Cris Simoes , mixing engineer/producer graduated in MI (los angeles CA). Works with big names in Brazilian music industry like Paula Fernandes, Jota Quest, Skank, Zeca Baleiro as well as foreign artists. Owner of Pacific Studio (SSL 4000 E Console).
Cris Simoes is a mixing Engineer/Producer graduated in Musicians Institute School in Los Angeles California. In his Pacific Studio he mixes and produces hit records in his SSL 4000 E series console. He's been working with big names in Brazilian pop , rock and country music (with several gold records sales credits) as well as foreign bands and artists. He has also studied recently with top mixers like Chris Lord Alge , Michael Brauer and Tony Maseratti.
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I knew Cris at Mix With The Masters (with Cris Lord-Alge).
Cris is an amazing mix engineer and a very nice friend. I TOTALLY recommend him.
Great equipment, great ears and a lot of experience!!!
Cris is an excellent mix engineer and a great guy!
So easy to communicate and always ready to work on each aspect to improve your song!
I had the opportunity to master 2 great albums mixed by him this semester with excellent sound and quality!
Interview with Cris Simoes
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common Type of work I do is Mixing. It's great to make online mixes because I can work with people from all around the world. I use my SSL console and print stems to make the recall. Its very fast and easy.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have been inspired by a lot of people. But the ones that really inspires me is Chris Lord Lage and Michael Brauer , that I had the chance to studied with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with an SSL 4000 E series Console 48 channel. I also own a lot of outboard gear, like neve 33609, Pultec, UA 1176, Urei 1178, Distressors, Fatso, lexicon 480, tube tech, Api 2500, barefoot speakers, etc
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I Download the tracks, have my assistant to organize the session on the board, put the faders up and start mixing. When I am finished I print a lot of stems for recall.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Punch, feeling and Dynamics.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Metal, Country, Gospel, Reggae, etc
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, Always pay attention to the 3 main elements on the song, and make them shine.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with people from All over the world to make my work worldwide known.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Focused, Fast and confident.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as musician when I was a kid. Than, I moved to Los Angeles and graduated in recording in Musicians Instititue School, I than moved back to Brazil where I built my Pacific Studio. I have been mixing and producing for 15 years now.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SSL 4000, 1176, Pultec, lexicon 480, neve 33609
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make the tracks sound good before mixing. Than I am gonna be able to enhance the quality of your work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How they recorded, if they think they are done producing, ruff mix, etc
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Thinking about I am gonna do a great sound with a poor quality recording.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make me sound big? I say yes. lol
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When people are happy whan I am finished.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Do my best!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid, but I do 80% analog mixes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Carlos Freitas to master your mixed tracks.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am mixing one song from Jerry Barnes (bassist from CHIC) solo album.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The last Live concert I mixed. Its a very famous Brazilian Country singer. She is a grammy winner artist. I hope she wins with this new record too.