Caio Molena

Recording/Mixing Engineer

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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

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

  2. A: A 15-watt guitar amp, my Fender Strat, a Coles 4038 mic, a 4 track reel to reel and food.

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

  4. A: Record nicely in the first place.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: The passion of being able to work in something awesome.

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. A: My first solo EP.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Anything that is available at the moment.

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

  16. A: I like to bring life to every work I can get my hands on.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. A: I usually work as a recording and mixing engineer for local independent bands.

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