If you’re not Brazilian, you may not have heard of PMM. However, his huge success and virality on YouTube have more than brought him to our attention. He’s produced the instrumentals behind viral Brazilian hits on YouTube, created highly popular mashups, and built a large fanbase for himself. He also runs a music production school called O Musico do Futuro. PMM is a massive fan of FL Studio and has been using it from day one. Read on to learn more about his story.
MC POZE NOS ANOS 80 (mashup by PMM)
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.
I’m a musician and music producer from the countryside of the State of São Paulo – Brazil. I started playing the nylon acoustic guitar when I was 12 years old. I became interested in it after seeing my uncle’s guitar when visiting him, it was the first time I really saw an instrument up close. After a few years, I saw that music was what I wanted to pursue in my life, especially after I started studying Brazilian popular/traditional music, such as samba, bossa nova, choro, and others, on my guitar. That was when I became obsessed with studying music theory to understand everything I could about the music I loved. I tried recording guitar sometimes, but I didn’t understand how that worked and didn’t even know about the possibility of producing complete songs with my computer, at home, until 2016, when I found out about FL Studio.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
When I first downloaded it at the beginning of 2016, I didn’t even understand that there were different windows, such as the Playlist, etc. So I quite literally opened it, tried clicking around, never got any windows to open, and closed it. I would only try to do something again around 6 months later, and that’s when I tried watching some tutorials online, and slowly I started making connections between some of the FL Studio tools and windows to a lot of the music theory concepts I had already studied for years. FL Studio is the tool I used on my first attempt to create something in a DAW, even when I didn’t know what a DAW really was. It is also the tool I used on my biggest projects a few years later. For a long time, it has been the interface between my ideas and the finished piece the public listens to.
MEDLEY DOS BONS DE BOLA (prod. by PMM)
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.
Other than producing instrumentals and mixing/mastering full tracks, I also have a YouTube channel, where I show my audience the behind-the-scenes of my creative process, how to create different types of beats, and also a few remixes and mashups, usually with some humorous tone to them. I have worked with a few big Brazilian YouTube musicians, such as FutParódias and Maicon Küster, and have made a few popular remixes and mashups of Brazilian songs and music from other countries. I’ve also worked with over 100 smaller/medium-sized artists over my career.
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.
I produce in my home studio using a pair of Yamaha HS5’s, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, AKG MK-II 240, and a Windows PC (i7-12700KF, 64GB RAM, RTX 3080). I also have an Oxygen 51 from M-Audio and some electric and acoustic guitars (Epiphone and Takamine).
NA RABA TOMA BUTTERCUP (mashup by PMM)
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I also have had music/producing teaching projects since 2019, with thousands of producers going through my courses, all of them taught on FL Studio. This is one the things I am most proud of in my career! Other than that, I just want to let you guys know how much I appreciate this opportunity, I’m really honored to be acknowledged by the people behind the software that quite literally changed my life and helps me bring my ideas to fruition every day.