablas everything else seems like a piece of cake.
I team up with artists, companies, fellow producers and engineers to brainstorm, strategize and implement creative ideas.
I understand the importance of social media and know how to maximize its impact.
I enjoy studying and analyzing trends in all facets of the music business.
By having worked with not just artists, but also record and publishing companies, manufacturers, lawyers and promoters, I have gained an unique perspective and a wealth of contacts in the industry.
I have been in the industry since 2004.
String quartet recording session. Composed, arranged and produced by Martin Fuks. Audio Engineer: Rober Honablue, at The Honablue Studio