Alan Valdez

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Metal Musician Certified by Steinberg with a degree in Classical guitar, love to use Cubase and make noise. Equipment: Cubase Pro 10, Steinberg UR22 recording interface, Halion Symphonic Orchestra, The Grand 3, Padshop Pro, Groove Agent 4 + Metal Essential drum kit, Roland TR-707, Polyverse (I Wish, Manipulator, Gatekeeper) KV331 (Synthmaster 2.9, Synthmaster One) Beatmaker (Horror Box XL, Romplay 2, 808 Bass Module, ATMOS, RETROX, RVK808, SL Drums 2, Dirty Chords, Bassik) McDSP (6050 Ultimate Channel Strip) Cableguys (Halftime) Future Audio Workshop (Circle²) Sugar Bytes (WOW2, Cyclop) Steven Slate (Trigger 2 Deluxe), Melda Productions (Free, Creative FX Bundles) Waves (SSL G Channel, Channel G Bus Compressor, Gold Bundle, F6, NX, Flow Motion) Hornet Plugins (Tape, AutoGainPro, Vu Meter MK3, AutoGainProMK2, SongKey MK2, CompExp, Harmonics, Angle) Izotope (Vinyl, Trash 2, Nectar 2, VocalSynth, Neutron 2, Ozone 8, DDLY) DADA LIFE (Sausage Fattener, Endless Smile) Kilohearts (Disperser, Snap Heap, 3 Band Eq, Delay, Limiter, Chorus, Gain, Stereo) Soundspot (Renegade Mini, Percolate, KickBox, Propane, Overtone, Fat Filter, MSW1, Nebula) Sennheiser (AMBEO) Sonivox (Vocalizer Pro) Surreal Machines (Diffuse) Positive Grid (Pro EQ, Delay) Freakshow Industries (ksamkcaB, Dumpster Fire) Eventide (EQuivocate) u-he (TyrellN6) Audio Assault (Head Crusher, Dominator, Grind Machine II) Overloud (GEM EQ550) Boz Digital Labs (Bark of Dog 1 and 2, Gate Watey, Little Clipper) W.A. (Pumper, ComBear) BeatSkills (Max1, Slam Dawn) Beta testing SIMPLE from Christ St`Atbyn, Air (Xpand2, Hybrid 3 + Expansions, Vacuum Pro + Expansion, Loom Classic) XferRecords (Serum) Lennar Digital (Sylenth1), Oxygen 49, Alesis SR 18, DFH Superior, Variax Guitar, Line 6 POD HD 500, Dean Baby Z Guitar, Schecter Hellraiser Deluxe, Jim Dunlop Slides, custom classical guitar by Jaime Rueda, my own signature air Guitar with invisible Daddario strings, Balalaika, M- Audio Monitors, Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones, a bottle with Mickey Mouse printed on it full of water and a chair.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Everything! When i was only a teenager i didn't had any friends, just my guitar and me.

What is your music dream?

To be loved by the things i do and enjoy!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Teaching kids to love music, and to love art, they will be better persons one day!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Sepultura, Staind, Disturbed, Korn, Noisia, Infected Mushroom, Venetian Snares

What inspires you to make music?

Everything! I live making music inside my head!

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Enjoy and have fun!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

All new musicians need to learn to play an instrument, and to be the best they can!

What do you think of Drooble?

Still learning this new tool (New for me) appears to be great!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

other musicians who doesn't know how to work as a team

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

My local scene is dead so i can't support that

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They need to learn an instrument, be the best and the most difficult.... audio engineering!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.