Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. Creator of more than 30 soundtracks for theater.
I'm a multi-instrumentalist, composer, recording/mixing engineer and music producer with a catalogue of over 30 soundtracks created for theater and a discography spanning multiple genres from Jazz and Early Music to Avant-garde Metal and Electronic Music.
My main services include composing and/or recording instrument parts and mixing songs/albums.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Ricardo Pinto
Ricardo was very friendly and easy to work with. He offered to record bass on my single in addition to the mixing and mastering. He even offered to record with a great drummer he recommended to replace my programmed drums. He had a good attitude, wanting to help me make the song as big as it could be.
Ricardo is a truly gifted artist with whom I have the pleasure to work for almost a decade on various artistic projects. If you're looking for the best results possible, whatever the context, you can count on his profound knowledge of the craft - he always delivers 120% with pure efficiency, with his impeccable work ethic, musical sensibility and taste. A true professional in every sense of the word, so look no further if you want to be amazed!
Ricardo is a very talented and skilled musician, composer and producer. He is very creative, efficient, open minded and works fast! Everytime we work together my ideas get better with all his knowledge and sensitivity! As a recording/mixing engineer, he always exceeds expectations, making sure everything sounds amazing and the whole process is very relaxed and enjoyable. Looking forward to work with Ricardo again! Highly recommended!
Interview with Ricardo Pinto
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. Sofia Fontana, Session Violinist and Violist.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: The best of both.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Each job is different so you should provide as much information as possible about what you want.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Jazz Piano but I've been making music since 2005. I've created more than 30 soundtracks for theater and I founded many musical projects for which I composed in different genres and performed live in and out of Portugal. I mixed a few albums and singles from my bands and other people's bands, be it a prog metal quintet or a theorbo soloist.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like things to sound human, organic, full-range, real, unique, groovy, intense, interesting... I prefer music that grasps my attention for its intellectual and/or emotional value, wheter it is rhythmically complex, harmonically challenging or beautifully minimalistic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually I work on Progressive Rock/Metal and acoustic-focused genres like Contemporary, Jazz and Early Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My hearing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Logic Pro on an iMac and Harrison Mixbus and Reaper on a custom-built PC laptop so I'm familiar with both macOS and Windows. I use a Focusrite 6i6 2nd gen USB interface. I mainly use stock and FabFilter plugins. I have a pair of Neumann KM184, one Electro-Voice ND46, one Shure Beta58 and a pair of AKG C1000S microphones. I have a japanese-made Gustav Lehmann upright piano, a Roland RD300nx keyboard, an Arturia Minibrute analog synthesizer, a Fender SQ Telecaster with Bareknuckle pickups, a Cort A5+ 5-string electric bass with Bartolini pickups (Glockenklang preamp) a Schlagwerk Cajon, and a Remo frame drum. I have an ENGL GigMaster 30 combo, Peavey 6505MH and an Orange Rocker 15 Terror. These run into my Hesu 1x12 with Celestion V30 or my Zilla 2x12 with V30 and Neo Creamback. I have guitar and bass pedals from Korg, Earthquaker, Friedman, ProCo, Walrus Audio, Strymon, Stone Deaf, MXR, Tc-Electronic, Darkglass and Electro-Harmonix.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by musicians like Brad Mehldau, Jeff Buckley, Bill Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Wilson, Amandine Beyer, Chris Potter, Fredrik Thordendal, Grigory Sokolov, Jordi Savall, Mike Patton, Maynard James Keenan, Les Claypool, Tom Morello, Ryan Martinie, Devin Townsend, among many others. I'm also inspired by composers like Messiaen, Scriabin, Bartok, Debussy, Ligeti, Arvo Part, Ravel, Shostakovich, Penderecki, Gorecki, Britten, among others. Some of the industry professionals I look up to are Manfred Eicher, Andy Wallace, Brendan O'Brien, Rick Rubin, Steve Albini, Kurt Ballou, Forrester Savell, Joe Barresi, among others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually compose, perform and record music for theater plays' soundtracks. I also record and/or mix other artists' music and I track piano, keyboards, guitar and bass for other musicians' projects.