Meet Andre Maquera
We won’t go into a long diatribe of André’s musical accomplishments, brushes with fame, or the vast knowledge and experience he has gained over the past 30+ years in the music and recording industry. People expect you to sing your own praises. It’s an entirely different story when your peers, people who have nothing to gain from your success, say good things about you and their experiences with your business. With that in mind, we’d like you to meet André Maquera through the eyes of the artists who have recorded with him.
“West Street Digital is equipped with top quality state of-the-art gear, but gear is only as good as the engineer in control of it, and Andre Maquera is the best recording engineer I’ve ever worked with. Andre will go the extra mile to make your recording all you want it to be, and his knowledge of his craft still boggles my mind.” ~ Ben Patton
“West Street Digital is where the magic happens. My debut album wouldn’t be what it is if it had been recorded any where else. Absolutely spectacular results every time. ~ Aram Bedrosian
“For me, it is important to work with a team of people who are easy going, personable and like a family, yet extremely professional. André epitomizes all of these attributes with his unending talent, adding to this a warm and friendly personality (with a dose of humour). He also truly listens and understands one’s music, which makes working with him an amazing experience. I attribute part of my success as an artist to André’s incredible, multi-faceted talent.” ~ Al Conti
“Andre is a musical genious and so much fun to work with. He helps you find your comfort zone to record just the right feeling in the song. His equipment and especially his guitar collection (my favorite is the Trussart) are astounding. His guitar mastery shines on the tracks. He is well-connected with a long line of studio musicians to record any genre. We’re working on album number two right now and I’m sure there will be more to come!” ~ Carol Ann Jones
“ Andre Maquera is both a producer’s producer and a musician’s musician. His knowledge and ability are far ranging and, even better, he is eminently adaptable to suit the needs of the artist. He is also a very easygoing person, which means he is a pleasure to work with. As a producer, musician, and person, Andre is a class act all the way, and I recommend West Street Digital as a top of the line recording experience to anyone anywhere in the world.” ~ Andy DiGelsomina (Lyraka)
“I’ve worked at a fair number of studios over the last 4 decades (yikes) and West Street Digital is at the top of the list for quality of production, comfort level, flexibility and technical know-how. Andre is a musician himself and is very helpful when it comes to production and arrangement suggestions, and he knows when to lay out as well. Mixing and mastering is also very professional. All of this probably explains why I’m completing my fifth CD project at West Street Digital.” ~ Will Patton
“It’s easy to work with people who know the business, but it takes special talent to coerce something fantastic out of the untrained and uninitiated. Andre does that, and more. Big projects or small, Andre’s your guy.” ~ Thea Lewis
“ When anyone discovers what it is they are called to do, they cant help but be successful. It will eliminate contemplation of location, marketing, schedule or fees. You never give thought to time because you dont consider it work. THAT is what seperates the great from the average. That’s West Street Digital.” ~ Mark Lurvey
“We have all enjoyed being in the studio with Andre recently. An all around talented musician and engineer, Andre is great at what he does. The location of the studio is surrounded by Nature which makes a perfect place to record. Andre and his family are very warm, friendly and a pleasure to work with. We look forward to completing this album at West Street and for more to come.” ~ Coba Stella
“I have worked with Andre on several projects, most recently on my Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate CD “Give Me an RRR!” He has an easy going and friendly attitude, he is a top flight professional, and he understands and delivers what the project needs. As a producer he has a great ear for melody, harmony, rhythm, and the overall arrangement. He can bring in just about any instrumentalist from drummer to bassist, to fiddler, and his wife and son can add vocals. As a musician he is a very talented guitar player and can also midi his guitar to imitate other instruments. He pays attention to detail, he is very flexible about scheduling, and he is sensitive to deadlines. BTW – I have gotten many compliments on how professional my CD sounds. I would highly recommend him for any project and I will certainly work with him again!!” ~ Rock’n Ron Carter
“Working with Andre at West Street Digital is an effortless, amazing experience. Andre has some of the best ears in the business and his judgement is right on. If you need it to sound incredible, get to West Street Digital!” ~ Stevens Blanchard (The Conniption Fits, Motorplant)
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Andre for almost 30 years, as a co-writer, a performer in 8084, as a producer/arranger, and more importantly, as a good friend. We all know how talented Andre is musically…but what really makes him special is his commitment to excellence, his desire to do the right thing, an unmatched work ethic, and his unique gift of being there when you need him most. He has been a very influential person in my life. Oh yea, and he’s a pretty good guitar player too. ” ~ Randy Smith
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