We have 15 years of experience, we have worked with hundreds of musicians, we made thousands of songs, we are constantly growing, there is always more to learn, but above all, we love what we do (that's the secret).
We have a recording room specially designed for this purpose, suitable for recording all kinds of instruments and voices. Due to its acoustic conditions, it allows technicians to design the audio outlet looking for a just balance between direct sound and reverberant. We have a wide range of professional tape, dynamic and condenser microphones to ensure the fidelity of each of our recordings. Another important factor is the preamps that receive the microphone signal and transform it into a line signal, we have valve and solid-state equipment that allow us to find the sound for each instrument. In the combination of different types of microphones and preamps we can find a huge palette of sonic possibilities. Regarding monitoring, our Focal monitors provide us with great detail of the tracks and allow us to make the appropriate decisions in each case. When recording, musicians can make their own monitor mix (without modifying the overall mix) for maximum convenience.
Each song contains a message, sonorous and poetic, the mission of the mix is that these contents can be appreciated in the best possible way by the consumer. For that to happen, a fair balance between technique and art is necessary. A good mix is one that "accompanies" the artistic sense of the song, with a technical support to transmit that art to the listener.
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Interview with Calipso Estudio
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, but recording analog.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Empathy is all we need
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro, Universal Audio Apollo Twin, 1176 compressor, Pultec EQ, Shadow Hills Mastering
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 years of recording and mixing songs.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I ´d like to work with artists that believe in his music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I always recommend use filters on instruments that have no lows, that´s make place bass and drum bass on a mix and clean unnecesary energy providing a decent gain structure.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, pop, folk, electronica, Trap, hip hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing drums and guitars
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, Width, Depth, balance and warm
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Received the tracks of a song via wetransfer, made Protools session and start listening the rough mix. Then read client notes and choose a way to work. Sometimes we have to fix or make edits.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We have 30 channels recording set up, mostly through high quiality preamps. We mix ITB but some procesess are made on analog equipment. Focal Cms 65 RME Fireface 800
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps Bob Rock Bob Katz Tony Maseratti
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remote Mixing and Mastering