MY GOAL IS TO PORTRAY YOUR VISION IN MUSIC
I'm a producer and a multi-instrumentalist born in Venezuela. I make Hip-Hop, Lo-Fi, Neo-Soul, Funk and electronic-based music.
Behind all music there’s a vision. Everybody’s got a different vision of the world and I believe they have the power to bring people together. I want people to connect with those visions when they listen to my work, to feel like they’re watching a movie, or feel like they’re a part of the movie.
No matter what instrument I’m playing, whether it’s the sax, flute or piano, I always keep the soul in what I play. That’s why I became a music producer, because I needed a big field to project an artist’s vision.
Dancing is an essential part of life. I focus on making music that makes people move. When a record speaks to the audience and projects one’s vision, it’s impossible for it not to make you move. I’ve learned this by constantly refreshing my creativity, being organized, and having a serious work ethic. These skills make me have an unstoppable drive to keep things fresh every time.
If you’re interested in a team member that works tirelessly for your art you will find what you need having me in your team. I will help you not only creating a top-quality record, but I will help you develop your artistry where it’s needed.
Looking forward to meeting you!
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9 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Hendrick Valera
As of now Hendrick is my go to guy. Very professional and fast. I highly recommend him
Hendrick made my song alive again by providing wonderful saxophone playing. Passionate and kind. 5 star working experience!
I feel comfortable to communicate with Hendrick. Delivery on time with different takes. Will definitely love to work with him again.
Thank you for great work
amazingly talented composer and musician, really a hard and fast worker and nice person, difenitely really good guy to work with !!
Excellent musician who provides quality work with a quick turnaround time.
Will definitely work with again.
great work! thanks!
Works fast and is very pleasant to deal with. Eager to please client. Recommended.
Interview with Hendrick Valera
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce songs and most of the time I do mixing and vocal production for them.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be prepared
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, headphones, internet connection, a keyboard and sunscreen
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it's lighter to carry.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a pair of HS5 monitors and a Behringtone speaker for mono referencing. I work in the box with a MacbookPro and I have MIDI controllers to speed up my workflow like the FaderPort by PreSonus and the APC40MKII by Akai. I have 2 MIDI pianos, an AXIOM61 by M-Audio and an Arturia KeyStep. Additionally, I have a Behringer Model D sound module for analog synth sounds.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with a pre-production talk with the artist to analyze and get to know their artistic vision, then when I'm producing I usually start by laying out harmonies or drum sequences to get a vibe going.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring organic sounds and soul to a recording, I make sure that everything has a purpose and I leave space for the artist to shine
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting and Mixing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Chillwave, Lo-Fi, Funk, House
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with Frank Ocean, I love his style and sound
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to always bring a jazzy element to the table, whether is some swing on the drums or jazz harmonies
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working in music for over 12 years. I started with classical music playing the flute, then I played jazz with the saxophone and lastly, I went over to music production and mixing
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Having open communication will always give the best results
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why do you want to make this song? What does it make you feel? What's the story behind it?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I want to break all the misconceptions that working long distance on music can't be done, it's all about communication
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Charging cheaper won't make the final product lose quality, it'll just take more time!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love making people experience feelings with music, imagine stories, hear honesty.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will transmit the emotions you want to convey and I will help you send your message across. This has always been my passion and I can assure your art will be translated in the best way possible.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently produced, mixed and mastered "DOWN 2 RIDE" by Karma Rivera and it got featured on NPR
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing artists from the US, Argentina, Spain and, Canada. In parallel, I work on my solo music and collaborating with other producers.