PEDRO MARTINS

Producer, Sound Designer, Dj

INTRODUCTION

Hi, my name is Pedro and I am electronic music producer, sound engineer/designer and Dj with great passion and dedication on what I do.

PROFILE

ABOUT ME

I have expertise and 6 years of experience of audio production, editing, recording, post production and live sound. My credits include mastering works for Sony Portugal and also mixing different electronic artists. I possess both theoretical knowledge of sound, music production, post production a digital and analog equipments. I am also an expert user of audio applications such as Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Nuendo and all the sorts of studio hardware.

SERVICES

Whether you're looking for a orchestral score, electronic or minimal soundtracks, foleys, weird sound effects, I will produce it and bring it to you clean, and with a fine musical taste. All my audio and musical works are crafted with a large assortment of both real and virtual instruments, high-quality libraries, analog and digital sound-processing tools.

I will go beyond of just making your rough mix sound better. You're paying me to hear the things that you don't hear. In addition to giving every instrument in your song space and definition, I will take the time to make every section of your song sound interesting.

In recent years the exact definition of what mastering is has changed a little. These days many budgets within the music industry have been reduced and as such the record labels, producers and musicians have more restricted financial means to obtain such services. I found it very important to understand this new position, therefore have tailored my mastering services to be affordable and yet uncompromising in terms of result and quality of service offered.

REEL

WHAT I'M GOOD AT

  • Music Production

    My first releases (as SNK or Spacing On K) were made trhough Flow Vinyl, Hush Records, Micro Digital, Plusquam, 24 Hours. After one year of break, I am now producing and releasing under the name "Pedro.Martins", dipping into deeper styles and being supported by M.A.N.D.Y, Atapy, Digitaria, DJ T among others.
  • Mixing

    Mixing its one of the most important stages on music production. I provide clean mixes and in the you will hear the things that you didnt heard before. I will also take the time to make every section of your song sound interesting.
  • Dj

    Dj'ing is passion and I do it since more than 10 years now. I have played in Brazil, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, UK in many different locations. Also won a soundcloud competition and got to play with John Digweed, Eric Pridz and some other heavyweight names at Alexandra Palace in London.

MY SKILLS

Mixing

Music Production

Dj

Sound Design

RESUME

EXPERIENCE

  • Sept. 2011 to Mar. 2012
    Abbot Studios, London - Mixing Engineer

    Responsible for recording speech, music, and other sounds on recording media. Keep logs of recordings. Synchronize and equalize prerecorded dialogue, music. Confer with producers, performers, and others to determine and achieve the desired sound for a production. Mix and edit voices, music, and taped sound effects for live performances and for prerecorded events, using sound mixing boards. Report equipment problems and ensure that required repairs are made.

Jan. 2007 until today
Freelance
As a freelancer, I have done different jobs, such as:

  • Mastering services for OqueStrada, a world music band. Their latest album released was followed with a vinyl release. Senhora do Tejo (Sete Colinas) [A side] and Oxalá Cavalinho [B side].
  • Mixing the electronic productions of SwitchSt(d)ance, one of the best upcoming Dj´s/ Producers from Portugal. Since the beginning and until today, I have been mixing most of the works from SwitchSt(d)ance, before they go to release.
  • Mastering some of Mindbox Records (UK) and Micro Digital Records releases.
  • Producing and performing my own music. In the early days as Snk or Spacing On K and recently as Pedro.Martins. Won one Soundcloud Competition, which brought me to London to perform at Winter Music Festival, together with John Digweed, Eric Pridz and Sebastian Tellier amongst others. Also performed at various locations in Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Lisboa, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Arraial De Ajuda – Bahia, Brazil.
  • Sound Design for the Electro-Punk band, Hattemachin. One of my first freelance works, was to produce the electronic parts for Hattemachin. The band was just returned to Portugal, after several years in London and after a few months of work in studio, they went on to live tour through Portugal and also won the local Music Competition on the city of Almada.
  • Technician of the Artist Management - Equipment Team at Boom Festival. The Boom Festival is a biennial transformational festival in Portugal. The festival features music performances and a broad variety of visual art exhibits. Boom now has two more music stages: The Sacred Fire stage is for world music and live music performances; the Groovy Beach stage is for electronic dance music Dee jays and producers. Other attractions include sculptures, an art gallery, fire performances; the shaded Liminal Village houses lectures, yoga classes, film screenings, group meditation, and discussions. As part of the Artist Management team, I am responsible for the check-in of all music performers equipment, to schedule delivery and pick of each artist material on the areas where they perform. Organize and tag all material on warehouse, coordinate and communicate (via radio) with drivers. Assist artists on their special requests, such as one extra piece of hardware for their performance, (ex: one Nord Lead Synthesizer). Report to management any artist No Show and cooperate to find replacement if requested.
  • Jun. 2006 to Dec. 2006
    Electronic Music Tutor - Art Ensemble (Mastering Lisboa)

    Main responsibilities were, to deliver an expansive and exploratory program of creative study of a music, including some of the following; Recording and production techniques, electronic/dance Music composition, sound creation and manipulation, live sound, sequencing Techniques. Furthermore to deliver high quality teaching and learning to a timetable that may include evening. Provide teaching and assessment opportunities in line with the relevant awarding body requirements to promote access to achievement. Provide and maintain teaching materials including handouts, assignments, booklists and assessment papers. Prepare Schemes of work and schemes of assessment. Undertake the necessary administrative tasks required for the effective operation of programs in the area. Carry out moderation, assessment and verification.

  • EDUCATION

    • Set. 2003 to Jun. 2005
      SAE, Amsterdam - Media Certificate & Sound Engineering

      Sound for Media, Sound Design, Music Production, Recording, Signal Processing, Live Engineering, Advanced MIDI & Sequencing, Broadcast Theory and Synchronization.

    • Sept. 1988 to Jul. 2000
      Escola Secundária Fernão Mendes Pinto - Visual Arts

      History of Arts, Visual Education, Portuguese, English, French, History, Geography, Informatics, Physical Education.

    INTERESTS

    Music, People, Cinema, Nice Food, Beach and Sun.

    STUFF I LIKE TO DO

    CONTACT

    Pedro Martins