Hi there, I am Joe Maccarone, guitarist for the Progressive metal/hardcore band, Moths, and a full service mixing/mastering engineer specializing in analog methods and reel to reel tape mastering. Lately, I have been doing alot of remote work for all sorts of clients from all over the world. There are no boundaries to what I will work on.
I currently work out of a variety of facilities until my own is finished being built, but the facility I use will most likely depend on YOUR needs. If you're a heavier type of band, I'll probably want to mix your tracks through an API or a Trident 80B console and then cut each track individually to two inch tape before mastering for a really dynamic, gritty sound. On the other hand, that may not suit your needs at all and that's my whole purpose as a producer, to find exactly what kinds of spices your "sonic stew" is lacking and bring them out, ten fold.
I am most comfortable with an analog based workflow, using ProTools 12 to monitor everything, and a select few valuable tools for the mastering process. If you have tracks you've recorded on your own, but cant seem to get them to really sparkle or come to life, I am your guy.
I've worked with alot of metal and hardcore bands, and I am very comfortable mixing that type of music nowadays, but I've mixed and mastered in every genre you can imagine, from Jazz Fusion to EDM, Hip Hop to experimental piano players, so throw whatever you've got at me. I've been a "ghost producer" in a lot of very big time sessions over the years, so I've learned to always be game for a mixing challenge. Also, you would be surprised what a difference mixing and mastering to analog tape can make to any type of music. Try it!
My credits include
- Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 head/cabs
- Orange amps
- Studer A827 16 track
- Trident 80B console
- an assortment of tube and transformer preamps
- Dangerous 2 Summing Mixer
- essentially anything you would ever want/need
- I can access in one way or another ;).
Terms of Service
I am very open to any revisions you may need, providing that the track hasn't already been cut to tape due to material costs (past that point, revisions cost extra). Allow 1-2 days for first drafts.