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 http://www.aloizio.com.br/.
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Interview with Nicolas Rossi
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: 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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work my butt off until you get fully satisfied with your song.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: 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.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: 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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: LA-2A + Pultec EQ on a vocal chain. You can't miss.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 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...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 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.