Loves to work on any genre of music! Specializes in drum performance and beats. Willing to take on new roles as far as producing!
Session drummer (Associates in drum performance from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA), Certificates in Audio Engineering, Live Sound, and Post Production (all from MI as well), producer. Works closely with production team behind emerging indie asks such as, Lovelytheband, Smallpools, Dreamers, and Weathers. I am able to do mixes and vocal tunings remotely! I also have access to a recording studio!
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Interview with Jason Rodriguez
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals with your music? How many songs would you like to have?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you're straight forward in what you like, let me know! All about building a foundation for future collaboration!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a drum kit, a guitar, a laptop, interface, condenser mic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is of a full-time musician. I would also love to have some producer/engineering credits as well. I have been playing music/self recording for about 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style would be relaxed but consistent
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with the French artist, Fhin. His production and sound choices are so amazing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't limit yourself! Music may be subjective but that shouldn't stop your creativity or curiosity!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on indie pop. I've also done rock, Hawaiian, and even kid's songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is persistence. I basically won't rest until a song I do has been perfected as much as possible!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring creativity and more life to a song. I experiment with an array of sounds to see what fits best.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A typical work process for me is listening to the song in its entirety and labeling sections as I go. Clean up the tracks (labeling, color coding, etc). I typically start with the drums (if live) and build from there!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Have access to a great studio in Torrance! Amazing live room with some fantastic microphones (Telefunken, Shure, AKG, Sennheiser) Amazing outboard gear for processing and 5 different drum kits to choose from!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common work at the moment is comping/tuning vocals along with some mixing.