GRAMMY Shortlisted for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Producer of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Engineered Album & Best Electronic Dance Recording.

Hello, my name is Ricardo Padua. I'm a songwriter, music producer and audio engineer. I've been GRAMMY Shortlisted for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Producer of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Engineered Album & Best Electronic Dance Recording. I've learned from the likes of Alan Parsons (Pink Floyd, The Beatles) and Adriana Balic (P!nk).

You can listen to my most recent work here:
www.vevo.com/artist/ricardo-padua
www.vevo.com/artist/punto-cardinal
www.vevo.com/artist/kacey-fifield

Social Media:
www.twitter.com/rikrdopadua
www.facebook.com/paduamusic

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • AVID Pro Tools HD
  • Pre-Sonus Studio One
  • Ableton Live
  • WAVES
  • izotope Ozone

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Ricardo Padua

What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will treat their project as my own. I will never settle for anything less than amazing.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Invest in your sound because it's the most important thing we have. Don't let "easy" things like LANDR fool you. Nothing can replace an audio professional.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been doing this for almost 6 years now and I'm always looking for new projects and to meet new people within the industry.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Lady Gaga, she's the one who got me inspired into making music and following my dreams.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never settle for second best.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most of my work is in the popular realm (Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop) but I've also worked with great Jazz and Blues artists.
What's your strongest skill?
I'm a perfectionist when it comes to musicproduction and post production. I will always want my work to stand out, and get as close to perfection as possible.
What do you bring to a song?
My main goal is to have an amazing chorus, something that a crowd can sing and feel inspired by it.
What's your typical work process?
I usually start by writing the vocal melody and then go from there. When it comes to Mixing and Mastering I always want to keep my recordings as dynamic as possible to achieve sound perfection and to make sure that the dynamic range is not affected at all.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Alan Parsons, Quincy Jones, David Foster, Red One, Lady Gaga, Deadmau5, Manny Marroquin, Jack Joseph Puig
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I like to be involved in every aspect of my songs. I do everything from songwriting down to the mastering process in almost all my work. I like to be in control because I know the kind of sound quality I want to achieve in my productions.