Hendrick Valera

Record Producer and Performer

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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!
Hendrick

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9 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tosta N.
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    As of now Hendrick is my go to guy. Very professional and fast. I highly recommend him

  2. Review by Pezen
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    Hendrick made my song alive again by providing wonderful saxophone playing. Passionate and kind. 5 star working experience!

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    I feel comfortable to communicate with Hendrick. Delivery on time with different takes. Will definitely love to work with him again.

  4. Review by Derek L.
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    Thank you for great work

  5. Review by Nauci G.
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    amazingly talented composer and musician, really a hard and fast worker and nice person, difenitely really good guy to work with !!

  6. Review by Ariel
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    Excellent musician who provides quality work with a quick turnaround time.

    Will definitely work with again.

  7. Review by Fahad
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    Excellent player

  8. Review by Yishay Raziel
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    great work! thanks!

  9. Review by Steven C.
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    Works fast and is very pleasant to deal with. Eager to please client. Recommended.

Interview with Hendrick Valera

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I produce songs and most of the time I do mixing and vocal production for them.

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: Always be prepared

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: My laptop, headphones, internet connection, a keyboard and sunscreen

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital, it's lighter to carry.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. 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.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. 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

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Songwriting and Mixing

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Hip-Hop, Chillwave, Lo-Fi, Funk, House

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: I'd like to work with Frank Ocean, I love his style and sound

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I like to always bring a jazzy element to the table, whether is some swing on the drums or jazz harmonies

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. 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

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Having open communication will always give the best results

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: Why do you want to make this song? What does it make you feel? What's the story behind it?

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: I want to break all the misconceptions that working long distance on music can't be done, it's all about communication

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: Charging cheaper won't make the final product lose quality, it'll just take more time!

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: I love making people experience feelings with music, imagine stories, hear honesty.

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. 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.

  37. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  38. A: I recently produced, mixed and mastered "DOWN 2 RIDE" by Karma Rivera and it got featured on NPR

  39. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  40. 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.

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