Thiago Baggio

Recording & Mixing Engineer

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5x Latin Grammy Nominated and Pro Music Awards Winner Recording & Mixing Engineer.

Present in the music industry since 2010, the recording and mixing engineer Thiago Baggio has gained notoriety thanks to his talent on helping artists and producers to reach the best results in production.

With certificates in Audio Engineering, Music Production and Music Theory by OMID International Academy, Thiago had his first experience as an apprentice in 2010 and went on to participate in his first big commercial job in 2012 at the renowned studio NaCena in São Paulo, where he worked as an Assistant Engineer.

Since then he worked in various prominent companies in the market and has participated in over 120 albums by domestic and international artists, some of which brought him a nomination as Best Recording Engineer in the Latin Grammy Awards 2018, alongside with two other nominations for Best Instrumental Album of the Year, a nomination for Best Portuguese Language Christian Album and a nomination for Best Sertaneja Music Album in 2019 and recently the title of Best Engineer in the 5º Pro Music Awards.

Thiago is a voting member in the Recording Academy, Latin Recording Academy and Audio Engineering Society, holds a partnership and the position of Chief Engineer at Gargolândia, is featured in the web series MINIDocs, distributed and commercialised in several countries such as the USA and Japan and also performs as a self-employed in his own company.

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Interview with Thiago Baggio

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

  2. A: I usually am hired as a Recording Engineer for my style and also as Mixing Engineer. I leave production and mastering for those who actually know what they are doing. I'm really a team player so I enjoy working in projects with highly skilled professionals doing what they do best so that I can focus on what I'm doing.

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

  4. A: Recording: Joe Chicarelli, Tchad Blake and Al Schimit. Mixing: Michael Brauer, Andrew Scheps, Chris Lord-Alge, Tchad Blake and Jacquire King just to name a few.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My mixing studio is digitally focused. In other words, I mix totally ITB so I invested a lot of time and money to have the best room and the best gear so that I can have the best listening environment to work at and make your music translate perfectly everywhere.

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

  8. A: I try to create a mix that brings out the emotion, dynamics, space and intensity of the song. I want my mixes to be more impacting for my client and the audience as possible.

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

  10. A: It depends on what role I'm playing. I do work with a lot of genres.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: I would describe my style as fearless.

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

  14. A: My headphones, my Ilok and a laptop.

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

  16. A: Communicate clearly and never be afraid to tell the person you're hiring what you want until you're convinced and satisfied with the work.

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

  18. A: Meeting different people who challenge me. I'm always seeking improvement.

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

  20. A: To work hard until they're entirely happy with their work.

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: Both. I do mix almost 100% ITB, however all my recordings are done with analog gear with all the necessary processing to make them sound like a record from the get go.

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

  24. A: Maurício Gargel, the mastering engineer that I trust and recommend.

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

  26. A: Get your music to sound like a record from the get go.

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

  28. A: I ask what the deadline is, what influences and references they have, who was involved in the process before I stepped in, what they're looking for, how they found me and why, etc.

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

  30. A: I'm present in the music industry since 2010. I have courses in Music Technology and Acoustics of the Instruments at the University of São Paulo and courses in Audio Engineering, Music Production and Music Theory at OMID International Academy. I also have participated in over 120 albums by artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Airto Moreira, Sadao Watanabe, 5 Dry, Tó Brandileone, Oficina G3, Raimundos, Seu Jorge and Emicida, just to name a few. Professionally worked in various prominent companies in the market such as Nacena Studios, OMiD Studios, Ricardo Mosca Studio, Audio Mobile and Audio Portatil. I currently hold the position of Chief Engineer at GargolâIndia Studio, where I had the chance to send several albums to be mixed and mastered in the USA by David Darlington (Sting, Madonna, George goodson,etc.), Recording Engineer at PlayCo Studio, and, am featured in the webserie MINIDOCS, distributed and commercialized in several countries like the USA and Japan. I also perform as a self-employed professional in several productions in different styles with my own company, MixPrep.

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

  32. A: Minidocs is a project that I worked as the Recording Engineer and I'm really proud of. A different artist with an unique setup everyday. So little time to make it happen and the interaction between audio and video made it very challenging. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ZoeFilmsMiniDocs

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

  34. A: 1) After I received the files according to my specs, you and I will have a talk for me to understand all the concept and the artistic paths desired in the mix. 2) A first mix based on the concepts and ideas provided will be done and sent out to you. 3) If any, all necessary changes will be made and a new bounce will be sent. You can do this twice. 4) If you still think some adjustments or changes are necessary, we will make a last recall for each desired song.

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Terms Of Service

A fixed price is charged for music, regardless of the duration or number of tracks / instruments or how many hours will be worked.

Three Mix Recalls are included for each song.

Gear Highlights
  • Antelope Orion 32
  • SPL 2Control
  • Dynaudio
  • Mogami Cabling
  • Sennheiser HD600
  • Sonarworks
  • Avid Pro Tools 12 with loads of plugins.
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