Steven Lee Sbardella

Mixing Engineer

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My name is Steve Lee, I'm 25 and I study audio-engineering in Camden which gives me access to studios.,,I play guitar, mainly metal. (Stoner, Industrial, Melodic...),I also play a lot of acoustic and classical.,I mostly play my own original compositions but sometimes adapt other styles into my repertoire.,,I am looking to start a band along with a friend of mine (Also a guitarist and a free-lance audio-engineer and producer) in the style of Stoner Metal. We are currently looking for a drummer, bassist and vocalist. Vocals in the style of Clutch,Orange Goblin,Spiritual Beggars,Grand Magus ... ,,Feel free to contact me if you want to jam with us or record with your own band.

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Interview with Steven Lee Sbardella

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Comping, Editing, Mixing

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Use of Effects and EQ's

  5. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  6. A: Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter and many more

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: Levels levels levels!

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: Michael Amott because he has inspired me musically for years!

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: A blend of subjective and objective approach for every track I work on

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Analogue for dynamics and EQ's Digital for effects

  15. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  16. A: Michael Amott (Arch Enemy and Spiritual Beggars guitarist), Andrew Scheps (Mixing Engineer/Producer)

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: 16-Fader Avid D-Control ES, Avid Pro Tools HDX with Avid HD I/O converter providing 16 ins and 16 outs, Avid Mic Pre, SSL X-Rack with VHD Input Modules and Stereo Bus Compressor

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: Set up session (Color-coding, signal-routing...), Rough leveling, Editing (If needed or asked specifically by the artist) then start Mixing

  21. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  22. A: It's made me enjoy genres I never thought I would like before.

  23. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  24. A: 100% Dedication and delivering a mix they will be completely satisfied with.

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