I started in music at an early age, being classically trained in France and later studied jazz in the US. I believe that combining this background with my passion for audio engineering, electronic sounds and years of experience as a performer in LA gives me a uniquely wide perspective on music.
I have my own studio in Los Angeles where I can take your song to the next level in a friendly and cozy atmosphere.
For production projects, I prefer to work in person but if you can not be in LA, I offer online remote sessions as well.
Live instruments can be crucial to add extra life to a modern production. That’s why I work tightly with great players.
Being active in the LA music scene, I have access to a wide variety of:
- world class session musicians
- a wide variety of amazing songwriters and lyricists
- a network of music business consultants
I also provide my own services as a session guitarist as part of the production.
If you are interested in working with me, I offer a free Skype meeting in which we can become acquainted and get an idea of how your goals align with what I offer.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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4 ReviewsEndorse Marko Fazio
This is guy is awesome! Marko has been working hard on mixing about dozen songs for us and so far we are extremely happy with him and everything that he has done. He has really brought our songs to life, and has gone above and beyond to make sure everything sounds perfect. His attention to detail is immaculate, he is super easy to communicate with and he genuinely cares about bringing your project to fruition. Without a doubt, we would recommend him, and we look forward to future projects with him as well.
Marko produced my solo EP entitled "Art of Undoing" and I couldn't be happier with the results! Marko has a great ear for sounds and arrangement, and he is very meticulous in his attention to detail. His engineering skills are superb, he knows his gear well, and he knows how to get great sounds and great performances out of the players. His attention to detail also is a huge asset to his mixing, as he knows exactly how to dial in on what needs to be done to get things sounding their best. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him, and look forward to the next time we can work together.
I’ve been working with Marko for a couple of years now. He co-produced and mixed songs by Empire Assembly; episodes of the web series Sounds Two Inspire (he was the engineer for an episode that featured Carl Verheyen); and just recently worked as an engineer and mixer for Little Brazil’s EP. Extremely talented and professional with a wide knowledge in production and music business in general. Great room and great vibe!
I feel that Marko is the perfect person to offer the "outside looking in" perspective that many people want in a producer. Coupling his considerable skills in performance and songwriting with his skills in sound design as well as engineering gives him a broad, high-level skill set that has to be experienced.
Interview with Marko Fazio
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that you have an idea of what you are looking for in terms of the general sound aesthetic of the production. Reference tracks are a great starting point.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a good sense of arrangement.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Artists will bring me a song that they want to be recorded, produced and/or mixed. This could range from a simple voice memo to a fairly advanced demo production. I will try to assess how ready their song or production is and might recommend changes that need to be made before proceeding. Sometimes, the best choice I can make is to not change anything and just capture what is already there to meet a professional standard.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own production/mixing/tracking room with a recording booth and various microphones and hardware. For more details, please contact me.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Way too many to list. I'm open to interesting music from all sources.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I aim to help artists carve out their creative vision. This sometimes requires guidance all the way from the songwriting to the mastering or any individual or number of steps along that path. For example: proper audio recording, arrangement, sound design, electronic music production, mixing
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When, at the end of the process, my artist tells me that they would have never expected this kind of result, this is the most rewarding moment for me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There is always confusion about what a music producer do because this term means a lot of different things. I can list 6 kinds of music producer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you ready to work hard?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Nowadays, a laptop is really all you need. Add any audio interface, a decent condenser microphone and perhaps a guitar and I will be content making records until they come to save me.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started by learning classical guitar from childhood back in France. When I was a teenager, I started to learn electric guitar and played in a rock band. After graduating from high school, I went to music school for jazz performance. Over time, I naturally became more and more interested in audio engineering and the production of records. I have been producing and mixing for 8 years now.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with BANKS or John Mayer
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Subtle saturation brings songs to life.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I go from fully electronic artsy music produced in the box to the most acoustic and organic music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The right type of production is like the key to unlocking the full potential of a song and presenting it in a way that further solidifies the identity of the artist. Finding that key time and time again has been my life's journey and is what keeps me inspired to do music.