Musical Producer, Recording and Mixing Engineer, Singer, Composer, Bass Player. Produtor Musical, Engenheiro de gravação e Mixagem, Cantor, Compositor e Instrumentista!
A.K.A. Fernando Fernandes, Musical Producer, Recording and Mixing Enginner. Artist Consultant, singer and bass player!
Professional Musician for more than 18 years, played and recorded with Anjos da Noite and O Terço, to name a few…
As a solo artist record the album Acoustic Highway in 2010.
Currently working as musical producer in Estudio 500 - Sao Paulo - Brazil, and musical director and producer of Marco John, Brazilian singer on top of charts in Sao Paulo with the song 'Cores' (produced by me).
A.K.A. Fernando Fernandes, Produção musical para artistas solo ou bandas. Arregimentação de músicos, Arranjos, pre-produção, seleção de repertório, acompanhamento total em todos os processos da produção.
Musico profissional com 18 anos de experiência, tocou em bandas como Anjos da Noite e O Terço, trabalhou como sideman acompanhando artistas do cenario pop brasileiro.
Trabalhos lançados: Anjos da Noite ao vivo no Olimpia (1994), O Terço, cd Compositores (1996), Anjos e Cowboys (pela Warner Music, 1997), Cd Acoustic Highway (Radar Records/Wet Music 2010).
Experiencia em produção de trilhas, jingles e sonorização para internet.
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Interview with Nando Vieira
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm very proud of the Song 'O Tombo do Equilibrista" from a duo called Padede. They had total confidence in my work, so I could produce and record the song with total freedom. The song is very inspiring and was record with great brazilian musicians. Love it!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm starting to produce a brazilian singer and guitar player called Julia Smith. I'm also the musical director of Marco John, a brazilian singer I produced at my studio in 2015 and it's on the top of the charts in São Paulo with the song "Cores", I also play bass in his band. Lots of good things happening.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: George Nassen absolutely!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Does not matter, the sound is in my head and ears!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm going to listen very carefully to the songs and respect the conception and the true about them!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music… I love to make a record born… To see the smile rising on the artist's face as the song grows trough the speakers.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make me sound like "Band - X or Artist Y"? my answer: No, I can only make you sound as yourself, find the best of you and record it!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: In my country most people confuse the main purpose of the Musical Producer, people think about it as the Executive producer...
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you sure it's the right time to make this record?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Before looking for a producer to start a record, be sure you already have a direction to go, be sure the songs are mature enough to be recorded, pick some references and make sure you'll have some time to dedicate to this moment, music requires patience and love!!!!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neumann U 87, UAD apollo, MAC Pro, Neve 1073, Focal Monitors
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 20 years… playing, singing, composing and then started as an studio assistant, recording engineer and finally started producing in 2008.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: In love with music!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Sting! just because I love his music!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always listen to the song. The song will guide you and help you to find the better way to arrange, record and mix it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop music… from Slayer to Roberto Carlos.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding the right tones for the record.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My main goal is to find the 'hook' of the song and then I try to build around it… I work hard to make the best of the song shine, respecting the felling and the artist conception. The True sounds different… that's What I keep in mind when I produce an artist.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: As a producer I begin selecting songs and creating a conception for the record based on the artist profile, I like to talk a lot with the artist and research about references, tones and so the 'real' work begins with the pre production
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At this moment my mixing room is at Estudio 500 - São Paulo - Brazil. I use UAD Apollo 16, Pro tools 12, UAD plugins, Slate Digital plugins, Soundtoys, Metric Halo and Waves. My preamps are Vintech 273, Focusrite ISA II and ART Pro MPA II. Monitors are Focal Alpha 65 and Yamaha! My main Mic's are Miktek CV4 and C7's, Neumann KM 184 (Matched Pair) , AKG D 112 and Shure SM 57.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Paul Mccartney is my main inspiration as a musician and composer. George Martin, the king of music production. I love CLA and Andrew Scheps mixing works!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do produce entire records, singles, EP's, select song, create a conception, pre-produce and arrange the songs, record, edit and mix the song(s) and also work as the artist consulter, giving the artist a direction to go with his work, how to use the internet, etc...