14x Latin Grammy Nominated 1x Grammy Nominated 1x Latin Grammy Winner
Mazzei has been in the music industry for over 25 years, specializing 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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- Ricky Martin
- Concrete Blonde
- Seu Jorge
- Roberto Carlos
- Claudia Leitte
- Nx Zero
- Capital Inicial
- Mauricio Manieri
- Daniela Mercury
- Jota Quest
- John Stein Jazz
- Bob Keys
- Luciana Souza
- White Noise
- Added Color
- Luisa Sonza
- Pato Fu
- Margareth Menezes
- Travie Mccoy
- Dinho Ouro Preto
- Alexandre Pires
- Alexandre Grooves
- … And Many More!
47 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Luizinho Mazzei
Luizinho is incredible. He is super communicative and always has a warm and kind attitude. Whatever you need he can do for you and will do it extremely diligently and the quality will always be top notch. It is a pleasure to work with him!
very good! patient with great taste
Again, VERY nice and VERY easy to work with, with GREAT patience and AMAZING high quality results! Thanks for another great product!
Luizinho has been really kind and professional. I'm really happy with the result of my song. It's called "The Problem is You - Veve Milah" if you want to check out the result to decide if you want to work with him, but I definitely recommend him. He made every little detail of how I wanted the song to be and not complained when changes had to be made.
Very very professional! Really glad I worked with mazzei. He took a little personal project made during quarantine and made it sound awesome! Definitely will work again in the future!
Fast, nice and really proffesional, mix and master were WAY above average, will keep working with Luizinho :)
Very precise and efficient! We are very pleased with Luizinho's work. Highly recommended!!!
Luizinho Mazzei is awesome!! we love the mix , thanks!! hope can work with him again soon
Luiz Luizinho Mazzei.Adorei trabalhar com você, sua disponibilidade, sua sensibilidade em tratar minhas composições e entendê-las como parte mim. Respeito muito quem possui essa sensibilidade para além da tecnica. Técnica esta, que aliás ficou evidenciada no ótimo trabalho que resultou. Parabéns!!
José Henrique Nogueira
HIRE THIS MAN FOR YOUR MIXING NEEDS! Super patient, and super talented. He took my track to the next level!
True professional with an amazing ear and passion for music. Grateful for this man
Great mixing engineer!
Luizinho was very professional, patient and understanding. We were able to get a great mix and master from my input. I would definitely want to work with him again.
Luizinho is a very collaborative and great engineer with a bunch if great ideas,sense of style that adds a lot to the song in addition to very professional sounding mixes. He listens to the artist and the vision in detail until the mix is perfect! Was an absolute pleasure to work with him & highly recommend to everyone who is caring about their music. Thank you,thank you,thank you!
This guy is wonderful to work for. Total pro, pays attention to details, works hard and works fast..
Luizinho has been again EXTREMELY helpful, fast, professional and flexible (and with a lot of patience because I needed to continue to make corrections because the production was quite complex this time and I made quite some mistakes). I am very happy and extremely satisfied with the product and the process to get there!
I hope Luizinho will have enough capacity to continue help me with my future projects :-)!
As usual, the perfect guy to work with, with a lot of patience and flexibility!!
Amazing work Luizinho grateful to have you on board!
Amazing communication! Luizinho has a great ear and is extremely kind. He will take your track to the next level!!!
Luizinho is a beast with the mix grateful to have his ear on our music
Luizinho Mazzei mixed my stems and they came out nothing less then incredible! He is very receptive to input from his clients. He showed a great deal patience. I will be back for sure!
The 2nd production with "Magic" Luizinho - and hoping to do many more. BRILLIANT!!!
Another amazing mix by Luizinho. Grateful to have him on board
Another great collaboration with Mazzei!!! Very efficient!!! Thank you!!!
WOW!! The sound quality was simply amazing! Luizinho works very efficiently and is very responsive and open. A true master in his profession. Definitively will ask him again to help me out with any future projects.
Luizinho was wonderful to work with. Great communication and very attentive to the project. He helped put out a wonderful mix on a project that was very difficult. Look forward to working with him again!
Radio ready quality with a quick turn around. Luizinho is a wizard with the mix and true professional. love his ear and passion for the craft highly recommend!
