Doing it, living it. American born Chilean raised singer. My music career started with classical piano training finishing at Berklee College of Music voice training with Paula Cole among others, songwriting and production. I have had the privilege to perform for/with grammy awarded musicians Jacob Collier at MIT 2016 and AR Rahman at BSO 2014.
- Singing -
I have great experience recording for artists, composers, producers from different styles. My strengths are electronic, indie, folk. (Spanish, English)
- Piano -
I have recorded piano for singles and albums. Also composed piano parts for songs.
- Songwriting -
I have my own project and I collaborate with bunch of producers, singers, singer-songwriters.
- Recording & Production -
I work with a home set up mostly effective to record sound for videos with an 8x8 mixer and mics accordingly to the needs. I edit in Pro Tools and fix vocals with Melodyne. This works perfect for an emerging independent artist who needs an affordable price. I record and edit vocals (coaching included) , I record audio for acoustic set up home-studio videos as well.
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Interview with Gretch
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My band. I was the lead singer, songwriter, played piano and acoustic guitar. It was awesome to give an organiz shape to songs with the support of the band members.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own new performance set up.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both with a tendency to analog. I was raised as a classical pianist, wood is the key, warm is the keeper.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We would work hard to make it happen.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating a song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How can I record this? How should I finish the verse? What is a good hook? How can I sound better?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I do everything.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's their goal. What do they like, whats the purpose of the project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking to organize your music parts, songwriting, sessions or workflow Im that person. Put things together basically.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, acoustic piano, paper, pen and drum set.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have played music my whole live. I have been writing songs since 5 years ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Coldplay. I love how the band approaches the songwriting and the music for it. I love how any delicate topic turns out to be a positive trait and natural.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: don't overthink and accept what flows.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, acoustic, indie.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Interpretation specially in vocal performance.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Your own vibe. The song belongs to the one who makes it and it will come out as how you feel it.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to work with vocalists one on one, songwriters and acoustic or solo artists/producers. I like to have a nice talk with people to get their vibe and see what they would like to talk about and what kind of sound do they posses.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very fundamental studio set up. Mic Rode NT1A condenser mic, Classical Cordoba Guitar, Focusrite Interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bjork, Coldplay, Bonobo, Emily Wells, Bon Iver, James Blake, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Jacob Collier, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Janis Joplin, Liane LaHavas
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do is record vocals , play piano and assist in studio recordings.