Emanuele D'Ugo

Mixing Engineer, Online Mix

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A lot of people record in their own home studio, i mix your tracks! every budget accepted! Contact me!

37 years old, I live in Vasto city, Italian east cost, born in the nature, between mountain and sea...I'm started in audio world during the 99, with friend band, i was famous for my Homemade computer recording, from 2000 to 2004, i start to work in pro audio rental service, from 2004 I'm the resident engineer at Pims Studio in Vasto.

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Interview with Emanuele D'Ugo

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: after setting budget for project i choose the best equipment, i try to meet my clients expectation.

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

  4. A: amaca, machete...there are wind and sea for the music....

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

  6. A: start when i was young, about 6, start mixing sound amp for my father's band 31 years ago,make a lot of experiment in recording audio until 1999, from here i started as professional audio engineer, foh engineers, recording engineer and from 2005 mixing engineer.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: loud sound, wide ambient, focused mix

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

  10. A: always tune your drum! do not use dynamics or eq in audio chain when you are recording

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

  12. A: generally i work on classica, hard rock, pop, rap/hip-hop, elettronica

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: problem solving, in recording studio, or best when you are live in tour i can solve all audio issue. i'm in bussiness since year 2000, and i've see all.

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

  16. A: all engineers can bring something to your music, ask wath do you want, i can learn and replicate all that we can hear in hours

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

  18. A: generally i listen all single tracks, make some editing if necessary, then i go to mix phase, drum before, i set bd, sn, hh, oh, open toms, add bass guitar sound, add string and guitar, put key in, add choir, add vox. for every single track are added dynamics, EQ & FX (the right amount for genre that you play). when done i refine all level to avoid digital master clip, then i attach fader automation and finally mix all level in a stereo track.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: dependat from budget, when i do low budget mix i use my ho studio setup (mac, ssl duende, logic pro, pro monitor), for normal budget mix i use Pims Studio (http://www.pims-group.it visit for spec)

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

  22. A: for classica i think that deutsche grammophon is a reference in audio recording and mixing, im started from here until i'm arrive to metal (bob rock) and pop (alan parson, pink floyd), after a lot of hours spent to listen all musics genres i think to have a good global overview .

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

  24. A: i can do all phase of audio prod chain, from recording passing for editing and mixing until online publish, plus for serious clients i can offer Foh engineering service.

Terms Of Service

no revision limit, i work for your satisfaction, for 24 track project i take 3 work days with 2 briefing for general directions.

Gear Highlights
  • focusrite
  • summit audio
  • yamaha
  • quested
  • lexicon480
  • urei
  • eventide
  • amek
  • ssl
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