Paco Mamouni

Guitarist Mixer Producer

Paco Mamouni on SoundBetter

I am a session guitarist based in Montreal who does live and studio work. I will help you achieve your goals for your project, and make sure that your song sounds current and modern.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Paco Mamouni

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: The M.A.Y.A Project I am very proud of this project, first because of the wonderful people i work with, and also because it's a very special singer. M.A.Y.A is an holographic realtime Singer, so for me being on stage playing guitar for a virtual singer is a crazy experience.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am the Music composer and Band director of the M.A.Y.A Project I'm also producing the futur album of a Moroccan R'n'B Artist Recording my 2 Parallel Albums, one instrumental, and one Groove Pop and i do Voice recordings for Audio/Visual projects and more.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Well, i like to say both, it always depends on what you are looking for. i like the precision of digital cleaning, and other crazy plugins. But i also prefer the heat and richness of the analog, so as long as i like what i hear, i'm happy.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Every detail count, professional sound quality guaranteed

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: It's the fact that i do not consider it as a job :)

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Do you use Auto-tune ? No.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: If i don't like it, i delete it and do it again.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: I like to ask them if they have a specific image or a color that comes with the music.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Looking for a good musician and looking for a mix engineer may be 2 different things, but for me having them both in the same person is always a treasure, making noise sound musical is not only about gear or technics.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Any Guitar Audio recorder/Mixer Microphone Speakers Solar power supply :p

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I started guitar at 9 years old Played in bands from 16 to 22 Started recording and producing at 21 and i believe i'm gonna keep learning as long as i can breath and hear

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Groovy Melodic Music I like to bring Groove and Percussions from the Acoustic Fingerpicking, support it with a fat Bass and Drums, and finally add Colors like Keyboards, Brass, ...

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would like to work with any artist that can make me feel any emotion.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Less is more. And if you believe that you are a good reference, trust yourself when you listen, if you like it, people will do.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Absolute Pitch Right hand groove Mixing abilities

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: A good sens of melodies and harmonies A rich and natural guitars well played at recording A best quality with minimum processing A different and interesting groove A strong and professional Mix

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Brainstorm about the idea, Find the best way to do it , Try it to understand it, Final Brainstorm and decisions, Boom.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: MacBook Pro Retina ( CPU 2,7 Ghz Intel Core i7, 16 Go 1600 MHz DDR3 ) RME Babyface Pro Universal Audio S610 SOLO/610 Audiotechnica AT4040 Sure Sm57 JBL LSR305 Yamaha HS8 Audiotechnica ATH-M50x Komplete KONTROL S-49 Taylor Acoustic Guitar Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar Yamaha Classical Guitar Fender Reverb Deluxe Vintage reissue

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Jimmy Hendrix, David Gilmour, Avishai Cohen, John Mayer, John Zorn, Miles Davis, Infected Mushroom, Merkaba, Lex Luger, ...

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Guitar Sessions, Music Composition, Mixing Sessions, Vocal Tuning, Voice Over

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