Marco Marino

Composer, Arranger, Bass,

Marco Marino on SoundBetter

I'm an Italian Arranger and Composer with 20 years and more of experience in arranging and producing pop, rock and funk music. I work with some of the best musician and technician in my area, I Play Bass, Keyboard, I work on DAW since 1998 and I deliver a complete arrangement.

As arranger I realize both pre-production work and professional arrngements. For professional arrangements I work with different musician (drummer, Guitar player, Bass Player).As a composer I can deliver pop/rock melodies or Great beats to work on to create songs. I'm a session bass player and I work with Cubase pro 8.5 to deliver You the best of audio quality

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Interview with Marco Marino

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: In 2003 I wrote arrange and play the bass on a pop song that went heavy rotation on all music TV.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working on some pop/rock songs for the production of a young male singer and Guitar player.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not at the moment

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital with some analog emulation.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To be honest to music and deliver the work in time.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Every song is a different world and at the end every song becomes part of my musical world.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: To be fast. I always answer that the longer I listen the better is the arrangements.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: People thinks that arrangement is the song white arrangement is only the clothes.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What is your first target about the song?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Don't choose the cheapest, Choose the one that gives you what you need.

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

  22. A: A Mac, an audio interface, a bass, a midi controller keyboard, a microphone.

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

  24. A: I work on producing music for my projects and for other since 1994. I started with alesis sr16 drum and roland d20 on a 4 track cassette recorder. I work on audio workstations since 1997.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Pop/rock with some soul/funky flavour working a balance between acoustic and digital sounds.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: George Michael. i love the sound of his voice.

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

  30. A: I always work on comping of the first instrument, this allows me to have a clear idea of what to do next.

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

  32. A: Pop, Rock, Funk, acoustic.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I studied guitar, bass, i can play piano, drums, and sing. I always know how the instrument should play in the arrangements.

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

  36. A: I bring RESPECT! First of all the melody and the words then a Great arrangements to support them.

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

  38. A: I start listening to the melody, and eventually to words and I choose the first evocative sound to start. Then I work on chords comping and beats to fully support the melody, then I add bass and Guitars and other instruments of necessary.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a Mac with Cubase pro 8.5 and TL ivory pre, Native Instruments, Spectrasonic, Steinberg, Waves and mano others. 414akg microphones, lots of basses and acoustic bass. Takamine nylon guitar, Fender Stratocaster.

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

  42. A: Beatles, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Celso Valli, Nile Rodgers, Nathan East, Rod Temperton.

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

  44. A: I arrange their songs for pre-production with high quality virtual instruments, or organize a studio session with musician to deliver a definitive production. As session bass player I deliver the desired bass track reader to be mixed, As a composer I write great melodies or beats to create your melodies.