Musician. Producer. Engineer.

David Francisco Platillero

Working With Me

As a producer, my job is to capture the heart of both you as an artist and your songs and to make them come to life in a recording. The process is often long to go from song idea to finished recording, so let me outline it here:

Pre-Production

This is where we meet, and you show me your songs. We discuss goals for the project, find good reference tracks, and come up with a rough tracking list.

Tracking

This is the "Studio Time", and this segment of the process is different for every project. Generally, I try to knock out the foundational tracks (drums, bass, guitars), and end with vocals. One major perk of working with me is that I can play a wide variety of instruments, and every person to date that I have produced have me play on their recordings. This is probably the biggest benefit to working with me, and IT'S INCLUDED!

Mixing

This is the back-and-forth process where I send the client a mix, and the client returns mix notes for that mix. This generally takes 3 iterations.

Mastering

This is the final step to the process, adding the "polishing touches" to each track. Boosting the level of the tracks, enhancing the sonic quality, and ensuring consistency between tracks are all involved in the process. Generally, mastering is done by a third party, though I've mastered many projects coming out of the studio with exceptional results.

shots of the studio

Photos Courtesy of Sherwood Media.

Recording session with Briston Maroney.

GEAR LIST

RECORDING

  • MacBook Pro 512gb SSD, 2.7GHz i7 processor, 16gb RAM
  • Dave Pearlman TM-1
  • sE Electronics sE2200a II C
  • Rode NT1-a (x2)
  • Shure sm81 (x2)
  • Shure sm57
  • Apogee Quartet
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro40
  • API Lunchbox
  • Vintech Audio 573 mic pre
  • API 527 compressor
  • BBE Sonic Maximizer
  • JBL LX22 monitors
  • Behringer Truth B1031a monitors
  • KRK 10S Subwoofer

INSTRUMENTS

  • '05 Gibson 335 
  • '67 Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Blues Deluxe
  • Tanglewood TW47 E
  • Korg SV-1
  • MicroKorg XL