Hi, I am a Mix Engineer, Producer & Arranger from Rimini (italy). I live with music every day and play piano since 1975. I worked with the most famous artist in Italy (V. Rossi, C. Baglioni, B. Antonacci, R. Casadei) and other like G. Gaynor, Kid Kreole, Eumir Deodato, D. Bowie, R. Plant.
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Interview with Antonio Patanè
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Live recording of Riccardo Muti Young Orchestra at "Ravenna Festival".. I was Live and Record Engineer... and in studio I made a beautiful mix.. a DVD was been the last point...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am producing "Lucafall" a very jung italian guy at his first project.. I am very excited.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: the true is in between... Digital is more quick and usefull. Analog more beautiful and warm
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do the best
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: A lot of energy ....
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you improve the singer voices? the answer is closely linked at the answer above.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Make miracles... I still work on it...but isn't possible at the moment.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: please, comunicate with me.. say everything you really want.. don't let I find what you are looking for without help.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sony Stereo Mic, 2 Neve Pre, cables, my laptop with a soundcard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started to play music (piano) at 3 Y.O and to work with music at the age of 19. now I am 47 ...
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If "Artist" makes music with heart, emotions full, I am happy to work with.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes.. minus is bette than more...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Punk.. Hip Pop... Classic...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: win a Grammy? ahahahah
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My musicality.. and experience as musician inside.. with maximum respect of client job.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After ad good edit I prepare my session for mixing... The colors are too important for me so I give one color each different instrument, then I start with listen very well the roughmix..
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Actually I work totally ITB with Protools 12 and many Plugins by UAD and Waves... For tracking I use the most important Pre-mic (Neve, Focusrite) with microphones that I rent when I need. My Monitors are ADAM A7 with Sub and Blue Sky 5.1 monitors. I use Euphonix MC Transport & Mix..
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Sheps and Chris Lord Alge as Mix engineers... Like a musician I love Peter Gabriel, Prince and several italian artists.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing a new Artist my Job is Everything.. Starting to planning the project until the final MIX.... But my love is Mixing...