São Paulo, Brazil (June 19, 2015)—Engineer/mixer Alexandre Gaiotto, who has four hits in Brazil’s current Top 10 charts, has become a regular user of Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins.
Each engineer has his personal bag of tricks and favorite tools; for Gaiotto, Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins reportedly play a role in virtually all of his work. “Oxford EQ and Reverb are two of my favorites,” he says “They provide the option to make a big studio sound, or a small one, to add early reflections and make it as dry or wet as you want. I love reverb on guitars with the early reflections, but the rooms sound great on drums. Also, I can tune it by using the EQ inside the reverb itself.”
Gaiotto, who has worked with Latin artists such as Djavan, Caetano Veloso, João Carlos Martins and Maria Gadú, is also a fan of the Oxford SuprEsser. “It helps me control the 2 to 3 kHz area which I call the ‘radio frequency,’ and of course, top-end sibilance.”
Inflator is also a firm favorite. “I once had a producer tell me the acoustics on the left and right weren’t loud enough. All I did was put Inflator on the group, and he said, ‘Wow, what did you do?’ It was the Inflator—just a little click and it works. It’s just a little plug, but the sound works. It’s amazing.”
In 2012, Gaiotto won the Latin Grammy for the album Chitãozinho & Chororó – 40 Years – Symphonic in the Best Country Music Album category. That same year he was nominated in the Best Engineered Album category for Regina Benedetti’s O Canto da Sereia.