Leo Testoni

Session Brazilian Guitarist

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We will understand together what style and guitar sounds your song needs and I will record enough guitars to make your music as pleasant as I can. You will receive options for different guitar tones so you can choose which one to use. Your happiness with the result is my satisfaction.

From Brazil, guitarist, teacher and music produtor, bachelor of popular music by Cantareira University. I'm addicted to music, equipment and recording. I would like to help you to enhance your tracks with different guitars.

I can use my experience to create guitar overdubbing for your music, adding your ideas/suggestions. I will record enough guitars to make your music as pleasant as I can. You will receive options for different guitar tones so you can choose which one to use.

Guitars:
- Gibson 335
- Gibson SG
- Gibson Les Paul
- Paul Reed Smith (PRS P24)
- Fender Stratocaster
- Fender Telecaster (SS)
- Fender Telecaster (S-mini humbucker)
- Guild semi hollow body
- Cast Super Strat (HH)
- N. Zaganin Super Strat (HH w/ Floyd rose)
- Tagima Strat mapple neck
- Danelectro 12 strings
- Strandberg Boden 6
- G&L Asat Deluxe w/ midi pickup
Acoustic guitars:
- Martin GPCPA w/ fishman
- Mitchell Solid Mahogany Auditorium
- Rozini 7 strings classical
- Saraiva classical
- DiGiorgio 1976
Interface:
Universal Audio Apollo w/ plugins, virtual amps…
Preamp:
Avalon 737sp
Microphones:
Shure SM57 (2)
AKG C414
Neumann 184
Shure SM58
Sennheiser e609
CAD cm217 (2)
Blue Spark
Amps:
Two Rock EXO15
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Marshall origin 20
Vox cabinet 1x12 greenback
Roland AC-60
Pignose
Too many analog pedals...

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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Phong Y.
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    It was a pleasure working with Leo. He provided me plenty of guitar parts to choose from and delivered within 48 hours. I would recommend him for sure. Very professional and responsive, and talented.

  2. Review by Rafael Bianzeno
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    I had a chance to work with Leo in 2020 and it was an amazing experience. Such a nice guy and very PRO Musician (he definitely knows what he is doing!). He recorded the first Lead guitar in my song "Humanos" (available on my Spotify) and it brought the final touch the song needed. He recorded and played with soul and his guitar tone was amazing for that "Fusion Style". Highly recommend Leo and hope to work with him again in the future.

  3. Review by Patricia F.
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    Leo is extremely attentions and talented. He has been producing my music for three year. In 2019 we released my single “Último Dia” and nowadays we are working on a full album. I really recommend him as a musician and producer.

  4. Review by Igor Willcox
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    Leo is an amazing human being and an outstanding musician!
    I recommend!

Interview with Leo Testoni

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

  2. A: People think that music is not a profession. However, it is one of the few colleges that you need to know a lot about your instrument e theory to start the course. You will study and invest a lot throughout your life and some will even devalue you.

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

  4. A: Test, study, work, test, work, study... - repeat.

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

  6. A: Beside lines, notes and chords, textures are important; silence and sound, wet and dry, loud and low.

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

  8. A: I usually start listening the songs and thinking what I would like to hear. If a ideia/line came in my mind I know that is important to register the ideia because this came naturally. My second step is write down a sheet, at least the chords, bars and important points. If you already have this, send me and will save time. When I start to record, one of the most important points is keep my mind and body 100% focus and relaxed. After I sent the tracks my concern is if I can do any change to achieve the full satisfaction. We're working with art. There isn't just one way/truth, and I'll be here to help the music grows.

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

  10. A: Beatles, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Steely Dan, Tower of Power, Brazilian music (Tom Jobim, Elis Regina), John Mayer, Diana Krall, Robben Ford, Chick Corea, Norah Jones...

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

  12. A: Some clients don't know exactly what guitar lines they want, so my work is create interesting guitar tracks for them to choose or record the lines they already createted/wrote. I wouldn't never send just one option, you'll have different rhythm/lead tracks to choose/mix.

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

  14. A: The album; "Arranged & Spontaneous Sessions". I composed, made the arrangements and produced from beginning to end this album with the participation of amazing musicians like Carl Verheyn, Sandro Haick, Faiska and more...

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

  16. A: Duet Paty & Leo is my life project. We already have a single and we're working on a new album and new videos every month.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Both. We must be wise to use the tools in favor of music, whether analog or digital. All the recordings in my studio are hybrid.

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

  20. A: I won't be happy until you're satisfied.

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

  22. A: I make art that will be forever recorded for anyone who wants to listen.

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

  24. A: Q: How fast can I deliver the work. A: I'm not going to miss the deadline!

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

  26. A: If I can listen to the music before starting work and if they have in mind something they expect from guitar or some reference to send me.

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

  28. A: Be clear in communication, organized and deliver as many tools as you can (tracks, guides, sheet music...)

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

  30. A: Computer (mac pro) Audio interface (uad apollo) Headphone (sennheiser hd650) Gibson ES335 Classical Guitar

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

  32. A: My father is a studio musician. I grew up in studio sessions environment. So with 15 years old I recorded my first track and with 16 I started my own studio/productions. At the age of 17 I went to music university and since then every year I take a new face-to-face or online course to increase my skills.

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: Versatile. I can never imagine myself playing just one instrument or one musical genre.

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

  36. A: Steely Dan. I love the sophistication, functionality of the songs and how they can be striking.

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

  38. A: Pop.

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: Clear communication, be patient and the certainty of working with what I love.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: I'm always researching about guitar sounds, effects and gear. It's great buy new gear, but it's powerful learn all possibilites of them.

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Awesome song by Paty Fernandes called "Último Dia"

I was the mixing engineer, producer, arranger & guitar player in this production

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One revision with no cost. 2 days per track.

GenresSounds Like
  • Steely Dan
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Tower Of Power
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  • Concerned with all choices; from pick to preamp. See complete list of gear in the description.
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