I can play and compuse any genre !
I've been playing Guitar and Bass for more than 10 years now, learning every day something new, but most important, learning any genre that I found and apply that to my own songs, I do the complete production of my songs, writing the drums, guitar parts, riff, rythms, bass line, bass lead, arrangements, the only thing that I don't do its sing or write lyrics lol. check my projects !
My influences are really heavy but my music not that much heavy lol ! Erra, Novelists FR, I Prevail, Periphery, Polaris AU, those are the one's that I been learning the last months
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Interview with Javier Mellior
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The most special project is the one that I am right now, I've become the bass player of a Post Grunge band here in Costa Rica, was really challenging because the bass lines were not lineal, the compositions are not too basics in general, I saw them perform live a couple times before joining them, and I'm proud of being part of this group now, there's a really good synergy
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm looking to start living of my music and work as a musician, producer, etc
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: High Level Digital, is easier to work with, but I would never repleace a good re-dial through an Marshall JCM 800
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality Product and unique
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I can do it from my home, and I love music, there's any other answear?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that we can compuse and record in 5 minutes or that we perform for alcohol
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What genre or type of work you are looking, expectations and what approach you want me to take
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen their work and think outside the box, maybe you are listening the new Zakk Wylde and you need a John Mayer type or guitar player, but...what If that Zakk Wylde style guitar player can do it better than the John Mayer type?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, sound interface, a good set of in-ears or headphones, a bass and a guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: As a lot of people of the new age of production and recording, I've started doing covers recording on Waves LOL, then I begging learning a lot, buying equipment, playing in bands, going to Studios, learning from grammy producers and ingeniers
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Aggresive and Dynamic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: With Erra or Periphery, their musical approach its something different that what we are use to
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Just love what u do
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work in any type of music, recently I've been recording electric guitars for a reggaeton singer
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The production and a none lineal bass lol
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring creativity and unique features to it
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm doing a guitar or bass track, I heard the song, over and over, then I learn the notes or chords, and from there I start recording over and over again until I'm satisfied with the result, i do a little tweeks here and there to the sounds, EQ, compresions, distorsions, delays, reverb, I process the track like I want it to sound, and then I prepare 3 tracks, the D.I, the process track and a simple mix so you can hear what I tried to do
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio its very basic but my quality its in another level
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Misha Mansoor its one of my biggest inspirasions in the production line, as musician, I can name more than 50 guitar and bass guitar players
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my works are as a musician for hire, they contact me to compuse a guitar track or bass for their tracks, also doing productions of their songs