Pio on SoundBetter

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Interview with Pio

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Actually on the first album of my new band con:ter

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Yes, Pino Saracino --> Italian Bass Player

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both, the best of two worlds

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

  8. A: We´ll find a solution

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

  10. A: The music

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: How long does it take to receive the first impression of the sound --> normally within 1-3 days, depending on complexity

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

  14. A: Don´t blame myself :-)

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

  16. A: What do you want that the sound should be

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

  18. A: Follow your first impression and describe detailed what you are looking for

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Fender Jazz Bass Fretless, Fender Precision Bass, Tuner, Preamp-Pedal, Ampeg 1x12-Combo-Amp

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

  22. A: I´m playing bass since 1991

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: uncomplicated

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

  26. A: Gavin Harris, because his drum playing is straight in the pocket

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

  28. A: always keep your mind free and listen to ideas of people surrounding you

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

  30. A: all kind of rock music, pop-rock, blues and so on

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Feeling the song and what helps to bring the song forward

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: What is needed

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

  36. A: define what is requested, recording, send a shortcut, re-record and send accomplished file

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: MacBookPro, Cubase, Steinberger Interface, Bass, Effects

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

  40. A: Lee Sklar, Carol Kaye, Pino Palladino, Simon Wood Harris, David Gilmore, Jaco Pastorius, Scott Devine, JPJ, Billy Sheehan, lots of others

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

  42. A: Creating basslines, playing pre-created basslines, home recording, studio recording, touring

Gear Highlights
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Fender Jazz Bass Fretless
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