Professional Audio Engineer with almost 20 years experience in all genres of music and commercial sound.
Hello, I am a full time Audio Engineer based in Brooklyn, NY. I have owned and/or worked at several studios over the years, in addition to being a touring live sound engineer and tour manager for medium sized artists around the world. I work with all genres of music, commercials, and radio.
I am available for remote mixing, mastering, and editing even while on tour.
I'm not currently touring due to Corona, so I'm looking to take on new clients for Engineering services!
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I loved working with Tony Volpe- he is truly an audio wizard. Tony completely resurrected my home recorded audio (lots of bleed and buzzing), mixed it beautifully, and brought it up to a professional level that I can now release. He was also super helpful with all my questions about future recordings. So grateful for Tony’s knowledge, taste, and expertise- will definitely use him for future projects!
Interview with Tony Volpe Dynasty Productions
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest and open about what you are looking for. Have a conversation with your engineer, and let your work with them be an open conversation. If you don't like something, say specifically what it is that you're not into. This will make everyone's lives easier and the end product much better!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Album called Fandalize! by Joey Batts and Them. I helped with the production of this album, and mixed the entire thing. Very happy with the results!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Various mixes for small producers/songwriters.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not as of right now. I'm new here!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: There are too many variables here to go into detail, but I like to utilize the sound of analog with the convenience of digital. There's always a balance!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: An open and honest conversation with high quality results!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I look at most of my profession as creative problem solving. I love the challenge!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What program do you use for mixing? Answer: Pro Tools
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That everyone can mix a record in their bedroom. Technically yes, you can. But time and experience make a HUGE difference in the final product.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are some tracks you want your mix to sound like? Where are these tracks going- an album, straight to radio, or your soundcloud page?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, high quality interface/converter, good monitors, a good external preamp, and one swiss-army mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started recording and running sound for concerts right when I turned 18 at my local venue and for my own bands. Now I'm 36! Had my own recording studio at 2 different locations over the years since, working with small clients for all kinds genres and commercials. Worked out of several smaller studios in the northeast, including the studio at Telefunken USA in CT- sometimes as a guest engineer, sometimes as a house engineer. Began touring as a live sound engineer in 2016 with Postmodern Jukebox. Have since toured with bands such as Better than Ezra, Valerie June, Kenny Garrett, Dayme Arocena, and Angelique Kidjo at venues including MSG, Red Rocks, Greek Theater, Jazz a Vienne. Positions with these bands include Monitor Engineer, Front of House Engineer, and Tour Manager. Have also worked with countless artists for one-offs and special events including Pharrell, Rhianna, DJ Khaled, ASAP Ferg, Sara Bareilles, Gavin DeGraw, Stevie Wonder, The President of the United States, Vice President, and countless others.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Precise, Creative, Vibey
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Maybe Trent Reznor, for the uncompromising level of quality that he expects
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn how to use a compressor- it will change your life! Do it by using all kinds of compressors in all kinds of scenarios.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Pop, R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creatively mixing live instruments with 'in the box' tracks, and vocal mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An open, professionally critical ear. After cleaning up the basic mix I try to listen objectively to find the best ways to make the track stand out and 'move' over time. Having a good conversation with the producer can get us both on the same page in terms of where to make the mix lean in each part of the song. I try to bring creativity and precision to each track that I work on.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Rough mix for client to see the direction things are headed and make sure we're on the same page. Followed up by what I'd call a 99% mix before I finalize everything. This is where client and I typically discuss specific changes and go over any final additions/subtractions. Once mix is complete I send completed track along with WAV and MP3 files in addition to an Instrumental if needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Universal Audio Apollo w/ external preamps from API and Neve. Dangerous Music summing mixer, API A2d conversion. Dangerous Source Mon controller into Adam A7X monitors. Plugins by Waves, Sonnox, Nugen Audio, Izotope, UAD, Sound Toys, etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, most modern Pop/R&B in terms of mixing/production quality.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Editing, Mastering.