My name is Eduardo Cardoso, and I’m a musician and audio producer based in São Paulo, Brazil.
I fell in love with music at a young age, mainly by myself. I had no family members who played an instrument, so I decided to explore music via the internet around 2006 and 2007. I got to know the wonderful music of The Beatles, which prompted me to learn the guitar as soon as possible.
I began learning the acoustic guitar in December 2008, and in about a year, I was already playing the electric guitar. I was self-taught from the start, giving me a unique view of the instrument and allowing me to develop a musical vocabulary.
I loved bands like The Beatles, Cream, The Who, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, but I always cared for guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name a few. Among these, Clapton was fundamental in presenting my blues music, which I bonded with instantly.
From there, I enjoyed the music of B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and many others. As I’m Brazilian, I also explored legends like Rita Lee, Os Mutantes, Secos & Molhados, and Tutti Frutti, aside from classical musicians like Tom Jobim, Adoniran Barbosa, Belchior, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, João Gilberto, among others.
My musical career began in 2014 when I decided to study music production and immerse myself in this artistic world. I studied at Anhembi Morumbi, one of the best university schools in Brazil dedicated to this subject. In my two years studying there, I met wonderful professionals and musicians that would contribute to my musical journey in the coming years. I began learning more and more about hardware and software dedicated to audio production.
By 2015, I started playing with local bands in São Paulo. My favorite musical genres are blues, classic rock, and rock and roll, so I got to jam with the blues musicians and started a band that composed blues songs in Portuguese. This was a profitable period for me because I also got a job in a renowned guitar shop that mostly used to deal with vintage instruments.
There, I met more musicians than I could ever imagine, and this is when I started to use my knowledge about guitars, studio gear, and accessories like guitar pedals.
Unfortunately, the store had to shut its doors at the end of 2017, propelling me to advance my musical studies further. I began to study choral regency at the Escola Técnica de Artes do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo Technical Arts School), which greatly expanded my theory knowledge and provided the basis for composing, arranging, and writing music notation, which are crucial elements of my workflow nowadays.
This lasted until the COVID-19 pandemic, which coincided with the end of the course. I began to work as a freelance audio producer and musician from my home studio at this time, which put to practice all my knowledge gathered so far.
I work as an audio and music producer, musician, and writer. Among these, writing was the one thing I had always done but never explored deeply. My first job dealing in this area was here at Integraudio. I love that because I can share everything I learned from all these years of studying, practicing, and dealing with multiple equipment and instruments as candidly as possible.
Regarding my musical works, I have considered myself a guitarist from the beginning. I can play electric, acoustic, and bass guitar, piano, keyboard, synthesizer, and organ. My experience as a guitarist has led me to work with wonderful musicians, and lately, I’ve been playing regularly in the São Paulo scene.
I got to play the wonderful music of Tim Maia, Rita Lee, and Os Mutantes with a couple of tribute bands, but my ever-lasting passion is the Allman Brothers Band tribute I got together with a very dear friend of mine. It’s called Skydog Jam, and I firmly believe it’s South America’s most active ABB tribute band.
I tend to play the parts from one of my heroes, Duane Allman, including slide guitar – an ever-lasting learning process for any guitarist.
In 2021, I began working on my solo career to keep myself entertained during the pandemic. I composed, recorded, and produced everything from my home studio, which proved to me that nowadays, we have all the necessary tools to create music from scratch, differently from a few decades ago. It’s super easy to record and create your sonorities with the help of plugins and sample libraries, two formats we deeply explore here in Integraudio, so I’m glad I could express myself in such a difficult time for many.
Since 2022, I also began working with audiobook recordings and editing, which presented me with a new scope of skills required by any audio producer. I enjoy dealing with voice recordings and have been learning much more since I took this new job. Most audiobooks I record and edit are available through the Skeelo publishing company, though they are all in Portuguese.
I continue working as a freelancer, creating film scores, arranging songs, recording and editing audiobooks, playing guitar parts, and writing review articles here in Integraudio. I feel very lucky to simultaneously maintain these jobs with my musical career, which gives me happiness and teaches me something new every day.
Music is my passion, and I love talking about every aspect revolving around it: the frequencies that make up the sounds we love to hear, the history behind a specific guitar model or guitar pedal, playing my guitar and singing my music, or simply writing a few words about some music software, I enjoy myself immensely. I feel grateful to keep doing this and hope to do so for the rest of my life.
If you want to know more about my work, follow me on Instagram, check out my Allman Brothers Band tribute band, and listen to my 2021 EP in the highlighted links. Check out my articles here on Integraudio since I covered many subjects that might interest you.
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