Pedro Villasboas

Recording/Mixing Engineer

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Sound Engineer / Recording Artist

Recording Engineer . Namouche Studios Lisbon .

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Interview with Pedro Villasboas

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

  2. A: Songwriter Album.

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

  4. A: Personally, i dont know anyone.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Nothing like having all the ease and speed of digital, along with the analog warm.

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

  8. A: If they pay me 100€, I have to make them win 300€

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

  10. A: Every day its different. Different projects, artists, songs...

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

  12. A: "Sounds good for you?" Sounds Good, but i know you can do this awesome!

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

  14. A: Musical questions. What kind of work they want from me.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Be serious.

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

  18. A: Neumann U47, Shure SM57, Urei 1176, Neve 1073, NS10

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

  20. A: I have been working for 5 years in Lisbon. My path..move to USA.

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

  22. A: Panda Bear - Meets the grim reaper Album. Was my first international album (Domino Records). I was engineered and assisted.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: 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 ".

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

  26. A: Michael Jackson. My all time favorite artist.

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

  28. A: Bass guitar trick! Copy, distort, crank mids, mix in subtly. Send to stereo aux, hi pass @ 300Hz, wide chorus, mix in subtly

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

  30. A: Rock, Jazz, Pop, Fado, a little bit of everything.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Record and Mixing Process

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

  34. A: I leave the song decide what i need to do.

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

  36. A: Record, mix and ready to master.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Neve 8028 Based Studio, with a lot of vintage gear (microphones, compressors, preamps, tape-machines...)

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

  40. A: 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..

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

  42. A: Recording and Mixing

Gear Highlights
  • Neve 8028
  • Neumann
  • Brüel & Kjær
  • AKG
  • Sennheiser
  • Telefunken
  • Blue
  • DPA
  • Coles
  • RCA
  • Shoeps
  • Royer
  • DBX 160's
  • Urei's
  • ADR
  • Neve
  • Universal Audio
  • Lexicon's
  • Roland's
  • AKG's or EMT Plate.
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