Producing and Audio Engineering (Mix & Master) for more than 10 Years in the music industry. Bachelor Degree Music Production, Record Label Owner.
With more than 10 years of experience numerous productions, Bachelor degree on Audio Engineering & Music Production. I produce and compose music, mix & master on a professional level with digital or analog gear with fully equipped studio tools.
If you're looking for a serious and high level of proficiency, composing, producing music, sound design, sound edit or mixing and mastering please try my services you'll not be disappointed.
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Interview with Armando Mendes
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I don't want to sound bias but it was definitely my album release early this year 2020 with legendary artists such has Robert Owens, Ithaka & Jinadu. Recorded between La, London and Berlin it was a thrill to make this "Parallel Universe" 12 song LP album over the last year and i'm quite proud of the feedback and repercussions so far, it has been very positive. I'm very proud of this achievement in my life.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working in various fronts such has Sound Scoring composicion for Tv and also I'm working on a EP with and amazing Greek Female Singer. Exciting stuff ahead.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new to SoundBetter but i can't wait to make a network of inspiring creative like minds.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, i find comfort in knowing i have both worlds to explore. But secretly Analog...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise i'll do my best to meet your needs.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom of creativity, touching people hearts and souls with something that's not palpable like music frequencies. It's quite exhilarating!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can we make this sound better? Yes, we can...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's a bit complex when it comes to put in a nutshell because music producing and the all the process that goes behind is misunderstood.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It all sums up to what your goals are and the artistic direction you want to portray with your work and creativity.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would first do a research on my work and see if it adapts to your needs. But I'm sure we can also find a middleground too, with my experience and eclectic taste.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Music Man bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard synth, Headphones and batteries maybe??
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in contact with music since i was young but only started professionally in mid 2000's so i've been in the music industry for more than 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Creative, efficient and proactive.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Recently i would love to work with Thundercat or Dua Lipa.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Abbey Road technique on EQing Reverb. One of the easiest and most straightforward ways to free up space in a mix is to use EQ to clean up your reverb sends. Insert an EQ plugin before the reverb plugin. It’s important to insert this EQ before the reverb, because you want to tame frequencies that are hitting the reverb to begin with. Now set up a high pass filter and filter out everything below 600 Hz. That’s not a typo. You want to take off all that low-end mud. It's that easy and effective!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pretty much all types, but i reckon my favourite type at the moment is more of a style that brings electronic elements to the table. Infusion with acoustic stuff as well. I love that hibrid feel of acoustic and electronic elements in every style of music blending all together.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Proficiency, don't get caught up on a loop and move along. Also very thorough and detailed when i comes to delivery sonically the feel of the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity is key, a lot of soul, a good mixing and balance of elements that make the song work. Those are the most important factors for me!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My workflow in the studio always comes from a sketch or an idea i had beforehand, i like to develop that idea and try to materialize that has much has possible. Obviously this idea takes many forms and sometimes happy accidents happen and that's when things starting shaping up and i can envision the direction i want to take with the song or what the person i working with wants.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is quite hands on and i love to use analog gear in every chance i can! I try to be has simply has possible so i can produce and arrange ideas faster, so my studio is not very complicated and it's quite practical in regards to my workflow.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I guess anyone how's creative and eager to share their passion for music and arts are the people who definitely inspire me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do music collaborations, music production, mix and mastering with musicians and artists all around the world. Also i write for Film and TV Sound Scoring