I'm producer, arranger, and instrumentalist for over 25 years. I have worked with Tom Zé, Ney Matogrosso, Coletivo Samba Noir (with Egberto Gismonti, Arto Lindsay, Carlos Malta). When I worked at Albatroz Music (Roberto Menescal) I produced, arranged, and recorded Bossa Nova style more than 400 tracks for the Eastern market.
Yamaha Electone Combo Organ YC-30 (1970)
Moog Mother 32 Semi Modular
Nord Electro 3
Korg Kaossilator Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer
Gakken Analog Synthesizer
Axiom Air Mini
Pro Tools 2021.12
Solid State Logic 2+
Joemeek Three Q
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
Mac Book Pro
Acoustic Guitar Ibanez
Acoustic Guitar Gianinni
Electric Guitar Fender Stratocaster
Electric Bass Crafter
Ukulele Harley Benton Fishmann
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Interview with Guilherme Ge
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Album by Coletivo Samba Noir. Formed by Katia B, Marcos Suzano, Luis Filipe de Lima and me. Sambas from the 1950s with unusual arrangements and very special participations by Egberto Gismonti, Arto Lindsay, Carlos Malta and Jards Macalé. I recorded the keyboards, synth bass, vocals, and collaborated on arrangements and production.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am producing Hecto, a rock band. We recently recorded the participation of the great Brazilian singer Ney Matogrosso. I recently produced the album "Estudando Tom Zé", by the singer Madu.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Marcelo Vig. An excellent drummer and producer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are important in today's world. The analog ones are wonderful with their big sounds that take up too much space in the mix. Digital encompasses many sounds that would not be possible in practice. With a good ear and a lot of research it is not difficult to have a beautiful digital sound in a mix and not be able to perceive it. The mix is the key, because the right way to combine analog and digital sounds will define the result of a song.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Total dedication, focus on the arrangements, clarity of ideas, good communication. Each client I produce is the result of a lifetime of work. Most important of all is that the client is very happy with the result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creation. The creation of the arrangement, the creation when recording the instruments, the creation when mixing (effects). I like all the stages of a production.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take to be ready? This varies according to the type of work, there is no exact answer. An average would be 7 days to present a good demo of a song.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: É a falta de clareza na concepção das músicas do cliente. É necessário que o cliente tenha em mente o que ele espera do produtor.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you want to go with your music? What is the style or styles of your songs? What do you want to leave in the world with your music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: He is clear about his musical ideas and ambitions. This is important for the production to flow well.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Yamaha Electone, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mac Mini and Solid State Logic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing acoustic guitar, and soon after started playing piano and keyboards. I have always been self taught. But I always observed and learned a lot from other musicians. It has been more than 25 years producing and playing in shows all over Brazil. Music is my life, it is the most important thing of all. For this reason my productions are the delivery of my experience and complete dedication, always according to the client's ideas.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organization to start a good production. Feeling to record great instruments.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Radiohead. For the mix of musical styles, textures, and genius songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I always listen and try to deeply know the voice of the artist I am producing. The appropriate tone for the artist's voice in a song is definitive for a track to sound good. It is the beginning of everything, it is from this that the arrangement begins consequently.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Currently, Pop, Rock, World, Bossa Nova and Brazilian music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: All keyboards!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I really enjoy recording sounds in many different styles with my Yamaha Electone YC-30. This organ is from 1970 and I can create sounds totally in line with the client's ideas. The same can be said about the Moog Mother 32, I can record classic sounds (Lead Moog), as well as create textures (Pad), in addition to the famous Bass Synth Moog. I record acoustic guitar in Bossa Nova, Samba and other Brazilian rhythms. The electric guitar and Ukulele, I create riffs and use many effects (delays, drives, filters, ebow). I also contribute recording vocals, choirs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I produce, arrange, record acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, keyboards/organs/synths, and do drum and percussion programming using samples, I also record light percussion anda vocals.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Yamaha Combo Organ Electone YC-30 (1970), Moog Mother 32 Semi Modular, Gakken Analog Synthesizer, Korg Kaossilator Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer, Nord Electro 3, Arturia Keystep, Axiom Air, Nano Korg, Mellodion Honner. Guitars: Fender Stratocaster, Guitar Strato Luthier, Tagima Paul Red Smith, Acoustic Guitar Ibanez, Acoustic Guitar Gianinni Bossa Nova, Electric Bass Crafter, Ukulele Harley Benton Fishmann. Pedal Board: Ebow/Slide, Proco Turbo Rat, Vintage Overdrive (Turbo Screamer), Nux Roctary, Whammy (Digitech), Mooer Trelicopter, Blue Delay. Pro Tools 2021.12, Solid State Logic 2+, Joemeek Three Q, Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, Mac Mini, Mac Book Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Chris Cornell, Tom Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, David Bowie, David Byrne, Debussy, Bach, Gabriel Fauré,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I will extract the best from your song and add beautiful sounds of keyboards, guitars and other instruments. I like to talk to the client and find out what their favorite artists are. Even in the mix it is possible to get good references and come up with great results. Clarity in ideas is the key to a good result.