Master certificate in arranging at Berklee College of Music. 25 years of experience. Producer, Pianist, Keyboardist, Midiman, Eng of Mixing and Mastering.Winner of the Caymmi 2017 prize of best musical production, with the project Kromosons. Recently worked in the Rio 2 (Movie) in Hollywood with Carlinhos Brown, Jonh Powell and Sergio Mendes.
I am always careful to try to understand and offer the client a result that is as close as possible to what he imagined. For that, I use all my skills, conquered with long years of study and dedication. I have a Master certificate in arranging at Berklee College of Music. 25 years of experience in Recording Studios and LiveStage. I am a Producer, Pianist, Keyboardist, Midiman, Eng of Mixing and Mastering. Let's Make Music !!!
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Interview with André Magalhães
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: In The Kromosons Brazil Project, The Michael Jazz Project and Gab Ferreira (The Voice Brazil 4) Single and Kall Medrado (The Voice Brazil 3) New Album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm a beginner here, but in the future, I'm sure to have someone to recommend.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I wish I could choose the best of both, but I know I need to choose one. Digital because it offers far more advantages over the analogue in relation to sound manipulation.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started very early, I was interested first in music and later in audio and video. I've been doing this for 25 years.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Do everything to respect and fulfill my goals, related to his work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The possibility of being creative, exercising creativity.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: A) What is the price to carry out the work and how long will you give me? B) I need to analyze what you want and what will be your deadline to finish the work, to answer the two questions.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to my work and talk to me, to check my professional attitude towards your work.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I think the pop style is what defines me the most, but I think I'm a person who adapts very well to different styles. This plurality is part of my training as a producer and musician.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Start a job without asking the client what he plans to do with it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you intend with this work? What is your way of conducting a relationship with a producer? Do you want more freedom or do you want to be more opinionated?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A MacPro Computer, Logic Pro X Software, RME SoundBoard, Neumann TLM 103, A Good MIDI Controller.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Patience, Humility and not being afraid to experiment.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Production, Arrangement, Editing, Mixing and Mastering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: World Music, Jazz, Pop and Electronic Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A strong sense of rhythm and consistency with the style I'm working on. If it is Pop, play as Pop. If it is Jazz, play as Jazz. If it is something between one style and another, then look for that point of coherence.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A strong mix of Brazilian rhythms, respecting the trends of each style in the world and seeking to be consistent with the client's proposal.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the customer and try to reach the goal, as close as possible.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Microphone e Phones: Neumann U87 Ai; Neumann Tlm 103; Rode NT1A; Blue Spark; Akg C414 TL II; Akg D 660; AKG D 112; AKG C418; Shure SM 81; Shure SM 58; Shure SM 57; Sennheiser MD 421; SM 58 Beta; Behringher XM 8500; Sennheiser E 905; Behringher CM 8000; / Akg C214; Akg K 171; Akg K 55; Doctor Dre HD; Sennheiser HD 545; Sennheiser HD 555 Reference; Sennheiser eH 2200; Koss Porta Pro. Computers, Softwares and Instruments: Apple Imac Core I5 2.8, 16 Gb Ram, Hd 1 Tb; RME Fireface UCX; Focusrite Saffire Pro 40; Logic Pro 9.1.7; Logic Pro X; Pro Tools 9; Apple MacPro Intel Xeon Octacore Core 2.66 Ghz, 6 Gb Ram, 512 Mb Vídeo, Hd Interno 1Tb; Motu 896 MK III; M-audio FireWire 610; / Vienna Library; Komplete 8; / Midi Controller Edirol PCR 300; Keyboard Roland RD300GX; Keyboard Nord Electro 5; Acoustic Piano Kawai K3; Escaleta Yamaha 36 Teclas; Midi Controller Korg Microkey; Midi Controller Roland A800 Pro; Drum Mapex MB Series; Drum Tama Swing Star. Consoles & Effects Processors: Yamaha O2R; Mackie Micro Series 1202; Behringher Eurorack MX 802A; / Lexicon MPX 100; Behringher Ultra Curve Dsp Pro8024; Yamaha MG166Cx. Monitors and Preamps: Fender Champion 100; Peavey Rage 158; Crate; Bass Staner BX200 Dragon; Yamaha NS-10 M; KRK Rokit 8; Subwoofer Gradiente Esotech / Amp; Alesis RA-100; Amp Samson Q5; Preamp Presonus M80; Preamp Avalon 737 Sp; Preamp Joemeek 3Q; Preamp Presonus BlueTube; Preamp DBX 386; Preamp SSL Alpha Channel; Preamp Focusrite Trackmaster Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Pat Metheny, Michael League, Jacob Collier, Herbie Hancock.