I breath music 24/7 since I was a kid and Im completely passionated by every kind of expression! Being immerse into different music scenes and manifestations here im São Paulo, I've had some great experience with different styles, specially electronic and MPB (Brazilian popular music)
I work at my home-studio, where Im aways listening to lots of music. I know exactly how sound behaves in there and Im aways getting inspiration from outstanding music people create!
I've produced lots of electronic music and played in incredible parties over the past 5 years in São Paulo underground's music scene, but I have never abandoned my origins as a multi-instrumentalist and I spend some good time everyday on my instruments as well as keeping up with the in-the-box productions and mixing.
I have done some works with soundtracks (for artistic-perfomance and movies/videos); mixing, editing and mastering online "music festivals" and sound editing (podcasts; videos)
I don't have too much top of the line equipment because here in Brazil life is really expensive, specially right now, but I do know well what I have and what is possible accomplish with some good work, so send me an email and let's talk about what you need! We can discuss the final out-put and negotiate prices.
I play saxophone, transversal flute and acoustic guitar.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Marcos Felippe
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My headphones, a computer, a modular synthesizer, my saxophone and one mic.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best everytime!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I really really love music hahah It's the only thing I can keep on doing for ever without getting bored.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think assuring my work is fully technical and "exact" is something that can cause some surprises... each work asks for something different and I believe it's impossible to get to the exact same spot as another work
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask for artist that inspire them and to send me some music that matches what they are looking for. I also discuss options of work directions I can choose.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Knowing your references helps me a lot to understand which sonority you desire. Organization is aways important too!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on expanding my knowledge in my loved music-sonorities. Doing it so Im searching my own expression while I work on other peoples expressions to sustain my self.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Each one has its own working flow and we get to very different results depending on what we want!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing music when I was about 6, on drums. Changed for transversal flute at 10 and at 14 I started saxophone. At HighSchool I began to experiment with compositions and possibilities with what was possible at the time, thats when I became playing guitar. At my 18's I discovered music production on my computer and thats where things got a huge turn around, a whole other world filled with possibilities for sound! I lost my mind and it became a uncontainable passion. Since than I've being developing my own way on mixing acoustic played sound with the contemporary vision of music, from underground party music to experimentation with digital distortion. I feel I'm always understanding more and more this path I choose and each day that passes Im closer to my self.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'm totally in love with Bjork's sensibility and relation to music and she is one of the persons that I most desire to work together, composing and just being together experiencing is a real dream of mine. I would really love to work with Tom Zé, David Byrne and Thom York also. Actually there's lots of people on this list hahaha Anelis Assumpção is a singer/composer here from São Paulo that I would really love to work with to...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen and work on different views on music! Listing with deep attention is essential as well as listening to loads of music!! Dissecting different songs makes us understand whats going on and as time goes on we start to identify the different methods used in different ways.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually my own works focus on a mix of electronic and
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: When it comes to music I think that my strongest skill is doing what's necessary for it to archive the max communicability it can have. With arranjing and mixing or with additional creation if necessary.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring love haha
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For creations normally I start with trying to put out an idea, in this process thing already start to change because they work different in practice than in theory, from this point on I play with control and intentional manipulation vs letting it be and accepting whats coming out. That control vs uncontrol equation is according to job proposal. If there's no first idea (rare) I play with something that resembles me of what the work should be.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Really happy about my recently acquired Beyerdynamic dt880pro! Detailed listening is something I worship, by equip quality and by full attention on the music. I work on Ableton Live on my macbookpro retina conected to my, also new, Motu M4. I have, for a while now, a pair of Bx5 (studio monitors) that Im completely familiarized with. Right now Im working on my room acustic and I have done lots of tests already so Im understanding how sound behaves here and what I can do to make it better. I record in here also with an AKG P170 (condenser mic, great for winds and percussion) and an AKG P220 (vocals) and despise is not a fully set studio I manage to get good results. For mixes, synths and sound-development I work with top of the line plugins that do the job perfectly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by artist that can express their selfs directly with us listeners, either by total surrender and sincerity with their feelings or for refined music intention and very well done sound arranging. Some of these artist that connect with me: Charles Mingus Miles Davis Moacir Santos Jorge Ben Gilberto Gil Gal Costa Talking Heads Steve Reich Bjork Arca Sophie A tribe called quest
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Normally I compose soundtracks or do mixing jobs! I love it when its possible to experiment more with the compositions, but I'm very familiarized with music formulas and traditional formats.