PhD on Sound Arts by the Federal University of Goias (UFG), I teach sound engineering in the Federal Institute of Science and Technology in Goias (IFG). Since 2001 I have been working as a producer, mixing engineer and sound designer for music and films. My studio is based on the countryside of Brazil, in the city of Goias, but I can work remotely.
Brazilian polyphonic and clean style. Mixing studio in the countryside of Brazil, dragging inspiration from local silence and wilderness. No matter how your track sounds now, it will sound better.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Guile Martins
One of the best sound designers in the Brazilian film industry. Very musically creative and an excellent ear for mixing engineering.
Great ears, peaceful mind
The best engineer I have worked with! His knowledge as a sound designer helps a lot to get the ambiences on a track just sound right
Very passionate, professinal and creative mixing engineer. And what a great Studio! A dreamland...
Interview with Guile Martins
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Brazilian clean and polyphonic style, combining ancestrality and contemporary influences
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mateus Aleluia, to learn from the master.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why I don't sound like ...... ? Do not try to sound like someone else. Find your own sound and we will make the best out of it!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to your material, get to know it well and figure out what you want, or at least what you don't want, before sending it to mix.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not try to sound like someone else, find your own sound and make the best out of it
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A single named Alfabeto do Canhoto, which is a song I wrote, produced and mixed entirely, hiring musicians I like to work with, having time to recall the mix and feel the flavor of what I was doing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing an electronic music album for Pedro Canoeiro, recording the debut album for a brazilian composer named Helena Caetana and mixing a feature film
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use both. Analog for the punch and texture, Digital for the speed and workflow.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Make they sound better than their last record
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The silence of the studio, the contact with artists and their different artistic views, the challenge to get a certain sound and texture, the surprises that show up in a song where I didn`t expect to.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing is just about setting up the correct levels
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your references, how do you want to sound like,
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SM57, Neumann KM86, Sound Devices 788 Recorder, Nevaton MC50 microphone and MD421 microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in 2001 as a location sound engineer on films, and also as a sound designer. Later I set up my own studio, to edit, design and mix film sound. Got my master degree on sound art in 2015, when I became a teacher of sound engineering in the Federal Institute of Science and Technology of Goiás, Brazil. Since 2001 I have mixed hundreds of short and feature films, animation, documentaries and dozens of music records.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Hip Hop, Country/Folk, Electronic, World Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding the right space for every instrument and texture on a track
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depth and texture. Ambiences, Low end!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually work remotely, receiving the raw material and after a first listen I like to set up a meeting with the client, to understand better and is expected. Than I take my notes and like to work on the mix alone for some days before I send the first results to the client. One more virtual meeting to understand what is working and what is not, and one recall is what I usually need to get the mix done. Some jobs, however, take more time and round trips
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A recording and mixing studio on the countryside of Brazil.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps, Vance Powell, Fab Dupont, Leonard Cohen
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production and Mixing