Hi there! My name is Filipe, but people usually call me Braun, which is my second name. I've got a Diploma on Audio Engineering and Music Technology by Pulse College/Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin/Ireland. I've also got several courses (Mixing in the Box, Mixing FX, among others) I currently live in Recife/Brazil andwork on my own studio.
What I can offer you is all my knowledge and experience on mixing and mastering. I've been doing it for nearly 7 years now and I like to think I'm getting better and better. I study and practice professionally everyday. The thing is I love what I do. So, it's just natural I guess.
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Interview with Braun Music Studio
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not really. I'm new to the platform and am getting to know it now. But I that's one of the goals: get to know the community and support people who are in here.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll have the best of me. Dedication is the big word here.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's a different challenge everyday. We have to deal with people's expectations. The crazy routine on a studio really fascinates me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sound Engineering needs study and dedication. Some people who work on this field just don't understand that. We have to make some effort to understand and dominate the craft.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be patient. Don't just hire the first guy you find. Or the most expensive and famous. There's a huge amount of competent people out there.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working with audio since 2013. When I decided to the this for a living, I really invested on my studies (and still do) to learn all about the job. I've got a Diploma on Audio Engineering and Music Technology by Pulse College/Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin/Ireland. I've also got several courses (Mixing in the Box, Mixing FX, among others) I currently live in Recife/Brazil and work on my own studio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: That's a hard one. I really depends on what kind of music I'm working on. But one thing a I always like to have solid and well defined is my low end. I like to keep them punchy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are several. Nowadays I'm listening a lot to a band called Scary Pockets. They've been doing some amazing funk covers. I'd really enjoy working with them.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never two or more verses or choruses sound exactly the same. Even if the lyrics change, try to bring something new (or even take some elements) to keep listener's attention.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've been doing a lot o alternative rock lately. But I've also done and enjoy working with funk, reggae, pop... I believe every gender can have nice music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The attention and care I give to every step of the process is my strongest skill, I guess.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I can produce, record, mix and master. Sometimes I do the whole process, sometimes just part of it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: For me, music is all about feeling. When you're alone in your room composing a song and think about sharing that with the world, what you really want is to people to understand what went on on your head on that moment. So, what to I bring to a sing? Well, I try to bring up those feeling which are not easy to explain with words only
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: What usually happens is a local client gets to know my studio somehow (online or by recommendation). After that, we set up a meeting to talk about the production. Once we agree on what the goal is, we set up a date to start recording and a deadline (which is flexible, depending on how complex is the job). After recording, we start the mixing and mastering process, which I like to do together with the client. I'm really open to suggestions. After all, it's your work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Pro Tools 10 as my main DAW. I've also got Logic Pro X, which I find better for some little thing in particular. I basically work with digital plugins. I really love the way some of them emulate analogue gear. But, better yet, some of them give us possibilities that never existed on the analogue world. I Listen to my mixes on a pair of Yamaha HS5 monitors, and also on Audio Technica's ATH-M50x Headphones
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really admire Sylvia Massy's works. She is always thinking outside the box and that's something I try to apply in any field of my life.