Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Music for a theater play, just piano. It is called "Conferencia sobre la lluvia" by Juan Villoro, one of the greatest mexican writers. The music was made just with piano.
What are you working on at the moment?
I do a lot of music for theater and film.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
We record digital, in Pro Tools, 96Khz, really low noise.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will have the best sounding piano you can get anywhere.
What do you like most about your job?
The sound, the musicality.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How many time it takes me to record a piano. It takes from two to four days per track maximum. If pieces are similar we can work faster.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I don't like to show my skills, I will always look at music as an integer, my track is just part of a mechanic system.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How many songs you want? Do you have sheets?, What style of music?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
We are really professionals, you will love our sound and flexibility.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Piano, Bass clarinet, Soprano Sax, Tabla, Drum kit.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I play piano since age 6, 32 years ago. I also play drums, alto and soprano sax, tabla and bass clarinet.
How would you describe your style?
In place, very musical, rhythmic when needed, minimal voicing in chords and harmony, and very melodic when needed. I love oriental scales.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Can you share one music production tip?
The sound of a beautiful piano relays in the piano voicing, tuning, and maintenance.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Jazz, Soft, Singed.
What's your strongest skill?
Musicality, good sound, good harmony and just adding the necessary notes to your track.
What do you bring to a song?
We can put to your song an unique and beautiful piano sound, really, there is no piano like the one we have.
What's your typical work process?
We receive the track you want to record, some times in a Pro Tools session, some times in a demo track. We can arrange, compose or interpret anything. If it is very complicated we have a network of great pianists. We deliver very fast, two days or four maximum per song. We give you two options: one stereo track or four tracks. 96 Khz or lower.
Tell us about your studio setup.
One Steinway & Sons Hamburg piano, manufactured in 1954, and bought in Steinway Hall London, in excellent conditions, like new. Great and unique sound. We record with two Neve preamps, and two YAMAHIKO pickup systems. We offer a great, really great sound.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Erik Satie, Keith Jarret, Bobo Stenson, Misha Alperin.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
All type of piano tracks. Normally for singers or pop, jazz music.