If someone asked me to answer impulsivly to describe myself as producer & musicmaker, well that would be like this: For me music is unique almost everytime. I try my best to relate to the singer/artist to understand what they like or want. I´m very honest and don´t take projects that I can´t handle or like.
I´m an originaly chilean guy in sweden and been around in Stockholm for a long time. Been working and playing in bands like all my life. I was so interested in music and sound that I chose to study on Piteå musik högskolan whitch is one the most coveted university for audio engineers.
Thru the years I been working on the National Swedish Radio as sounddesigner and engineer, Dramaten Royal Theather in Stockholm and Television.
Back in 1995 I was signed as artist for Warner Chapell in Sweden.
So, I been making music for a very long time and working with a lot of people with different bakgrounds. I feel that I actually have a lot to give. Experience is important and I can see that now more that ever.
I have connections with most of the recording studios in Stockholm and know a lot of people that can help. And equipment is not an issue.
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Interview with José Pacheco
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: hybrid system
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do my best to create a song that we like.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: when the song is getting in a interesting stage... it sounds interesting
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: not so many, I´m veryt clear about the deal in a early stage.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. what´s the budget, 2. how complex idea they have. 3. Do you have a text and melody
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a clear melody and idea of what sound you like or how you like to hear your melody.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: mic, interface, macbook pro, guitar and... iphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Many years... more than 20 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: pop, blues and funky
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: many, alicia keys
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: focus on melody and words
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Been doing different styles. hip hop, funk, indie, retro pop etc...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: harmony, and "the sound".
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Outboards, SSL, Radial, Lucid ADDA, RME, RCF, Tube hi end microphones, u87 clone. Jazzbas, guitarrs,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: wow, so many! but most is Quincy. Stevie, john mayer, alicia keys, george benson as muscician
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: We meet and we start to sing and I pick up my guitar and play. Then we talk and we play more. I record the basics and start from that point.