Mixing Engineer, Session Guitarist and Producer always willing to go the extra mile, deliver great results and elevate your music!
Coalman Recordings is the production hub of mix engineer, musician and producer Vítor Bacalhau. The studio offers mixing, production and session musician services at a very high standard while keeping very competitive pricing.
At Coalman Recordings, the best of the latest technology is combined with a selection of preamps, outboards, and classic microphones, to obtain results that sound modern but with a foot in the golden years of recording history.
We love real music, distortion, records with character and Rock 'n Roll!
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Interview with Coalman Recordings
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! They're just tools for the job. If it sounds good, it is good!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll always go the extra mile to make sure the client is happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being creative and feeling like my contribution really helped the song/record/band get to the next level!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: - Who's records do you like the sound of? - Who are your influences musically? - What emotions are you looking to convey with this song/album?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Get in touch with the person providing the service and make sure you're on the same page musically, aesthetically, and even personally.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Studio - Universal Audio x8p - Universal Audio 6176 - Coles 4038 - Beyerdynamic M160 - Soundtoys Plugins Guitar - '72 Gibson 335 - '62 Gibson SG Jr. - Fender Custom Shop 50's Telecaster Duotone - '76 Fender Super Reverb - Taylor 816ce
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a professional musician my whole life and I must have played over 2000 gigs in the last 15 years. About 7 years ago I started studying mixing and recording, and for the last 3 years that's been a huge part of my professional life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love the rawness, warmth and character of 60's and 70's recordings, but what I'm really passionate about is taking those qualities and bringing them to 21st century. That's what all the people I look up to are masters at doing, and that's always my aim.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Rock, Blues and Roots music bands - Real People, Playing Real Instruments!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At Coalman Recordings, the best of the latest technology is combined with a selection of preamps, outboards, and classic microphones, to obtain current and modern results, but with a foot in the golden years of recording history. We also have a range of guitars and amps available. Check the gear section for more details.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Folk/Acoustic, R&B/Soul, Blues, Blues/Rock
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tchad Blake, Vance Powell, Dave Cobb, Andrew Scheps