Finding and shaping
JOÃO BORSCH - PÓLVORA!
I think the beauty of an
extraordinary recordis found inside the sounds, not polished onto them. My work attemps to look within the tracks, finding tension between impact and detail, technicality and expression.
The idea is to make tracks sound the best they can — but the essence is finding sounds that express your ideas the most.
Searching, sculpting and developing a track's sonic and aesthetic identity. Pricing for singles or albums/EPs. Urgent mix turnaround available.
The final step on a track, song or album — the mix is refined and prepared for release. Pricing on a per-track basis. Short turnaround time.
Texture and Character Oriented
Making things sound good is the foundation of production, mixing and mastering. But in mixing and musicmaking alike, making records goes beyond chasing pretty sounds. I see mixing as yet another layer of life in a piece of music – whether than means carrying a personality of its own, or being the most transparent it can.
Upon booking a mix, we collaboratively decide how to approach its role in the music. It might be a chance to paint the sonics around a track's ideas, or simply follow the production, rebalancing and making the sounds pop.
For the age of the home record
Music tech and education are at their most democratic ever. Thus, recording independently or in a large studio can be more like picking a flavor, rather than defining the record’s quality.
If you’re at a point where a studio’s A room is in reach, I’ll gladly make most out of the recordings' detail. On the other hand, if you're tracking the music by your own means, I’ll sculpt the mix expressively according to the sound's character.
Into the Music
I am very passionate about co-production, perhaps weirdly so. Sometimes, just dipping back into conversation about the creative process, rethinking an instrument or redesigning a patch can be the most impactful way of reaffirming the track's character.
If you book a Production session, that involves fully composing/programming instrument or vocal parts, shaping sounds and timbres and collaborating on composition concepts. Co-Production, however, entails guidance and feedback on production, recording and creative direction – a lighter version of bringing in a producer.