Session Saxophonist & Flutist

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welcome at my profile! I´m Saxophonist, flutist and Music Producer. I have been in professional music for more than 20 years. I like jazz, Latin jazz, Salsa (Cuban timba) Funk, Pop, Country, Argentine Folklore and more ... I can help you in what you need God bless you.

I have been working in the music industry for many years. In these last years I have dedicated myself to be a sessionist, producer, arranger and musical director.

-Session (Saxophones, Traverse flute, Acustic Guitar, Electric Bass,Piano)
-Musical writing (Sibelius)
-Samples of virtual and real instruments.

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Interview with gastonpuga

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

  2. A: I worked on a Salsa Music project (Timba Cubana) with 12 musicians in action, and I had the pleasure of being a director, producer, composer and arranger ... it was a stage of great growth for me. And I'm very happy with that.

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

  4. A: After recording for many artists, the time has come to make my music! Actually I'm producing my first solist album! It will be an album of jazz fusion music. I am very happy with this stage! I am also in a project called "Solution Horn" (2Tumpets, Tenor Saxophone and Trombone) is a project dedicated to the session in studios and live.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital! Because it is more practical and I like it!

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

  10. A: My promise to clients is that I will always do the best I can! I will be honest and kind. And I will always try to deliver a clean and pleasant job.

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

  12. A: What I like most about my job is being able to help others, knowing that what I have can benefit another person. I like to be able to do it from my house and manage my time.

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

  14. A: Clients always ask me: How long do I take, if I can do it, if I have the instruments and musicians that are needed for that job, and the price. My answer will always be according to what I am asked. If I have everything I need, then we do it! If I do not have what customers ask me, I simply leave the place to another producer.

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

  16. A: The biggest mistake is -Not be clear with information -Lie -Not be Honest If a client lies to me or is not honest or clear with the information, I do not work more with that person and it will not be recommended by me.

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

  18. A: -Where are you from? -What kind of project do you have? -Have you got your own band? -How is your band formed? -What is the delivery date? -Is there an artist who has done what you want to do? Who? -With what quality of music and sound do you want to work? - $

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

  20. A: For my future clients I would like to ask them to contact me with time in order to achieve a better result. I want you to know that I am honest and I love my profession, and if there is something I can not do, I will be honest and tell the truth, because beyond money I have a passion for what I do. I like to do with people what I would like them to do with me What we sow, we harvest.

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

  22. A: My wife! :) 1-my saxophone , 2-my flute, 3-my Ac.Guitar 4-My computer 5-My musical books

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

  24. A: When I was 10 years old, my father exposed me to playing the piano in a theater ... since then I have never come down from a stage ... at age 18, I formed my first Latin music band with 14 people. crazy! But I loved what I did! In the following years, I would find myself forming salsa orchestras and participating in other projects in Latin music, as well as in jazz, fusion, Argentine folklore, Christian music, country ... etc ... For more than 6 years I decided to live in this profession and I have become a sessionist and arranger. I am also musical director of some projects of important local artists in my country.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is simple, I like to make most people enjoy what I do, regardless of the musical genre ..

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

  28. A: I would like to work with artists such as Gloria Estefan, Tonny Sucar, Ed Sheeran, Shania Twain, Juan Luis Guerra and many more .... because their jobs I always liked and identified.

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

  30. A: In general, producers can see things that customers do not see and we always try to interpret what each client wants and expects. Most of the time, the client accepts, but remains intrigued as to whether the work will be done well or not. For me it is important to have musical examples made by other artists of other times or current (unless the music is really unpublished and does not look like anything). In this way, both the producer and the client have clear ideas of what they want to achieve.

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

  32. A: Pop, Latin, Salsa, Worship, Folklore Argentino, Fusion

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Session (Saxophone, Flute, Ac.Guitar. Bass) and arrangements.

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

  36. A: I seek that each song possess what it needs, I commit myself in each song. It is very important for me to know the singer or instrumentalist (his technique, language, sound etc) I like to look for and find the arrangement that will look good on everyone's ears. I always give samples and chart socores.

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

  38. A: It depends on the type of work, usually I do 2 things ... Session and Arrangements. I am interested in knowing the client and knowing what he is looking for, and why! I like to exchange opinions, to achieve a better result than the client expects. If it is a question of making a session, I require the scores with time, in order to achieve a better interpretation and professional, I can record at home, but if necessary go to another better studio, I consult the client. If it is an arrangement, I ask all the examples that the client can give me to better understand their ideas and I can be faithful to that.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a studio at home, my computer, condenser microphones, instruments, my favorite software is the Reaper. When the project is large, I rent a larger studio.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: -John Coltranne, Chris Potter, Michael Brecker, Dave Weckl... -Emilio Stefan, Juan Luis Guerra, Alexander Abreu, Manolito Simonet, Cesar Correa... -Israel Houghton,Thales Roberto... -Ed Sheeran, Sting, Steve Wonder...

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

  44. A: -Saxophone session, transverse flute, Acoustic Guitar and Bass -Activity of pop music -Salsa (Cuban timba) -Christian music

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