Recording over 30 stringed instruments from my private studio. My guitars have been on GRAMY winning & nominated albums. My productions and arrangements have been on NBC, Telemundo, and more.
Guitarist, Producer, and Engineer working out of my studio in Miami, Florida. Specializing in electric, acoustics, folk instruments, and comfortable playing and recording any style from Pop to Country, to Jazz, to Rock, to R&B and Gospel.
Ten years of experience touring and performing with artists such as Julio Iglesias, Jon Secada, Jennifer López, Donnie McClurkin, Luis Fonsi, and many more. Recording credits include Jennifer Lopez, Bonnie Tyler, Sebastian Yatra, Ednita Nazario, Luis Fonsi, Alexander Acha, Jesse y Joy, Gente De Zona, Aymee Nuviola, Farruko, and many more.
TV experience includes producing, arranging, and recording for NBC's "La Voz" USA, as well as playing in the house band for The Latin Grammy's, Telemundo's "Gran Oportunidad", Mega's "Show De Charytin" and more.
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Camilo is probably THE top guitar player in Miami and in the Latin music industry. Moreover, he is a great producer and engineer as well. I have worked for him as a mixing engineer and his productions are outstanding. On several occasions I have also recommended Camilo as a session musician. You can't go wrong him!
Camilo is not only a great person, but my go to guy for all my commercial sessions at Noisematch Studios in Miami (www.noisematchstudios.com) Not only is he a moster musician and incredibly versatile in many styles &tones but he is extremely resposible in every sense of the word: from being prepared to the sessions to being tasteful with his musical contributions...always with the end result in mind. One of the best in the business forsure.
I have worked with Camilo on countless projects over the years and he is simply the absolute best at everything he does. Whether it’s recording guitars, producing, arranging, he just has a special way of bringing all your ideas to life! Camilo is a perfect example of a professional and complete musician. He is very easy to communicate with on any type of production. I consider myself very fortunate to have met him and will continue to work with him for many years to come! Thank you once again, Camilo!
Camilo is a consummate professional!! I have work with him and will continue to hire him to track when I produce. He possesses the The three T’s: Taste, Tone and Time! Definitely the best
I have been working with Camilo for almost 10 years on various projects. Every single job is timely, focused, heartfelt and extremely professional. Working with Camilo goes beyond just typical guitar work. He has a studio filled with different bodies and strings and handcrafts the exact tone and warmth for your song. I'm telling you now..if you need the fastest, most excellent guitar work - he is the man!!! He doesn't just play. He produces. 10/10!!
Interview with Camilo Velandia
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I performed recently with Luis Fonsi for the global festival "One World: Together At Home"
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Learning day by day!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both!!! The goal is to make music. Everything else is a tool.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% Satisfaction
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Everyone is always hesitant about the sound I can get, but they get over it quickly after they hear the samples.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I will turn every song into a guitar song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: You ready???
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to reach out. I try to be very welcoming and accomodating.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, headphones, a laptop, and an interface (hope to find power)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My father was a musician and started me in piano at age 4. I took up violin and guitar at age 11 and stuck with guitar. Started playing in church and top 40 bands while going to school for Jazz. Got my first tour with latin grammy winner Jon Secada, and then Julio Iglesias. Along the way, I studied production and session work, and played on several TV shows.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile, musical.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Some of my idols are Stevie Wonder, Sting, Steely Dan.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Commit to a sound, and stick with it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Latin, Gospel, Rock, Pop, Film Scoring, Country, Jazz/Fusion.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think like an arranger and like a producer first, and then as a guitarist second.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring any sound from atmospheric, haunting, textural guitars, to folky alternate tuned acoustics, to heavy, huge distorted guitars, to a big sounding acoustic or electric solo.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will first talk to the artist/producer, to get an idea of the sound they want. I will ask for references of what inspired the song, and what they imagine the guitarist will do. I will listen to the song a few times over as I make a chart, and then will consult my ideas with the producer/artist. Usually, then I will record all the ideas the producer/artist had in mind, and then I will record anything that I hear. I will send a bounce for approval, and then I will send the session/WAV's.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record electrics through different amps into a neve preamp, and into my Apollo X8. I record acoustics, and folk instruments through a different choice of mics, into my API 512c's, into my Apollo X8. I have some hardware compressors and preamps, which I will use for sounds I am certain I want to commit. For everything else, I will consult with producer. I record in ProTools 12, and will send either a PT session, or bounced consolidated WAV's.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by honest music, written from the heart. I am also inspired by creative sounds and productions. Anything from Stevie Wonder, to Miles Davis, to Foo Fighters. I love it all.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record guitars on a daily basis. About 20% of my monthly work is for labels, and 80% for independent artists and producers. I treat each song like it will be a hit record, and put all my creativity and sounds into each song.