After living in LA and working at the American Music Awards and the GRAMMYs, I moved to London in late 2011 and back to Lisbon in 2018. Since then I have worked as a freelance engineer and producer with artists on both sides of the Atlantic and India, recording, mixing, remixing, programming, arranging, orchestrating.
Credits include Bryan Adams, Procol Harum, Rita Redshoes, Elisa, Tainá, Pete Brown and Phil Ryan, Curved Air, amongst others. I work closely with my clients, always asking for reference mixes to make sure we are all working towards the same aesthetic vision. I have been working remotely for a long time and I will always make sure you are happy with the mix.
I will work with up to 32 stereo or 64 mono tracks (or a combination adding up to the same) and a duration of up to 6 minutes.
I can do a traditional stereo mix or I can mix audio files/tracks (WAV minimum 48 kHz/24 Bit) to create a Dolby Atmos immersive mix of a single song using dynamic, spectral, and effect processing.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Nuno Fernandes
Nuno, as Mixing Engineer for the "Back on the Rocks" album from Rash Panzer, has been a great professional you can count on driving the production to the result you dreamed of ! Thanks a lot Nuno!
I have worked with Nuno on a number of projects including the Live Procol Harum MMX and the new Pete Brown/Phil Ryan CD. I feel very lucky to have Nuno on my team. He has great ears, an ability to keep an overview and at the same time not miss the details. I feel very comfortable knowing Nuno is in the chair next to me. He's simply a great engineer
Nuno is the kind of Sound Engineer you want to have on your team for your project. Not only is he very talented, he is also very tenacious. He doesn't give up or compromise your work until everyone is happy.
He worked with me for my band's album and did a superb job at it and never missed a deadline. He is also a very good friend.
Interview with Nuno Fernandes
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually, I will listen to the rough mix and ask the artist some questions about the goal of the track, references, artists they like. That way we can define the aesthetic and the sound palette for the record. I will then do my first pass and, usually, it'll be a couple of tweaks until we get the result we wanted.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix in the box using Pro Tools Ultimate, Studio One, or Cubase. My interface is a Focusrite Red8 Pre and I also have a UAD-2 Octo along with a vast collection of plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Serban Ghenea, Tony Maserati, Alan Meyerson, Bob Rock, Bob Clearmountain
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: These last couple of years I have been focusing mainly on recording vocals and mixing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I believe mixing engineers shouldn't have a "sound". Our job is to make sure that the song comes through the best it can, being faithful to both the artist's and producer's vision. If anything, I would say my style is faithful, clear.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to have a chance to work with Brian May. I have always loved his guitar playing and songwriting and it would be a privilege to get a chance to record and mix his work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A well-arranged track is a lot easier to mix and will yield a better end result. Make sure your production doesn't have clashing elements. Make sure your kick is not in the way of the bass, the guitars are not on the same register as the keys, the drums are not hitting crashes over the vocals...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mainly work with pop, rock, alternative, and occasionally, metal, and jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Balance, I believe I bring a nice balance to my mixes, making sure all the elements of the production have their place and are able to perform their function. I also believe that I usually get great vocal sounds, delivering the emotion and story clearly and beautifully.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I aim to bring clarity, to make sure the song, the emotion, the story, are clear and connects with the widest audience possible.