Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Arraging this song I told you. Also be part of the band of José Luis "El Puma" Rodriguez.
What are you working on at the moment?
Arragements for a song will be send on iTunes, I'm arranging string cello, drums, percussion, bass, mixing and mastering. Great, grat song!!!
Analog or digital and why?
Analog to take that old sound and classic, it's vital for ears. Digital when I want to create ambients and FX's.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Conserve the spirit of the song and reproduce their tought in music.
What do you like most about your job?
When the artist says "I want to sell this song" and can't stop listening.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Time, mostly are happy when hear their song made.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Not do the first question "let's talk about your song... it's the only one? do you have more? what's your concept". With this we gained a lot of time...
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
First talk about his song, if will be part of an album, about the concept, and references.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you have a song and want to take it to another level, what music is sounding on top.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer, Line 6 DL4, Fender Jaguar, Vox AC30, Acoustic guitar.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
18 years musician.
How would you describe your style?
I play rock, pop, film music, love classical music also, but I don't have an specific style.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Nigel Godrich. His ideas...
Can you share one music production tip?
Ask musician how do you want to sounds like? (not imitation, but stronger guitars, distorted snares, slapback effects) and take music to that tought.
When a song sound good, I don't like modify so much, I prefer work with musician.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, pop, ballads, in others.
What's your strongest skill?
Flow in arragements, post-production, FX's, record guitars and create big ambients.
What do you bring to a song?
The tought, and intention of the musician, because it's very important, I learned that of Gordon Raphael producing process.
What's your typical work process?
I like to know first about the music and references of the artist, because many times we don't met before, we need to talk first a little. That can be more easy to the music process and accelerate times, I can take an idea different from artist, so, we need to talk first and work later.
I love produce taking what is on the mind of musician and express it in music. How do you want to sound your music? Ok, let's take it to that and more!
Also, we hear what kind of music is sounding right now on top, we need to take music very, very high.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Waves plugins complete, and many plugins. Presonus Audiobox 44vsl, Shure sm57, Audio Technica AT2035, guitars, pedals, etc.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Gordon Raphael, Oscar "Chino" Asencio, John Williams, etc.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Music arrangement, produce full songs, Backing tracks, record guitars (Electric, Acoustic), also string arragement, synths and some pianos.