Nicolas Rossi has a bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineer (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP), a specialization course from Berklee College of Music (Art of Mixing) and private training sessions with Enrico de Paoli (Brazilian Grammy Award Mixing Engineer). He's a part owner of ATM Studio and the primary Mixing Engineer.
Recent jobs

Recent job highlight is the album from "Aloizio - Esquina no Mundo" as featured in Rolling Stone Brazil Magazine in the Article: Ten new artists that you should know. I worked as a Mixing Engineer. You can listen to the album in

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • ITB Mixing. Plug-ins only by Universal Audio and Slate Digital.

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Nicolas Rossi

Analog or digital and why?
I'd love to go fully analog but the equipment import tariffs in Brazil do not allow me to do it. That's why I chose to work mostly with Universal Audio Plug-Ins , which are fantastic emulations of real and classics equipment.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will work my butt off until you get fully satisfied with your song.
How would you describe your style?
Despite working fully ITB, I believe my style is more old school. I'm in love with vinyl sound, a less compressed sound, and that ist what I try to bring to my work. The musicality should come first, the technique and equipment after.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
There are some less well-known bands that made me believe in music again: The Reign of Kindo, Freddy's Drop and Criolo. Those guys are the ones the I dream working. If I go mainstream I would love to work with Bruno Mars, he is extremely creative and talented.
Can you share one music production tip?
LA-2A + Pultec EQ on a vocal chain. You can't miss.
What do you bring to a song?
I can improve the creative part of music, paying attention to the small details and using them to keep the listener enchanted with the song. I also deliver my experience as a musician and my personal satisfaction to do the best possible job.
What's your typical work process?
I usually listen to the rought mix and try to find a great balance with the raw tracks. After that I start to improve each track while listening to the song in context. The difference maker is the person, not the process...
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio setup is very simple because I mix in the box. I use Pro Tools 11 with Slate Digital and Universal Audio Plug-ins. I have two UAD Satellites to run all the stuff that I need. My speakers are Yamaha HS50 with a HS10 Subwoofer. I have a vinyl set-up connected to my system that I use to reference my mixes while I'm working.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I have some brazilians idols (Mario Caldato Jr, Enrico de Paoli, Luizinho Mazzei) and also international (Michael Brauer, Manny Marroquin, Dave Pensado, Eric Sarafin). As I musician I'm very impressed with Criolo (BR) and The Reign of Kindo (US) these days.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my clients are Brazilian, the styles that I used to work goes through rock, soul, gospel, MPB, samba and world music. I like working with independent artists where I feel that my work helps more. I try to be the one more element in the production chain, making the best mix until the customer feel fully satisfied.