Davi Mello

Session Guitarist - Producer

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"A performance means nothing if it doesn't have the right TONE and if it doesn't GROOVE."

Davi Mello is a guitar player, session musician, producer and composer from Rio de Janeiro.

Along 20 years of experience in studio and live recordings, Davi developed the ability to capture the essence and feel of each individual project. To attain the perfect tone, he offers a selection of state-of-the-art instruments and gears, suitable to a wide variety of genres from jazz to pop, rock, blues, reggae, latin, and all kinds of Brazilian styles.

Davi Mello has recorded and performed along some of the greatest names in Brazilian music scene, such as: Danilo Caymmi, Chico Buarque, Gilson Peranzzetta, Wagner Tiso, Alice Caymmi, Quarteto em Cy, Guinga, Simone & Simaria, Padre Fabio de Melo, to name a few.

In his studio facilities he has a wide variety of instruments to suit almost any kind of musical genres, ranging from acoustic guitars (nylon and steel strings), hollow body, semi-hollow and solid bodies electric guitars, cavaquinho and banjo. Adding to that, a selection of real guitar amps (no modelings) ranging from Fender classics to handmade custom-shops, as well as solid-state and tube mic preamps and analog compressors, to deliver that so desired warm analog tone.

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10 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    provided wonderful guitars …highly recommend

  2. Review by Michael A.
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    Davi is incredibly talented and a wonderful guitarist! He also has a proper studio, which makes for high quality recordings. Highly suggest!

  3. Review by Steven C.
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    Top Grade A+ service. Quality performance and recording. Gentleman. Thanks again Davi.

  4. Review by CRFT
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    I collaborated with Davi on two of my favorite songs, "Before We Begin" and "The First Lo-el". Davi's guitars were the perfect fit for both tracks. He's also punctual and very professional. I will be working with Davi on music for a long time! Highly recommend.

  5. Review by Pablo Mirete
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    by Pablo Mirete

    I’ve worked with Davi many times and not once have I been disappointed. He’s an extremely skilled musician who will go the extra mile to get you what you need. I’ve had him play nylon, acoustic, electric guitar, cavaquinho, and banjo in a variety of styles and I’ve always loved what I’ve received.

    On top of this, he really knows how to record himself and will work with you to deliver exactly what your music needs. I’m lucky to have found a top-notch professional who really can do everything. He’s got the musicianship, the skills, the knowledge, the gear, and an amazing personality!

  6. Review by João Bittencourt
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    I'm composer, arranger, pianist, accordionist and teacher of all harmony courses at Berklee Partner Global Music Institute. I've worked with Davi countless times. Davi is a complete and very experienced musician. Such experience is clear from the first contact. He seeks the best sound of each instrument, of each musical style, and is always attentive to the client's wishes. A top-notch professional, whose work I make a point of indicating.

  7. Review by João Bittencourt
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    I'm composer, arranger, pianist, accordionist and teacher of all harmony courses at Berklee Partner Global Music Institute and I've worked with Davi countless times.
    Davi is a complete and very experienced musician. Such experience is clear from the first contact. He seeks the best sound of each instrument, of each musical style, and is always attentive to the client's wishes. A top-notch professional, whose work I make a point of indicating.

  8. Review by João Bittencourt
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    I'm composer, arranger, pianist, accordionist and teacher of all harmony courses at Berklee Partner Global Music Institute and
    I've worked with Davi countless times.
    Davi is a complete and very experienced musician. Such experience is clear from the first contact. He seeks the best sound of each instrument, of each musical style, and is always attentive to the client's wishes. A top-notch professional, whose work I make a point of indicating.

  9. Review by Mig Martins
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    by Mig Martins

    Super profissional para todos os passos da produção. Desde a pré produção, conceito, composição e arranjo, partituras, produção, gravação, timbre, execução (até bateria o garoto encara), ate mixagem e masterização. Recomendo muito.

  10. Review by Dhruv Goel
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    by Dhruv Goel

    I am a composer based in LA and have collaborated with Davi multiple times. Its always such a joy to record with him - he plays multiple instruments (guitar family) and comes up with the most unique ideas no matter the genre. His musicianship is incredible and I am grateful for all our collaborations!

Interview with Davi Mello

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: A blend of both worlds.

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

  4. A: I will always treat their projects as if they're mine and always do my best to make them happy.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Genre versatile, organic and perfectionist.

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

  8. A: Jazz, pop, rock, folk/acoustic and all kinds of Brazilian music.

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

  10. A: I always try to play what the song needs. Generally, the music speaks for itself.

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

  12. A: It's not finished until it's good enough.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: I believe that after all these years I've learned to capture the essence of each individual project and translate that into musical ideas that really brings the song to the next level.

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

  16. A: It all starts by understanding the project's needs and the client's taste. Usually after a brief chat, I ask for some references to help achieving the best result.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: My studio consists in one main control room and one recording booth. Both rooms are acoustically treated to attain the best balance, both for tracking and mixing. I have a wide selection of guitar and amps that suits a wide range of tones and tastes. All my electric guitars are recorded from real amps (no simulators) and can be tracked with different mic configurations. Also, I always record the dry line signal (before FX) that can be used for amp simulators plugins and/or for reamping purposes. My Acoustic guitars can be recorded either in mono or stereo, with different choices of mics, depending on the project's needs.

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

  20. A: For the past 15-20 years I've been recording acoustic and electric guitars for all kinds music styles and projects ranging from film scoring and videogame soundtrack, to independent and mainstream Brazilian artists. I also work as a music producer and mixing engineer.

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Reticências

I was the composer, producer and mixing engineer. I also performed all guitars, drums and vocals in this production

Terms Of Service

I work remotely and online. My goal is to deliver the ideal takes for your project, no matter how many revisions are required. Typically, no more than one revision is needed.

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Gear Highlights
  • 2008 Lucas Bras Nylon Acoustic Guitar
  • Cassias Guitars 00-12 Steel String Acoustic Guitar
  • Handmade Luigi Cymafonte Telecaster
  • Semi-hollow electric Cassias Guitars
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