Francisco Saldana, one-half of the duo LunyTunes, a “sonic architect” of the reggaeton musical genre who owns Más Flow Studios in Puerto Rico, recently installed a pair of Symphonic Acoustics studio monitors with matching subwoofers at the facility.
Specifically, the installation of two 2X15V large-format monitors and two 18SW subwoofers was completed in December of last year. “My first project in the new studio was with Daddy Yankee,” Saldana says. “The studio was 60 percent completed, and I hadn’t set up the Symphonic monitors yet. I did a mix and sent it to Daddy Yankee, and he told me it needed work and that I needed to take it to the next level.”
Saldana then proceeded to install the 2X15Vs and the 18SWs: “Once I mixed them on the Symphonics, I could hear everything. I sent the remixed track to Daddy Yankee and he said that ‘I killed it’.”
In addition to Daddy Yankee, he routinely works with the artists making music in the reggaeton field, including Enrique Iglesias, Wisin & Yandel, Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam and others. One of his biggest recent projects was co-production and mixing of “Muévelo,” a song that appeared on the Bad Boys for Life film soundtrack. “Daddy Yankee was so happy with how that came out that I got a credit as co-writer,” he says. Currently, Saldana, who says he has approximately five active projects at any given time, is working with Enrique Iglesias on his new single.
“I’ve had like seven studios, and PK helped me set them all up. He helped me set up the first studio for Daddy Yankee in Puerto Rico, where we had the same large format Symphonics, and it was amazing,” Saldana concludes. “Now, I always work on my Symphonic Acoustics monitors — including my new project with Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam.”