Diogo Soares (MadHouse Prods.)

Producer | Mixer

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I will turn your ideas into musical forms and make it sound amazing!!! Your artistic vision is my drive motor!

Hi! I'm Diogo Soares.
I'm a Producer, Sound Designer and Mixing Engineer!
Besides that I also do Mastering and Edit (Guitar Editing/Reamping, Drum Editing or Vocal Editing/Pitch Correction).
I am more specialized in Electronic Music, and also Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock and Cinematics. However, I am very versatile (specialy in the Mixing field).

I play guitar, bass, piano / keys and drums.
I studied five years in the field of Music Sciences at the University in Lisbon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa).
I made two periods abroad, 6 month each. One in Milan (Italy) and another in Timisoara (Romania).
I am growing my own studio/productions called MadHouse Productions.

I am here to help you to develop your art and translate your artistic vision to the world!

HOW IT WORKS:
First we talk about your project, which service(s) you want from me and then I'll update you about pricing.
The first 40% is due to schedule, the other 60% is only paid after my job done (in case you are satisfied with the final project)

*Mixing Price: actually the mixing price is 30$/song!
The other services have negotiable prices.

**Bulk Discount:
4-5 songs - 10%
6-9 songs - 17%
10+ songs - 25%

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Let's break some rules and bring something new to this world!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Diogo Soares (MadHouse Prods.)

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

  2. A: My debut EP as a techno producer. Some full productions with some local artists (Hip-Hop). Starting my journey in remote work (online - freelancing).

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: A mix (pun intended) of the best of both worlds.

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

  6. A: Total commitment to the poject! And great sound quality!

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

  8. A: The music, of course! And I'm my own boss!

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

  10. A: That my job is merely technical. Wrong, my part in the project is also creative! But a creativity that serves the artist's vision.

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

  12. A: What are the plans about the song (it's a single, it's for an album, an EP, for anything else)? What is the style? What message do you want to convey? What are the personality of the song/album? What characteristics do you think are the most important? Etc... Basically, all the details that can enhance and consolidate the artistic vision! The job of a producer/mixing engineer is also to bring the right things (that are already in the project) to the right places in the right quantities.

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

  14. A: Try to understand if the provider fits your necessities. He/She can be an amazing producer, mixing engineer (whatever) but may not be the best choice for your style, or to understand what you really want for the project.

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

  16. A: Since very young, I am enthusiast of music. First of all I am a music listener and that's actually my favourite job. Then I started playing guitar in my teens. I played in some bands, but I wanted to be involved in all stages of creating a song, so I started to produce and mix on my own. I decided to study Music Sciences in the university in Lisbon to increase my knowledge and also allowed me some collaborations. Besides that I am also a Techno/House DJ. And now I'm growing my own studio/productions and here we are.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: A controlled chaos! Exactly on the tightrope! Which in turn brings danger and intensity (capable of provoking the most distinct emotions)! However subtle, with detail.

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

  20. A: Chaos before the main part of a song (might be a Chorus or a Drop) to bring more impact, as long as chaos dissipates in the main part and becomes cohesive and very clear. So, basicly tension and release associated with the dynamics of the song is one of the most important aspects of a great song!

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

  22. A: Electronic Music (especially Techno, Minimal and House) | Hip-Hop/Trap | Pop | Rock | Latin | Cinematics

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Curiosity. My curiosity makes me restless, always searching for new ways and forms, always trying to bring something new to the table, not being satisfied with the pre-established. And all of that gives me another powerful skill - Creativity!

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

  26. A: I bring the vision of the artist with clarity and personality. I bring creativity to the table to fill the gaps, that little details that make a difference between a good song and a great song!

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

  28. A: Full Productions: I always start with a meeting to know better the project, what's expected, the artistic vision... Basicly, all the details necessary to run the collaboration the best way. I produce all the song (composition, instrumentation, arragement, editing, etc...) - 1-7 days Then I mix the song to balance and clean (make it clearer and with more character) - 1-3 days And, finally, I master the song (normally in collaboration) - 1-2 days All of this is interspersed with revisions (a good communication is one of the most important tools to achieve the best result).

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

  30. A: Boris Brejcha | Deborah De Luca | John Frusciante | Kenrick Lamar | Rick Rubin | Alan Parson | Dave Pensado | ...

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

  32. A: Mixing | Producing (specially Hip-Hop Beats and Electronic pieces to ads/commercials, etc...)

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Terms Of Service

Meeting to know the project better | Includes three revisions (the last one is the final product) | More revisions or more services require an extra cost.

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  • My creativity and skills! I work mainly in the box (with plugins and VSTs).
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