Michael Ferreira is a talented mixing engineer based in Portugal. Due to his passion, creative and hard-working personality he is becoming one of the most in demand professionals in Portugal, working with both upcoming new talent and already established major artists.
Regardless of where your project is now, I can help bring it to the next level. Vocal tuning, drum alignment, drum sample replacement, are just some of the things I can help clean up and organize in your recorded sessions.
If you already have your tracks recorded and edited, but need everything brought together in a professional way, you're at the right place. I'm equipped to take just about any level of recording, and polish it for a radio ready sound.
Be it one song or a full project, let me balance everything out tone wise and bring out the best in your mixs. I also prepare a DDP image along with the digital files.
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Interview with Michael 'Mic' Ferreira
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Fully digital while mixing - for now. Being able to recall, do changes on the fly and have it sent to the artist for approval is just efficient and time saving.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The song is done when you are 100% satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to listen to amazing music - albeit sometimes for hours on end - and then have artists and their fans positive feedback.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not a magician or which doctor. I do what i can with the source material.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have the song ready and the instrumental stems. Major key!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask questions before hiring. If you're not sure how to export files, what I might need for the project, or any other question. Feel free.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out doing this part time in 2009, working out of a comercial studio and my home. Then in 2012 took a leap of faith, setup my room and have been at full-time since then.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Open and warm. Like a hug.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get everything right at the source. Try to record vocals as best possible, since they'll be front and center. Also take time picking your sounds when producing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A fresh pair of ears!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Dependes on the song. Mostly start with bass and drums then vocals and all the rest.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a huge Jaycen Joashua fan, also love what Manny Marroquin does and most recently I've been liking Serban Ghenea.