Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I put as much effort as possible in all projects that I get to participate in. One that I'm really excited about is the debut album of colombian solo artist, Feralucia. There I got to co produce and create arrangements with her, as well as play and record guitars, bass and toms for several tracks in the album.
What are you working on at the moment?
The production and creation of music for personal music projects as well as local music projects. I also participate as part of the live band for solo artist, Feralucia.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been playing instruments since I can remember. My parents say it was since I was 5 yrs old. After high school I went to study Music with an Audio Engineering Emphasis at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, where I worked in several audiovisual projects, played in several bands and taught myself to dj. Following my graduation, I worked on several short films (sound design and mix) for a while. In 2014 I traveled to L.A to participate in an practical course of Advanced Audio Engineering and Music Production, where I got the opportunity to intern at a recording studio as well. There I produced, recorded and mixed several tracks as well as worked with several clients as a recording engineer. Back in Colombia, I've been working in the production and arrangements of an album for a new artist; also I created three jingles for different political campaigns and worked as a dj at several parties.
Analog or digital and why?
Both! To discard one is to lose an opportunity to learn and broaden your creativity. The more tricks you learn, the better producer/engineer you'll become.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise that I'll work hard to make the idea you have in your head, a reality.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Have a solid foundation on what they want their project to sound like. Gather references, writings, recordings. The more information provided that gives a better approach to what you want, the more satisfied and happy you'll be with the results.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Nylon stringed guitar, acoustic bass guitar, kalimba, condenser microphone, solar powered recorder (if it exists).
How would you describe your style?
Soundscapes, drones, distortions, synths. I like to think that my style is to always experiment and give ideas a try, at least once.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be afraid to experiment. I believe there's no one sole way to achieve the results you want. Creativity will set you free! Also, share your accomplishments and help future/current producers.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I like to work on electronic based music, but I'm a rocker since very young. During my music formation, I've had the opportunity of being part of different genres of music ensembles (tropical, pop, pop/rock) so I'm up for a challenge!
What's your typical work process?
When working with a client, my approach is to recreate the best physical version of the idea they have in their head.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Due to an injury in my left wrist that prevented me from playing instruments for a year, I started working on sound design and mixes (stereo and surround 5.1) for audiovisual projects. That gave me a wider perspective in mixing and producing when switching back to music. Clients approach me for creative results in music productions, arrangements and mixes.