Welcome! I am an independent Colombian artist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger. Currently based in Miami, I have 5 years of experience performing both live and in studio for multiple artists. I am a versatile performer when it comes to genres and vibes and I am very passionate and responsible about my craft.
I am a bilingual musician capable of many tasks. I am a trained vocalist and musician (EMMAT - Colombia's Berklee Global Partners), avid percussionist (latin drums and genres), arranger and songwriter. I am able to enrich your projects with my talents at a great level. I come from a latin-fusion and folklore based background, something that I enjoy deeply.
What I do best:
- Cajon player (multiple genres)
- Guitar player
- Percussion arranger
- Demo producer
How it usually goes: Send over your tracks and proposal. We'll go back and forth until we're in agreement. Once the project is funded, my job begins! Depending on the complexity, I can have results within the same week.
I appreciate direct and friendly communication. I am open to meeting new colleagues and creating a safe network for us to grow. Whatever it is that the project needs, we'll reach it!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Nat Rueda
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Anamaría Laroc & Lanacrusa. This project debuted with a 3-song EP. I was the songwriter for 2 out of the 3 songs and contributed highly as an arranger in the recording process. You look for it on YouTube ;)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I am latin music oriented 100%. It is the base of my performance, of my execution and of my main influence. I am mostly very tropical oriented-- Salsa, Boleros, Guaguancos, Tropi-pop, Cumbia. However, I love bringing those latin details to Pop, Rock, RnB, Reggae, etc.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start by defining what the course of the project is: Genre, influences, tempo, key, etc. After I allow myself to go through songs by playing around until the arrangement is clear and set between me and the other people involved.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Starting and growing! Right now I record with my trusty UA Volt 2 interface and my Audio Technica AT2020 condenser microphone. I have a beautiful Meinl Cajon and an Alesis Nitro E-Drum kit.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have followed closely the work of many artists such as Vale, Nicole Zignago, Juliana Velásquez, Natalia Lafourcade, etc. I also enjoy the work of producers like Vago Galindo, Juan Pablo Vega, etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have mostly acted as a performer, both live and in-studio. Percussion and singing are my main focuses and my colleagues have trusted my criteria and delivery.