Ramon Yslas

Percussion:all styles, remote

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Chicago,Paul Stanley,Christina Aguilera,Marcus Miller,The Voice,David Sanborn and many others.

I have recorded on Grammy award winning and nominated songs, most recent: Bob James 2024 Nominated Jazz Album of the Year. Please visit my website for more info.
www.yslas.com
I deliver high quality performance with high quality recording equipment. All of my clients are very satisfied with the work delivered.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Ramon Yslas
  • Shadowfax
  • Shadowfax
  • Yussi* & Django*
  • Shadowfax
  • Shadowfax
  • Christopher Franke
  • Strunz & Farah
  • Strunz & Farah
  • Alvaro Torres
  • Eric Henderson
  • Armen Chakmakian
  • Various
  • David Ornette Cherry
  • Jeff Kashiwa
  • 98°*
  • The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2)
  • Strunz & Farah
  • Juan Carlos Quintero
  • Sean Franks
  • Graciela Beltrán
  • The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2)
  • Strunz & Farah
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Strunz & Farah
  • Taylor Hicks
  • Peter White
  • Spock's Beard
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Various
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Luz Casal
  • Peter White
  • Luz*
  • Marcus Miller
  • Peter White
  • Bárbara Padilla
  • Julia Fordham
  • Peter White
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Jim Stubblefield
  • Mark Barnwell
  • Adam Hawley
  • Teodora Enache
  • Peter White
  • Brian Simpson
  • Jim Stubblefield
  • Michelle Coltrane (2)
  • Carmen Cuesta With Chuck Loeb
  • Trombone Shorty
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Brian Simpson
  • Dave Koz And Friends*, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Aubrey Logan
  • Rita Coolidge
  • Shadowfax
  • Shadowfax
  • Shadowfax
  • Chicago (2)
  • Adam Hawley
  • Zac Matthews
  • Adam Hawley
  • Brian Simpson & Steve Oliver (4)
  • Shadowfax
  • Shadowfax
  • Adam Hawley
  • Paul Stanley's Soul Station
  • Wakana*
  • Stefani Sikora
  • Chicago (2)
  • Murphy's Law (10)
  • Los Pinguos
  • Fernando Ortega
  • Peter White
  • Peter White
  • Peter White
  • Brian Simpson
  • Jeff Kashiwa
  • Carmen Cuesta With Chuck Loeb
  • Brian Simpson
  • Brian Simpson & Steve Oliver (4)
  • Paul Stanley's Soul Station
  • Chicago (2)
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Peter White
  • Christina Aguilera

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Chris M.
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    Excellent and quick, very pleased with the results. Thanks so much Ramon.

  2. Review by Adam Hawley
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    by Adam Hawley

    Ramon has been recording percussion for me for over 10 years; he always plays great and gets a fantastic sound. He can do “meat and potatoes” or provide some really inventive and unique textures as well. Cannot recommend any higher, bravo!

Interview with Ramon Yslas

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Really enjoyed recording percussion for Jonathan Butler, his music has a lot of energy and I get to be very creative with the percussion.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Working with a songwriter-producer, Adam Hawley, he sends tracks every so often.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: if you need any guitar tracks, reach out to Tariqh Akoni

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I like them both, but analog has more body, BUT you can deliver that with digital as well.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: My clients will always be happy with my percussion recordings, and hopefully coming back for more sessions.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The fact that is does not feel like a job, because I love what I do.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How fast can you have this done ? lol Depends on how much I have to record, usual turn around time is a day or two.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Some people think percussion is only for latin music, when in fact percussion fits all styles perfectly. It has to be played appropriately for the style, and that's where I come in.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Is there any specific percussion instruments you want on the song? What is your timeline ?

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: bongos, pandiero (brazilian drum), guitar, cajon, flute.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I have always wanted to be a drummer/percussionist, and educator in the music industry. I have been performing, recording for over 25 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Easy approach and always listening to the conversation, whether it's music or something to talk about.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: There are so many!! Sting and John Mayer come to mind because I feel I could add some great percussion to their music.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: I always like placing the microphone above, facing downward when recording the shakers and tambourines..it seems to capture the full movement of the instruments.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: I work on all styles of music. One day, I had to deliver a track for a country artist in Nashville, and later that day a rock track for an artist in New York.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My timing is at the top of the list, but I also have the ears to hear what instruments fit the song as well.

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: I do my best to lift the song and play for the song.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: I begin by listening to the song, then making notes as to which percussion instruments are needed. I usually begin with the 'glue' instruments first:shaker, tambourines, then move into the hand drums and always reviewing what I recorded as I move forward.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I run Protools, with Blu Robbie pre-amps, and Austrian Audio Microphones. I have a huge selection of percussion instruments from around the world to deliver whatever is needed for the song.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: All styles are inspirational if the music is real. If a song grabs my attention,I'm full ears and heart. I enjoy the clarity of each instrument or voice on a professionally produced album.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: I create a foundation of percussion for most recordings. I record what the song needs and if needed, I get creative with the sounds of the instruments.

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  • Austrian Audio
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