Long experince performing and recording latin percussion, congas, bongoes, timbales, güiro, maracas, and colombian percussion, with salsa and cumbia bands. Strong, punchy and tied beat, with a very good music taste and concept.
Professional musician, he studied music composition and arrangements at the Distrital University in Bogota-Colombia, his main instrument is the percussion, especially congas, bongos, timbales and more Latin percussions. He has developed very good skills on the softwares Finale (for music sheet edition) and Logic Pro (for music production), transcribing, composing and arranging music, also, preparing backings tracks and mock-ups of music for recording sessions and live performances. In addition, he has learned by himself how to play the guitar and the saxophone, as a complementary instruments. He has made arrangements for wind bands, big bands, combos, small groups and chamber ensembles. He also studied a postgraduate in university teaching at the El Bosque University in Bogota-Colombia.
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Interview with Julian Guacaneme
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: - Daw: Logic Pro X - MacBook pro, 16Gb Ram, SSD 1TB - Interfaz: MAudio firefox 610, Scarlet, - Mics Shure SM57, KSM27, SM58 - Congas LP Patato - Timbal LP Matador - Bongo HR - Güiro y maracas LP - Drum set Ludwing
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, Junkie XL, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Grupo Niche, Orquesta los Van Van de Cuba, Giovanni Hidalgo, Changuito, Carlos "Patato" Valdés, Poncho Sánchez, Marc Quiñones, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, La Fania All Stars, Tito Puente, Luisito Quintero, Puerto Candelaria, Juancho Valencia.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: - Recording and delivery edited tracks of Latin Percussions: congas, bongo, timbal, guiro, maracas, Tambor Alegre (Colombian drum), drum set. - Edit and prepare mix session, - Tuning vocals with Melodyne, - Mixing songs and instrumentals. - Prepare music scores and parts - Compose music for audiovisual, movies, shorts, presentations, ads, branding, beats, instrumentals. - Arranging and adapting music for different music ensembles. - Music mockups, instrumental tracks, orchestral mockups