Session pianist/keyboardist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have spent recording and performing in the rock/pop industry.
Hi! My Name is José Maradei, I've been producing music for 15 years.
I offer my services as a music producer, session pianist, recording and mixing engineer.
I am full-time musician based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'd be thrilled to record any keys parts you're looking for, be it acoustic piano, hammond B3 or any other organic sounds as well as any synthesizers and quirky textures if that's what you need. I can also do vocals for you. I can sing BGV or lead if needed. I have a home studio with everything that it needs to get you great sounding tracks.
I can mix your track for you or do full-on production if that's what you need. The sample medley is a few songs that I did all the steps for here at my studio.
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- Alan Parsons
- Abril Sosa
- Cuentos Borgeanos
- Richard Coleman
- Cielo Razzo
- Dante Spinetta
- Guillermo Vadalá
- Alejandro Lerner
- Diego Rolón
- Tarja Turunen
- Gordon Raphael
- Teresa Parodi
- Horacio Guaraní
- Gustavo Cordera
- Las Pastillas del Abuelo
- Lea Bensasson
- Kevin Johansen
- "Alambre" Gonzalez
- Mavi Diaz
- Kenyatta Hill
- Luis Bravo's Forever Tango
- Juan Pablo Chapital
- javier malosetti
- Tweety Gonzalez
- Waldo Madera
- "Bolsa" Gonzalez
- Luciana Segovia
- Los Gardelitos
- Jordan Rudess
10 ReviewsEndorse José Maradei
José is a great sound engineer, he has too much experience mixing with analog gear. One of my favorite engineers.
Fantastic Engineer and Keys player. Every time I've worked with Jose we had a blast. 100% recommended!
Amazing keyboard player and producer! Jose nails it when it comes to find the sounds for your song. Very recommended!
Jose is an excellent piano player, he is a SUPER kind and sweet person, it is a pleasure to work with him. He recorded keyboards and synths on tracks I've produced with awesome results, also he worked in the pre-production of some of them and he delivered all of the tracks and edits with perfection.
I highly recommend his services!!!
Jose has an excellent taste to create amazing keyboard tracks. Great professional
Jose knows how to deliver professional piano and synths tracks. Looking forward for the next one!
The greatest mixing board tuner of all times
I have worked with Jose several times, he has always known how to interpret what i wanted, he plays exquisitely , great comunication, fast delivery!
Working with Jose is just a pleasure. He knows exactly how to enhance the artist's vision. Don't hesitate to confide your art to him!
Jose gave me some fantastic options for a project I'm working on. I highly recommend hiring him!
Interview with José Maradei
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classic Pop/Rock.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A project that I worked on and I am proud of is Luciana Segovia's album, in which I worked on the composition and production, on vocal arrangements, I recorded pianos and keyboards, I was a vocal coach and a recording engineer, among other things.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working on the mix of the new album by Hernán Onírico, recording keyboards for a Chinese production and on two new productions for Argentina and Venezuela.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, I have many great friends and colleagues at SoundBetter that I could recommend.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: the best of both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I will deliver professional quality audio at a very low cost.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My answer is: recording music It's like buying a car, it can be done very cheaply but there are no limits to spend. That is why I insist that they define how much they can spend.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The question I get asked most frequently is: how much does your job cost?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The most common misconception is that I can record any instrument.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask potential clients what music they listen to, what references they would use for their work, how long they need to have the work done and what is the estimated budget for the work.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advise him to find as many references as possible, to record a good demo and to try to find out how much budget he will have for his production.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: - Laptop. - Audio Interface. - Condenser Microphone. - Midi Controller. - Headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been working professionally in the music industry since 2008.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Bruno Mars because he is the best and I love his music!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: have a good conversation with the client to be able to know exactly what he needs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on pop, rock, reggae and melodic music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Me. strongest skill is arranging and recording pianos and synths.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can give a song professional arrangements for piano, keyboards and synthesizers. I can also perform professional multitrack mixing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process mainly begins with having a conversation with the artist to better understand what they expect from my service. I ask for demos and previews to listen to and as many references as possible to make sure I get what the artist needs. Once the process has started, I record several shots of the instrument that is required, always keeping in touch and sending samples to make sure it is what the client wants. Finished the process with the client's confirmation, I deliver the files in high quality format.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Yamaha Motif Rack ES, Yamaha p-105, Novation ReMote SL 61, Avid Mbox Pro, DBX386 dual vacuum tube preamp, FMR Really Nice Compresor, Avantone CV-12, Cascade Fat Head 2, Avid Pro Tools 2022, Arturia V Collection 8, Native Instruments Kontakt Libraries, Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Beatles, Queen, Elton John, Muse, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Charly García, Fito Paez, Gustavo Cerati, Amy Winehouse, Adele.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is piano, keyboard, and synth recording.