STRONG Audio: Crisp clear Rock and Metal post production with present low end - using high quality digital and analog resources (Hybrid Mix) - to meticulously take your sound into the next level
I'm Rafael, Mix & Master audio professional from Brazil since 2017
You did your best to record, now I can do my best to make it sound even better!
In my understanding, the most important statement into a song is the legit expression sustained by quality that lasts forever. If you want to get the "pro sound" with a reasonable price, just call me through the "contact button" for Mixing and Mastering services
The audio files that will be sent to me must be ready to mix - by exporting them entirely into each individual track from beginning to the end of the session - in the best quality available natively from the original recording project in ".WAV" format (up to 96kHz-24 bits)
If necessary, the material must be previously edited or tuned before sending me, these services are NOT included and neither covered by the listed plans
The default Mastering Loudness will be between -9 to -12 LUFs depending on the material, but feel free to contact me about your preferences
Rafael S. Alves
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Interview with Rafael S. Alves
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There was a very hard session, the client asked if I could make a restoration for almost the entire mix, so I strained and certainly the final result was very good.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently into a personal project.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How should I sent my audio files? Don't worry, that's explained in the description.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Haha... Is this a joke? I don't have any idea!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dream Theater due to their innovative concepts and soundscapes.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really enjoy the great professionals that enhanced the power of the music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you satisfied with the recording that you already have? Has the production process been finished without doubts?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Do what I love and what I'm supposed to be.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That everything can be "solved in the mix".
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: After studying audio for some years, over 2017 I've started to do mix and master songs professionally.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Honest, comprehensive and meticulous.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Pop Rock and Heavy Metal.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing services.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both, doing a hybrid mix brings the best of the both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Deliver the best sound that I can achieve.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Mix & Master are not magic, it's an art that can expose the beauty and hide some of the weakness. To reach the ultimate sound you will need to have an amazing recording with outstanding performance and equipments.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always do the best for the song and don't be only attached to technical expertise... If it's sounding better at the same volume you're on the right way.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Good listening to deliver a good result.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depth, punch and alot refinement with the sum of various subtle movements, wich brings detail and richness to the sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen, organize, clean and expose the good of each element in order to stick together with the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: HS7 + Subwoofer, premium plugins, premium cables, and some lovely external peripherals into the rack (see "Gear Highlights").