Enrico De Paoli is brazilian-born, citizen of Italy, and has lived many years of his life in the United States. Music Engineer graduated from the Grove School of Music (Recording Engineering and Keyboard Musicianship) in 1991, and from the Musician’s Institute (Keyboard Institute of Technology) in 1993, both in Los Angeles, California.

His career began early in the United States, where he recorded artists such as Ray Charles (my world), Aaron Neville (the grand tour) and Alexander O’Neal (love makes no sense), to name a few. Enrico worked closely with one of the most legendary record producers of all time, Sir Richard Perry (Warner Bros. Ex-President), who unites one of the biggest collection of hit-singles with different artists in history. Enrico also worked with Mr. Steve Lindsey, who owned the most sought-after synth programming room in the Los Angeles area at the time.

Just before 1994, Enrico De Paoli moved to Brazil and all his recordings that year scored either Gold or Platinum sales. Some of these include Cidade Negra (sobre todas as forças) and Daniela Mercury (musica de rua). At that time, Enrico had the best known synth programming room in the country, and still in 1994, he worked on albums such as Skank (calango), Roberto & Erasmo (rei - tributo), Ary Barroso (songbook), among others.

In 1995 he mixed Jota Quest’s very first record. This album made the band known to many, including to the Sony Music ARs, and unquestionably became an endless success.

In 1996, Enrico De Paoli engineered the album “Malasia” for one of the most respected artists in Brazil : Djavan. Once the album was done, Enrico was invited to take his musical ears to mix the Djavan Malasia World Tour, which traveled all over Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Holland.

After making many records and tours with Djavan, Enrico received the award “Premio de Audio 2000” (Audio Award 2000) with the tour “Djavan Ao Vivo”, and in 2001 he was awarded by the Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences with a GRAMMY for having engineered the album “M2” (M Squared) by the american bass player Marcus Miller, recording  Djavan on one of its tracks.

In 2001 Enrico resided one more year in California, where he was then managed by the HitMixers Management Company (www.hitmixers.com), the largest Mixing Engineer Management Group on the planet.  His name is still honorably cited on the HitMixers website to this date.

From 2002 on, he worked on other albums and live tours with Djavan, and in 2005 Enrico created his private Mixing and Mastering Room, named “Incrivel Mundo”, where he mixes and masters CDs (stereo), DVDs (surround), and Singles for online broadcasting and distribution, for record companies as well as independent artists.

In 2007, Enrico mastered the album Matizes by Djavan at his Incrivel Mundo Studio, and in 2010 he was the engineer recording, mixing and mastering the album Aria, by the same singer. The latter yielded Enrico his second Grammy Award, in 2011. Enrico also was in charge of mixing the FOH (Front of the House) of that tour, that in a little over one year covered concerts in South and North America.

Other studio and live work included names like Ana Carolina, Jorge Vercillo, Max Viana, Ed Motta, Gal Costa, Blitz, Marina, Cássia Elller, Frejat, Orlando Morais, Al Jareau, Simone, Alcione, Gabriel Pensador, Titãs, Andrê Vasconcelos, Black Rio, Batacotô, Zero, Bena Lobo, Zizi Possi, Luiza Possi, Dudu Falcão, Big Joe Manfra, Titi Walther, the musical director Andre Baptista on the movie Pequenas Historias (Marieta Severo e Patricia Pillar) and O Segredo dos Diamantes (Matheus Abreu e Rui Rezende), and Stanley Jordan, who’s album State of Nature was a GRAMMY 2009 nominee, among others. Enrico has also mixed live the biggest show on Earth : The Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade, likely to be the most complex live audio engineering event in the world.

Starting in the year 2000, Enrico De Paoli has been a monthly columnist for Brazil’s leading audio and music publication magazine : MUSICA & TECNOLOGIA. (www.musitec.com.br), with his column named “Lugar da Verdade”, on the very last page of the magazine.

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