What are you working on at the moment?
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I think not.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. I love to get the best of both worlds and run them into the songs.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You only pay if you're satisfied with the result.
What do you like most about your job?
I love it.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"Is it mastered yet?"
My answer: "this is the mix only man" :P
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Has a freelance people tend to think that we're not at the same position has big studio professionals are.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
The type of music they create and their goals.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Always be sincere on your opinions.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A tape recorder, a mic and a small mixer... the other two I would choose something to work as an instrument. Now I'm able to create and record music until someone find me.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been producing my own songs since I started my music career. So I'd say more than 15 years.
I have been into rock, metal, EDM projects and I have played keyboards, guitars, synths. Most of them I was involved in the producing process all the time.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A Portuguese rock band I started following and I'm still help them growing. They are a very young group with lots of good things ahead.
I had worked with them recording, mixing and mastering their songs.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Because I grew up listening to them and I'm a collector of their work since then.
Can you share one music production tip?
I always have two compressors with low-mid ratio on my submix group! I make the mixing process more exciting to me.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mainly rock music.
I sometimes produce EDM music too.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I'm always trying to give each song something special and different from the others.
What's your typical work process?
Listen to the song, listen again, balance, edit, mix, go creative, master.
Tell us about your studio setup.
It's mainly digital based. Focusrite audio interfaces running through the computer and my DAW.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
For production professional I'd say: Chris Lord Alge, Joe Barresi, Andrew Scheps.
As for musicians they are far too many to list them here... It'd just be boring :)
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and mastering are the two most common services that I'm requested.