Sound Engineer / Recording Artist
Recording Engineer . Namouche Studios Lisbon .
My credits include
- Neve 8028
- Brüel & Kjær
- DBX 160's
- Universal Audio
- AKG's or EMT Plate.
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What are you working on at the moment?
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Personally, i dont know anyone.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Nothing like having all the ease and speed of digital, along with the analog warm.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
If they pay me 100€, I have to make them win 300€
What do you like most about your job?
Every day its different. Different projects, artists, songs...
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"Sounds good for you?" Sounds Good, but i know you can do this awesome!
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Musical questions. What kind of work they want from me.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Neumann U47, Shure SM57, Urei 1176, Neve 1073, NS10
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been working for 5 years in Lisbon. My path..move to USA.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Panda Bear - Meets the grim reaper Album. Was my first international album (Domino Records). I was engineered and assisted.
How would you describe your style?
My work always depends on the song and artist . Every time is different. For me, everything has to sound like what the song calls for. Always looking for "that sound ".
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Michael Jackson. My all time favorite artist.
Can you share one music production tip?
Bass guitar trick! Copy, distort, crank mids, mix in subtly. Send to stereo aux, hi pass @ 300Hz, wide chorus, mix in subtly
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Jazz, Pop, Fado, a little bit of everything.
What's your strongest skill?
Record and Mixing Process
What do you bring to a song?
I leave the song decide what i need to do.
What's your typical work process?
Record, mix and ready to master.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Neve 8028 Based Studio, with a lot of vintage gear (microphones, compressors, preamps, tape-machines...)
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Quincy Jones, Bruce Swedien, Dr Luke, Max Martin, Tony Maserati, Dave Pensado, Manny Marroquin, Mutt Lange, Glyn Johns, Andrew Scheps, Jack Joseph Puig, Joe Chicarelli, Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Clearmountain..etc etc..
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Recording and Mixing