Last year I had the pleasure to spend an afternoon inside a normal rehearsal room with some extra-talented musician friends (Thiago Castro on Drums, Lucas Barnery on Guitar, and Thiago Baumgarten on Bass) and that afternoon generated two awesome tunes, this one linked below and a fully live jam, named “Peanut Butter”
A few months ago I went to a rehearsal room with three long-time friends and amazing musicians from Salvador, Bahia - Brazil. They jammed for a few hours and two songs came out of that jam. This is one of those songs. The setup was pretty simple: Universal Audio Apollo x8p and another silver face Apollo. All tracks were recorded through API Legacy strips and Studer A800 tape, all committed to the recording. No samples were used. The guitar was recorded direct via a Kemper and the bass was also recorded direct, no amps in the room. Enjoy,
This was supposed to be part of a mix contest that I did not have the time to submit to (nor do I believe in mix contests), so I just mixed it for fun, so I don't have anything to do with the recordings (they do sound great though)
I'm using mostly native Universal Audio plugins (just a couple of DSP-based ones), no samples, all from the multi-tracks (actually, the kick is from an Alesis D4)
Welcome to 2023, The first release of the year comes out as a single of an EP I had the pleasure to play drums for, and engineer the recordings for the rest of the instrumentals during the pandemic. Tracks were mixed and mastered using UA's LUNA. Drums were tracked in a low-ceiling basement using a UA Apollo x8p with 8 channels of API Legacy strips via UNISON. Tracks were EQ'd and compressed "to tape". - RE20 on the kick - i5 on the snare - 421 for toms and floor toms - Ribbons for overheads Guitars were recorded through an amp and DI, the same for the bass tracks with the added Darkglass B7K (main bass tone) track. I hope you enjoy it!
This is a project that we started planning before the whole virus situation and that we only were able to finish now in 2022. Drums were tracked by Matt Nozetz at Avbury Studios, bass tracked by Corrina Fisches herself, I tracked the guitars at home using amp sims and the vocals were tracked by Jérémy Tremblay. Mixing and mastering were done using Universal Audio's LUNA. Enjoy
A few months ago L.A. based Brazilian multi-instrumentist Fabio Rocha asked me to do the mastering of his album "Naif". Although it was great to have him reaching out to me for this task, the album needed a few extra tweaks on the mix before I could do the masters. Once I got the mix sessions, I did my best to finish it up while keeping the vibe of the project intact and ready to be heard by the rest of the world :) Enjoy
I had the pleasure to mix and master 4 songs for Brazilian guitar player Diego Pires's first solo EP. The album was recorded mostly at his home studio and has no "mic'd" instruments. Guitars went through either a Neural DSP Quad Cortex or Mercuriall's "AmpBox Reaxis, drums were programmed and are a blend of several different libraries and the bass was also recorded through a Quad Cortex. Enjoy it!
Many years later, this beautiful album is available for the public to enjoy! Most of the music was recorded over 5 years ago, focusing on getting a vintage sound (since it was going to be mixed in mono and it was supposed to emulate the vibe from the late 30s Hollywood orchestras and that was a great fun experience. Now, I remixed the new versions of the music (with more modern-sounding overdubs) and focusing on getting a more contemporary sound during mixing. I hope you enjoy it!
On the new episode of Beneath The Drums, Iggor brings together Sepultura's original line up to play "Antichrist" from their 1985 debut EP "Bestial Devastation" What an HONOUR to mix this... and it was also fun and challenging in many different ways! I hope you all enjoy