What do you want people to feel when listening to your song? - Let’s make it sound like that! Hello, there! My name's Pedro and I am here to provide artists with professional sounding tracks that stay true to their vision. I graduated in Music Technology and studied under the late great Geoff Emerick at his Masterclass.
I’m a mix & master engineer who's dedicated a long time to learning how to craft great sounding mixes through intent and the artist's purpose. After long periods of research, I believe there is no such thing as a standard "radio ready" sound. In today's world, the true groundbreaking artists are the ones who don't allow rules to limit their creativity, but instead focus on delivering a message and a feeling through the way their music sounds. By applying design thinking to music I am Mixing for the Experience, which means identifying the feelings you want to convey with your music and applying that concept into the mixing process.
It’s not about sounding like today’s top hits.
It’s more than that.
It's about making sure your song connects with your audience right where it has to - their hearts.
It's about staying true to the music.
I have gathered experience and specialized in music that evokes feelings like hidden memories, pleasant nostalgia, relaxation and euphoria. I work well with genres in which most instruments are played by humans such as rock, folk, jazz, blues, country, americana, funk & R&B.
How we'll work:
• Briefing with the artist and producer
• Identifying project's goals
• Mixing and mastering for the experience
• Delivering great sound
• Radio master & Streaming master
I also offer:
• Acoustic guitar recordings
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Pedro Nascente
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: In a perfect world - analog. But since that's mostly unaffordable for most beginning artists and producers, digital is the best way to start working right away without having to spend so much - and still do a great job. The advancements in technology have brought us unlimited tools for developing our ideas and making great art. There's no reason not to use them.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I am committed to delivering final results that satisfy the artist and enhance the emotional experience of the track.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the feeling of achieving the sound that fits the song best, that enhances every emotional detail and delivers the right experience to the audience.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people think mixing is fixing. It isn't. Mixing is improving - turning something awesome into something spectacular.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I get a chance to have a good briefing conversation with the artist, we listen to the track and brainstorm a few sonic possibilities that would work for the track. I usually start by prepping the session and quantizing whatever needs to be in sync. Next, I go track by track developing textures and enhancing specific sounds. Then, I start listening to the whole picture as I find my way through the usual suspects (effects, EQ, dynamics, etc.), working to find the feeling the mix must convey.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in the box, within Logic Pro. I learned that the most important thing for music making isn't your gear, but your ears. Thus, I rely heavily on my two sets of monitors, a pair of NS10s and a pair of Mackie CR3s, and my acoustically treated room to give my ears the information they need to enhance the song's emotion.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by people like Shawn Everett, who's always looking for the right texture, Geoff Emerick, who never saw boundaries for experimentation, Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, who were songwriting and producing craftsmen, Brian Wilson who saw the whole studio as an instrument and the Beatles who were pop music design thinkers.