PROFESSIONAL LIVE DRUMER & SESSIONS GRADUATED FROM HIGHER INSTITUTE OF ART,WINNER OF JO JAZZ AND DRUM FESTIVAL COMPETITION.FOUNDER OF THE CUBAN JAZZ QUARTET(ORLANDO MARACA VALLE).ERNÁN LÓPEZ NUSSA TRIO.NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS.
ALAIN HAVE A PROFOUNDLY CLASSICAL TRAINING WITH LONG ACADEMIC STUDIES OF ALL RANGES OF KEYBOARD PERCUSSION ORCHESTRAL TIMPANI TO THE DEEPEST ROOTS OF POPULAR AND FOLK PERCUSSION INHERITED FROM MY HOMETOWN SANTIAGO DE CUBA WITH THE HOYOS CONGA AND RICH MIX CULTURAL TRADITIONS TO THE RUMBA THAT CAYO HUESO NEIGHBORHOOD IN HAVANA GAVE ME.
DRUMS CAME INTO MY LIFE AS A WONDERFUL MOTIF WHERE I COULD MAKE ALL THE MUSIC FLOW;RANGE OF RHYTHMIC SONORITIES AND FUSE IT WITH HARMONIC IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF STYLES AND GENRES OF AN ENTIRE CUBAN ,LATIN AMERICAN,NORTH AMERICA AND EVEN MY DAYS IN KOREA WITH ITS PERCUSSIONS.
IN ADDICTION,AN ACCUMULATION OF EXPERIENCES OF 20 YEARS IN SCENIC COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AS A DRUMMER.MUSICAL COMPOSITION IS ONE MORE REASON TO BE SOUND IN THE CONTEXT OF A WHOLE RANGE OF MUSICAL SOUNDS THAT RANGE FROM FUNK,GOSPEL,TRADITIONAL CUBAN CHANGÜÍ TO THE SAMULNORI AND THE PANSORI SYMBOL OF TRADITIONAL KOREAN MUSIC
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Interview with Alain Ortiz Samada
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I WORKED ON AN ALBUM CALLED DOCE DE COCO STARRING A YOUNG LATIN AMERICAN AUSTRIAN SAXOPHONIST NAMED ELIANA MÜLER.I FEEL PROUD BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO RECORD BRAZILIAN MUSIC FROM MY HUMBLE DRUMMER AND SOUD LIKE SUCH .
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: WITH A CHILEN-MEXICAN PRODUCER NAMED RAUL GUTIERREZ VILLANUEVA MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF THE XALLI BIG BAND TO WHOM I AM RECOMMENDING sound better.comm
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: OF COURSE:JULIO VALDES FUENTES .
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: ANALOG BECAUSE IT IS SEEME MORE NATURAL AND SPONTANEOUS.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: TRY MUCH HARDER UNTIL THE CLIENTS ARE SATISFIED AND WITH THE RESULT.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: DO YOU HAVE A GOOD RECORDING EQUIPMENT?.IT IS NOT THE MOST POWERFUL ON THE MARKET,BUT I MANAGE WELL WITH IT..........AND SEND THE PHOTOS .😉
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you can't record without sheet music, and with 3 microphones.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: AT WHAT SPEED DO YOU WANT THAT I RECORD EACH TRACK?????(I record with metronome unless the client tells me not to!!!!!)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: PLEASE BE HONEST WITH ME ABOUT THE QUALITY OF MY WORK. 🙏🏿
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MY BIBLE,MY ACOUSTIC PIANO ,MY DRUMS SET,MY CAJON FLAMENCO,A TOOTHBRUSH .
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: -FOR ME MUSIC WAS ALWAYS A SERIOUS FUN UNTIL MY SON WAS BORN IN CORONA VIRUS TIME ,THAT'S WHEN I REALIZED THAT IT IS MY BUSINESS 🙈. - ADD AN EXPERIENCE OF 20 YEARS .
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: FAN OF EVERYTHING MUSICAL WITH ROOTS IN FOLKLORE FROM THE AMERICAS TO SOUTHEAST ASIA.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: ISRAEL HOGHTON,GADIEL ESPINOZA,RAMON VALLE,PAQUITO DE RIVERA,QUINCY JONES
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL THAT THE MICROPHONE FEET DO NOT RUB AGAINST EACH OTHER OR TOUCH THE DRUM IRONS BECAUSE IT CAN CREATE NOISE,WHISH WILL HINDER THE AUDIO QUALITY IN THE RECORDING .
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: JAZZ,CUBAN MUSIC, LATIN JAZZ, GOSPEL, FOLK.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: PLAY ALIVE & RECORD DRUMS .
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I LIKE TO PROVIDE RICH MUSICALITY BY TREATING THE DRUMS & PERCUSSIONS AS A MELODIC HARMONIC.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I WORK FLUIDLY AND DELIVER THE CLUE WHEN THE CLIENT TELLS ME .
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 18I20 AUDIO INTERFACE,DRUM SESSION MICROPHONE AKG,DRUMS SET PDP BY DW,SNARE PDP BY DW & YAMAHA ,CYMBALS BOSPHORUS,ISTAMBUL AGOP,SABIAN ,MACBOOK PRO 13 M1,REAPER DAW, AURICULARES VICFIRTH .
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: HORACIO EL NEGRO HERNANDEZ ,VINNI COLAIUTA RAUL GUTIERREZ VILLANUEVA.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: DRUMS RECORDINGS SEND ALL 8 TRACKS CLEAN.