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All Systems Fall - "Start A Fire" album is out today! 

This one also took a while (I guess it's a thing now), from mix tweaks to re-doing parts that I got sent a few months after “we finished”, but it was all for a good reason.
The album is out and it's a good one.
Drums were tracked by Alexei Leão, guitars and bass tracked by Nicholas Di Lucia and I had the pleasure to mix and master the project.
Enjoy
 

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! 

Lugubra - "Decolonial" new single is out now! 

From about 20 years of collaboration (different band names, but the same musicians) comes this new single called “Decolonial” from the Brazilian metal band “Lugubra” (previously Drearylands).
I was tasked with mixing and mastering a self-produced and self-recorded (apart from vocals) album that comes out soon.
For now, you can enjoy their first single below
 

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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