Hello everyone! My name is Duarte and I'm a 20 yo sound engineer and musician. I've been in the music industry since 2010, starting in classical and jazz music school and, in late 2016, became a punk drummer and bassist.
I'm here to get experience and begin my professional career as a sound engineer.
I would deeply appreciate if you rate my job afterwards.
Regarding the "Termes of Service" I accept that we review my work as many times as you find necessary while, naturally, keeping in mind the context of our environment, which is a professional one.
I do not enjoy having tight schedules for my own work, since I would rather have it excel in quality than in quantity and would also prefer, if necessary, to spend more time than usual on a detail that is not working properly than to simply ignore it in favour of complying with the deadline.
Feel free to show me works that aren't that well recorded, I'll try my best to make them sound good (without any promises!).
Thank you so much,
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Duarte Guelha
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project I'm most proud is my second solo album called "Alienação". I made the idea of it, the songs, the recording, the mix and the master. Even though I love the album, today, I would make some changes on the recording procedure.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Digital gives you abillites that analog doesn't and vice versa.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best. I'm still learning, but I think I have achieved a significant amount of skill to start doing this as a job. You need to trust me on this one.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The feel of making a music sound great. It's simply amazing.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "You can record image as well, right?"
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I mostly ask the instrumentation of the song, what musical references they have and when do they need it done. I don't really like the last question though ahaha.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be careful. Most people try to get the biggest amount of money with the less effort they can make. Before hiring anyone of us search and train your ears to fully understand how good or bad the work is.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Easy one! My drumset, guitar, computer, audio interface and my bass.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Of course, be careful with phase problems! Use time adjustments before starting to switch polarities. 1 meter = 3 milliseconds.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest inspiration as a technician is my professor: Sergio Henriques. But lately, I've been reading and trying a lot of tips from Mike Shea and Bobby Owsinski's books. I have several musicians that have inspired me. I can name a few like Beethoven, Dave Grohl, The Rev and Frank Zummo.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually record all the instruments for my client. Sometimes I'm the technician and the musician, which takes a lot more work, but I still love it to do it that way.