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14x Latin Grammy Nominated
1x Grammy Nominated
1x Latin Grammy Winner
Mazzei has been in the music industry for over 25 years, specialized in music engineering. He's worked with Ricky Martin, Concrete Blonde, Shaman, Sepultura, Travie McCoy, Claudia Leitte, Seu Jorge, Added Color, Capital Inicial, Daniela Mercury and many more.
Providing the best services to my clients is my priority!
Getting a product that you will love with is my purpose!
I'm looking forward to hearing about your project and working with you!
With the objective of being constantly ahead of the curve and having the recording, mixing and mastering process be efficient and smooth, many musicians, engineers and producers are driven towards working in their own studios.
Comfort, high quality in regards to both customer relations and equipment, respect towards deadlines, and effective planning are important components that allow for a successful project.
"Watching music come alive by taking the sounds of different instruments and combining them in a tasteful manner is something that will always bring me immense pleasure".
- by Luizinho Mazzei
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- Daniel Taubkin, Arrigo Barnabé & Benjamim Taubkin
- Dedé Paraízo*
- Alexandre Grooves
- Orquestra SAGA
- Art Popular
- J. Quest*
- Daniel Taubkin, Arrigo Barnabé & Benjamim Taubkin
- Chiclete Com Banana
- Dedé Paraízo*
- Ultraje A Rigor
- Shaman (2)
- Claudia Leitte
- Orquestra SAGA
- Ricky Martin
- Capital Inicial
- Mário Sève
- Heloísa Fernandes
94 Reviews - 11 Repeat ClientsEndorse Luizinho Mazzei
the best as always! worked so hard to make everything perfect
He is the best as always! Completed everything perfectly.
Super helpful as always!
Mazzei is absolutely amazing and super easy to work with!
He is the best! Worked hard as ever to make everything perfect.
He is the best as always! :)
He is the best! Always a pleasure to work with.
Once again, the best! Everything was completed with amazing care and quickness. Nobody better! <3
Top class. Best I've ever worked with!
I'm happy to work with him, he's so fast and did a great job. thanks
Excellent and very thoughtful.
Excellent ear and amazing mixing/mastering skills!
Excellent. And fast!
Amazing ear and super helpful feedback.
Excellent ears and guidance, as always!
Excellent ears as always.
Bella esperienza, persona molto gentile e molto brava.
it was nice to work with Luizinho
he's patient and his master was dope
Interview with Luizinho Mazzei
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of all the projects I participate in. I feel honored and grateful that I chose music and music chose me to live. My dedication is always 100% guaranteed.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've been serving labels and independent artists from worldwide for over 12 years through the online format.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: We have many high level engineers here, including Manny Marroquin, Andrew Scheps, Yoad Nevo, Mercury and Architects.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: ANTELOPE Orion 32HD, BURL Bomber, SPL Mix Dream, SSL Fusion, NEUMANN KH80.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My first gift was a radio from my parents. So music has been with me since I was a baby. I started studying drums at age 11, bass at age 12, and by age 15 I was the resident DJ for parties in the building I lived in. After that, I started playing at various parties in my neighborhood, and at the age of 17, started working in a professional studio. I started as an assistant engineer. At that time, I did not know the difference between the cables they had. I was an intern and had to work only 6hrs a day, but my love and interest was so great that I doubled my work hours almost every day. I wanted to learn, and my effort and dedication at the studio was endless. In less than one year I had already been hired for a full-time position, and had met fantastic engineers. I gained confidence and began to conquer my space, as the studio would usually put me in charge of vocal recordings. One day I went to work on recording a single, but the engineer didn’t show up. I ended up recording the song and it became the most performed song in Brazil for months. I started recording more frequently, and quickly became the studio’s chief engineer. On my first album as chief engineer, the artist who I was recording invited me to work in her studio and mix her shows. After that, I started working as a freelancer, which I continue to be. This was 1993...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to great music and do not be attached to only the techniques. Feel the song, and apply your technical knowledge in favor of the song. Forget mathematics behind each piece of equipment. Just feel the music and make it amazing! Be happy and make the public be happy!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work with to all kinds of music, but I fit best into pop, edm, afrobeat, latin, urban, hiphop and coutry. I love these styles.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I like the sound and professional attitude of Serban Ghenea, Tony Maserati, Josh Gudwin, Rick Rubin, Max Martin, Manny Marroquin, Phil Tan and Jaycen Joshua.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If the song to be mixed is ready, all recorded, edited and tuned. I don't like to edit and tune. I hire my assistant for this type of work. I like to ask for a rough mix so I can know if the job is done well.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My system is all hybrid. I have dozens of external compressors and equalizers, such as API, 1176, Neve, SSL, SPL, Fatso, among others. However, I really like to use some plugins along with analog ones. I really like this mixture. But we have to know how to apply all these tools for each type of music to be mixed. Sometimes a song may sound better with plugins than outboards. Others sound better with outboards than plugins. We need to understand and respect each song.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: At the time of tape recordings, I was still an assistant and I deleted a live recording with an orchestra that had not yet been released by the Record Company.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: The music has to be good, whether it be done in analog or digital. I work in both worlds and each has its charm, but your ears and your experience are what will make the music sound good, not the equipment.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I can promise my clients that I will contribute to their music in the best way that I can. I have true passion for what I do and transmit that passion in every song that I work on.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: "If I were you, I would the mix my next album with Luizinho Mazzei".
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I do not like to follow patterns. I think each song has a story to tell and I give myself entirely each song. I cannot say that my style is bold or conservative: I respect the music. Sometimes it's bold, sometimes it’s conservative. Sometimes the music sounds very modern, sometimes simple, but what matters is that it sounds good and thrills me, because I know that if I am thrilled, I can thrill the listener as well.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tough question...but I believe that two artists who have my attention are Metallica and Alicia Keys. The way they work is inspiring, and at the same time I love to hear their music during my spare time. In addition to that, I admire their career paths.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Many people call me "echo man", so I think I have a certain skill with effects. They are always present in my mixes, and even though they cannot always be heard, they can be felt, and that's very important.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: People often say that you don’t ever finish a mix: you abandon it. I disagree. I don’t like rushing through mixes, and that is why I built my own studio. I need to feel touched by the song first, so I can transmit the energy to the people who hear the mix. I like to respect the recordings as much as I can. I like to bring value to the essence of the music, making it grow.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to hear the music as I receive it dozens of times before I start mixing. I think hearing the music exactly as it was heard the last time before being delivered to me, brings me an idea of how to get started, and a better understanding of the music. And I like to listen without looking at the session. Generally preparing a coffee, reading the news, just enjoying the music as a listener. After a few repetitions, I sit in front of the session, hear the song a few more times, and begin taking notes. I start with the vocals.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Nowadays I'm mixing more than recording. When I work on recordings, I like to be deeply involved with the music. I often end up working as a producer and directing aspects of the recording process. Recording is pure engineering where mixing is much more artistic, and I love that combination. Many independent artists who mix records with me end up asking me for advice about the music industry, especially with this new market where music is not only heard but also seen.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: There are so many...but I think I get more is if the album will sound like the album artist "X". I answer simply and objectively. "His album will sound with their sound". With its your essence.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Watching music come alive by taking the sounds of different instruments and combining them in a tasteful manner is something that will always bring me immense pleasure!!!!