I am a session percussionist and producer of rhythmic sections for music from the roots of Latin America.
If you want to add a Latin swing to your track, I can give it to you. I love recording songs and I'm looking for the perfect groove for each one.
I am a student of root music from Latin America. For many years there has been a cross between the percussion of these types of music and pop, jazz and funk to give some examples. Thanks to this system you can access the music from the place you want.
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Interview with JORGE VARDE
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: On Mel Muñiz's Aguerrida album where I recorded percussions and the producer Juan Pablo De Mendonca invited me to work together to create the rhythmic sections of the album. We work hard and the result makes me proud.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm recording new versions of some songs from Mel Muñiz's Aguerrida album
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here, I don't know anyone
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. Both have their advantages
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That your song is my priority
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like to play or record music as long as possible.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you record another track for the same money? Yeah sure.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Take a lot of work
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask the necessary questions to know what he wants
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be clear about what you want
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Congas, bongo, cajon, pandeiro and bass drum
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in high school. I was studying and touring in different countries.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are many but I think that with Chris Dave I would love to work, I am fascinated by his way of thinking about music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to what the song asks of you.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly I work with Latin popular music (from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and Mexico).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listen to the song and know what it needs to work.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think percussion can contribute different things depending on the song and the function you want to give it. In my case, my greatest effort when recording a song is to achieve the best possible groove.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I don't know if the word is typical, I work with different producers and I adapt to their way of working. The clearer the idea of the producer or composer, my work becomes easier and I can be more creative.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Well luckily I share my studio with a recording professional so I can record with many sound options, to mention something I would tell you that I have a Neumann U67, a Neumann U87 and an AKG 414. Also in all the years that I have been like musician I worried about having first class percussion instruments ..
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are really many but if I have to answer for this moment I would tell you Charlie Hunter and Keita Ogawa.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record percussion for many genres.