I'm Ezequiel de Lima, a music composer, producer and arranger, currently finishing my studies in Music Composition at the National University of Arts. My experience goes from popular to academic music, giving me a wide range of composition tools.
As a song-writer and lead guitarist I have been the leader of the indie rock band Blak Lyons, that fusions country, blues and folk with a classic rock sound. I'm currently starting my own solo career, that focuses on acoustic folk songs. I have collaborated with several artists as a composer and session musician such as Ines Roller, ex-participant of The Voice (TV Argentina). I currently work as a freelance composer, producer and arranger for several international clients over the internet.
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Interview with Ezequiel de Lima
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My main work is to compose music, whether it's a country pop song to a full orchestra composition. Everything is valid. Other jobs are to produce a song that is already written, finding the right sounds or instrumentation and also arranging different
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The musicians that inspire are the ones that compose and have an honest concept that is true to their hearts. Bon Iver, The Tallest Man on Earth, Sufjan Stevens, among many others.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with a dual monitor setup, with my main soundboard being a Focusrite Scarlett, KRK Headphones, Novation 49SL MIDI keyboard. The software I use is Cubase 5 with a vast library of high-quality VSTs. My gear is a Hagstrom Viking & Yamaha acoustic guitar.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually ask for music references to the client, because it's the closest I can get into the client's mind. I also ask for the mood of the song or what it's trying to convey. That is the first step, then I make a rough demo where the main core of the song is represented and I present it to the client and ask for their feedback. We work from there making the fine tuning and arrangements necessary to meet with the client's satisfaction.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to translate what the client wants using all the tools I have gathered through my career. I try to bring a fresh sound that doesn't feel a copy of the references.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to do what I love.