Rico Manzano

Beats, Synth, Keys & Producer

8 Reviews (7 Verified)
Rico Manzano on SoundBetter

Hi! I am a Music Producer, Beatmaker and Musician. I can record Synth, Keys, piano, Cavaquinho, Guitar or Produce/Mix/Master your track. I have 12 years of experience in music.

Music Producer, Musician, Composer and Teacher. He produced several soundtracks for audiovisual projects and is part of the casting of music producers from the international companies Shutterstock / Premium Beat (USA / Canada) and Cinephonix (UK), in addition to making soundtracks for films, documentaries (Diários de Ocupação, Rondônia, Da Boca do Lixo among others) and advertising (Vix, BV bank, Cobasi, Time Bank, Yogini, Grevílea, Iskool Filmes among others) in Brazil. He produced several artists (Duda Pimenta, Nego Bala, Lafetah, Stéfano Ferraz among others). He mixed the short film “Let the Open Door to the Exit” - (Portugal / PT). He did the soundtrack for the project "Insônia" (Ocupação Ouvidor 63 / São Paulo / BR). He produced the soundtrack for the experimental film "O quarto", which participated in the REAKTO International Film Festival (Austria).

I record and produce several musical styles such as Pop, Hip Hop/Trap, Samba/Bossa Nova, Latin, R&b, Chill Music, Reggaeton and several popular Brazilian styles as baião, forró, choro, afrosamba and more.

What can I do for you? I can record any instrument listed above that you need, I can produce your music and I can make musical arrangements.

The time it takes to do a job depends what you need, but usually between 3 and 5 days (sometimes before).

Feel free to contact me for any questions or to request a job.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nowyouszabi

    Rico was a pleasure to work with, very fast and efficient. He sent me beautifully recorded cavaquinho lines in just days and was open for feedback and revision. I would highly recommend him to anybody.

  2. Review by Baracutanga T.

    Excelente profesional, un gusto trabajar con Rico. Muy abierto a comentarios y los cambios requeridos fueron atendidos de manera rápida y eficiente!

  3. Review by Aaron Hanlon

    Rico was great. He took extra time to find the feel I was looking for! Highly recommend.

  4. Review by OBSCUR8

    Rico is highly professional. Communicates effectively and provides top quality audio production. Very impressed with his creativity and willingness to adjust when needed.

  5. Review by Rich L.

    Rico is a great producer,and multi-instrumentalist. He really help my music a lot, he brought something new ,relevant....I highly recommend.I can't wait to work with him again soon. He deserves a Grammy award

  6. Review by Steve C.

    Great guy to work with, quality material and timely

  7. Review by Scott B.

    Rico is amazing at the keys, very intuitive and creative!

  8. Review by Pedro Serapicos

    Rico Manzano is a great musician and producer, who can provide top notch music for his clients. Highly recommended!

Interview with Rico Manzano

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I coordinate the production of a soundtrack for one of the largest companies in Brazil (Cobsai)

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working on producing some soundtracks for commercial and private clients and international companies

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes - Pedro Serapicos - He is a great professional

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both are essential for production, and now where started everything.

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

  10. A: I promise honest work done with dedication and soul

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Listening to music several times, there is always something interesting to add or remove.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How many days can deliver the work, and usually answer that depends what is required, but usually between 3 to 5 days

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Music Production and Music are jobs that require a lot of insight, hard work, perfectionism and love

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What you really looking for and your budget, it helps me better understand the musical project

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: It is very important to be clear as to what is necessary, this leaves the easier and more enjoyable work

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: MAC(LOGICPROX) - Roland Juno-Di - Korg Piano - Alhambra Guitar (Spanish) - Semi Hollow Body Guitar Ibanez - AKG Perception 220 Microphone

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have worked for 6 years with music. I started studying guitar at 13 years old.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is a mix of Latin sounds with jazz and fusion

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would like to work with Khalid, his compositions are good and very well crafted productions

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

  30. A: Start recording a few notes on each instrument, always leave space for new elements, music tends to be more dynamic

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

  32. A: Pop, Funk, Soul, Samba, Bossa Nova, World, Jazz, Fusion, Electronic and Latin.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Tracks Production Sound, played in styles that involve synthesizers

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

  36. A: Innovation! Track or instrument recording that really make a difference

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

  38. A: Listen to music sent by the client or production request, assess the necessary points and make a first job, if I have any questions, contact the customer

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Logic Pro X - Roland Juno-Di - Korg Piano - Alhambra Guitar (Spanish) - Semi Hollow Body Guitar Ibanez - Cavaquinho (Rosini) - Akg Perception 220 microfone - Mac - A lot of puglins - Universal audio files

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Stevie Wonder - Herbie Hancock - Baden Powell - Tom Jobim - Paco de Lucia - George Benson

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

  44. A: Recording synthesizers, piano and guitar


Terms Of Service

3-5 day turnaround time, with 3 revisions

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Gear Highlights
  • Professional Studio - Adam T7V Monitors - Nord Electro 4D - Microkorg XL - Logic Pro X - Alhambra Guitar (Spanish) - Semi Hollow Body Guitar Ibanez - Cavaquinho (Rosini) - Akg Perception 220 Microfone - Bass 70's - A lot of puglins
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