Neal Cappellino

Mixer | Producer | Studio

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5x Grammy winner including Best Engineer (2012) Neal has been engineering for 30+ years. He serves all projects with equal dedication, whether marquis talent or independent artists. “I enjoy what I do and my credo is to bring the same care, respect & energy to all clients.” (Alison Krauss-Joan Osborne-Vince Gill-Dolly Parton-Brad Paisley-Avicii)

I produce, record & mix from my own private studio. It's very well-outfitted and a comfortable space that has hosted numerous artists over the years and many return clients. The designed acoustics makes it easy to do my best work and easy for those attending to hear their music come to life. Having lived and worked in Nashville for 27 years I also have diverse talent in reach for the productions I take on, no matter what musical direction is needed.

All my workflow centers around the Trident Series 80 console & Pro Tools outfitted w/ Black Lion modified converters. I mix in a hybrid setup that takes advantage of both analog & digital signal processing.

Vocal production is a passion and in my approach to this special instrument I spare no detail in bringing a voice to it's highest potential, from performance to mix. Singers have found this studio especially supportive in sound and feel, and through my experience working with great vocalists I'm always conscious about creating a very singer-friendly environment.

I also offer a unique one-on-one mentoring service called 'your~Sound'. It's personalized instruction tailored to address engineering & production challenges you need to master in order move your process forward to the next level.

Fees are best determined in conversation about your project.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Neal Cappellino
  • Willie Nelson
  • Sandra Boynton
  • Alison Krauss
  • Alison Krauss
  • Mark O'Connor
  • O'Connor Band
  • John Prine
  • Clint Black
  • Darius Rucker
  • Willie Nelson
  • Darius Rucker
  • Billy Childs
  • John Cowan
  • Trace Adkins
  • Joshua Bell
  • Sandra Boynton
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Avicii
  • Darius Rucker
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • John Fogerty
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Hank Williams, Jr.
  • Josh Turner
  • Matt Lemmler
  • Matt Lemmler's New Orleans Jazz Revival Band
  • Michael Giacchino
  • Vince Gill
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Alison Krauss
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Alison Krauss
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Darius Rucker
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • The Chapmans
  • Brad Paisley
  • Point of Grace
  • Jewel
  • Bryan Sutton
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • Del McCoury
  • Del McCoury
  • Shane Theriot
  • Shane Theriot
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • Darius Rucker
  • Del McCoury
  • Del McCoury
  • Brad Paisley
  • The Gabe Dixon Band
  • The Gabe Dixon Band
  • The Gabe Dixon Band
  • The Gabe Dixon Band
  • The Gabe Dixon Band
  • The Gabe Dixon Band
  • Tyminski
  • Dan Tyminski
  • Tyminski
  • Dan Tyminski
  • Trace Adkins
  • Brad Paisley
  • Alison Krauss
  • Alison Krauss
  • Josh Turner
  • Gwil Owen
  • Ronnie McCoury
  • Mindy Smith
  • Rissi Palmer
  • Rissi Palmer
  • Brad Paisley
  • Trent Willmon
  • Bashful Mountain Broadcasters
  • Bashful Mountain Broadcasters
  • Trace Adkins
  • Phil Vassar
  • Phil Vassar
  • Darryl Worley
  • Darryl Worley
  • Mindy Smith
  • Nicole Frechette
  • Nicole Frechette
  • Sam Moore
  • Joan Osborne
  • Joan Osborne
  • India.Arie
  • Dolly Parton
  • Dolly Parton
  • Dolly Parton
  • Del McCoury
  • Del McCoury
  • Vince Gill
  • Vince Gill
  • Jonny Lang
  • Josh Turner
  • Josh Turner
  • Alison Krauss
  • Alison Krauss
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • The Chapmans
  • The Chapmans
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • Brad Paisley
  • Darryl Worley
  • Nadir
  • Nadir
  • Nadir
  • Nadir
  • Nadir
  • Nadir
  • Maura O'Connell
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Mindy Smith
  • Phil Vassar
  • Phil Vassar
  • Theresa Andersson
  • Theresa Andersson
  • Theresa Andersson
  • Theresa Andersson
  • Trent Willmon
  • Trent Willmon
  • Vast Capital
  • Vast Capital
  • Vast Capital
  • Vast Capital
  • Vast Capital
  • Vast Capital
  • The Chieftains
  • Shane Theriot
  • Shane Theriot
  • Darryl Worley
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Shana Morrison
  • Shana Morrison
  • The Chieftains
  • Pam Tillis
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Martin Taylor
  • Martin Taylor
  • Martin Taylor
  • Martin Taylor
  • Martin Taylor
  • Nickel Creek
  • 38th Parallel
  • Dudley Connell
  • Pete Fountain
  • Ron Block
  • Jenn Adams
  • Dolly Parton
  • Dolly Parton
  • Dolly Parton
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Alison Krauss
  • Martin Taylor
  • Delbert McClinton
  • Weisstronauts
  • Scott Burnett
  • Shane Theriot
  • Shane Theriot
  • Pennies
  • Pennies
  • Pennies
  • Pennies
  • Jon Blackstone
  • Jon Blackstone
  • Linnae Reeves
  • Brett Williams
  • Brett Williams
  • Exploding Boy
  • Larry Cordle
  • Lonesome Standard Time
  • Alex Bosworth
  • Alex Bosworth
  • Alex Bosworth
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Jonathan Sargent
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Jeff White
  • Jeff White
  • Camille Harrison
  • Camille Harrison

