All about and around the SPANISH FLAMENCO guitar.
Production of movie scores and ambient music as well as songwriting in spanish, german, english and serbian ( and romanes as well ). Basic instrument Flamenco guitar. Arrangements, editing, mixing, sound-design and mastering. Singing and small percussion's for seasoning of instrumental tracks. Innovative beats for modern rap hip hop. Composing in unusual modes like HM5 ( phrygian major) and similar oriental and Balkan scales. I also play Bouzouki and Cajon. Coaching about the entire production process.
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Interview with Valentino Vallente
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have produced a record for an poor street musician for only 100$ ... sounds like a million dollar production
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: German QUERDENKER songwriter ...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital ... Nowadays everything possible if you know to define what you want. I can emulate any analog aspect of sound , recall and control it .
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will get a unique sound !!!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To be in the flow of creation
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I could play something flamenco sounding on their tracks. If you know what Flamenco means I could do it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Flamenco is not played on acoustic guitars ... we use Flamenco guitars !!!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you know what you really want?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be Original !!! Work with creative people !!!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solar-pannel ... laptop ... soundcard ... mic ... cables
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: since 1977 ... started to record on mono tape recorder
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern Flamenco
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Buika ... this voice is unique !!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: World Music ... Flamenco, Balkan and similar ... Movie scores ... exotic Hip Hop beats ... German Rap
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotion equilibrium and excitation
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Have a long chat with the client ... knowing what is the goal pointing directly to it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Handmade and customized. Unique !!!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: To many of them ...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Playing Flamenco guitar and mixing and mastering.