Session Artist, Guitar Player
Over 100 recording Credits, including a Latin Grammy Award for recording guitars on Latin Grammy Winner (2014) Album "Fonseca Sinfónico"
My name is Santiago Torres. I`m a Musician and Guitar Player based in Bogotá, Colombia with over 100 recording credits with many of Colombian Top Artists and a Latin Grammy award for participating on Colombian Top Artist Fonseca`s Latin Grammy winner Album in 2014. I work as a studio guitar player and I love to record guitar tracks from my studio "The Pick Room Studio" where I have different bunch of guitars, amplifiers, pedals, effects, microphones, audio equipment and stuff!
I have experience playing and recording different genres, such as Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Country, Merengue, Bachata, Latin, and folk stuff and I`m able to record Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Nylon Guitars, so Ukelele and Mandolin as well.
I would love to contribute and record on your track and I guarantee you the best audio quality possible! If you`re interested on working with me, please contact me or let's get connected on my social network to see more about my work as a guitar player:
Facebook Page: facebook.com/SantiTorresLynett
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Interview with Santiago Torres
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "Fonseca Sinfónico": it is an album from a top Colombian artist "Fonseca" where I participated recording acoustic and electric guitars. It was made in 3 days, playing all together with hall symphonic orquestra in the same room. Great and unique experience, by the way, we won a Latin Grammy in 2014
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My studio (The Pickroom Studio) and touring with different Colombian artists
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Juan Guillermo Aguilar: Awesome dude, better drummer and percusionista
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog! Less buttons, real sound, better quality (for me)!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The will definitely be deeply happy and exited about how guitars sound on their songs
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The passion I put on every track! I try to do my best in every single note!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: You want me to record all guitars ? Acoustic, electrics, ukelele, mandolin...?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to have a certain reference about the sound of the song. That helps a lot on working on guitar tone
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A fender stratocaster, an apogee one, and A MacBook Pro
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been recording professionally about 8 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fresh, modern and versatile
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Keith Urban: That's my favorite electric guitar tone!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Class A mic pre for electric guitars. Such a 1073!!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Ballads, Pop Rock, Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Patient and extremely focused on get the perfect take
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A different taste and personality based on the music that I've worked with
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: To define parts. Then to record acoustic guitars, electrics at end
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work on Logic Pro X using an apogee Quartet as my main DAW. I have 2 mic pre (Universal Audio 710, Black Lion B173) that match perfect with my microphones. I'm actually recording electric guitars with an IsoBox, where I have a 1x12 Cab miking with a Telefunken M80. It goes straight to the B173, then to Apogee Quartet. That's my main chain. UA710 is used to record acoustic guitars with a Blue Baby Bottle mic or a Audiotechnica 4041 Mic. That's it! If you wanna see and listed more, please check this video I Made: https://youtu.be/TzBWIOYOY88
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dann Huff, Tim Pierce, Tom Bukovac, Steve Lukather
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: To record and develope acoustic and Electrig Guitars parts. Also to create a Solo Guitar