Mixing and mastering engineer specialized in Rock.
I´m Esmute (Rodrigo Martins Farias), a drummer, pianist and audio engineer based in Pelotas, Brazil. I´ve been a professional drummer and audio engineer with over 10 years and in 2011 I co-founded A Vapor Estúdio, a music production and recording studio. I'm an extremely detail oriented person, and, when it comes to my work, that feature of mine is stronger.
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Amazing producer, drummer, multi-instrumentalist and a master of his craft, with one of the most unique ears and musical perception i've had the privilege to work with.
A great master with a laid back approach, making the artist feel at home with his smooth character.
Great producer, bringing the absolute best tones for the records and instruments. Also extremely agile, hardworking and broad-minded.
In other words: world-class.
An amazing Producer, highly recomended!!! ALL best quality you'll find here. 🤘🤘🤘
Interview with Esmute
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on Sinais De Fumaça´s album ''Sin Eyes The Foo..." (rock-reggae) as a producer and mix and master engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I´ve been working as a drummer, music producer, mix engineer and executive producer on a Julio Passarin´s song, which is a Brazilian folk type of music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mauricio Mirapalheta.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whichever I have to work with, both are good.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do the best I can. Excellence.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The art itself.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: My editing skills: my expertise in editing will be way more effective in a properly recorded track.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: "What are you looking for in a engineer?''
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I´d tell the clients to focus on having the best recording possible
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 5 music instruments.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started learning how to record, and mix to produce my own bands. In the early 2000´s I was doing it as an amateur till 2008 when got it in music production school and graduated in 2011 when I started doing it professionally in my own studio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I´m methodical and tend to do everything tightly.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would choose Frenzal Rhomb because they bring exactly what I value the most in melodic punk rock such as vocal harmonies, and well constructed instrumentals.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sometimes less is more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock in general and jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My sensibility to acknowledge how things are supposed to sound based on understanding what the client is going for and their references.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I tend to give a sense of identity to the aesthetics of the song respecting its needs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The process of mixing for me starts off with cleaning up the audio tracks and doing some detail oriented editing and vocal tuning, only after that I focus on the actual mixing.Lastly I close the work with the mastering part.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mixing in the box at my home studio with KRK Rokit 5 audio monitors, Beyer Dynamics DT770 Pro headphones and M-Audio interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Regarding music production professionals I will say Butch Vig (Nirvana) and Ryan Greene (Strung Out) and the musicians are Dom Salvador (pianist), Airto Moreira (percusionist) and Gordon Forman (baterista)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mostly mixing, vocal tuning and mastering. I often also edit drums, bass and piano.