Nuno Fernandes

Recording and Mixing Engineer

starstarstarstarstar
3 Reviews
Nuno Fernandes on SoundBetter

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.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

3 Reviews

Endorse Nuno Fernandes
  1. Review by JJay Guertchakoff
    starstarstarstarstar
    by

    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!

  2. Review by Dennis Weinreich
    starstarstarstarstar
    by

    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

  3. Review by João Luís
    starstarstarstarstar
    by

    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

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. 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.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. 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...

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: I mainly work with pop, rock, alternative, and occasionally, metal, and jazz.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: I aim to bring clarity, to make sure the song, the emotion, the story, are clear and connects with the widest audience possible.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. 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.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. 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.

  17. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  18. A: Serban Ghenea, Tony Maserati, Alan Meyerson, Bob Rock, Bob Clearmountain

  19. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  20. A: These last couple of years I have been focusing mainly on recording vocals and mixing.

Terms Of Service

Up to three recalls, further recalls may be charged hourly at $50/hour Deliverables: full, instrumental, Acappella, TV mix (Stereo mix), or a BWAV ADM file and Binaural Stereo WAV file (Atmos mixes).

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Cubase Pro 10.5
  • Studio One 5
  • Logix Pro X
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Octo
  • Universal Audio 6176
  • Waves Mercury
  • Melodyne
  • Altiverb 7
  • EastWest Sample Libraries
  • Sonnox Elite
More Photos
  • Video for Tainá's third single is outOct 06, 2020

    The video for Tainá's third single is out. Recorded and mixed by me, produced by LEFT. at Great Dane Studios, Portugal.


    Hope you enjoy it.


    Here is the Video

  • Video for Elisa's debut single is outSep 29, 2020

    Here is Elisa's debut single, mixed by me. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Reviews for She'koyokh's album are coming inMar 15, 2014

    The first review of the She'koyokh album I recorded and mixed is out. You can read it here.

  • Curved AirDec 02, 2013

    It has been a great month with Curved Air. Mixing the songs at the moment and having fun with that.

  • Looking for the next projectAug 21, 2013

    Rash Panzer will be mastered tomorrow and I am currently looking for my next project. Please get in touch if you need my talents.

  • Fun projectsAug 13, 2013

    Just got home from two days of engineering sessions for The Biz Sessions of The Sun newspaper. The first one was for London Grammar and today was KT Tunstall. Both acts were first class and a pleasure to deal with.