Latin Grammy nominated artist with more than 10 years in the business. Multi-instrumentalist/Producer/Mixing/Performer
Hi! My name is Abe and I'm a producer/mixing engineer and musician from Mexicali Mexico and San Diego California area. I started in the business at 15 years old as an artist/performer and producer with the Latin Grammy nominated band Vazquez Sounds (2,000,000+ subs on Youtube) were I engineered, recorded majority of instruments and produced for almost 10 years. Since I've worked on projects spanning in many different genres and sounds as the recording engineer, producer, session musician and mixing engineer.
I have experience working with all major labels (Universal, Warner, Sony, Virgin) including as an artist with Sony Music.
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Interview with Abe Vazquez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: the last Vazquez Sounds album was pretty much all done by me. I love it. I think I did a good job.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A folk/rock record by Angie Vazquez, as well as my own solo project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here guys!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'd say analog tho I love the new "analog" digital emulations. Use them a lot.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: top quality records, everytime.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: every single thing
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How am I any different? I think there are many few young producers that chase that timeless, organic sound.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: some people think there's always a formula, a plan to follow every time. Personally every time I start a new project its like starting over, and I think it should be that way. Every project should get its own special treatment.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: i try to get into their vision as deep as i can, at the end of the day I am a tool
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: never settle! get your vision as it is out there!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Martin D-28, any mic, computer with protools, my les paul and whetevar amp
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: started playing drums at 2 yrs old, then guitar and then piano. Kinda followed up with production and recording when i was about 13-14. Got signed at 15 and haven't stopped working ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: old soul who pursues the sound of those before me
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jack White, i love the real human part of music and what better artist than him
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: find the heart and soul of each song and work around that ALWAYS.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: indie rock, folk, country, "classic" rock and pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Building a production from the ground up.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: timeless sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: depends on every song really.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I usually record with my Korby KAT 4 to the BAE 1073 to my RETRO 176 onto Protools. SM57 for my amp (blues jr). I favor large diaphragm condensers for vocals and acoustic guitar.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love classic rock and folk from the 60's therefore i like producers who do things the "old" way such as Dave Cobb, Kevin Parker and of course I love the works of old-timers like Lou Adler and George Martin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production as well of session musician on pretty much all instruments.