Hi, I'm Leo, I live in Barcelona where I work as a full time pianist and music producer. In my 25 year career I've been lucky enough to record and produce for famous artists and brands, develop my own artistic projects and collaborate with hundreds of artists.
Hire me for: backing piano for your vocals, a piano cover of your favourite song, an advanced harmonization of your jazz composition, sick rhodes chords for your R&B or Neo Soul track, synths or pad layers for your electronic track, those piano licks and riffs that spice up your blues or rock song, full arrangement and production of your track (including hi quality analog mix and mastering).
I have a complete educational background (from jazz and modern to classical up to electronics, music production, mix and mastering) and a lot of experience in online sessions with almost 2k accomplished gigs and top placements in all the most relevant platforms.
Before placing an order please drop me a message to discuss availability and prices. I'll ask you to send me your material (demo, rough mix etc) and some infos about what you're looking for, better if accompanied with specific references. After that I'll let you know the exact day of the delivery. I don't really put a limit on revisions but if the briefing is clear often they're not even needed.
I speak English, Español and Italiano
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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1062 Reviews - 106 Repeat ClientsEndorse Leo Music Design
Leo delivered the product on time as promised. A true master of his art by adding his personal touch to bring my composition alive.
Absolute professional! Beautiful keys that perfectly finished my song!
I will use Leo again!
I have now worked on several projects with Leo and am certainly looking forward to working with him again in the future. He is truly a master in his craft with an incredibly well-trained ear and great sense of detail. Thank you Leo!
Excellent Service. Great Sound!
We had a very nice collaboration with Leo. He is a true professional and his piano playing skills will not disappoint you.
Delivered on time as promised! Always fast, professional and courteous!
It’s been pleasure working with Leo again. He did a rush order for me and did an exceptional job. Fast delivery and professional service … Highly recommend!!
Fantastic job as always, thank you Leo!:)
Thx leo !
Great as always!
Leo is an extraordinary musician! Never stops to surprise me with his stunning tracks
Excellent work! Very professional!
The best ;-)
I will sum up my experience with Leo in one word - perfection!
Great as always!
Leo was incredible! Extremely professional and talented, he communicated in a timely manner, and most of all the material I receive was great! He’s the definition of “above & beyond”, he provided multiple versions to make sure that I was 100% happy with his work!
Truly a stand out act and super nice guy too! Highly recommend!!!
Leo is a very talented musician, patient and professional, great to work with will definitely be hiring him in the near future ..
Leo took a rough demo and provided a beautiful backing instrumental for it. Great communication and timing. Looking forward to working with him again. :)
Interview with Leo Music Design
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: NU EPOQUE: www.nuepoque.com. I really like the music and it involves my best skills (keybpardist, producer, arranger, live performing and improvisation)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll be 100% happy in the end. If you won't I have no problem in keep working on it or cancel the order without charging anything... but in more than 100 works done in Soundbetter and Airgigs, with a feedback of 100%, that never happened. ;)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That is creative.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: - Do you think you can do this for me? - Yea, sure. :)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That electronic music can't reach the same prestige of jazz or classical. Having done Doing both I realized that a mix of an electronic track could be as difficult, time consuming and demanding as an arrangement for a jazz big band or a symphonic orchestra.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is there an artist would you like your music to sound like? Do you prefer your music to be completely original and unheard instead?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to look for references for the piano/production style that you expect from me. Be as specific as possible in your requests.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Elaquent, Stimming, Kaytranada because they're my favourite producers and I would learn a lot. Also I would like to produce music for artists like Solange, Bjork... because you have to be very creative and experimental
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you work in the box and you have a good sound interface with good preamps and low noise, use in/out loops re-recording stems into the daw whenever you want to add some density and saturation to sounds that feel too artificial, cheap and poor.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Here Pop/rock songs, in my other activities outside Soundbetter: Jazz, Nu Soul, electronics.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The piano playing I think, and my knowledge about harmony and music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen carefully to the material that the client sends me, his references and indications. Then I make a chart of the song and start producing/recording some draft and sometimes I send it to the client already to see if we're going in the right direction. Often I deliver directly the complete work and most of the times the client is very happy and doesn't need any further revision. But when they do I'm available for all the revisions they need. After the work is completed we leave each other a feedback.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Im my acoustically treated studio I work with an iMac connected to a a metric halo sound interface (top quality converters, 2+8 ins and outs). I Have a Nord Stage piano, some midi controllers for Virtual Instruments (Native Instruments, Spectrasonic etc.). Top quality speakers (Klein and Hummel O300) and a classic analog compressor: API2500.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: - On my project NU EPOQUE: www.nuepoque.com. - On the production of a project of an artist called Klaymax - Arranging two songs of a client of Airgigs who sent me just the vocals of his original songs and want me to develop the chord progression and the piano accompaniment.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for texture, character and color, digital for editing, organizing and control.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Piano, computer, speakers, sound interface, micro
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started studying piano at 6. Became a pro jazz musician at 18. Got into electronics and production at 24. Since then I've been working only with music. I'm 34 now.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What the client ask for! :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Elaquent, Stimming, Kaytranada, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Morricone...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Piano track for a song, arrangement of an original composition of a client (in solo piano or with many instruments), Solo piano versions of famous songs.