Fernando Diez

Session Percussionist

2 Reviews (2 Verified)
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Percussion instruments from around the world and a Protools Studio setup ready to customize real percussion tracks for your project, music, film, theater, dance etc... In it’s current configuration, the digital recording setup allows you to bring material you’ve already recorded elsewhere and add that final layer of percussion excitement.

If you need percussion tracks for your project you came to the right place, delivered to you no matter where you are.
With it’s wide array of percussion instruments from around the world, including electronic percussion and a complete ProTools digital recording setup, Fernando's Studio is the perfect place to create rhythm oriented music or add world/ethnic drum sounds to your tracks.

Bringing expertise in a wide array of musical styles including African, Cuban, Middle Eastern, Spanish (Flamenco), and Latin rhythms. Add just the right sound to your mix, from a simple shaker to a burning conga or djembe solo.

With Pro Tools experience and knowledge of ethnic instruments, the percussion tracks will fit into your mix giving your music power and pulse.

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2 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Anton C.

    I've worked with Fernando before and he came through again to provide some cool and integrated Latin percussion sounds for an Afro-Cuban jazz tune. I'll work with him again.

  2. Review by Anton C.

    Fernando is an excellent percussionist and is easy to work with. He listened carefully to my requirements and added some guidance of his own based on his experience. This made for efficient collaboration and an excellent end result. I now have a Latin percussion Conga/Maracas rhythm underpinning my Jazz Bolero tune. I'd work with Fernando again for any percussion needs.

Interview with Fernando Diez

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My first album because I did everything from start to finish, playing recording, producing, mixing and cover art

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My own album( #7)

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: both

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: they will be happy

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: all of it

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: it's easy

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: what feel,or color are you looking for?

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

  16. A: just be honest and direct, know what you want.

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

  18. A: Congas, djembe, timbales, bongos and an umbrella

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

  20. A: Playing percussion for 30 years, got into protools and home studio 20 years ago

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: precise, trying to play every note like I mean it.

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

  24. A: so many...

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

  26. A: Use your ears not your eyes...

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

  28. A: all types

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: World Percussion

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

  32. A: Colors, groove, energy, spices

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

  34. A: always customized to the customer need

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Protools Studio

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

  38. A: Richard Bona, Michel Camillo, Deep forest

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

  40. A: Session percussionist, drum programing, mixing.

Funky Papi by Fernando Diez

I was the producer in this production

Terms Of Service

3 revisions , fast turn around (within a week)

GenresSounds Like
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Santana
  • Deep Forest
Gear Highlights
  • Protools Studio and tons of percussion instruments from around the world.
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