I'm a brazillian drummer and percussionist. I work with drums mixing and recording. If you need some brazillian taste at your music, call me!
I'm a brazillian drummer and percussionist. I play drums since 2000. If you need some brazillian drums (live recording or programmed drums), check out my works.
- 10+ years of experience
- Samba, ijexá, baião
- Pop rock, rock, a little jazz.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
Interview with Mika Nascimento Baterista
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: From Brazil: Cuca Teixeira, Edu Ribeiro, Aquiles Priester, Celso de Almeida. Around the world: Mike Portnoy, Mike Johnston, Benny Grebb
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My inflcuences - brazillian music at most. I like to experiment percussion instruments, and I like to try differents sounds on the drum kit.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I ask for musical references and listen to all musics as much I can to absorb the style language. Then, I sit on the drumset and start to create some phrases, based on the client's composition. I write all parts and, only then, I start to record.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Mapex Meridina drums, Shure mics, PreSonus audio interface and I record all my stuff on my iMac. I use a pair of nEar 05 monitors from ESI Audio.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I play drums at samba gigs and big band ensemble in Brazil.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because it's a lot easier to work with! And the sound quality is supreme and the results are completely flexible - you can achieve a analog-like sound with some plugins.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A bass drum, a snare drum, a snare stand, a pair of sticks and a drum throne!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started to play drums at 9 years old. I`ve played a lot of music styles, from jazz to heavy metal. Nowaday I play jazz and brazilian music on a big band ensamble, and some percussion instruments at the Academic Orchestra from Joinville-SC.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to sound the best you can at recording. Do not leave to fix recording problems at the mixing stage.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually I play rock and pop music at gigs.