I am a strong believer that mixing and recording is an artform. I dont think anyone can achieve a "good" sound if they are not passionate about what they do. I am in love with music and especially mixing, recording and experimenting. If you share the same perspective as mine, check out my profile, we might end up getting along pretty well =)
My name is Caio, I'm a recording/mixing and electronics engineer from Brazil. I have 2 years of experience recording and mixing and I also work with a collective in which I record and mix live performances of local bands. I've been in independent bands since 2009 and today I'm lead singer and lead guitar player from an indie/alternative rock band.
I absolutely love bands that sound like real bands. And by real, I dont mean "raw" or unproduced, I mean bands that are true to their sound and identity.
I always hear what the client wants and I try to get as close as possible to what it is being wished. I also like to mix relatively fast.
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Interview with Caio Molena
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A 15-watt guitar amp, my Fender Strat, a Coles 4038 mic, a 4 track reel to reel and food.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record nicely in the first place.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The passion of being able to work in something awesome.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I find it hard to answer that question because it is a different process everytime. I view this as pretty much painting a picture...you start in different spots each time.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I work as recording and mixing engineer for a collective that works with local independent bands. I like doing it because I have to adapt myself and the recording setup differently everytime to achieve a good versatile workflow.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My first solo EP.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Anything that is available at the moment.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to bring life to every work I can get my hands on.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Artists: Jack White, Foo Fighters, The Beatles, Pedro The Lion, Nirvana, Damon Albarn...the list could go on and on... Engineers/Producers: Steve Albini, Geoff Emerick, Gabriel Roth, Graham Cochrane, Jack White, Don Zientara...and many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually work as a recording and mixing engineer for local independent bands.