Leandro Diaz

Bassist based in Berlin

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Responsibility and good audio at work. Bass player for 18 years and I have been making professional recordings for 10 years, I play Argentine Folklore, Tango, Electronic Tango, Funk, Rock, Uruguayan Candombe and Reggae. I have the necessary equipment to provide good audio in the recordings. Good quality 4 and 5 string basses.

Responsibility to work and good audio in recordings are my characteristics. I always play in favor of the song. I have been a bass player for 18 years and I have made professional recordings for 10 years. I have good quality recording equipment, Fender jazz bass and 5-string Daniel Fernandez (active luthier bass), Aguilar tone Hammer, Avalon U5 Pre amp. I can adapt to various genres as I have played with various bands live and recorded in studios. Currently I am working on an electronic Tango project and one on Argentine Folklore. Throughout my career I have played on various live stages Rock, Funk, Traditional Tango, Electronic Tango, Uruguayan Candombe, Uruguayan Murga, Pop, Bossa Nova and Reggae. As for my training, I have studied at a Conservatory and University, but most of my knowledge is self-taught.

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  1. Review by Fzn F.
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    Lean is a person very committed to his work.
    Excellent bass player and person.
    We have worked together on different musical projects and he has always done what is necessary for the music.
    I share a song where he has recorded the bass
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4dvGr87sw0mrJPnJhj2SVb?si=EIexdOr8RcezLqMTxXnnew

  2. Review by Rodrigo Osorio
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    leandro is a very complete musician. it has a very big and defined sound. I was lucky enough to work with him on various projects and he always provided solutions and good will.

  3. Review by Rodrigo Osorio
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    leandro is a very complete musician. it has a very big and defined sound. I was lucky enough to work with him on various projects and he always provided solutions and good will.

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    leandro is a very complete musician. it has a very big and defined sound. I was lucky enough to work with him on various projects and he always provided solutions and good will.

  5. Review by Juan Manuel Mancilla
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  6. Review by Juan Manuel Mancilla
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    Leandro is a great bassist and musician, he always leaves his unmistakable traces in the places and projects he travels.

  7. Review by Julián Manrique
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    leandro is a creative, responsible, studious and careful professional in each of the proposed projects. I had the opportunity to record an album with him and he proved to be a great bass player, providing harmonic resources and articulating performance techniques from other musical genres. He is a versatile musician who brings a very particular musical meaning to each project. Juntos grabamos este disco https://open.spotify.com/artist/2VlPUvi27hGnSShJXMhgW8?si=Seg5gSnUQ5ym2rkQ_-ns4g&nd=1

  8. Review by Damian Fernandez Alberti
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    Recording with Leandro in Turista de la Fatalidad was an honor. A very good professional. Above all responsible and creative. Great bass player. 👇
    https://youtu.be/I2uGj55naPk

  9. Review by Flavia C.
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    Leandro Diaz is a very committed session musician. Communication with him is easy and agile, which facilitates the execution of the instructions to follow regarding the different topics to be addressed.
    It has ductility, which helps to handle several styles in the same project, always depending on the song.
    He is a punctual, organized, respectful musician and they are very well equipped to achieve very good quality audio.

    https://open.spotify.com/track/3pQW8JoxAKzBdEnHA9f6FT?si=d3ZJ0iSyQYePOasOSC--zQ

Interview with Leandro Diaz

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

  2. A: I create and record basslines.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: my style is "fingerstyle bass" with South American folk influences.

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

  6. A: I would like to work with artists committed to music and who transmit emotions with it. That that essence is not lost in the productions and that they help me to learn through their music.

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

  8. A: In recent years I have worked in electronic Tango and Argentine Folk Music, but beyond the genres I like to contribute "my touch" to different types of music, giving it a different character to what is usually heard as "normal". I consider that I can contribute a distinctive sound beyond genre.

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

  10. A: I work in electronic Tango, traditional tango, Argentine Folk Music, Funk Music, Latin fusion music, rock, reggae, but beyond the genres I like to contribute "my touch" to the different musics, giving it a different character to what is usually hear.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Bass fingerstyle with "groove"

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

  14. A: I contribute what is necessary to sustain the harmony, give body to the bases and make the melodic instruments and voices shine.

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

  16. A: I analyze the song for harmony and melody and search for the bass line that is needed. I try various ideas until I reach the final bassline. When it's ready, I re-record in one take so that it has more "groove"

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: In my studio work with a Focusrite 2i4 audio interface, Yamaha Hs7 monitors, Rode and Shure microphones (if miking is necessary, in this case I use a Fender Rumble amp). As a preamp for my bass, I use an Aguilar Tone Hammer. I also use an MXR Octaver to get to very "low" audios. My basses are Fender Am Std JAZZ BASS and a DANIEL FERNANDEZ 5-string bass, which provide a very good quality sound.

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

  20. A: I am inspired by the bassists Abraham Laboriel, Paul Turner, Pino Paladino and the Argentine bassist and teacher Andres Rotmistrovsky

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

  22. A: That you choose for the commitment of the person, the recommendations of the artists with whom he worked and for the good audio. Obviously try working with me, you will not regret it.

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

  24. A: Fender Jazz Bass, Audio Interface, PC, Headphones and some good sunglasses.

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

  26. A: I have played bass for 17 years and made professional recordings for 10 years. My work as a bass player was mainly to play live, which gave me an experience in quick problem solving, which I have applied in recording studios. I have played in different projects of various genres (Tango, Electronic Tango, Rock, Funk, Uruguayan Candombe, Argentine Folklore, Bossanova), in the South and Central Argentina. In 2018 I made a tour of Europe (Portugal, Spain, Greece and Macedonia) playing Tango and Argentine Folklore, performing at international festivals.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Jamiroquai
  • Gotan Project
  • Bajofondo Tango Club
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Am Std Jazz Bass
  • Daniel Fernandez 5 string bass
  • Aguilar Tone Hammer
  • Avalon U5 Preamp
  • MXR bass octave deluxe
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
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  • PLAYLIST SPOTIFYOct 07, 2020

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2BzzE60DJUBq2daA6AE1SP?si=sdQUBvDERhi_koDhu9eRwQ

  • WebsiteOct 07, 2020

    https://leandromigueldiaz.wixsite.com/oriundodiaz