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Interview with Pio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Actually on the first album of my new band con:ter
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Pino Saracino --> Italian Bass Player
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, the best of two worlds
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We´ll find a solution
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take to receive the first impression of the sound --> normally within 1-3 days, depending on complexity
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Don´t blame myself :-)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want that the sound should be
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Follow your first impression and describe detailed what you are looking for
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fender Jazz Bass Fretless, Fender Precision Bass, Tuner, Preamp-Pedal, Ampeg 1x12-Combo-Amp
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I´m playing bass since 1991
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Gavin Harris, because his drum playing is straight in the pocket
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: always keep your mind free and listen to ideas of people surrounding you
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: all kind of rock music, pop-rock, blues and so on
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Feeling the song and what helps to bring the song forward
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What is needed
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: define what is requested, recording, send a shortcut, re-record and send accomplished file
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBookPro, Cubase, Steinberger Interface, Bass, Effects
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lee Sklar, Carol Kaye, Pino Palladino, Simon Wood Harris, David Gilmore, Jaco Pastorius, Scott Devine, JPJ, Billy Sheehan, lots of others
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Creating basslines, playing pre-created basslines, home recording, studio recording, touring