Versatile composer, orchestrator, producer and guitar player. I live in Los Angeles, USA, currently working as the only musical assistant of two time Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla.
Contact me if you need:
- Original music such as: songs, orchestral, scores, videogames, classical, advertising, etc.
- Orchestrations/Arrangements written or sequenced, for any ensemble (strings, brass, bands, etc)
- Session guitar player. Leads (virtuoso applies) and rhythm guitars in almost every genre out there.
- Production: revision of music, adding melody/arrangement, re-writting parts, corrections, solutions.
What I DON'T do:
- Electronic tracks.. I can record guitars but don't ask me to create an entirely Electronic track/song
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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Interview with Juan Luqui Music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Orchestration of broadway musical. Scoring a couple of films.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, makes life easier.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality, original products and service, always on time. I will dedicate 100% to your product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Variety. Learn from different people, points of view, genres, etc.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we enjoy working for free or credits only....
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the creative process? Budget? Time schedule? How many corrections? What if it doesn't work?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to their previous works to make sure you resemble with their sensitivity and emotion, regardless of the genre.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Nylon string guitar, MacBook Pro, MIDI Controller, Microphone and Apollo Twin.. That's it, you've got an album!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 7 years of full professional experience. Graduated Summa Cum Laude under a full scholarship from Berklee College of Music (Boston)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Flexible and broad; always mixing elements from different genres to create original music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I already work with one of the artists I admire the most. Two time Academy Award winner and 16 time Grammy Winner composer and producer Gustavo Santaolalla. This allows me to learn and create in all sorts of musical forms.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your instincts, always.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Wide range of musical styles. Preffered: Scores, Pop, Rock, Progressive, Jazz, Latin and Classical.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Original sounds and sensibility.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Talking to clients about ideas, getting to common ground creatively. Send demo, work on corrections until final version decided. Then work on sound quality.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home studio with optional access to full professional studio if budget allows.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: From Stravinsky to Michael Jackson, anyone who has a true voice and form of expression.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composer, Orchestrator/Arranger, Songwriter and Session Guitar Player.