More than 35 years of career as a composer of soundtracks and music producer. Knowing the rhythms and styles of Brazilian music, I produced, recorded and played in more than 200 phonographic projects.
Music producer, composer and bass player, he has worked on more than 200 phonographic projects and shows alongside artists such as Lô Borges, Marku Ribas, Milton Nascimento, Samuel Rosa, Toninho Horta etc.
CEO of the UN Music Group, where he coordinates the Ultra Music and Under Discos labels, the Ultra Music events producer, Neutra Audiovisual and Editora.
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Interview with BarralLima
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Horizonte Vertical, Lô Borges' album. The last album I worked as a music producer for the artist Lô Borges, in which he gave me complete freedom to make all the arrangements and I could try a lot. Besides having the participation of artists Milton Nascimento, Samuel Rosa and Fernanda Takai. It was an incredible result.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 304/5000 In my project to accelerate artistic careers called Acelera! I am producing several podcasts for a new project called Music as a Profession. I am starting to produce an album for the artist Luan Nobat and I am finishing a soundtrack production for a Swedish film called Diagnosen.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I haven't met anyone yet, but here are certainly the best professionals.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both always. Because one does not eliminate the other. If you know how to work with creativity, the two add up wonderfully well.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I just promise that we will build something together if he is open to new experiences. And I promise to always be loyal.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To create and produce new sounds and new ideas. Experiment with many sound mixes and bring images to life for example. In addition to making new relationships and meeting new people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: About values; how much I charge to produce ... I always answer, how much you can invest. We don't sell bananas, we work with art and dreams.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Don't risk it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Many. I enjoy spending a long time talking to my clients. Your intention with the project; objectives and goals; on planning work with deadlines and budgets. And, of course a little of his history in music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Research a lot about them.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A microphone, keyboard with various sounds, a Pro Tools, an audio card and many cables.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been composing and producing music for 35 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Experimental world music pop
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Beck For his courage and daring in search of news, experimentation and always presenting something different to the market.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always try something new in your music. Exemple: Odelay, Beck's album.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Brazilian popular music, world music and original soundtrack for films.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creativity in music production. Different arrangements for new songs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to seek a unique sound for music. I am primarily concerned with authenticity, according to the artist's work. Always looking for something new. With a lot of quality and commitment.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work according to each artist. With each one I have a unique and differentiated process, because each job is unique.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with an AMEK Big analog table, connected to the Pro Tools system, using various analog pre-amplifiers, compressors and equalizers such as Amek, Avalon, Vox Box Manley, Distressor, Focusrite, API, Universal Audio etc. and AKG C12, Neumman U47, U87 and several others.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Beck, R.E.M, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso e Tom Zé.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce singles and albums as well as film soundtracks.