Rafael Nicolau Gobbo

Rafael Nicolau Gobbo

Co-Founder and Audio Engineer at OLOKO Studios
Berlin, Germany

About me

From his childhood in São Paulo, Brazil, up to living in Berlin, Rafael Nicolau’s life was always embraced by the magic of music. His musical roots started growing under the influence of classic and progressive rock bands, such as Deep Purple, Rush, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, and Queen. By the age of 14, Rafael began playing the drums, opening new horizons for his musical development.

He formed the Electric Age Band, which gave him the opportunity to play in Monsters of Rock festival with 30,000 people attending, alongside giants such as Whitesnake and Aerosmith. In parallel to the band, Rafael also worked in the publicity studio Audio Boutique, where he assisted on the recording and mixing of several TV, radio, and YouTube ads, granting him experience in sound design as well.

In 2017, Rafael earned his diploma in Music Production from Anhembi Morumbi University in São Paulo, expanding his interest in new styles such as electronic music. Later on, Rafael moved to Berlin where he earned his diploma in Audio Engineering and his bachelor’s in Audio Production. This endeavor deepened his interest in mixing and mastering, culminating in him becoming the co-owner and co-founder of OLOKO Studios.

  • English - Pro
  • Portuguese - Native
  • Spanish - Basic


Co-Founder and Audio Engineer
OLOKO Studios
July 2020 - Present (1 year 3 months)
Freelance Audio Engineer
Freelance Audio Engineer
January 2017 - Present (4 years 9 months)
Freelance Audio Engineer
RoXstar Productions
January 2017 - December 2019 (2 years 11 months)
Mastering of songs for various artists.
Music Composer
Instituto Socioambiental e Instituto Catitu
March 2018 - April 2018 (1 month)
Music composition for the documentary Quentura, which shows the perceptions and experiences of indigenous women in relation to the changes in the climate that affect their crops, their food and their way of life in the forest.


Bachelor of Arts, Audio Production

March 2019 - March 2020 (1 year)
The Bachelor level provides the students with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised audio technique, leading to an internationally recognised BA/BSc Audio Production degree, validated by Middlesex University, London.

Diploma, Audio Engineering

September 2017 - September 2019 (2 years)
Combining theoretical understanding with a strong hands-on training ethos, (75% of course assessment is practical), through SAE's industry standard production facilities, students are able to explore and expand their technical and creative skill sets.

Diploma, Music Production

January 2015 - January 2017 (2 years)
The Anhembi Morumbi Music Production course has an emphasis on musical practice, through instrumental and vocal experience, analysis of the history of popular and electronic music and its trajectory in radio, cinema and TV, creation in music and image and soundtrack.

Technical Diploma, Audio and Acoustics Fundamentals

January 2013 - June 2013 (5 months)
This course is predominantly practical with several comparative examples, which is intended for professionals and/or enthusiasts who wish to improve their microphone and audio recording techniques in the digital era of studios.

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