Pop/rock/rnb Singer songwriter member of ASCAP writing and singing in native Spanish and English.
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Interview with Rodolfo Gug
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Artistically: My personal music projects/songwriting Job side: Doing voices for music in TV ads. Good money and excellent delivery times with team
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A TV show in Mexico
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog but mostly for romanticism. I also appreciate practicality
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating harmonies and vocal effects
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I am very transactional, always try to give my best but I like to know what the project is for. That gets me very excited to work on it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am expensive. I have invested a lot on my voice, I have a vocal coaching and performance certificate, trained hard during TV show "The voice", I had vocal surgery to keep my career and I am in constant lookout for new knowledge in vocal expression.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you need this for, audio format
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear on the scope of the project to request in specific
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Midi keyboard, plugins, guitar, mic and a laptop
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been vocal coaching artists for almost 10 years and about he same time recording overdubs, playing gigs songwriting and producing music
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rock pop singer that loves rnb
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharell, Sam Smith, John Mayer, Charlie Puth. Classy artists
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure the singer can knows how to record his/herself. I will save you tons of money and time
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, musicals, RnB and rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Ear for harmonies and exact rhythms in vocal melodies
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotion. I studied acting and vocal performance so I try to match the emotion of the song. I am very good at imitating since I study the timing of other singers and precise pitch to leave very little work for post production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I receive base track and lyrics and possible ideas for melody or phone/studio direction
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Any raw singers that can do magic with only guitar or piano. Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Singing recording for TV, Live performance backing vocals, vocal instruction & vocal coaching songwriting and top liner