My name is Alexandre Favilla. I'm composer, singer, bassist, guitarist, and mainly, producer. I work with music since 1998 and have composed, recorded and produced artists in Brazil since then. I'm specialized in Electronic Based Music genres like Bass Music, Brazilian Funk and New Disco/Pop Funk. Also do soundtrack for movies and games.
I'm a music producer and also a musician. It means that, very often, I can also record the instruments like bass, guitar, keys and drums. Sometimes, an artist only have a melody to work with. So, i make the arrangements, record the instruments (in case there's no musician of the band to work with), mix and master without any problems.
I also have a great catalog of singers that can sing in english ,french, spanish and portuguese, great drummers, guitarists, keyboard players, brass players, bassists etc. Just tell me what do you need and I can show you all the options.
The main genres I've worked with in all those years are Pop, Rock (Indie Rock to be precise), Electronic Dance music (Bass Music, Electro House, Dubstep, Future Bass, Trap). Also did Jazz/Fusion/Funk and instrumental music in my background as player and arranger.
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Interview with Alex Favilla
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I like a lot os songs of a project called HALUX. I'm the singer and composer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own EP.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately no.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog because it's an Art and digital because it's endless possibilities.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We are going to make something out of the standard!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The final result!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If i can do certain thing sound good. I like to think we can, together.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think it's easy. Maybe it is but it takes a while to look like this.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Describe you work in ONE word. That word is always important to not lose ourselves in a bunch of crazy ideas.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you have someone you can count one and have the feeling to understand your compositions.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, interface, Bass, drums and mic. Can do EVERYTHING with this!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 10 years now and I started by my own. Just tweking and trying to figure out how synths and mix works.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: They are all dead.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Watch out for the 400 Hz ;)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Future Bass, Trap, Dubstep, Rock, Indie, 80s music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Good chords and good mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like good arrangements and clarity. No matter what you do, it should sound cristal clear! Even if is dirty and loud ;P
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the genre. But the harmony is always important to me. Sometimes I like to start with a beat and let the ideas flow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is always growing up. Right now I have some Analog Synths like Oberheim Matrix 6, Roland Jupiter 8 and some digitals like the Roland JP8000 and a Casio CZ-1. I use a Universal Audio Apollo as interface on my Mac and my main DAW is Ableton Live 9. Algo have a lots of instruments like, bass guitars, drums and percussions.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I like electronic dance musicians as Madeon, Giorgio Moroder, Diplo, Skrillex, SBTRKT, Disclosure, and also bands like Phoenix, Little Dragon and Vulfpeck.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producer, Mixing and Mastering.