Ricardo Padua

Producer & Audio Engineer

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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).

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Interview with Ricardo Padua

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: That I will treat their project as my own. I will never settle for anything less than amazing.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: 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.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: 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.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: Lady Gaga, she's the one who got me inspired into making music and following my dreams.

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: Never settle for second best.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: Most of my work is in the popular realm (Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop) but I've also worked with great Jazz and Blues artists.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: 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.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: My main goal is to have an amazing chorus, something that a crowd can sing and feel inspired by it.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: 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.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Alan Parsons, Quincy Jones, David Foster, Red One, Lady Gaga, Deadmau5, Manny Marroquin, Jack Joseph Puig

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: 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.

Ricardo Padua - Endless

I was the Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer and Mastering Engineer in this production

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