Fontanetti-Space Blues Studios

Recording, Mixing & Mastering

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Space Blues Studios, managed by the musician and producer Alexandre Fontanetti works in Sao Paulo since 1997 in continuous productions for the independent music market. The studio concept is based on the mix of vintage anagogics equipments and the digital system Pro Tools with Macintosh.

We have the ones of best pres, compressors and equalizers to make a powerful sound for your music.

We have produced more than 200 albums in the last 20 years in different styles of world music and brazilian music as pop, rock, pop rock, blues, folk, samba, mpb, and you can see some examples in our sound cloud productions playlist or in our website

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Interview with Fontanetti-Space Blues Studios

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Producer, engineering and mixing of Brazilian composer and singer Luiz Tatit "Sem Destino" album

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: various albuns and singles

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Carlos Freitas and Conrado Goys

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: both, they complete each other

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: involvement and make your record (not mine)

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: be important in the chain of music making

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How much? Let me ear your sound!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: The things are done quickly

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What kind of ambient do you want for your music?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Try to take someone who involves with you

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

  22. A: 61 fender stratocaster, fender amplifier, telefunken elam microphone, pulltec equaliser, pro tools, neve pre

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

  24. A: Guitar player, music producer, sound engineer, studio owner

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Emotional translator

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Peter Gabriel because he is one of the most complete artists in the world

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

  30. A: listen to the sound source

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

  32. A: pop, pop-rock, rock and roll, blues, world music, mpb

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: deepness

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

  36. A: emotion, power and love

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

  38. A: We try to feel the artist strength and magnify it to have the better music results using production or engineering skills

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Hybrid setup with vintage analog front-end including mics, pres, dynamics, equalizers to digital workstation pro tools HD. Also hybrid mixing environment.

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

  42. A: Tchad Blake, Jimmy Page, Daniel Lanois, George Martin, Mitchel Froom, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson

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

  44. A: Music production, arrangements, recording, mixing and mastering and studio rent.

Gear Highlights
  • Telefunken Elam
  • Neumann
  • Royer and Wunder Audio mics; Neve
  • API
  • Ampex and Amek pre-amps; Urei
  • Distressors
  • Pendulum and Westrex dynamics; Pulltech
  • API and NTI pro equalizers; vintage guitars
  • bass
  • drums and keyboards.
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