Many thanks for another job done with Luizinho. Great effort. Fast delivery!
A great production! Never regret on letting Mazzei mix and master my song! He makes my song sounds so professional! I like the style of his mixing and mastering! It is an art! Also, the return around time is very quick! I will definitely work with him again!
Thank you for the work and effort!! It’s easy to communicate with Luzinho, we will work with him in the future
Luizinho was great to work with, knows how to capture a great vibe of the music and he delivered fast. Amazing work.
Top notch mixing/mastering expert : )
A brazilian master who has been nothing but proficient & pleasant to work with. Presenting me a first version of the mix within a day, this shows that he's on right on top of things and doesn't leave you hanging midair. Without any real instructions from me, he delivered a solid mix that can hold his own in today's market. His reputation speaks for itself. And on top of that, he's such a nice and respectful guy in contact.
I'm super satisfied and happy with his work. Mazzei is very professional and takes care of details. He gave a lot of attention to the work. Most importantly, he makes sure the music sounds more lively and the collaboration going smoothly and effectively. The quality of the work is excellent! He went through analog equipment to bring more texture for the sound. After his mix, my music sounds more clear and alive!
He brings my music to the next level! I really recommend working with him!
it was very nice and smooth working with Luizinho he really did an awesome job to mix my song in one day he brought the song to life, and the communication is fantastic when I needed some changes he responded right away, I definitely look forward to work with him again.. and highly recommended
I’m really happy with the mix! It was a pleasant experience working with Luizinho. Turn around time was quick. He was super patient with all the revisions. Definitely reaching out to him for my next song. I’d highly recommend him.
Luizinho is very professional and easy to work with. His turn-around times are quick. His communication is very good, too. He has a pleasant demeanor as well and I will look for him for future projects. I recommend him.
Foi incrível trabalhar com o Luiz.
It was amazing working with Luiz.
Despite his impressive resumè, he worked with an inspiring humility and simpathy.
I provided him tracks with several flaws, unlike other mixers, he didn't complain in any moment, at every step he focused on my goals, my directions
The final mix, honest to god, brought tears to my eyes.
Polished and professional sound. UNLIMITED revisions (I’m more picky than most so this was huge). Patient and positive throughout the whole process.
Luizinho is a cool guy! Enthusiastic, patient and clearly able to listen, read and interpret any changes I felt my track needed (we all know that is sometimes the hardest bit to get over).
Excellent mix and all stems back exactly as I requested. Can't praise him enough!
Chris from Protest Music
Luizinho was the one I directly choosen to do my mix work when I heard his samples. He has been a joy to work with, very supportive, very humble when I suggested things. To say it in the simpliest way, he is a true proffesional!!! I surely recommend him!!!
I just had an amazing experience with Luizinho.
Very nice communication, friendly approach and outstanding mix results. He is a very professional and experienced engineer.
Great engineer, great person! He will do his best to make your music get alive! Definitely recommended!
I have had the pleasure of working with Mazzei in the USA and abroad as a studio engineer, FOH engineer and producer. I am always impressed with his ability to understand the essence of an artist and translate an idea to its full capacity. He is always up-to-date with latest gear, and knows how to navigate any board with great ease. Outstanding!
I worked with Mazzei in New York City and he was extremely impressive and professional. Excellent recording skills and very knowledgeable overall. Great engineer!
extremely competent and very professional musical, besides a being good people.
Interview with Luizinho Mazzei
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I often work with independent labels and artists from Brazil and Latin America, in addition to making time for SoundBetter customers and friends.
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: 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: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: AVID Pro Tools Ultimate, ANTELOPE Orion 32HD, BURL Bomber, SPL Mix Dream, TUBETECH LCA 2A, GREENBOX Fortezza, SSL Fusion, NEUMANN KH80.
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 other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I follow and like the careers of Serban Ghenea, Tony Maserati, Josh Gudwin, Rick Rubin, Max Martin, Manny Marroquin, Phil Tan, to name a few.
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!!!!
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: 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'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: 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 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 type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work with to all kinds of music, but I think I fit best into rock and pop and. I love these styles.
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! Be happy and make the public be happy!
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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, and others.
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, LOL. 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...