Guitarist, composer, and Music Producer. Rock, blues and electronic music Indie Musician More than 20 years as guitar player and more than 3 years in Music Production Studied at Berklee Online and went to Berklee Onsite 3 times
I can offer Guitar Services and Mixing Services for Rock, Blues, or Pop Rock Songs
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I have composed and worked on 16 songs from Rock, Blues and Electronica.
Started composing, performing and recording the songs and later worked on
pre and post production before delivery to streaming services.
Electronic music came after I worked with a drum machine that was specialized on that type of music.
If you would like to listen to my music samples you can look up at Spotify or any streaming site as Ricardo Trelles
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Interview with Ricardo Trelles
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A song called "You make me go crazy", it was a nice start for my career. I wanted to leave something for the world for my friends, something mine, pure art, something that represents me. It was a nice project to compose the music, perform all the instruments, sing the song, compose the lyrics and work on pre and post production. You can listen the song at any streaming services... Glad to be part of Soundbetter!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have a blues song project running at present, I am still in the mixing stage but around 80% of finishing the music
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am just starting but I saw 2 singers that were helping me on a project I am working on and noticed they are really good!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both Analog was the origin of all and I have noticed it brings a nice mood to the music but Digital is everyday easier to use and to support on projects
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will take your projects as if it was one of mines!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music so I love to help others get their projects done!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How many years I have playing guitar (20 years) What kind of music I play (Blues, Rock) If I have some music to listen to (Sportify and otheres websites) as Ricardo Trelles
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people think I do this as a hobbie and it is not true I feel this my passion
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of genre are they going to work on If they need a full song or just parts or riffs Is it clean or dirty or with some effects
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would like to help other musicians that need to create art and share this art with the world, I have experienced how to release my songs myself (there was not so much help available) and sometimes you are not an expert on what you need so this webiste helps a lot on giving you a chance to use talent or skills from others and also not so sound the same if you do all the stuff alone
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My harmonica, my acoustic guitar, a box of strings, a solar battery and my PC
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing guitar since high school and now I am 45 years old, and music production since 3 years ago
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fresh, 80s style, sometimes funky, sometimes bluesy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Artist that play rock or blues music, independent artists like me that need support and would like to launch their art to the world
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sure, try always to listen the song in the production process in your studio, your studio headphones, the ipone headphones and also in the car speakers, just to be sure you have it OK on all sides
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and Blues, and sometimes Electronic music because the drum machine I use is also used for creating electronic music!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Love to play the rhythm parts, improvise and have fun while playing. Play covers to understand how other guitarist worked their songs and be persistent.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Love to apply my guitar knowledge, influenced by rock and blues and also use effects like delays, chorus, flangers, or use creative stuff during the pre production process.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For the songs I have created, First thing about what genre it would be, later define the structure of the song, compose the intro, verse, chorus and outro or bridge if necessary. Start recording the drums with a drum machine, later record the guitars, and the bass guitar (I play both) and at the end sing the song or request a singer to do that part. After having the rough mix, start panning and working on levels, using compression, doing corrective EQ, , quantize, organizing the tracks, using other effects if required, test the audio, work on it and later send the WAV file to the Mastering Software and work there the rest of the process until it is released.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Home Studio is using Pro Tools as DAW, I use Eleven Rack from Avid or Focusrite to record my songs or any guitar song that is required,(usually direct line but can also record from cabinet or amp speakers) I have Shure 58 mic, Sennheiser MK4 mic for recording vocals or guitars. I have Crate guitar amp and Fender guitar amp, and 5 electric guitars and one acoustic guitar.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really love many guitarist styles from rock to blues. Including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Morello (very creative) and also the Edge from U2
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I could record guitar riffs, or help perform guitar tracks for songs (rock or blues) also work on music pre and post productions for my own songs, so could help on that tasks too.