Arbey Valencia Hernández

Saxophonist - Producer - Mix E

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Colombian session saxophonist, recording engineer (Latin Grammy nominee 2020), mix and mastering engineer. Father of 2 beautiful Kids.

Session Saxophonist, music producer, recording and mixing engineer. (Latin Grammy nominee 2020)

20 years of experience on music, several tours to Europe, Asia and america. Specialized on Jazz, Pop, Orchestal, Latin, and Colombian folklore.

As saxophone player, my style of playing could be referenced to various artists like: Ed calle, Eric Marienthal, David Sanborn, among other jazz interpreters.

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  1. Review by David lopera
    by David lopera

    He hecho dos producciones con Arbey Valencia , productor de Las palmeras estudio . Y definitivamente no pude haber tomado una mejor decisión para obtener un sonido cálido y preciso tanto en mezcla como master. De lo mejor que tiene Medellín para ofrecer en la producción

Interview with Arbey Valencia Hernández

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I worked as recording engineer for "Los Cumbia Stars" and we won a Latin Grammy Nomination on 2020

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: As Producer and CEO of my own record Label

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Jey Jiménez (Mastering Engineer)

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, because both have strong qualities

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Honesty, passion for their music, return if not happy.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Recording good quality material and mixing as if i was the director of the band.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Have you worked on this style of music before? Answer: Of course! (If i did)

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Super loud masters.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What would you expect working with me?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Check what the provider has done and if it fits your taste and concept.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: An apollo X, Neumann U67, Sax, Headphones, Computer.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: 25 years as saxophone player playing jazz, orchestral, Smooth Jazz and Latin music. 14 years as a producer and engineer.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Passionate for music and good sound.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Michael Bublé, Steve Wonder, Tony Bennet and The Weekend. I feel that i conect with the kind of music and concept they developed trough the years.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: You can record with the highest equipement, but without concept or emotion there´s nothing there.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Salsa, Pop, Latin, Orchestral

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Playng Saxophone, recording and mixing.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: My experience as musician and producer. Emocional content above everything

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I always prefer working from the scracth, because a mix or even mastering is dictated by the recording process and the concept that as a producer i develop with the artist. But, of course i also do mixing following the idea or goal that the artist wants to achieve. Same applies for mastering.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My main interface is UA Apollo 8P, Apollo Twin and UAD plugins. Microphones: TG Abbey Road (Chandler Limited), AT 4047 (audiotechnica), Royer Labs R10, Seneiser MD 421, Shure SM 57, Console: Ramsa 8118 Console (refurbished) Dangerous D-box summing amplifier Preamplifiers: Focusrite Isa One, Warm audio 273, Focusrite Octopre Compresors: WA76 (Refurbished)

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Adrew Scheps, Al Schmitt (Mainly), Serban Ghenea.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I record, mix a master for clients not only in Colombia but for people in Spain, Canada and USA. Also, i record sax solos for jazz, smooth jazz, pop and rock songs.

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I was the Mix and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

50% at begining of the project as advance and 50% at the end. If you are not pleased with the result (that`s not going to happen) there wil be no charge and i´ll return half of the advance (25%).

GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Apollo 8
  • Apollo Twin
  • Focusrite octo pre
  • Ramsa console WR8118
  • Dangerous D-box summing amplifier
  • AT 4047
  • TG Abbey Road Microphone
  • Royer Labs R10
  • Senheiser MD421
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