I´m a passionate and very creative music producer.
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Interview with Pepe Leon
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
One of the most important jobs that i made and i keep doing is, the production of music for videos, acttually i'm working with the HardCorn staff making some audiovisual pieces for social media entertainment.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm producing/recording to Jose Luis Camino, a Peruvian Singer/songwriter, and a very talented guy.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm new here, i don't know anyone but i'm sure there are many talented people here.
Analog or digital and why?
Nothing can beat Analog. However there are many digital tools and resources that are very useful now and we must take advantage of it.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise you will experiment a very passionate and emotional work.
What do you like most about your job?
What i like most is learn from music and new people every day.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How do i do my work, that's the most common question. I always talk to the artist and try to understand the idea and the things that he/she wants to transmit. Then, i always ask for all their musical influences for the song(s). Then I can apply and mix my knowledge with all the information that the artists have gave to me, all the technical stuff is my business.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception is think that being a producer/mix engineer or even a musician is easy or a waste of time.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
The genre, the influences, what does the artist want to transmit?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look for a producer that understand your ideas.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
First of all, a laptop, that would be very useful, the i could take a guitar, mic, 2A and on big and inagotable power generator. (Laughts)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Well, i've been doing this for 4 years and as a session musician for 8 years.
How would you describe your style?
Passionate and natural.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Snarky Puppy, they are very talented and passionate guys.
Can you share one music production tip?
One of the most important things in music production is the good arrangement and execution of the song, from there you can shape as far and good as you can to get a good music piece.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Fusion, pop, rock and afro-peruvian genres.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
The most important thing when i produce/mix a song is bringing all the feelings and emotions.
What's your typical work process?
First, I talk with the artist and try to understand the idea and the things that he/she wants to transmit. Then, i always ask for all their musical influences for the song(s). Then I can apply and mix my knowledge with all the information that the artists have gave to me.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have an hybrid and assorted setup, so i can take advantage of it.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by many music professionals depending on genre: - Fab Dupond - CLA - Dave Pensado - Bob Horn - Many Marroquin - Andrew Scheps and many more
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I'm a peruvian Producer/mixing engineer and owner of Wasabi Records Perú.