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Canelada HC new EP selft-titled is out! 

This was a fun one to work on: we tracked the instrumentals live in a few hours (just a few overdubs and doubling guitars) and vocals were done on a different day.

Input chain is the same as “always” with Apollo x8p with API Vision strip and Studer tape in all inputs.
Drum mics were from a cheap Chinese drum mic kit (I don't even remember the name/brand) but the overheads were a pair of Warm Audio WA84.
Vocals through a SM7.

Enjoy! 

Briga - "La Fête" music video out now! 

This is a good one, mainly because I was part of the whole process, from rehearsal, to tracking, mixing and mastering AND because it is NOT my typical rock/metal type of project that you see here often.
We tracked the song's rhythm section live and Hotel2Tango in Montreal, overdubs were made at Music Salad's studio, and all that in just a few weeks, from start to finish.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

Free vs Expensive plugins: comparing the Helios 69 emulations available today! 

The Helios 69 is one of my favorite UAD emulations (I've been using it since their “Legacy” Helios strip) and a while ago I bought Acustica Audio's take on the Helios 69, called Viridian.

Then I started using Analog Obsession's HLE-SE free take on the same EQ and a couple of days ago, Lindell Audio put out their 69 Channel Strip which I was really looking forward to trying.

The EQ curves do not match between those 4 plugins, some of them a VERY different, some of them a pretty close but I am certain you will hear the differences between them, even going through Youtube's audio compression.

Let me know your thoughts in the video comments!

Thiago Castro - "Why Not?" single is out now! 

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” 
 

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Thiago Castro, Lucas Barnery & Tiago Baumgarten - "Peanut Butter" live recording 

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,

The Superstitions - "Snake Charmer" single is out 

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!

"The Slippers" Original Soundtrack available everywhere! 

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!

Resident Evil Village released! 

The new Resident Evil, Village, is out now.

A while ago I was fortunate enough to engineer the recording sessions with CAPCOM's audio team responsible for this amazing project!

We tracked various different sources that would be used by the team to create sound effects for the game.

Enjoy their announcement trailer below