Fábio Cardelli

Session Charango/Guitar Player

7 Reviews
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Charango, Ronroco and guitar player based in Brazil, 10+ years experience in studio and live. Voice arrangements and session backing vocalist. Indie rock guitar, heavily influenced by 90s bands (Pixies, Nirvana, Sublime). Music engineer and producer @ Estúdio FC. Barueri/Indaiatuba/São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Fábio Cardelli and São Paulo's rock'n'roll story blend together since the 2000s, with bands like Wasted Nation and Visitantes, before starting out and a solo artist in the Buenos Aires-São Paulo connection, in the early 2010s.

It was in Argentina's capital that Cardelli discovered the Ronroco, a 10-string Andean instrument, similar to the charango but with a more mellow tone. The ronroco, as well as the more popular Charango, is present since 2012 in all of Cardelli's work, including solo releases, the mashup trio Frango Vegano and several feats.

Fábio Cardelli is also manager and head engineer at Estúdio FC, a music recording studio in the outskirts of São Paulo, where he recorded, arranged and/or produced for artists like Thaís Nascimento, one of the top 20 biggest songwriters in Brazil.

If you are searching for something with the likes of the mandolin or the charango, but with a dark and smooth tone, the Ronroco will fit perfectly into your music.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Filipe Consolini

    I'm a music producer and I worked with Fabio at Estudio FC several times recording albums and singles. Fabio is extremely professional and dedicated, besides the studio having an excellent structure, both for recording and post production. I highly recommend his work! A great mix of talent and professionalism.

  2. Review by Lacerad
    by Lacerad

    Seminal has had a great relationship with Fabio over the years, both on organizing events, recording and mixing. We played live at the studio, one of which went on to become a live album ("Enquanto o homem não vem: ao vivo na Alameda Capricórnio"). We can only recommend the great structure, accoustics, space and gear of FC Estudios and the attention and quality you will get to make the best out of your music.

  3. Review by Thi Ortiz
    by Thi Ortiz

    I've worked with Fabio for many times in his studio. He is an excellent professional and a such great person and his knowledge helped me during my sessions (he mixed and mastered my songs as well). It is certainly one of the best studios in São Paulo, great structure and quality equipment. I recommend!

  4. Review by Faith Dickey
    by Faith Dickey

    Fabio was a crucial addition to ethe short animated film,"Sew me a River". Our project is a non-dialogue short animated film, so having sound FX that were appropriate to the tone of the film was very important. In our conversations, Fabio was always very receptive to my feedback and feedback I gathered from trusted professionals. Even if something needed to be changed that was his idea, we worked it out and ultimately reached an end product that enhanced my composers music and Fabio's sound work. I will most certainly keep in touch with Fabio for any future projects I will pursue.

  5. Review by Denise A.
    by Denise A.

    Fabio helped me creating the music for my short film "Sweet Temptation". It was an animation with no dialogues, so the music was very important with creating the mood of the film. Fabio was great during the whole film process and it was amazing to see how he understood the essence of the character bringing forward its personality with only music and sound design. I highly recommend his work with soundtracks and I will most definitely call him again for my next project!

  6. Review by Paul K
    by Paul K

    Fabio has been extremely professional working with us on the sound design for our short animation film. He was always enthusiastic during not only the consultation phase of the sound design, but throughout the whole design/feedback process. He received and implemented feedback really well and always tried to match our desired style. He always came to our meetings with a positive attitude and was very responsive. Overall, a very great experience with this studio!

  7. Review by Andre Cury
    by Andre Cury

    I started attending Estúdio FC in 2017, when I had my first band. The studio has a top-notch infrastructure, we have always had an efficient service and a concern on the part of Fabio Cardelli and employees with the quality of our music. A differential of the studio is the combination of professional work and friendship, always meeting deadlines to the letter, developing the proposed work with quality and willingness to resolve any issue that arises during the process. In 2021, I recorded 5 tracks of my EP with Fábio Cardelli at Estúdio FC. In the recording, Fábio used his technical knowledge


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