Emilio Guarino

Production, Mixing & Mastering

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I specialize in music that needs to make people move in clubs and pushes boundaries of genre. If you do both, lets talk!

I specialize in working with contemporary electronic music. Dance music, Hiphop, the "Future" styles, and experimental music.

I pride myself on mixes that knock on everything from big club systems to AirPods, as well as being able to work with music that's very out of the box.

As a producer, I work on a lot of genre-bending music with a sound in the realm of labels like Warp Records, Ninja Tune, and Planet Mu. I release a lot of this music under my the HOT WOBBLE alias and I've remixed most notably for LA/NYC duo Collapsing Scenery.

I also play several instruments (Double Bass/Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano) and have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music.

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5 Reviews

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  1. Review by RedRedPaw Mastering
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    As a mastering engineer I work on hundreds of tracks every year - Emilio's mixes and remixes stand out as a real pleasure to work on. They are nicely balanced and have energy in all the right places - not only do they sound great, he makes them really nice and easy to work with!

  2. Review by folmR
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    Emilio is innovative and thorough when mixing and mastering.

    He brings a long musical theoretical education, multi genre practical playing experience and deep technical understanding + humour and easy going nature to projects. He is a true pleasure to work with and a converter of poorly recorded and badly thought out music.

    I highly recommend without reservation Emilio's work after working together on 6 albums in different genres... and his remixes of my music are significantly better than my originals!

  3. Review by folmR
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    Emilio is innovative and thorough when mixing and mastering.

    He brings a long musical theoretical education, multi genre practical playing experience and deep technical understanding + humour and easy going nature to projects. He is a true pleasure to work with and a converter of poorly recorded and badly thought out music.

    I highly recommend without reservation Emilio's work after working together on 6 albums in different genres... and his remixes of my music are significantly better than my originals!

  4. Review by Payden
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    I have been studying music production with Emilio for over a year now and it's been a very positive experience for me. He has been amazing at understanding where I am in the learning process, adapting to different learning styles, and exposing me to different creative processes. He's invested in his own knowledge and it makes him a great teacher for others. He genuinely takes the time to see if I understand why I am doing something. Emilio has helped me learn a lot in a short amount of time.

  5. Review by The IZM.
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    I was at the finish line of wrapping up Black Boy Wonderment, my first house album and 9th project in total. The more I attempted to mix and master the music, the worse it began to sound. I was completely losing faith in the strongest album of my life. Reluctantly, I went to Emilio with scraps of songs knowing he'd say "Yeah I can't do this." Not only did he do it, but Emilio saved my album. I have never released any music that sounds so bright, full and intentional. The fact that he's classically trained and can maneuver through various genres of music is the most impressive thing about him.

Interview with Emilio Guarino

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: I'm really flexible to work with because I understand a lot of styles of music. My classical background and experience playing in a zillion bands as a bass player has put me in so many different situations that I'm able to figure out what makes something tick in an intuitive way. Also, I'm *very* fast in Ableton Live.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Some of my favorite mixers are "in the box" people who used to be all analog, namely Andrew Scheps and Spike Stent.

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

  6. A: You're going to be stunned at how good you sound.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: That as an engineer or producer, we impose ourselves upon your project. I can't speak for others, but my priority is always to be a collaborator. That what will make your project the best it can be and that's what keeps people coming back.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: What's the deadline on this? What is the vision behind your project? What are your release plans?

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Talk to a few people and get a feel for what working with them will be like and trust your instincts. There are both very, very established people here and younger people who are hungry to make a name for themselves. Work with the people who you connect with and feel that they "get" you and your vision.

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: I soldered my first cables and started recording my high school choir when I was 16 and I'm still at it into my 30s. I went to music school and got a Bachelor's and Master's degrees, both in instrumental performance. I snagged a gig as a live sound engineer at my University and built a DIY studio in an off-campus house with a friend where we recorded our friend's bands. After college, I started freelancing immediately, both on the production side as well as the performance side of the business.

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

  16. A: I typically ask for stems and/or project files, as well as a few references, and discuss the project with my collaborator to get myself hearing the overall vibe and vision of the project. From there, I get to work! Usually there is some back and fourth, a revision or two, and sometimes an in-person session depending on the specifics of the project.

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