MixWithTheMasters Andres Torres Maurico Rengifo Luis Fonsi Despacito
Step into Conway Studios for a Mix with the Masters premiere featuring Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo! In this series, the multi award-winning production duo take a deep dive into the session of 2017 mega hit ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi. They recount what it was like to hear the simple demo, and the journey undertaken to create a wildly successful record that would retain its Cumbia roots yet appeal to the masses.
They describe the recording process, comment on the songwriting, and stress the importance of emotion over technicalities in performance. The pair take you through the expansive multi-track, analyse arrangement, share their editing techniques, and demonstrate how they apply effects. They discuss vocal recording workflow from both a technical and psychological perspective, and reveal how they encourage momentum and positivity in every session. Andrés and Mauricio also demonstrate how they craft a competitive rough mix and elaborate on their relationship with the mixer, who was Jaycen Joshua for this project!
Session overview, song demo, influence, genre, samples, guitars, bass, percussion, vocals
Printing effects, avoiding automation, chord progressions, synths, cuatro performance, producer ego
Vocal recording workflow, artist psychology, harmonies, doubles, alignment, editing
Finishing the rough mix, current writing & production process, headroom, being competitive
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