I am involve in music production since 1998 as a musician, studio engineer and producer. As a engineer I recorded around 200 release albums and other 70 as a producer. As a musician I release five studio solo albums and I worked as a guitarrits, trumpeter or horns arranger.
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Interview with Martin Van
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Haciendo discos is a TV show where played live 12 bands in 12 different days. I've recorded every sessions.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing: Haciendo discos tv show, Mamáfrica reggae, Toboganes a Marte indie music, and playing in various bands as trompeter.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Felipe Alvarez de Toledo - Andres Mayo
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've worked in music busisness for more than 18 years.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: To mix, I Listen the song. Listen some reference to see how close or far we are. I Mix the song and share with the artist to see what he think about. As session player, I listen the song and I record all the ideas first come on my mind. Then, I exchange with the artist the way to folow.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: The mix between digital and anlog way.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook. UA apollo quad. UA 2610. 2 Neumann u87
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: free style.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sting. Wynton Marsalis. Butch Big. Andy Wallace. Rick Rubin.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Preproduction is my tip for any band before arribe to the studio.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, pop, hiphop, indie.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with analog and digital gear. Generally I mix in the box finalizing through analog compressors and summing mixer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are thousands of artist I admire from different styles of music like Sting, Bowie, Eddie Vedder, Fela Kuti, Jobin, Miles Davis, The Clash, and many many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: mixing, session trumpet, session guitar