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
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never settle for second best.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will treat their project as my own. I will never settle for anything less than amazing.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lady Gaga, she's the one who got me inspired into making music and following my dreams.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My main goal is to have an amazing chorus, something that a crowd can sing and feel inspired by it.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Alan Parsons, Quincy Jones, David Foster, Red One, Lady Gaga, Deadmau5, Manny Marroquin, Jack Joseph Puig
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.