🔴 PRESS REC AND LET THE MAGIC HAPPEN🔴 I am a passionate about looking for the sound and groove that the song needs. I put my more 15 years of experience as a drummer, percussionist and producer and my professional studio to make it REAL.
= EQUIPAMIENTO/GEAR =
- DRUM SET'S
GRETSCH ROUND BADGE 60' Vintage 20', 13 , 16 .
GRETSCH USA CUSTOM 22', 10, 12, 14.
GRETSCH NEW CLASSIC 18',12, 14.
PREMIER ENGLAND 80' 20', 10, 12, 14.
SONOR DELITE 18' 12, 14.
LUDWIG SUPRAPHONIC 60' 14X5
LUDWIG PIONEER 60' 14X5
DW COLLECTORS 90' 14X6,5
GRETSCH USA CUSTOM 14X5,5
GRETSCH ROUND BADGE 50' 14X4
BILLY GLADSTONE Vintage 14X6
ISTANBUL MEHMET / ZILDJIAN A, K, K DARK / Y MAS...
-ELECTRONIC GEAR :
NORD DRUM 3P
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Interview with ESTEBAN BLANCA
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm going to do my best, keeping the energy high and the good vibes at work.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever is needed!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not just a drum machine, but I'm interested in taking the song to another level.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to contact me to discuss the project, as I am passionate about my work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Just my acoustic drums, since there is no electricity;)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I receive the track and, if possible, audio and style references. In this instance we also discuss specific requirements. Then, between 5 and 7 days, the client will receive 1 to 3 versions, depending on the complexity of the song. If necessary we can hold a virtual chat to discuss the details.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Digital: Pro Tools 10 - Logic Pro X - Ableton 10 Mac 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 - 16GB AD/DA Conversor : RME Fireface 800 Preamps: OVIE MPA2 (API 512) x 3 Sound Skulptor MP573 (NEVE 1073) x 4 Focusrite Octopre MKII Dynamic Hardware: Compressor Sound Skulptor CP5176 (1176) x2 Compressor Sound Skulptor VCA Stereo (SSL) UAD-2 Satellite -Microphones- Condensers: Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 Neumann Tlm 102 AKG 214 AKG C 451 B (2) Oktava Mk 012 Stereo set (2) Rode NT1-A Rode M5 (2) Ribbons: Beyerdynamic M160 (2) Dynamics: Shure BETA 52A Akg D112 MkII (2) Shure Beta 58A Shure SM58 (4) Shure SM57 (3) Shure Beta 56 A
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I enjoy listening to and learning from songwriters and producers like Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson and Mark Ronson among others.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: the last artist who was in charge of all the musical production where I recorded drums, percussions, synths, some basses and drums programming as well. It was a long work of approximately 1 year and a half and a very large production where the specific sounds of each drums, synths and everything that was recorded were searched. The result was very good, His name is ROJOBARCELO and you can find material on my website.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: As always recording drums and percussion in my recording studio. I am also producing 2 Argentine artists and a great singer-songwriter from Uruguay. Meanwhile finishing composing some songs for my instrumental duo.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: First I ask him about his favorite styles and musicians and about the direction the song should take.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been working as a session percussionist drummer for more than 15 years on studio recordings and for different bands, singer-songwriters, and producers for different record companies around the world.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am a person with many years of experience, which made me develop a lot of patience and attention to what the artist I work with requires. I am lucky to have a studio and a very good recording team and that helps a lot to achieve what the artist wants when recording.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: My dream is to work with an artist like Steve Wonder because I think he is an incredible artist in all his sense.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My advice is always to listen carefully to what the song requires and keep its essence.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I record many music with different genres, from rock, pop, funk, hip hop grooves, songs for singer-songwriters and all kinds of world music, Brazilian and Latin rhythms.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can enhance a song to its fullest thanks to years of experience recording as a session drummer and producer for bands, artists and producers of record companies.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always keep a focus on the groove, prioritizing the essence of the song and maintaining the purity and quality of the sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: You send me the tracks, I record them in my studio with the best professional quality and finally I send you the recorded tracks. Upon request i can send the multitrack session of the drums.