Manuel is known for his unique sound, hard job, positive attitude and respect for the music and artists vision. My goal is to bring your music to the best level possible and allow you to deliver your emotions through the music.
Manuel "Scara" Scaramuzzino is an Italian born, London based, freelance Mixing and Mastering Engineer with over 10 years of experience.
Manuel is also working at Point Blank Music School, one of the best renowned music production college in London (UK).
Manuel is known for his unique sound, hard job, positive attitude and respect for the music and artists vision.
Manuel's credits includes: Horace Andy, Phil Ramocon (Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, Phil Collins), Valter Vincenti (Alborosie/Shengen Clan, Armando Avila), Ice One, Jaka, Ras Tewelde, Kareem Shabazz, Keedoman (Pooglia Tribe), Don Virgilio, Blackson, Il Generale, La Marina and many other artists and producers from all over the world. Some of his works have been broadcast on Italian's national TVs such as Rai 3, Italia 1, Canale 5 and Rete 4.
During his career Manuel has also worked as radio presenter (Keep On Moving Reggae Radio Show for 9 years), Dj (Hip Hop and Reggae Sound System pioneer in his city) and Record Label CEO.
Manuel has a 360 degree view of the music industry and thanks to his positive can-do attitude work with him is pleasant and funny.
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Interview with Manuel Scaramuzzino
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always working on something. At the moment I'm working on an Argentinian producer album.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Probably the thing I really love of my job is having relationships with lots musician, singers, songwriters, producers...every one have his/her personality and experience. Everyone is trying to express him/her self through the music. I never stop to learn through them and the artists sensibility.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check some previous job he/she has done, if you like his/her mixes you know if he/she is the right guy for you.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, Techno, Pop Songwriters/Singers, Hip hop, Reggae, Dub... I also really love to work on Neosoul music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally like to have a chat with the client. Everything starts with understanding the vision and needs of the client. My work process entirely depends on that. I listen to his/her music to evaluate the tracks. I check if some editing needs to be done and I prepare everything to be mixed.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I going 100% to improve your music and bring your songs to the next level.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: First of all what is their mood related to the song. It' mandatory to me to understand the client point of view and the emotion he/she wants to drive through the song.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My personal path in the music industry stated at the age of 14 ad vinyl collector and then as dj. My career path started at the age of 22 working in the live sound and absorbing knowledge from experienced Sound Engineers. In 2008 I moved into studio and I started to work as Recording and Mixing Engineer for many studios in Italy and I stared my own Commercial Project Studio. In 2014 I moved in London (UK)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love tracks that sound big and dynamic.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both of them as both of them have their strengths and weaknesses.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people think that a mix can turn a bad song into a good song, but it's not true. A good mix can definitely improve a bad song and can make sound great a good song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1 Good treated room 2 Good monitoring system 3 Good EQ 4 Some good songs to mix (without a good song there is notting a Mixing Engineer can do) 5 A cocktail and my girlfriend for the peace state of mind ;)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more if everything is well arranged and produced.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Patient, can-do attitude, motivation, attention to details.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is basically an hybrid setup. I think that nowadays the digital world match exactly what the market needs. Brands like Waves, Slate Digital, Nebula, Soundtoys have done an amazing job with their plug in. But I also strongly believe that the analog world has some sonic characteristics that can't be emulated by plug-ins. That's why I take the advantage of using some analog gear such as TL audio processors, Distressor, Dbx, Roland Space Echo etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly mix. I like to say that my goal is to make people feel emotion through music helping bands (producer, songwriters, etc.) to tell their story through their music.