I'm a musician (mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar), producer and engineer based in São Paulo, Brazil. Yodel Studio is the place I work, my lovin home studio. And in this case I don't consider "home" as an amateur thing, but the most comfortable and inspiring place to work with my client's music.
I can produce your music, or I can just mix it or maybe record some mandolin, electric or acoustic guitar.
I also do vocal arrangement.
In this video you can see me playing and doing some vocals.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Cesar Benzoni
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic guitar, Apollo Twin, MacBook, AT2020, cables
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: In O Bardo e o Banjo's 6th CD, the 3rd I'm producing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital just because It is the way I learned at first and the way I can work. Practical.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The way I'm open to really get deep in the job and work from the same side as the band, even if I'm playing, tracking or mixing. People say that I'm a patient man when producing and recording them.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm working as a musician since 2005 playing acoustic and electric guitar. Started mandolin in 2007 and producing on my own in 2012.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Doyle and Bryan Sutton. Great guitar inspiration.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Play with the cards you have. Don't push your self to hard in the recording time. Prepare your self and focus on what you can do, not in what you can't. If you can't, make it simple.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Bluegrass, Country, Irish, Folk, Blues, Swing Jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Good taste. A can not be the most fast player in the world but I have the good taste that your project need.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Focusrite Liquid Saffire Universal Audio Apollo Twin Audio Technica At2020 Behringer B2 MXL Ribbon Mic Event Speakers
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sam Bush, Chris Thile, Brad Paisley, Simon & Garfunkel,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing and mixing.