I have worked with international artists at the studio and live performances such as: Laura Buitrago (V5music), Flora Martínez, Nicolás Mayorca, etc. I stand out for being professional with my work, I try to make the most out of my abilities and tools into every music production.
Session drummer in studio and live, with extensive knowledge in recording and performance techniques, I've been worked on differents styles of music, such as: jazz, pop, Urban Music, Latin jazz, jazz fusion, Colombian Music, merengue, salsa and latin music in general.
I am the session drummer of the renowned recording studio in Bogotá "EON Estudio", whose engineer and co-owner won the Latin Grammy in 2019 with Andrés Cepeda. The studio has an acoustic treatment designed by a renowned engineering company, and also high-quality equipment, which is adjusted to all kinds of requirements, Sony MXP 3000 mixing console, pre-amps Universal Audio LA-610, pre-amp Millenia, Apogee AD-16X, Apogee DA-16X, Digital 192, api lucnhbox, Pro-tools, great mics and more. I work hand in hand with well-known professionals to provide not only a quality product, but an experience for each client that requests me.
As a remote session musician, I aim to provide services of the highest sound quality, work together with the client in order to find the right sound and in some way improve their vision of the song. Feel free to reach out with any questions. I´ll be very honored to work with you.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Aldeir Palencia
Aldeir is an excellent drummer, he was open to all the suggestions I made and understood the song, 100% recommended!
I had worked with Aldeir in some of my productions and he always delivers, his sound Is really proffesional and he has an excelent groove, I recommend him.
Aldeir is just an amazing drummer. It has everything, very good tempo, sound, musicality, it is very professional and above all, it always has the best vibe! I love working with him. He is the boy 100%
Interview with Aldeir Palencia
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: As a live and studio session drummer, as a producer or composer I am proud and have enjoyed all the projects I have worked on, each one makes me do my best, helps me grow professionally and keeps me inspired.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I work as a session drummer for different artists, I work on my band's first album (Naos) and I am also recording remotely and in person for artists from all over the world.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: For many years I have had the opportunity to study with prominent session musicians, which through their teachings have helped me develop my own and particular sound concept. Being a session drummer for a renowned recording studio has allowed me to interact with the best local and international musicians, which allows me to grow musically and prepare for any work situation. Music is my passion, that is why I am immersed in a constant search for perfection in which I visualize each day as a new opportunity to improve.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am a drummer influenced by the sound of Steve Jordan, the rhythm of Nate Smith, the playing quality of Dennis Chambers, Tony Royster Jr, and the musical awareness of Jeff Porcaro.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be very clear about where you want to direct the song, have defined sonic references, do not overload the song and simply do what is necessary. Remember that less is more is usually true.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on many different styles of music including, Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Latin jazz, jazz, jazz fusion, Colombian Music, gospel, latin music in general.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a solid drummer, I have developed a stable tempo and I focus a lot on the groove, I put my ego aside to focus on making the music sound better.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Each song is a different story that does not repeat itself, each song has something that makes it simply special. Through an appropriate interpretation and a deep respect for music, I tried to enhance the beauty that it has immersed, that is why in each song I always give my best.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My first step is to ask the client for sound references so that we can find the right sound that can be adjusted to the project. I try to do everything possible so that the sound is correct and consistent, that is why the tuning and interpretation process make the difference, I try to adjust and understand each genre in particular. I try to be faithful to the ideas that the producer proposes to me, however I like to propose and in some way try to contribute to have a better recording result. I like to be in constant dialogue with the client and receive all possible suggestions so that the client is satisfied with the result. I send two or three separate takes on different playlists to give the client a few different options to choose from.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio with high quality equipment that brings great sound to any music genre recording. The Sony MPX 3000 mixing console is the center of the studio, everything happens there providing a unique sound and also facilitating the mixing process. To this is added the Millenia HV-3D pre-amp that gives a special definition to the recording and adds weight to it. All of the above reaches the daw (Pro-tools) with which compression and equalization adjustments are made to result in a high quality product and the right sound that the client is looking for.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I try to listen to all kinds of music, I always want to learn to play as many genres of music as possible and do it well. I am passionate about music, I see music as a whole. However my favorite drummers are: Dennis Chambers, Jeff Porcaro, Tony Williams, Horacio "El negro" Hernández, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Royster Jr, David Chiverton, Marcus Thomas, Ash Soan, Steve Jordan. I also like producers like Quincy Jones, Phillip Lawrence, Tainy, George Martin, Elena Rose, Max Martin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most part of my time I am in my studio recording drums for artists from all over the world and also in-person with composers and producers of all styles of musical genres. I also do live performances as drummer for many artists, programing drums and work on my project called Naos.