Are you desperate to hear that warm, luscious sound of yesteryear on your mix? Look no further. With my collection of vintage analogue gear, state-of-the-art plug-ins and 24-track tape machine, your tracks will transcend from mix to masterpiece. Audiophiles rejoice; it’s time to elevate your music.
Holy Fang is a high quality, full-service analog/digital recording studio in the heart of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Founded and operated by Bernadette Higgins, Miguel Horowitz and Oliver Ignatius, and formed out of the bones of long-running DIY institution Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen, Holy Fang is the place to realize your musical fantasies in full vivid color, with each session tailored specially to the wants of the artist. With head producer and sonic visionary Oliver Ignatius at the controls, a range of priceless vintage equipment and one of the last exquisite sounding, LARGE live rooms left in NYC, Holy Fang strives to collaborate with and develop the recording careers of true artists of all styles. Its special, philanthropic focus on developing the recording careers of talented, unique artists in an uncertain time for the record business is just one more thing that sets Holy Fang apart. It is our greatest pleasure to realize the dream of the individual.
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Interview with Oliver Ignatius
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! The heat and saturation of analog mixed with the ease of digital.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this professionally for 8 years. I've been doing it at home since I was 4 years old playing with cassette decks.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Artist oriented.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds! I am a musical omnivore. Who wants to be limited by genre?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is probably understanding the emotional portent of a song and figuring out how to deliver that with maximum impact. Also, arranging harmonies.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: At this point I'm lucky enough to be able to bring my strong musical ear AND a large amount of technical goodies, which as I see it is the best of both worlds.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process is invariably carefully tailored to the client. We begin with a conversation about influences, inspirations and goals, and I tailor a totally individualized session plan to each person.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a fully fledged professional facility with a spacious and awesome sounding live room and a large amount of great instruments, microphones and outboard gear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Majorly influenced by the sonic wizardry of groundbreaking geniuses like Lee "Scratch" Perry, Brian Wilson and Sly Stone.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Everything from arrangement to mastering, but most commonly I produce, engineer and mix.