Multi-instrumentalist Producer, Mix & Mastering Engineer
I'm drummer who became obsessed with recording, and to be able to record the ideas that I had, I needed to dig deeper into the studio and became an audio engineer. At the same time I also learned how to play the guitar and bass to be able to create what I had in my mind with no interference.
This has been over 15 years ago,
Nowdays I'm a Mix engineer and a producer specialized in HipHop, Rap and Trap in Brazil.
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Interview with Johnny Monteiro
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mix and Mastering for Hiphop genres
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mike Bozzi, Manny Marroquin, 40, Leslie Brathwaite, Chris Gehringer, Chris and Tom Lord Alge, and so many more.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Nowdays I mix enterely ITB, as the convenience outweights the small advantages some pieces of hardware has..an since we have powerfull enough computers to be able to work anywhere. So I can produce, mix, master and all 3 at the same time in the same session if needed be.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get the vibes from the client, check for common issues in production or recording to before ansy other work is done, to prevent time an money loss due to these issues. Then I'll organize the session understand the musical moments of the song and start mixing and post production at the same (if the music asks for it).
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy, Space and everytime I can, something new to add production value!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rap, Trap, Rock.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always save a NEW session file when something changes, that way you can always get something back if you need to.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Post Malone. Because he's a rock/country influenced artist in the Hip Hop World, which is exactly the things I like mixed together,
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Progressive Rock infused with Rap/Trap.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Drums, Recording, Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Rock band, Mixing, Rap, Trap, Mastering, Producing More or less in that sequence for the last 15 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Powerful laptop full of plugins and instruments. Water power generator. UAD Apollo Twin MKII Beyer DT 990 Pro. Shure SM7B If a 6'th as allowed, a Midi Keyboard...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure of what you want, that I'm the "sound" you're looking for, and that you product is ready for this next step.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Reference track, or vibe, and if they have any observations track volumes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think we only push some buttons to make everything pop...
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How does it work? Mastering max 3 days, mixing max 10 days after files and payment receipt.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll leave with a smile.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Recall, speed, size and maintenance.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately no, so far...
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: the song "Garoto do TI". A southern USA rap vibe with a Travis Scott mix style. The whole product is me, songwriting, vocal melodies, beat, mix, master and cover art.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some client mixes and a new song of mine, with some hefty brazilian producers/friends. Just WAIT!