I reached out to my old school friend, Mikkel Solnado, CEO at Great Dane Studios. He told me he was working with this new artist, Tainá, and asked if I would be interested in recording her. I jumped at the opportunity!
A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of working with the talented Calista Kazuko on her debut EP. There were several tracks that were released as singles but these two belong together! Press Stop & Rewind and Sweet Jailbird should be listened to in sequence.
By Day 3 I was pretty much fried. I had some very intense, busy couple of days of running around meeting people and listening to music.
The second day of SIM São Paulo started a bit slow as fatigue starts to set in. Things move fast and it’s pretty busy trying to network and see showcases.
Day 1 of SIM was an intense one. A lot of networking was done and I got to see some great acts that I didn’t know of.
Yesterday was SIM’s opening night at Cine Jóia. It was a very cool event and it’s really looking to be a great networking event.
With budgets forever shrinking, efficiency is of the upmost importance. Engineers are expected to be able to do great work in a short time or it’s not worth your while. A template is often a good way to mix efficiently. If you look at interviews with many mix engineers at the top of their game, you will see that they often use a template.
We tend, as people, to always search for what's the best whatever. Oh, Pro Tools is the best DAW (cough cough), Neve gear is the best, oh Neumann mics... Jimi was the best guitarist, Malmsteen is the best... None of these discussions make any sense. There is not one single true answer to any of these questions.
On July 28th, 2014 I had the privilege of being called to record Bryan Adams live at Bush Hall. It was for an exclusive session for Spotify and The Telegraph. Unfortunately, the Spotify album is long gone but you can still get a taste of what went down in this Telegraph article.