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Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I can´t say it because each job that i finish is different and have their own soul.
What are you working on at the moment?
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Not yet. But When i know, i will.
Analog or digital and why?
Balance. I can´t choose between night and day. Is important to know; what is the production demanding from me. And also is important to know that both give me advantages depending the situation. For that reason each costumer chooses.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will be satisfied with the final product.
What do you like most about your job?
Absolutely All. Know people from different places. Work with new music. Learn from the people and the music that they bring to me. Among others.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Time: I always try to reach an agreement with he - she. Musicians: Always able since they are contemplated from the beginning in the time and in the budget.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The fact of not be in the same channel with the costumer.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
1. Time 2. Format 3. References 4. Workflow
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Most important than the fact to hire somebody to do some machine process, is important the comunication and the fact to understand each other. So, try to get someone which understand you and be able to talk with you at the same time that is working and be able to communicate with you; until you and from you.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
-Obviously each one with the corresponding cable(s) 1. Laptop. 2. Interface. 3. Microphone. 4. Preamp. 5. Headphones.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I`ve worked around five years and still i work constantly in live shows and i know the importance to convey feelings. So it is my focus, convey felling through the production, recording and editing process.
How would you describe your style?
Is latin but with a lot structure. I like to use a method and then could be studying and evaluating the production`s north and be able to give strength to this way.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Jamroquai. This band have an amazing energy and way to translate some idea, felling or thought and bring it out to you as a song.
Can you share one music production tip?
Let the material be the guide in the process. Is important finish but is more important the product development because in the way you will go finding a lot of material and useful information in order to take your product to the next level.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Reggae - Latin - R&B - Salsa - Blues - Bossa Nova - Hip Hop - Funk
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I bring some fresh ideas using the artist base and mounting it in an special place been developed between them and i.
What's your typical work process?
I like to get in touch with the artist. To know him/her and so understand the artistic need in deep. I don´t like make jobs and just receive money for that. I like to be part of the creative process and then help and be the medium between the original idea and the final process.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Mac - Focusrite - AKG - Rode - Shure - Joemeek - Rhodes - Radial.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Tony Maserati - Butch Big - David Gilmour - Mauricio Cano - Camilo Silva - Jamiroquai - Bob Marley - Jay Kay among others.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Studio Recordings. Live Sound. Editing. Mixing. Mastering.