Bass player, reggae producer, jamaican music lover, good vibes and good energy in your songs. Let´s make some music!
I have been studying and recording jamaican music from long time ago.
Touring, producing, working on the business with love and good vibes
Here you can find electric bass sessions, production, and song writing.
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Interview with Leon Velez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: i did two albums with my last band called "Providencia" those album were a huge success here and my role was to write some song, specially on the first one, and do the music with my last partner. The second album was a huge success too and i was there as a composer, bass player and producer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working in my third album, the first LP of Mística. We are on the song writing.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new here but shure i will find some partners from musical escene.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both We have no time to be radical. We can take advantage the best from both sides.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will find here a good soldier to make sound your songs in the right way
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: i am happy doing this, this is the real life
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They asked me about the sub-genre of the song / I always try to explain them some highlights of jamaican music They asked me about my experiences in Jamaica / I have a lot of good memories there.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people say the reggae music is easy. We play few notes the say that should be easy. They are wrong.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I would like to know about the reason why you wrote the song.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking for the right sound for jamaican music, i am here to work with love and good vibes.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mic / Laptop / Midi controller / Headphones / Interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in 2000 and from that time i never stopped to recording, touring and working for this
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Good Vibes / Discipline / Dedication / Love
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Actually Stephen Marley is one of my biggest references to work some day because he is still working to keep the sound of the reggae music alive.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Each song has to be a success...that´s the most important tip
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jamaican Music (Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady, Dancehall)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bass player is the strongest
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: a special flavor with good vibes and good work team
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When i am producnig first i work on the armony and the voice melody, after that i start to work on the drum and bass.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: i have a production studio Mackie CR-3 Reason 7 Fender Precision ´78 Ephiphone Riviera Oxygen 49 Akai mini 25
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Marley and the wailers was the initial inspiration for me, after that i researched all the jamaican musica and i loved it.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I use to record basslines and in some cases i use to do all the entire production of the song.