Hi, I’m Maikon Queiroz and I’m going to record acoustic drums in your music. Drummer for 18 years, I have worked in several musical styles recording and doing shows (Rock, Metal, Brazilian Music, Instrumental Jazz, R&B, Soul). I promise to give you the best of me in every song. Check out my social networks. Instagram: @maikonqueiroz
I'm going to record acoustic drums in your song and do my best on every track, record it with me and feel the whole feeling with every beat. I recorded several rhythms by artists from different parts of the world (online). I can give you all the language your style requires or I can give you something totally different, you just have to choose what you want. Let me know what you want in your song, send me a programmed drums or drum references you want. Ideal, you send a track guide with metronome. Send your song to my email and I'll send it recorded and we'll talk about the changes you want.
I look forward to having the honor of participating in your music.
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Interview with Maikon Queiroz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There are so many projects. All albums, which I recorded on digital platforms, are special to me. I feel that I help build dreams and goals, this for me is very rewarding.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I work with corporate event band, and digital recording platforms.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Do not know anyone.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because of quality and ease.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Always do my best with every beat
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The challenge of each song, I love new things.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Are you available to record? Answer: I am always available.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't mix musical languages, unless it's the client's wish.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can I add my style to your music? Are you ready for a new experience?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust me, your work will be, just the way you want it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Zildjan cymbal set, my Tama drums, my Speed cobra dual pedal, a Dennis chambers signature snare drum, and a Takamine guitar to chill out.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working with music since I was 18 years old (now I'm 38 years old), I started my music career, working with metal bands. Where I had the privilege of working, in various genres of the style. After a few years, I started working with corporate event bands, where I started to play a lot of different styles. In all these years of my career, I've always prioritized drums studies, today I have the confidence to say that I'm a drums professional.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I describe my style as eclectic, unprejudiced, and a lover of well-crafted music. Always respecting the language, and attentive to the feelings and dynamics of each song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dave Mathews, for his eclecticism.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Of maximum attention, in each part of the song, recording part by part. This will bring quality from beginning to end of each song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work with some styles. Soul, jazz, Brazilian music, Reggae, World music, Rock, Progressive Rock, Death metal, Black metal, Progressive Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore, among others...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My greatest skill is to meet the customer's wishes as much as possible. Customer satisfaction is mine too.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is 25 square meters with simple treatment where I have a very lively drums sound. Recording equipment of excellent level. Superlux and Arcano microphones. Zildjan K Custom Dark Cymbals. Drums Tama Silverstar with Evans skins. 16-channel Tascam interface, recorded with the Reaper software. For videos I have a CANON EOS 1300D camera. I edit videos with VEGAS 14.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring to the music, all the feeling that the client seeks and all the respect that the language of the style demands. I usually do everything the customer wants.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The client contacts me, talks about his project, tells me what he expects from the drums to be recorded, sends me sound references. I also receive sheet music with the drums part, I usually also receive drums programmed so that I do exactly the same or use it as a reference. Guitar guides with or without a metronome are part of the beginning of the creative process. After that, I record with the utmost commitment and send it to the client, who usually approves it as soon as he receives the first recording or returns me with a request for modifications where I do exactly what the client wants and send it to finish the job.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have a great admiration for Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Dave weckl, Cuca Teixeira, Danny Carey, Kiko Freitas. Quincy Jones, Dave Grohl, Hermeto Pascoal, João Bosco, Elis Regina, among others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is to record authorial compositions and covers. I work with sheet music and find it easy to use different rhythms. I think of music without borders and without prejudice, always respecting the language and characteristics of each style.