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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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

SoundToys Decapitator “Fatso” preset 

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I’ve spent some time trying to make Decapitator sounding similar to the UAD FATSO when used with distorted guitars.

This preset was made on Reaper, using the VST version of the plugin, BUT, since Soundtoys plugs have theirs presets “unified” by each plugin, it should work fine with the AU (Logic, Digital Performer, Live, etc) and RTAS.

To install it, just unzip it and put the .toy file on: yourHD/Library/Application Support/SoundToys/Decapitator/Guitar

Have fun and let me know how you like it!

SoundToys Preset FATSO

“Can I Sound Like That Record?” 

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Most of the bands/musicians that are recording their work for the first time come to the studio “wanting to sound like something”.


It’s like they’re trying to achieve the sound of “that record”.

Those records they use as references, are 99% of the time, recorded by experienced musicians, with many years of experience, with hundreds (if not thousands) of gig under their belts, tracked and mixed by engineers with many dozens (why not hundreds as well)  of records, on studios with MILLIONS of dollars invested in gear and acoustics.

Know-how is everything in this business. I would say 90% of the sound will be achieved by human technique.

The result of an inexperienced musician + inexperienced engineer/producer +great studio will most of the time be “worse” than an inexperienced musician + experienced engineer/producer +small studio, and I GUARANTEE that that will be beat by a experienced musician + experienced engineer/producer + great studio.

All in life demand dedication to grow and evolve. Musicianship and engineer are crafts (doesn’t matter if the tool is a console, a computer or a guitar) and it needs DIARY investments of your time, patience and dedication to grow and evolve.

Think about that before recording your next work!

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