Radio ready sound, with Portuguese prices. Several airplay number ones, millions of views and plays on social media and platinum selling albums. Current winner of the Portuguese semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Interview with João André
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced a song for Miguel Araújo a big artist in Portugal that was played in the 3 competing radio stations. An almost impossible task that i’m very proud to have done.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: mixing an album and an EP. Producing 5 songs for 3 different artists.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it’s faster and no compromise at all as of a few years ago. The range of choices i have in digital is immense and would be impossible to have the same in analog at this budget.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: it’s only done when you are happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being immersed in sound.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: if i like the song. The answer is yes, i wouldn’t work in it if i didn’t like it, and i have a very varied taste in music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you can make a song be something it is not.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they have any references, if they have a rough and what they like about it, when do they need have the job finished.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to my work and see if it fits your taste.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: computer with software, microfone, pre, acoustic guitar, headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a successful touring/studio musician in Portugal and made a lot of records in that side of the glass. 10 years ago i changed lanes and got into producing and engineering full time.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Straight to the point and not intrusive.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lana del Rey, because the mix between acoustic instruments and modern atmospheres is inspiring to me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Close the pan a bit in the verses and go full stereo in the chorus.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, folk and singer songwriter.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Experience and musicality.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A smooth and immersive listening experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get my mixing prep done by my assistant and get to mixing fresh and motivated.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pretty good control room with nice speakers. I have access to a variety of hardware and a lot of plugins. Namely everything from UAD.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: serban ghenea, Mark Ronson, Rick Rubin .
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly produce mix and master.