Christian de la Fuente Gallegos, ‘Misterstéreo’, it’s a lagoon producer that has a couple of decades focused on musical production, time in which he has put his creativity at the disposal of society, through instrumentals for rap songs to new talents. Now he produces podcasts.
In the nineties he met rap, a musical element of the hip hop movement that has as cspinal column a rhythm called ‘beat’, accompanied by so-called ‘samples’, with which a sequence is formed that serves as the basis for mixing the rhythm and other musical elements.
Soon he was soaked in music that some comrades who visited lagoon lands brought in their suitcases and left all the “cream and cream” of North American hip hop. There for the year 96 in Gómez Palacio already sounded the music of Cipress Hill, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
Lawyer by profession, his destiny had different things in store for him, as he changed his course and entered the world of music. It started to be “beatmaker ” or creator of instrumentals, which are melodies that accompany the singing of the rapper.
It was a time when Christian practiced drums after having rock as a reference that brought him closer to music, and that ultimately would make a connection with the rhythms of rap. Thus, ‘Misterstéreo’ began to navigate a sea of ideas to create infinite rhythms that have been a fundamental part in the creation of songs, the instrumental.
His first experiments and his “pininos” in musical production arrived, mainly with the creation of instrumentals, also called bases or tracks, which Christian began in a “bewitching” way, until he specialized in programs such as Cool Edit Pro or the sequencer with synthesizers. FL Studio (Fruity Loops).
Learn empirically “I got into the groove of the beats and started creating my own mixes at home. With a modular, what he did was a guy who was hacked by placing adhesive tape on the LPs, with which the needle fell where it was and recorded a loop inserting the drums to create a rhythm that he recorded with a microphone on a cassette. Once the bataca had been recorded, I would put a keyboard on it and make another sound ”.
De la Fuente points out that in the late 1990s, few people were dedicated to creating rap instrumentals.
“The group called Ce Cen Cem emerged and then more rappers came out, it was obvious that they were starting to look for bases. At that time I did not record or produce, I only did bases. At the same time there were platforms to share music like the Napster page that also served to share and download multimedia files ”.
He then learned more about recording techniques and became a new talented rap music producer, who sought to sound at a quality higher than that which can be created from a home computer.
“Then I started to move him to production and editing issues on my own, everything I know I knew intuitively. Producers are very zealous in our production techniques. We are like cooks, each one puts his or her seasoning on food, in this case on music ”.
Although his services are from a producer, ‘Misterstéreo’ mentions that in Mexico the “digital is like watching a cartoon movie and the analog one with actors” are different working conditions of a music producer compared to one in the Union American or European, he even assures that La Laguna is not a land of “headhunters”.
“It’s one thing to be a producer and another to be a ‘headhunter.’ Here in La Laguna I don’t know any talent scouts ”.
‘Misterstéreo’ has witnessed the technological evolution that has allowed more people to be involved in the world of publishing, creation, and music production. However, such evolution brought with it a series of devices that began to replace analog sound with digital, but never match its quality.
“Digital emulates the sound of the analog form but the quality is very different. The digital is like watching a cartoon movie and the analog one with actors. It sounds good, but it doesn’t sound the same. There is nothing that beats the real sound of synthesizers or a fuse sampler. ”
Your mission as a producer, “Is getting the best sound, which you get from the studio and from trial and error until you have a decent sound. I think that nowadays people do know how to distinguish when one song sounds better than another ”.
Now Christian de la Fuente is focused on the creation of podcasts, where he continues his learning and experimentation process in the field of production, always with the search for professional improvement.
“Creating podcasts is a new stage in my life as a producer, in which I am applying my knowledge and doing new things. If you are passionate about what you do, personal evolution is inevitable, we look for a way to perfect what we do and the senses are refined until we reach mastery until we give away the best sound, composition and creativity ”.