Leo Brum

Mixing and Mastering

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Leo Brum is a graduated audio engineer and music producer. His career began in 2009 moved by his passion for music. As a mastering engineer and editor, Leo was able release songs for world distribution. That resulted in more than 30 million streams across YouTube and Spotify.

Hi there! Im Leo!

I'm a Pro Mixing and Mastering Engineer. Since 2015, I've been working in the music business mainstream. In this time, I completed jobs from more than 12 countries and have over 30 million streams. I'm also a graduated producer, acoustic/electric guitar player!

My mission:

Respect the client's vision, ideas, production and it's music are my strongest attributes. Providing the right feedback, teamwork and having a straight and opened communication are non-negotiable traits I carry inside of me. Behave like this gave me opportunity to produce and mix more than 70 soundtracks for one of the biggest TV channels in Brazil.

The tools I use:

Tascam us 16x08;
Yamaha NS-10, Soundcraft Absolute 4p;
Lisciel Audio Handmade Vari-MU Mastering Compressor;
Lisciel Audio Handmade Stereo Master EQ;
Industry Standard Metering Tools;
Hand-picked Digital Processors;
Izotope RX and Ozone;

Thank you and let's do it!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Kyle Tupper
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    I am a session drummer and had the privilege to play on a track that Leo mixed for a client I played for. When I heard the mix he did, I was blown away by the depth and attention to the frequency spectrum. All the instrumentation was present. Vocals sat on top of the mix while the bass provided a warm and rich foundation for all the other instruments to breathe.

    I highly recommend Leo to anyone looking for a mixing/mastering engineer. He does stellar work and I have no doubts that you will be blown away with the end product.

  2. Review by Tiago Birdo
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    by Tiago Birdo

    He’s an amazing mixer and he knows how to get where you wonder. I can only imagine my songs mixed and mastered by him, now. Such a excellent sound engineering.

  3. Review by Ricardo Fariaz
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    by Ricardo Fariaz

    Working with Leo was a fantastic experience, it was like he could read my mind just to bring my dreams to life. He worked hard since the beginning of the project until the final version. I'm very grateful to him.

Interview with Leo Brum

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I worked as the co-producer, editor and mastering engineer on the "Amor Sem Igual" soundtrack. The songs were played worldwide.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working on multiple projects to be honest. Some are mixing and mastering, others are recording and producing.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not yet since I'm new to the platform.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Get the flexibility the digital provides you along with the sound the analog creates and you'll live a very beautiful life.

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

  10. A: That I'll get the most out of your song.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The feedback from my clients and obviously see that I can get the work done the best way possible.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How loud will it be. I explain that I can make it as loud as comercial records or respect the platforms limits. It depends on the client.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Thinking the the sound comes from the mixing and mastering stage. Post production is supposed to make whatever is already sounding awesome, even better.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What are their needs. How long do I have to work on the project, the reference songs.

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

  20. A: Get real expectations. You can't have a bad sounding recording to sound like a grammy award song. It's impossible. You are searching for a premium mixing and mastering service. Make sure that the recording process had the same attention and care.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: MacBook with Pro Tools with a LOT of plugins, Apollo Twin X, Audeze LCD-X, an u87 with the cables and a hard case to store all that.

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

  24. A: I started playing guitar in 2009. I used to play Guitar Hero and wanted to be a rock star. When I was 14, I started studying at a technical school here in Rio de Janeiro. There I learned about live audio. I started my mixing and mastering journey in 2016, when I completed my first producing course. In 2018 I started my music production college and a couple months later, I began to work at one of the biggest studios in Rio de Janeiro. At the moment I write this down, in 2022, I have already worked for producers all around the world.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I like punchy sound so I'd describe my style as an "in-your-face" kind of engineer.

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

  28. A: Katy Perry. I love the punch her voice has.

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

  30. A: Record as many vocals you can. The human voice is one of the things the brain pay most attention to. So vocal Ad Libs throughout the song will catch the listener's attention every time is shows up. Track LR vocal doubles on the chorus to get it fuller.

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

  32. A: Pop in general.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Understanding what the client wants and shaping what he provides to the expectations.

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

  36. A: Emotion is the right word to write here.

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

  38. A: Usually I start mixing the foundation of the song. That is the beat (drums) and the bass. After that, I start tweaking and setting the vocals. then I start to build the mix around that. Having a strong and defined center allows me to play around with the stereo filed and get the song as wide, punchy and deep as possible.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My actual setup consistis in NS10's, Tascam US 16x08 audio interface with high-res conversion, Pro Tools HD, Plugin Alliance, Izotope, Waves plugins.

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

  42. A: Chris Lord Alge, Greg Wells, Tony Maserati and Manny Marroquin are my main inspiration as audio engineers.

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

  44. A: Mixing and Mastering.

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I will deliver your files within 6 days after we start the project. You'll have unlimited revisions for each song.
The stems need to be consolidated. You can send me the Pro Tools session too.

GenresSounds Like
  • Taylor Swift
  • Eminem
  • Katy Perry
Gear Highlights
  • NS10 monitors
  • Tascam us 16x08
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Izotope
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  • Final master delivered!Sep 09, 2022

    It took a little longer than expected but the final master is finally exported! Big premiere coming up on next Tuesday (August, 13th).

    This project was produced, mixed and mastered by me.