Sideman of great artists of the Brazilian mainstream.
Saxophonist, flutist, Keyboard player and composer. Music Production. Session musician. All styles. All demands. Fast delivery. Competitive prices. Own studio (Cats House Studio).
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Interview with Mário PC
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first album, "HighLights". I was responsible for the entire creation and execution process.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on my second album, "Match Point", and promoting my jazz festival, "MPC Jazz Festival".
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. Bassist Alex Rocha.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. More practical, cheaper, and less demand for repairs.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music, and I love making music. Music probably saved the lives of many, including mine.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If it is possible that the product will be ready in one day. If the price can be lowered. I say maybe so. We will always study the client's counter-proposal and the complexity of the project. If it is within the possibilities, we will serve the customer.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You may be inspired, but if you are not, don't wait for inspiration to come: work hard.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask about deadlines and artistic preferences.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you're not sure what you want, we'll find it together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An AKG 414 microphone, a monster cable, a Studer roll recorder, a Neve preamp, and a Direct Sound headphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in the market since 1982. I didn't feel the time went by. I want more!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm an acid saxophonist. A mystical flutist. A composer who loves dance. And an alchemist producer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I worked for many years with artists. It is pleasant to share new visions with renowned artists, but lately I have been paying full attention to my career as a composer, soloist and music producer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Producing music by listening to our hearts comes before producing music for market demands or mass human motivations. We must remember that our signature is at stake.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop-rock, Jazz-fusion and soundtracks of different styles.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have no way of measuring what my greatest skill would be since I do everything I do since my beginning, dedicating myself tirelessly and with great passion to Music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: For all the work I do I rely on my experience and confidence. Years lived on stages and studios. An experience consecrated by the Brazilian music market.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Recording solos, composing songs, scheduling arrangements or mixing an album, demands full dedication from me. No product leaves my studio before my complete satisfaction.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The configuration of my studio meets all my demands.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, David Foster, Manfred Eicher, among others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have been working with music production for many years. I have written and recorded for albums, movies, soap operas, games, branding and corporate videos.