Mika Nascimento Baterista

Brazillian drummer & perc

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I'm a brazillian drummer and percussionist. I work with drums mixing and recording. If you need some brazillian taste at your music, call me!

I'm a brazillian drummer and percussionist. I play drums since 2000. If you need some brazillian drums (live recording or programmed drums), check out my works.

- 10+ years of experience
- Samba, ijexá, baião
- Pop rock, rock, a little jazz.

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Interview with Mika Nascimento Baterista

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: From Brazil: Cuca Teixeira, Edu Ribeiro, Aquiles Priester, Celso de Almeida. Around the world: Mike Portnoy, Mike Johnston, Benny Grebb

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. A: My inflcuences - brazillian music at most. I like to experiment percussion instruments, and I like to try differents sounds on the drum kit.

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: First, I ask for musical references and listen to all musics as much I can to absorb the style language. Then, I sit on the drumset and start to create some phrases, based on the client's composition. I write all parts and, only then, I start to record.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I have a Mapex Meridina drums, Shure mics, PreSonus audio interface and I record all my stuff on my iMac. I use a pair of nEar 05 monitors from ESI Audio.

  9. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  10. A: I play drums at samba gigs and big band ensemble in Brazil.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Digital. Because it's a lot easier to work with! And the sound quality is supreme and the results are completely flexible - you can achieve a analog-like sound with some plugins.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: A bass drum, a snare drum, a snare stand, a pair of sticks and a drum throne!

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I started to play drums at 9 years old. I`ve played a lot of music styles, from jazz to heavy metal. Nowaday I play jazz and brazilian music on a big band ensamble, and some percussion instruments at the Academic Orchestra from Joinville-SC.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Try to sound the best you can at recording. Do not leave to fix recording problems at the mixing stage.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Usually I play rock and pop music at gigs.

Samba Sample by Michael Nascimento

I was the drummer, percussionist and mixing engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Mapex Meridian Maple
  • PreSonus
  • Apple iMac
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