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Greg Sutton, Songwriter/Musician/Producer
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    Since our 1st session with Neal almost 3 years ago, we've made the trip from Dallas to Nashville to record all our vocals. Neal is a pleasure to work with creating a "no pressure" atmosphere in which to record, making the artist feel at ease. He's an expert at capturing vocals that are crystal clear with the use of his top of the line gear from vintage compressors/eq's/mic's to custom converters. His engineering skills are superior to any engineer I've worked with, not to mention his vast knowledge and speed working in Pro Tools.

  2. Review by Erin Bode
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    It is always a pleasure and privilege to work with Neal. He’s simultaneously fun to be with, warm and easy-going and serious about his work. I feel completely at ease and at my creative best when collaborating with him. As a singer, I have never loved the sound of my vocals more, due to the care an expertise he puts into each session. I’ve completed five separate projects, from start to finish with Neal; I’ve enjoyed every moment of it and am thrilled with the results. He has the highest standards for his work and he works until it’s perfect.

  3. Review by Michael
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    I'm a songwriter from Germany, Neal was mixing a very important album for me, and i couldn't be more grateful about his excellent work. He really got deep into my musical ideas and after a while it almost seemed he adopted the whole production. He just didn't stop until everything was perfect! He's the kind of guy you want to work with on music that means a lot to you. And he's very witty, friendly and reliable.

  4. Review by Ron Block
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    I've worked with Neal on many Alison Krauss projects through the years, and I have only great things to say about his work ethic, professionalism, engineering knowledge and skill, his friendliness, wit, and candor. I love recording at his studio for many reasons:
    1. The sound is great in the phones.
    2. His mics, board, and outboard gear are all top-level (the Requisite Audio L7 mic through Black Lion converters. T-O-N-E!).
    3. The studio itself is quiet and lovely - the sound/feel of the rooms.
    4. The aforementioned qualities of Neal himself.

    He's one of the best.

  5. Review by Brian Seeger
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    Neal Cappellino is an amazing engineer, producer, and human being, working out of a small but stellar private Nashville studio. His attention to detail, his ability to parse your comments into what you want to hear, his almost magical skills with Pro Tools, his deep concentration and presence, and the comfort and sound of his studio and control room make working with Neal a dream come true. Beyond all of that, Neal exudes a warmth and kindness that really makes you feel that he totally cares about your creations. It is hard for me to imagine working with anyone else for my future projects.

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Revisions accommodated within reason. Alternate mixes/stems = extra. Please have projects 'mix ready' (see my website). A mutually agreeable fee will be arrived at in conversation. Contact to discuss.

Gear Highlights
  • Trident
  • Studer
  • Telefunken
  • Teletronix
  • Rupert Neve Designs
  • Urei
  • Neumann
  • Tube-Tech
  • Manley
  • EMT
  • Requisite Audio
  • UAD
  • Atomic
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