Professional Mixing & Mastering Engineer, Soundtrack Composer and Bass Player.
Hi, my name is Lucas de Sá. I'm a professional sound engineer, composer, bass player and music producer based in São Paulo, Brazil. I've degree in Music Production and post-degree in Popular Song. Owner of Lab de Sá Studio, I've already done several works of recording, mixing, mastering, arrangements and soundtracks. I've experience with several musical styles, orchestra, sample libraries and customers from more than 15 countries.
I'm using macOS Catalina (Intel Core i7 - 3,6 GHz / 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 / Radeon RX 570 4 GB / Samsung SSD 1 TB),Pro Tools 2019, Logic Pro X, Slate Digital Plugins, Waves, iZotope, Softube, Native Instruments, Spitfire, 8Dio, Cinematique Instruments, Fluffy Audio, Soniccouture, Wavesfactory, Addictive Keys, Addictive Drums/Trigger, TH-U Overloud, Apogee Ensemble, Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, Art Digital MPA II (Tube), KRK Systems Rokit 6, Slate VMS One, Slate ML2, Shure SM57, Ampeg BA-115, Fender Jazz Bass, Walczak Modena (5 Strings) and Stagg 3/4 Electric Upright Bass.
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- A Drama
- Mayer Soares
- Bruno Do Monte
- Vênus Ataca!
- Norma Nascimento
- Gil Duarte & Sistema Asimov de Som
- Pedro & Filó
- Ugo Duarte
- Mino Pedroso
- Cau Karam
- Són de Los Andes
- Morro Vivo
- Soldado Marimbondo
- Coletivo Essência Turquesa
- Companhia do Latão
- Memorabília Filmes
- Eudaldo Monção Jr.
- O Grande Grupo Viajante
- Lua Mincoff
- Outras Firulas Sonoras
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Interview with Lucas de Sá
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Clube da Esquina, Arrigo Barnabé, Itamar Assumpção, Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Maria Bethânia, Los Hermanos, Gram, Mayra Andrade, Fela Kuti, Esperanza Spalding, Jaco Pastorius, Vulfpeck, The Beatles, Betto Villares, Alê Siqueira, Marcelo Cabral, Daniel Ganjaman, Criolo, Quincy Jones, Psapp, Metá Metá, Juçara Marçal, André Abujamra and more.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The album "Aragem" by Pedro & Filó. Very special work where I had the pleasure of producing, arranging, recording several instruments, playing bass, mixing and mastering. All in my studio, Lab de Sá.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing of UmQuarto's album, soundtrack and mixing of the new film by Memorabília Filmes, in addition to freelance work.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Marcelo Effori (aka Loco Sosa). Awesome brazilian drummer and percussionist.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Today there are many great plug-ins and virtual technology. The most important thing is to know how the tools work and make the best final product. Make the sound touch people.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The best work always! With care, detail, sincerity and dedication.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The truth, the passion involved, the meaning and motivation behind every job done with the heart.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's your portfolio? You can check here: https://www.labdesa.com/ (Translate the page via Google)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Doing it superficially, without involvement, without wanting it to be the best job I've ever done in my life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Each case is different, but in general, what the client wants for their work, in addition to references, deadline and budget.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to show and trust in your work. We are all learning and evolving. It will be a pleasure to make your work even more amazing!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Nothing! If I were on a desert island, the last thing I would worry about would be gear! haha
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Born in São Paulo in 1992, I started my musical studies in 2006, studying Electric Bass at Conservatório Ernesto Nazareth, where I stayed until 2010. Then I went to the Conservatory of Tatuí-SP and in 2013 studied Upright Bass at SESC V. Mariana. I've been working since 2011 as bass player, performing with various groups and artists. In 2015 I graduated in Music Production Technology at Anhembi Morumbi University and in 2017 completed a Post-Graduation in Popular Song at Santa Marcelina College, with TCC supervised by Meno Del Picchia on "The question of gender in Brazilian popular song". I worked as a trainee at YB Music in São Paulo, where I had contact with great artists and producers. Since 2018 I have been working professionally in my own studio, Lab de Sá.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Technical, experimental and versatile.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Milton Nascimento. They're brazilian gods!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always respect your customer's history, origins and work. Leverage the good and consider what can be improved sincerely.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Indie, Alternative, Pop, Brazilian and Latin Genres, Songwriter, Acoustic and Folk, Afrobeat, Epic Orchestra and 8-Bit Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Care and meticulousness at work. Respect for what the customer wants and dedication to always doing the best job possible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Always the best quality possible. Professional, meticulous work, careful arrangements, balance between technique and feeling. Knowledge and intuitiveness in favor of art.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I receive the sketch or background tracks, analyze the references, think of an outline of what and how I will do my job and start. Always reviewing in great detail and quality what I'm doing and keeping an eye out for what the customer wants.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm using macOS Catalina (Intel Core i7 - 3,6 GHz / 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 / Radeon RX 570 4 GB / Samsung SSD 1 TB),Pro Tools 2019, Logic Pro X, Slate Digital Plugins, Waves, iZotope, Softube, Native Instruments, Spitfire, 8Dio, Cinematique Instruments, Fluffy Audio, Soniccouture, Wavesfactory, Addictive Keys, Addictive Drums/Trigger, TH-U Overloud, Apogee Ensemble, Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, Art Digital MPA II (Tube), KRK Systems Rokit 6, Slate VMS One, Slate ML2, Shure SM57, Ampeg BA-115, Fender Jazz Bass, Walczak Modena (5 Strings) and Stagg 3/4 Electric Upright Bass.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing & Mastering and Bass recording for rock, pop, accoustic, brazilian and latin genres. Soundtrack for films, documentaries, theater, performances, corporate videos, games, apps and more. Dialogue editing for podcasts, videos and films.