Gui Afonso | Selfsounds

Music Producer and Composer

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All-around producer and multi-instrumentalist, with a Brazilian flavor up on the sleeve.

Working with a wide array of genres, Gui Afonso is a starting producer with a high number of studio hours, a formal musical training under a state college in Brazil and a long-time composer and arranger. Versatility is one of his major qualities, working with big names in Brazil who have different styles and approaches, through a project similar to NPR's Tiny Desk, called 'Rolling Stone Sessions' from the magazine Rolling Stone Brazil.

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Discogs verified credits for Guilherme Afonso
  • Guilherme Afonso
  • Doce Violeta
  • Claudia Ribas
  • Doce Violeta
  • Claudia Ribas
  • Doce Violeta
  • Claudia Ribas

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  1. Review by Cláudia Canto
    by Cláudia Canto

    I have a project that consists of old Brazilian songs, pieces we sing as children, and some compositions of mine. I reached out to Gui Afonso because I knew from a friend that he was the right producer for my work. Since we started working on an album of 11 songs, everything he promised was delivered. I came to him with little to nothing, now I can envision the material working as a whole. He was able to capture my essence as an artist and a teacher and we've been making huge progress so far. I am beyond confident the work will be great and will sound amazing! I truly recommend his work!

Interview with Gui Afonso | Selfsounds

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

  2. A: It depends. When I'm working with speech processing for recording or broadcasting, the work is always tested before starting. When we're recording or live, I focus on small things like some dips in EQ, always subtracting, and simple bus processing (gating, compressing, de-essing and limiting). The work right after ending the recording/broadcasting resumes to editing the episode for podcast. As a producer, I am

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: My set up is always changing... What I currently have my hands on are 16 Focusrite Clarett pres, 8Pre + OctoPre, a pair of Adam's T5v and the stars of the studio: a Neumann TLM 103 and a Fender Blues Jr. Ltd lacquered Editon. I have other great gear at my disposal, such as an sE Electronics Vr2 Ribbon mic, a Blue Realtor mic, SM7s, 57s and 58s... Depending on each occasion, I use different microphone setups, focusing on SM7s for speech recording and broadcasting, as well as a more sophisticated gear usage on music and vocal recordings. For drums, I focus on Mid-Side using the Vr2 and the Neumann TLM. I have a D112 that is my favorite for recording kick drums and depending on the song/style I go for SM7s or 57s for skins. I have a cabinet with a vintage VC30 for guitar recording and also as a SUB KICK microphone (thanks Mr. Albini for that one), the sound is huge! Generally I record guitar and bass in similar ways: DI + amp. Vocals are always recorded on Neumann's TLM because they sound professional and transparent, perfect for recording any range of vocalists. There you have it! =)

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

  6. A: Steve Howe, Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin were major influences as a guitar player and as a professional musician. Their talent is never alone, it always comes with hard work and a lot of repertoire. As a producer, I simply love the approach given to art by Rick Rubin, specially his work with early Def Jam and all the Johnny Cash late recordings. My engineers of choice, however, are Joe Barresi - I am always astonished by the heavy rock sound he gets on every record he makes - and Steve Albini, one of the best educators and most knowledgeable professionals our area has ever seen.

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

  8. A: I work in a studio where the main clients are podcast broadcasters and local artists in different projects, with different instruments and requirements. My day-to-day life consists of basically working on these two major areas of music production.

Gui Afonso

I was the composer, player, MIDI programmer, engineer and producer in this production

Terms Of Service

- Limitless revisions
- Open to feedback at any part of the project
- Turn-around in 2-3 days up to a week depending on the project
- Recording guitars, bass and drums for low fees within a project

GenresSounds Like
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Tropicália
  • Tiny Desk
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Fender Blues Jr. Ltd. Lacquered Editon
  • sE Electronics Vr2 Ribbon Microphone
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