Afonso Aguiar

Metal | Mixing - Mastering

4 Reviews (1 Verified)
Afonso Aguiar on SoundBetter

Producing, recording, editing, mixing and mastering specialized in all genres of Metal and Rock. If you are looking for slamming drums and thick guitar tones you're in the right place!

Do you need your raw recording takes edited and quantized?
Do you need your guitar/bass tracks reamped with a huge wall of sound tone?
Do you need Midi for your drums, drum humanization or do you need to "reamp" your drum sounds through the best drum sample libraries available?
Do you need Orchestral arrangements to bolster your sound with epic symphonies?
You've come to the right place!

My services include:
Mixing, Mastering, Editing, Quantizing, Midi Programming, Vocal Tuning, Guitar/Bass Reamping, Re-recording, Post-Production, Orchestral Arrangements and more.

The software i use:
Reaper is my elected DAW to work with, aided by a wide plethora of available plugins and VST libraries such as Waves, Fabfilter, Slate Digital, Brainworx, NeuralDSP, Native Instruments, Getgood Drums etc.

Amps and Pedals:
Peavey 6505 (Made in USA)
EVH 5150III 50W
ENGL Fireball 60W
Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier
Maxon OD808
Horizon Devices Precision Drive
AxeFX Ultra
Helix Rack
Darkglass B7K Ultra

Contact me through the "Contact" button to get in touch!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Discogs verified credits for Afonso Aguiar
  • A Constant Storm
  • Sotz
  • Inhuman Architects
  • Phase Transition
  • Moonshade (2)
  • A Constant Storm
  • Moonshade (2)
  • Akroasis (3)
  • Sotz
  • Inhuman Architects
  • Inhuman Architects
  • Phase Transition
  • Moonshade (2)
  • Inhuman Architects
  • Moonshade (2)
  • A Constant Storm
  • Moonshade (2)
  • Dark Oath
  • Moonshade (2)
  • Akroasis (3)
  • Sotz
  • Inhuman Architects
  • Downfall Of Mankind
  • Inhuman Architects
  • Phase Transition
  • Moonshade (2)
  • Inhuman Architects

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by KUNUBU
    by KUNUBU

    We found Afonso on SoundBetter. He's the first engineer I've worked with that I've found through the internet only. He's the real deal. Super respectful, responsive, talented and not afraid to push the music in a new direction. A very fair price for stem mastering and the results were ideal. 10/10 would recommend for heavy music.

  2. Review by Ricardo Jorge Silva Pereira
    by Ricardo Jorge Silva Pereira

    Worked with Afonso in both of Moonshade's albums, as well as many other musical projects. I highly recommend his work mainly due to his extensive technical knowledge, professionalism, and his very grounded and humane approach that brings out the best in every musician!

  3. Review by Miguel Lima
    by Miguel Lima

    Work with him in the Inhuman Architects - Cultus Deorum EP and with Vomitous Iniquity and only can say good things about him. Great guy, very supportive and an excelent professional. First one I think of when I want to record something.

  4. Review by Alex Ramos

    Had multiple projects of my own Mixed and Mastered by Afonso and am always keen to recommending his work to all my clients, always with stellar results.

Interview with Afonso Aguiar

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

  2. A: Sotz - Popol Vuh album. Worked from the finishing stages of composing the songs as well as doing all the orchestration, production, recording and post production, mix and master.

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

  4. A: Recording multiple projects at the moment including once again returning client Inhuman Architects as well as some more projects.

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

  6. A: Alex Ramos - Amazing drummer!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog if my budget was unlimited, digital for it's recallability and how easy it is to just load the plugin without any routing and limited amount of the hardware unit.

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

  10. A: Powerful mixes.

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

  12. A: Everything, i love the whole process from recording to finalizing the master.

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

  14. A: Reamping is included in the mixing!

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

  16. A: That miracles happen during the mixing stage.

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

  18. A: Song length, amout of instruments, real or midi drums?

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

  20. A: Don't expect miracles, what you bring in is what you get out, good source material brings great mixes.

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

  22. A: desktop, PC screen, pair of monitors and my interface.

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

  24. A: I have been working in music production and mix and mastering engineering for 4 years. Started my self thought career 10 years ago.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Tight, slamming mixes.

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

  28. A: Buster Odelholm, he is my biggest inspiration and i find his approach to everything music related, from composing music to finalizing a production fascinating.

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

  30. A: Get it right at the source and don't fix it later.

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

  32. A: Usually any genre of Heavy Metal but mostly extreme metal.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Mixing

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

  36. A: I can bring hand (ear) tailored mixes for each project always taking the genre standards and expectations into account.

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

  38. A: For a mix and master i usually start by checking if everything is well edited, in time and in tune. After checking if everything is good to start working on the mix i start by laying basic tones first to get a basic mix going and from there on go from drums to bass to guitar and all the other instrumental elements that may exist and finish up with the vocals and proceed with mastering.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I mostly mix itb with the aid of real tube amps as well as my trustworthy axe fx and Helix rack for guitar and bass tones. I use a RME Fireface 802 for recording and a pair of Eve Audio SC207 for monitoring.

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

  42. A: My biggest inspiration is Buster Odelholm from Impact Studios, Humanity's Last Breath, Thrown and Vildhjarta.

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

  44. A: I mostly mix and master all kinds of genres of metal and rock, ranging from progressive rock to brutal slamming death metal and death core.

Inhuman Architects - Valiant

I was the producer, recording, mixing and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions included, turn-around depends on service/project.
Reamping included with mixing.

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Gear Highlights
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  • EVH
  • ENGL
  • Mesa Boogie
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