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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5 ReviewsEndorse Neal Cappellino
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.