Bass player and harmonica player
Hello everyone, my name is Hector Ruano, I am a freelance musician based in Venezuela, my main instruments are bass and harmonica, I have the necessary equipment for professional recording and more than 8 years of experience and multiple gigs, I am very interested in collaborating, I hope we can work together, a lot of love for all
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Interview with Hector Ruano
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Session musician
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both of them,
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Get to know people, share my talent with others, and play music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The question: Are you available to play on my song? The answer: yeah of course
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, audio interface, a bass, a condenser microphone and my harmonicas
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have more than 8 years playing my instruments with local bands, and I have more than two years working as a freelancer musician through this modality
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Old school, and with a lot of feeling and groove
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, pop, Funk, blues, country, reggae, hip hop, electronic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: In the bassline I master several techniques, slaping, fingerstyle, pick, tapping, And I also master very well my second instrument the harmonica, However I always keep learning and moving forward
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever is needed, I like to understand what the song requires, I can play in a simple way, "on the pocket" so that the other instruments do their thing, Or can I play something more fancy, I can easily adjust to the needs of the song and the artist
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I rehearse the song, I record the ideas to define the bassline, I record and send you the dry signal (taken from a direct box) and the processed signal (taken from the amplifier, preamp or with any other process)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have three bass models, semi hollow violin bass with flatwounds strings, eb3 bass with flatwounds strings, sterling sub with active preamp and roundwound strings, I use a Gallien krueger 1001rb amp, and some preamps to record my bass directly to my Presonus interface, I can use virtual amps and effects
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Many, I listen to a lot of music, I love the old school
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Session musician, i record the bassline or harmonica for various independent artists, professionals and beginner