Audio Engineer, Producer & Photographer

A Mixing and Recording engineer, producer, drummer and photographer from Brazil, living in Montreal. 
With more than 100 records and 13+ years of experience, I am here to do all I can to make your music sound as its best.

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Exclusive Cobalto’s “Elemental” B-Side release. 

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Last week, while organizing some old backups that I brought from Brazil, I found this unreleased song from Cobalto’s “Elemental” record.

I produced the record back in 2005. The whole recording, mixing and mastering was done at my old studio, Vértice Estúdio, and the record was released in Brazil by the label Atalho Discos and in Europe by Dethrone Music.

Cobalto:

Jan – Vocals

Daniel Dattoli – Guitars

Chris Gomes – Bass

Louis – Drums

Do you like what you hear? Schedule your OnLine Mixing now!

 

Test Mix, no strings attached! 

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You’re tracking your project right now?? Have you already tracked it and want to know how your music could sound if I mixed it?

Send an e-mail to jera@jeracravo.com with the subject “No Strings Attached” and know how to do it!

Basically you’ll send me your audio files, we’ll schedule a date for your mix and at the end of that day, you’ll get your mix. Pay if you like it, if you don’t just say thank you! If you can’t afford it now, the files will be available for the next 6 months.

A few instructions on how to send the files:

OnLine Mixing

As simple as that!

See you all later!

Iza – Batom Vermelho 

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Hello there,

This is the first single from the singer Iza, from Belém do Pará, Brazil. The song was recorded by Ivan Jangoux and mixed by me.

Ivan also mastered it at AM&T Studios .

I like the final result, and to me, it’s a good example on how far can you go with “home recording” productions. When I say “home recording” I mean that drums are programmed, bass is DI only and guitars are a mix of DI with plugins and reamps (only rhythm tracks are reamp’d).

Vocals went thru a SM-7 into a Canil Little A.

Enjoy!

Tutorial: Basic automation on Reaper 

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I’ve just uploaded a new tutorial on how to make some basic/quick automation on Reaper

On this tutorial I use a few shortcuts on the keyboard and now you can understand better what Actions are set to those shortcuts:

– Time Selection: Set time selection to items: with this Action you can select whatever audio/MIDI region you like and it will set your time selection to the same “size” of the region

– Envelope: Insert 4 envelope points at time selection: this Action creates 4 points on the automation lane selected. 2 points on each end of the time selection so you can manipulate the automation within that time, more easily without the need to “draw” each point.

– Item Edit: Move items/envelope points down OR up one track/a bit: this Action changes the selected automation by pre-defined (by Reaper) increments, up or down.

That’s pretty much it, if you have any questions, go ahead and post them down here!

Thanks for your visit!

Tutorial 3: Dynamics Processors 

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Hello everyone,

This holidays season got me finishing the third tutorial of a series of many that will come, where I will talk about most of the tools used while mixing and today’s episode is about “Dynamics Processors” aka: Compressors, Gates, Limiters, etc…

I have to remind you that this is not a tutorial about mixing, but we will get there soon enough.

In this video I’ll explain to you what are the most common controls that we’ll find on studios and DAWs’s compressors, noise gates and limiters.

I also have to say that there is no “recipe” during this video, there is no such thing. What I want is to encourage you to get to know the tools so you can pick the ones that works best for you and fits your style and needs so later you can develop your own “recipe” that will help do your job better, faster and easier.

Be my guest to leave comments and/or questions here or at the “Comments” section on Youtube!

As a side note: This is only my third video and I’m working hard to make each one better than the one before and that they will help our colleagues out there who might need this information.

Take care!

Headhunter D.C. Album Preview 

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Brazilian Death Metal band, Headhunter D.C. releases a preview of their upcoming album that we recorded last year “… In Unholy Mourning…” to be released 2012 by Eternal Hatred Records.

Check it out, those guys have 25 years doing extreme music, coming from the North-East of Brazil, this is a great achievement!

Tutorial 2: Talking about equalizers 

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Hello there

Here we are for another “tutorial” (it’s more of a chat about equalizers) of a series of many that will come, where I will talk about most of the tools used while mixing and today’s episode is about “Equalizers”

I have to remind you that this is not a tutorial about mixing, but we will get there soon enough.

In this video I’ll explain to you what are the most common types of EQs that we’ll find on studios and DAWs.

I also have to say that there is no “recipe” during this video, there is no such thing. What I want is to encourage you to get to know the tools so you can pick the ones that works best for you and fits your style and needs so later you can develop your own “recipe” that will help do your job better, faster and easier.

Be my guest to leave comments and/or questions here or at the “Comments” section on Youtube!

As a side note: This is only my second video and I’m working hard to make each one better than the one before and that they will help our colleagues out there who might need this information.

AES New York for the mortals 

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131st AES for the mortals!

Everyone that works in the music business know that today, we’re on a time where the old standards doesn’t apply anymore and the new standards are yet to be defined.
And this is how I’ll approach my review of the 131st AES convention in New York.
This is a different point of view because I’m not a gear reviewer and don’t own tons of gear (although I managed to have a modest set of modest outboard and mics after 10 years as a alternative/underground engineer/producer but I don’t own it anymore), I don’t get paid big bucks to mix a record… you’ve got the point, I want to spend my money where it will be more useful and where I KNOW it will last!
So, I’ll show you only what I think it’s a good value for the money, sounds good and is versatile (from what I could hear on a loud convention floor using headphones).

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Tutorial 1: Reaper + Mixbus = Heaven! 

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This is the first tutorial of many others that I’ll try to make to help the home recordists and starting engineers.

Today I’ll explain how to connect Reaper and Mixbus, using JackOSx (JackPilot).

I know it wont reach as many people, because you’ll need to own both OR antoher DAW + Mixbus to understand and use this concept.

For now, Reaper is Win/Mac and Mixbus is Mac/Linux, so you also need a Mac computer to use the templates attached to this post.

Having a control surface as the Alphatrack, Faderport or similar is a great idea, but it’s not essential.

Just download the file and watch the video and you’re all set!

Good luck and have fun!

Also feel free to send any questions!!

Reaper+Mixbus Template

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