Facundo Alvarez

Record any Kind of Percussion

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If you´re for some great percussion in your music I´m the perfect guy for the job. I have experience in recording multiple percussion instruments in arrangements of African, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Brazilian and Latin American music, which I have applied to various musical productions as a sessionist and / or producer.

My Skils:

I have experience in recording multiple percussion instruments in arrangements of African, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Brazilian and Latin American music, which I have applied to various musical productions as a sessionist and / or producer.

What do I offer:

- High Quality Drums Recording.
- Exported Mix and/or Stems.
- Recording in any genre.
- 1 or 3 takes per song.
- Percussion recording: Timbal, Congas, Bongós, Cajón, Djembe, and all kinds of percussion instruments.
- I can also include some programmed drum and percussion tracks, if is required. (Extra charge)
- If you need it I can also include the written score of the music recorded (Extra charge)

Requirements

- Mp3 or Wav of the song or production, and some music references if you think is necesary.
- Fluid contact with you to agree what kind of percussion arrangements your music production needs, and avoid musical misunderstandings.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Facundo Alvarez

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Mundo Tambor, is a percussion group which compose and present a musical show of percussion in Schools and Kintergardens all over my country.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I´m recording percussion as sessionist for several musician and working in my own music.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, there´s no doubt about that.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: You´ll be satisfied or I refund what you´ve paid

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Make music and play percussion.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Q: Can you make sound like.... A: Obviously I can!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: "Everyone can play percussion profesionally"

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: - What they want with the song - Some music reference if they have it

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Talk to the guy before close a deal, the music may sound great but the important thing is talk to the person you´re going to hire

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My Djembé, Cajón, Some Shakers, Congas obviously and a Guitar. With all of that I can make a record.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I´ve been in this for more than 15 years and I keep counting

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I´m a creative an eclectic percussionist, who knows well what the song need to sound great

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: They ´re a lot, I think Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Sting, Prince or Michael Jackson if they were alive. I love to work with creative people who defy you to get the best from your music.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Always keep you´re mind open when you´re recording or producing

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I record percusion in all kinds of music from basically acoustic to a full percussion ensemble, from pop to rock, and from world music to latin and brazilian music.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I define my self as music creator before a time keeper. I prefer to think the percussion as source of melodies instead of simple rhythm source. Following that philosophy creative and musical diversity is the key element in my work.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Obviously I give rhythm and energy to the song, but also with the percussion I record I can give different colors and music climates. I can make it more powerful and vibrant, or maybe more intense and dramatic. Percussion gives you an infinite variety of resource to make music sound great.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Inicially I talk with the musician to get a clear idea of which is the music path he or she looking for the song. After that I star a recording process that star with a demo of the percussion arrengement and once I´m please with the sound I move on to record the final percussion mix for the song.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work on different DAWs with a Focusrite Interface. For the recording I use Shure Mics SM57, SM58 and SM94

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I´m a big fan of creative musician of any kinds, I intend to have an open music mind which is a fundamental skill for a session musician

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: If often record several percussion instruments: Conga, Djembé, Cajón, Bongo and all kind of hand percussion on different songs and on various music styles such as: pop, funk, reggae, r&b, world music, latin, brazilian, etc

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Terms Of Service

- Up To 3 revisions - Tipical delivery time up to 3 days, but also open to express delivery if is necessary (extra cost) - I deliver HQ Stems of each track recorded for your final mix

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