I am a professional audio engineer with 10 years of experience in studio, live, and theatre mixing. I have worked on well over two hundred albums (ie Agnostic Front, Streetlight Manifesto, Thursday) I have mixed live sound for many acts (Blood Orange, Bob Moses) to crowds of well over 25000. I’m extremely organized and diligent.
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Interview with Chris Marinaccio
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get paid to work with musicians.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's simple.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want out of this project? How are we going to make the best possible product?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who's making great music and loves what they do.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Attention to detail and the ability to see the big picture
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All my friends making their living with music. It's incredible.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am mainly a live sound engineer working for Blood Orange, Bob Moses, Shallou, and Mansionair. I am also a studio engineer working with bands such as Streetlight Manifesto and Agnostic Front.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is dependent on what your job requires. I can use anything from a laptop to a full on studio with console and tape machine.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I am very flexible. It all depends on the needs of the client.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My attention to detail, ability to remain calm under high pressure, my high intelligence, and my problem solving skills
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything. I hate to get stuck working on the same genre repeatedly.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: No. That's why you pay me.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Sarcastically nice. I love to joke around and have a good time. Bust chops, but get work done.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 16 years. Longer if you count the when I started fixing and building radios and amplifiers.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A boat and enough gas to leave.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be prepared.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will be the best in your budget range.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. Digital is still a long way away from being able to capture the full nuances of sound.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rachel Gavaletz