Keyboardist/Pianist with jazz studies, especialized in new and modern sounds like R&B and Neo-Soul.
Keyboardist, Pianist, Composer & Producer based in Portugal. I have a degree in jazz piano and a masters in music education.
Profesionally i've been playing with a lot of bands and artists over the years, and have toured all around the country.
I'm constantly doing studio works, either in professional studios or in my home studio where i make my own productions, music and recordings for others as well.
I love ALL kinds of music and am capable of reproducing and create almost everything.
My favourite genres are fresh and actual music like R&B, Neo-Soul, Funk/Jazz Fusion,...
I'm very well know for my complex harmonies and improvised solos.
I prefer to work with hardware sounds since i have very good gear (Nord Stage 3, Rhodes Mk2, Juno 106, Moog Sub 37, Prophet 6, Strymon Blue Sky), recorded with my Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd.
Check out my Youtube channel!
- All sort of piano and keyboards track recording.
- Original Music composed for your Projects (films, animations, commercials, creative arts, performances, events & more). Send me your Video, tell me about your ideas and let me create. Music for every emotion (powerful, dramatic, emotional, epic, dreaming, chilling...)
- Arrangements and Productions (Send me your Demo and I'll create the Track for Piano, Strings,... or what instruments you need).
Hit me up if you want to spice up your music!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Marco Santos
I introduced Marco now on a 3rd track in which he demonstrated he can apply himself as well as take instructions. Great musicianship indeed.
Marco is an exceptional Keyboardist that has a natural ear for what works is why I have approached him a second time. on both occasions he was professional and efficient at short notice, Nice guy to work with indeed.
Marco did a very nice job - well done!
Working with Marco was a great experience. He paid real attention to detail and was extremely efficient in creating a great vibe for my track
Interview with Marco Santos
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What influences they have, and some examples of what they're reaching for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Most important you need to relate with the provider and his work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Maybe none, because there's no electricity in a desert island
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing for over 10 years now.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruno Mars, cause he's the boss :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be true to yourself.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul/R&B, Jazz Fusion, Hip-Hop, Gospel, Pop, Rock
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new original compositions project, and various others sideman projects.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog always. Just love the sound, it really adds something.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Make their songs sound even better.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fresh, modern, tasty.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Harmony and sound design.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Good and fresh taste allied with great technical and harmonic resources.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen, learn, record various examples for the client to choose, and then record the final.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Nord Stage 3, Moog Sub 37, Sequential Prophet 6, Nord Electro 6D 73, MicroKorg. Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 with Focal Shape 50 monitors and Focal Headphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: J3PO, Jacob Collier, Snarky Puppy, Anomalie, Robert Glasper.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: All sort of keyboard recordings.