Paulo Araújo

Session Guitarist and Producer

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Producer, multi- instrumentalist, Mix and Master. Credits include Universal, Sony music.

I am a guitarist musician with more than 10 years of studio recording experience. Later I specialized in production and my main objective in this one is that all the instruments serve the music and the artist as a whole.

In mixing and mastering my goal is the same as in production, to have the most balanced audio possible for the artist to shine.

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Interview with Paulo Araújo

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

  2. A: Bi brain beat - introspection. This album was composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by me. It was a challenging process because some of the songs had 100 tracks playing at the same time with several instruments, which taught me a lot.

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

  4. A: I'm finishing mixing and mastering my band's next album of jazz fusion originals.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: both. We have to use the best of both worlds.

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

  8. A: I will do my best to achieve the sound that describes you

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

  10. A: takes little time

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

  12. A: what musical style would you say is yours? tell me 3 of your favorite artists. can you send me reference songs?

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

  14. A: send me a message, you won't regret it

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

  16. A: Guitar, PC/interface , Sm7b and a Solar panel to power it all.

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

  18. A: I studied jazz guitar for 3 years in Lisbon. After finishing the course I started working for a company where my main role was to mix and master music and short films for 3 years. I set up my studio and started producing and playing guitar for various artists full time.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Fresh.

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

  22. A: Larnell Lewis. At the moment, he is one of the artists that I most identify with the sound, both rhythmically and melodically.

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

  24. A: try a stereo spreader on your acoustic guitars

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

  26. A: Afro, brazilean, Hip Hop, Jazz...

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: empathy, I like to talk to artists and try to understand what message they want to leave recorded in their music

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

  30. A: I like to try things out of the box in terms of effects and sound design of the music. My background is in jazz and I often explore risky harmonies.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: For mixing I work with pro tools and Logic Pro X. I use Genelec 8030 CP and Alessis as my main monitors. For recording I have Sm7B and NT1 and drums mics. And my guitar gear is 1 fender deluxe Hot Rod, 1 fender deluxe Reverb , Helix as my pedal board and also a bunch of pedals.

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

  34. A: Mark Lettieri, John mayer , stive Ray vaughan , J Dilla, Nile Rodgers...

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

  36. A: My most common type of service is recording guitars for different musical styles, in addition to the complete package with production, mixing and mastering.


Gear Highlights
  • Helix
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb.
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