Music has been always in my life as an important ally interconnecting us. My input has a unique approach, carefully understanding and playing under the vast 'rules’ of art.
Highly motivated and versatile musician with a comprehensive background in performance and production. 30+ years since started to play the drums in Bogotá and more than 17 as an artist.
14 years of experience performing around Asia and 5 years remote recording drum set tracks with various artists.
Enthusiastic team player open to perceive sensibly your music and concepts and quickly incorporate into performance, recording and arrangements.
Steady grooves, a unique personal sound and musical approaches are my key qualities.
I look forward to contribute to your projects!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Fernando Nohrá
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both... nowadays as you can be able to have a screen as big as you want within a tiny VR set, thus far today we can feel the nostalgics and the romance to revive the origins, but you still need to commute, to use mp3... so, both... the acoustics of real drums recorded as .wav
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The mixture between music and architecture is still intriguing, both disciplines require a lifetime of learning, so I try to balance as best as I can, as an architect to think as a musician, and as a musician to think as an architect.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Relative questions about what is the artistic approach the client is looking for, musical references, and/or visual ideas, music is quite subjective, so we need to be able to communicate well by asking, sometimes, 'silly' questions.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take the chance, you'll get positively surprised.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A table, a chair, a turn table (Kronos quartet anthology), a thick notebook, pencils
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: when I was 11, I sat for the first time behind a drum kit, music, friends, bands, and later architecture school, then life takes me to play music for a living, then architecture, then on and on...
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unique, aggressive, musical, melodic, danceable
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Peter Gabriel, coz it is about how it sounds like
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most popular
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: How I've experienced it works best for remote sessions: 1. Send me your pre-produced pre-mixed idea(s), specific directions/references, etc. 2. Send me a mp3 basic mix track drumless and specific bpm info. 3. I will record a few takes in up to 12 individual channels (depending on the project) then I will send you the best 3 to 5 takes pre-mixed. 4. You'll receive a mp3 or .wav for each drum track musicless for your study and revisions. 5. After decisions I will send you one folder per track with the individual .wav files. 6. The .wav files I will send you have no effects whatsoever, the sound is clean from the mixer for best post-production results. 7. While the whole process of recording we will have production chats.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: - I use basically up to 12 mics to record live drum tracks. - Depending on the project can use up to 3 condenser mics to record the full set. - Premier drums, acoustic set up + midi + hand drums, V-drums, percussion, adjustable for different projects. Snares, cymbals, toms sizes, etc. - Open space studio capturing a natural room sound too. - Onyx 1640i Firewire clean sound directly to Logic.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Play live sessions with different artists around Hong Kong, Macau, and Colombia.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A unique musical approach and great sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All of them...