Bring into your project 20 years of specialized work focused on punk rock and adjacent styles. I spent the last two decades producing/mixing some of the best punk rock bands in Brazil and abroad, as well as being a professional musician playing drums, guitar and bass in numerous touring punk rock bands.
I am a producer/mixing engineer having worked in hundreds of records, and a professional musician playing drums, guitars and bass in numerous touring bands for the past 20 years, always focused in punk rock and adjacent styles.
I can create/record arrangements in those 3 instruments and provide mixing and mastering with the specialized view of someone who really knows and live those styles, all done in a class A studio with lots of cool gear, tube amps, top of the line instruments, great preamps, great converters, etc.
Punchy but natural. Modern but organic. That's how a punk rock recording should sound, and only those who live and love punk rock really knows how it is.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Davi Pacote
understood my goal and delivered the tones and style i needed. highly recommended.
Works fast, provides great options, and kills it every time!
Gave me exactly what I wanted, six different ways, fast and incredibly well done!
The best producer in Brazil. One of the best rock and roll musicians too. He puts his heart in everything he does.
This guys is one of the best producers I had the pleasure to work with! Pacote is very a talented guy who truly understand what we need. He always add that “magic touch” to the final result. I strongly recommend Davi Pacote!
Davi Pacote is without a doubt one of the best producers nowadays if you are in Punk Rock, Ramonescore, Pop Punk and stuff like that.
Always willing to contribute with creative ideas and an exceptional understanding of what we expect from the music. It's very easy to work with him and always fun!
He is also an excellent musician, you can't go wrong with him either on the drums, guitar, bass, vocals, etc.
Interview with Davi Pacote
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Marshall amp, Gibson guitar, Fender Precison bass, any Neve-style preamp, Shure SM7
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you imagine this song should sound like? Do you have any specific references?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Magaivers, Chinelada, F Snipes, Badke, Zumbis do Espaço, Tor...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will be happy with the results and the process will not be painful, they will have fun as well.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Do music, work with cool people.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have fun and enjoy the process.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 20 years as a musician, 15 years as a producer/recording engineer. Started doing local bands and being assistant engineer in local studios, and from 6 years now I have my own studio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Right in the border between sounding modern and vintage.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Queers, I think I could help to make a killer Queers album.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to make everything sound great and well played at tracking, not leaving stuff to figure out later/fix in the mix.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Punk rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding each artist/band.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to make things sound powerful but without sucking the life out of the music. Agressive snf punchy but keeping things sounding natural.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll try to understand what are the sonic goals that the client have with each song and try my best through communication to help them to meet those goals.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record/mix in a two room class A studio with lots of gear such as: - Apogee converters - Avedis, Universal Audio, Stam, Classic API, GAP, Osa preamps - Marshall JCM 800, Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier, Vox ac30 amps - Gibson SG Standard, Fender Telecaster Deluxe, Gretsch Electromatic Junior Jet guitars - Fender Precision, Music Man Sterling Sub basses - Gretsch Catalina Maple drums, Paiste cymbals - Lots of guitar stompboxes, etc
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore, Chris Lord Alge, Ryan Greene...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually produce, mix, master and do session musician gigs for punk rock bands, remotely or in the studio.