Saturday Night Live Music Engineer. 1986-present. FreeLance music mixer ….. Live and studio recordings.
Jay Vicari is a 6 time Emmy Award winning engineer for Music mixing. Working on Saturday Night Live from 1986 - present and co-owner.
Live and studio re-mixing.
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Interview with Jay Vicari
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I work on SNL every week along with going out to venues to record and mix every type of music. My experience with the music and the people is tremendous. There are many artists that I appreciate so much.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on a David Johansen Documentary. That we recorded in a small club.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: We all love Analog, but digital is how we survive. Recall and editing is everything today. So we try to get plugins that sound analog to make us all happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It’s artistic, it’s creative, with no boundaries.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I think first and foremost you need to be on the same plane musically and professionally. Meaning you need to respect on another’s ideas, open for changes.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started in Clubs late 70’s , toured for 4years in the early 80’s . Owner of Allstar Sound in New Jersey until 1986. Moved on with Saturday Night Live until the present. 1978-present
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Polished, clean with great tones.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any and all types of Music
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Edit and mix productions.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro tools, D-Control, Waves And UAD plug-in
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Clearmountain , Neil Dorfsman,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mix and reMix Music for TV, Movie and DVD content.