Violinist, arranger, composer and producer.
I am a professional violinist and multi-instrumentalist with over 15 years of studio recording experience. I define myself as a versatile violinist capable of adapting to different musical styles and empathic, I usually know what artists are looking for their songs.
I can record violins in different styles: pop, folk, blues, swing, world, tango and classical, with a clean and tuned sound or a little more greasy if the style requires it.
I also do chamber and orchestral arrangements that can add brightness and depth to your songs.
I have studied recording techniques and music production and I have a home studio from where I can record with a professional sound.
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Interview with Luis G. Moya
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recording a song for an independent artist. She had some ideas about how she wanted her song to sound and I knew how to come up with her ideas and contribute some new ones that improved it considerably.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am in the process of producing my own songs and I also teach musical language
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because right now it is the most practical for me and very good results are achieved
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do everything in my power to make your song convey the desired emotion
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That there are many different things to do, it is very creative and each job is different from the previous one. I never stop learning
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The impatience to hear the end result
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you imagine your song? What references do you have of other songs or artists? What emotion do you want your song to convey?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be transparent with what you need and trust me when you don't know what you want
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, violin, mic, computer and interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing the violin when I was 6 years old. I finished high school and I have always liked having one foot in popular music and the other in academics. I started with music production when I finished my violin career in 2008
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile and a bit brooding with glimpses of optimism
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Michael Kiwanuka. Because I completely connect with the depth of his songs
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen and empathize with the artist. Your goal is for their song to come to life
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Traditional music with jazz influences
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest ability is empathy and musical intuition
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think what my clients tell me most is that I bring beauty and depth to their songs
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I usually write a script of the song, chords, melody, lyrics ... Then I start to work on the structure and the first arrangements. After several tests I make decisions and start the production process
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small recording studio in a soundproof room. An Audient ID44 interface and several microphones for recording: - AT 4040 - AT 2031 - Shure SM 57 I record with Logic Pro X
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Bird, Michael Kiwanuka, Lauren Henderson, Rachel & Vilray, Silvia Pérez Cruz, Stephan Grappelli, Stuff Smith...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: String arrangements, solo violin recording, songwriting and production