A natural perfectionist, with a very defined sound signature. Usually Mixing & Mastering for Vinyl releases (House, Techno and Minimal) but can mix and master any style of music.
There are so many aspects involved in mixing and mastering music that no formula or “instant mastering service” can really provide and create the necessary and accurate vision that each piece of music specifically needs. If you’re serious about your music, you’ll want a proper master for your tracks. A master can really make a record, “make it” or “break it”. Leaving it for someone who knows exactly what they’re doing and having the right set of tools/knowledge, is the right step in making your music sound as good as possible. Mastering is a vision approach, not a mathematical formula. It is such an important detail (it’s the final one) that needs a cleaner vision, away from all the technical decisions you did when you first created your mix.
As an audio engineer and record producer that does mixings and masterings as a form of living/business, I do also send my original music material to other mastering engineers so that someone approaches the mastering stage in a different and new vision from my main mix.
PS: Let me know if the mastering / mix is for digital or vinyl release (due to the mono & phase special attention needed in the vinyl cut)
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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A really good professional that knows his craft
A very professional and serious work from Pedro Goya. I recommend for sure.
Working with him for almost 2 years or maybe more and his work is perfect ! Rex can say that we are lucky to find him, always giving the best to our tracks and he can make X different versions just to make us happy ! I recommend him +++
Goya is a well-rounded and experienced producer and sound engineer, very well established in the scene, with a keen eye for the right sound for each track he polishes. He certainly delivers, I definitely recommend!
Pedro is a truly master.
Not only in his quality / dedication on music, but as a friend and a teacher.
I've learn you truly see someone's skills when they are able to share knowledge, and he's the king.
You can not listen to any of of his projects without saying, oh there he is!
The groove, the sound dynamics, as I call it "cuspo".
Thanks for all you've done and will continue to do for electronic music Goya, your hard work is paying off & it should be recognized.
Pedro is a highly experimented engineer who helps you to find the “g-spot” in sound. He really knows the tools that he must use at all times. If you want to build something solid, he’s your man. Besides that, he’s an amazing guy! 200% recommended!
Pedro is one of my favorite in Portugal, as a sound engineer also I've been following since his first ep on the labels every one from our community wanted to be there (back in 2000) I love his knowledge and his true commitment to our art, we always share our common passion for sound & engineering, you won't be disappointed in his work.
Pedro is an incredible audio engineer! From mix/mastering to gear know-how, Pedro has been a valuable resource to me from the beginning. He is patient and kind, very easy to work with. Always strives to make sure the end product is exactly what you envisioned. If you ever have any questions, he is easy to communicate with and quick to respond. When in doubt I use Pedro Goya. Highly recommend!
- Diego Knows
The market is increasingly competitive and the labels more demanding. Pedro offers professional service at a fair price with superior quality respecting all current standards.
Pedro is my go to for mix and mastering.
He is the man with the knowledge and the skills and he also loves dogs, how can i not recommend his services?
Basically, if you need top notch quality for the best price, say hello to Pedro and you’ll not regret.
Armando ( Desolat / Cuff )
Interview with Pedro Goya
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My latest double vinyl album. I created everything from top to bottom except the Mastering Part. Sounds weird a Mastering Engineer not Mastering his own music...but there's a point to that. I also take very serious the Mastering Part, so I need another engineer I trust to apply his vision on my mixes (just like clients do with me when they require my service).
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own music production and mixing & mastering for other clients.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll make the best I can. There are no "good" projects or "bad" projects. Any project requires my full attention and dedication on each detail.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creativity and solutions involved in each piece of music. Connects my wires.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you have any "pre made" formula? No. I have my habits, but each track require different nuances and approaches. What I do for your music might not be the same I'll do to other costumers music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I make things louder.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you plan to achieve with my service?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Focus on musical ideas. Leave the technical details for me.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Meticulously and purposely unorganised.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Hybrid Setup: Best of both worlds. Hardware; Elektron Rytm Elektron A4 Cyclone Bass Bot Novation Drum Station Akai S2000 Sampler Roland TR8 Empirical Labs Distressor (Mono Unit) Thermionic Culture Vulture RME Sound Card Midas Venice F16 Analog Mixer Board Focal Solo 6BE dbx 266XL Compressor/Gate Rane Pre Amp Digital Domain: Slate Digital Plugins Plugin Alliance UAD Plugins (Firewire) And so many more!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 20 years making records. Last 10 dedicated to mastering & mixing engineering for others besides my own music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I don't care. One is meant to be perfect, the other has surface noise and non linearities. Whatever suits the project, I'll use.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Empirical Labs Distressor 2. GML 8200 EQ 3. Chandler Limited TG Opto Compressor 4. Neve 8424 Mixing Console 5. API 2500 Stereo Buss Compressor
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I could, Michael Jackson for sure.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trial and Error. Always. Forget Tutorials.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing (Elements amplitude, prespective, placement, EQ and compression)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Control, Dynamic, Presence and Power.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Trial and Error. Always.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: In the Mixing / Mastering Department: Bruce Swedien
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixdown and Mastering.