Award winning mixing, mastering producer from Toronto. Using the best equipment and tech the industry has to offer to deliver accurate and elevating mixes and masters ready for all streaming platforms and broadcast.
My name is Anthony Kalabretta. I'm a producer and artist from Toronto Ontario Canada with a long history in professional music production. I've worked with major labels across the globe to help achieve the best sounding records for their artists. I love to discover new music and talent and am always excited to work with new people on new material. My ultimate goal is develop mixes or masters that my clients are excited about and that make their music sound flattering on any set of speakers.
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- Protest The Hero
- Abandon All Ships
- Parkway Drive
- Cherry Pools
- Martin Garrix
- Freddie Future
- Felix Cartel
- Bobby Love
- Veronica Romeo
- Today I Caught The Plauge
- Anthony Kalabretta
- The Donuts
- The End Of August
- Jessie Giddings
- Jevon Paris
- The Starting Line
- The Garden State
- Daniel Ceasar
- Jessie Reyez
- Adrien Bent
- Charlotte Day Wilson
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Interview with Anthony Kalabretta
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Protest The Hero's "Volition" won best rock recording of the year. I helped produce mix and master the record. also DVBBS "INITIO" , because it was the spark to long and successful musical journey.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on my own music exclusively and working with sound-better to help up and coming artists!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Chris lordalge
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog for flavor and glue, digital for speed and sonic accuracy.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If i can't achieve your vision, i wont charge you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love working with creative passionate people and using my analog gear!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you show me some similar sounding records you've worked on? My answer is usually, of course, but it doesn't represent what your record will sound like. Every record is completely unique and its my job to find the strengths in your recordings and use those to make your record sound the best it can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I cant raise the "volume" of an instrument in an existing mix unless i have the stems.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. what equipment was used to record your audio? 2. is there any processing on the audio - if so what? 3. Are all the stems i'm receiving at the volume levels they were recorded at? 4. Do you have reference tracks from another artist to help me better understand your vision and goal? 5. What bitrate and sample rate was your audio recorded? 6. Is everything labeled properly and clearly?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who understands your end goal. Find someone who is there to meet your requirements and not to just collect a paycheck. There are very passionate and talented people in this industry, spend the time to find the right match for you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Macbook pro 2. WA-87V 3. UA-6176 4. Apollo Twin MK2 5. Midi Keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been professionally working in the music industry since i was 15 years old... so a LONG time.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love all genres of music. I'm very laid back in nature and want to put a smile on my clients face after they listen to the work i deliver.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I've been fortunate enough to work with a lot of the artists i've idolized over the years, but if i had to choose one, it would probably be Justice.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always remove the frequencies you don't need in a mix before amplifying.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I don't exclusively work on a specific genre. I've worked with world renowned artists in every genre from writing and production to mixing and mastering.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My knowledge of how to use frequencies and volume to perfectly balance a mix. I also have extensive experience using classic and modern audio gear/plug ins and can achieve pretty much anything my clients desire.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think i can bring a song to life using my knowledge and experience. I can make the song " feel " better to the listener or make it " hit harder " if the genre requires it. I will sonically balance the song so that it works flawlessly on any playback system.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I wake up around 5 am make a large pot of coffee and start combing through stems. Im very efficient and have very quick turn arounds. I usually listen to the song or tracks a few times before i touch anything and will then start using client supplied references to understand what their end goal is for the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Custom built mixing studio with custom furniture. Room was accurately measured and corrected using my own proprietary technology method. Using a custom built mac pro replica and the best monitoring money can buy ( in my opinion )
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Manny Marroquin, Chris Lord-Alge, Gene Paul, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Marcella Araica, Mark Needham, Bob Clearmount, Jimmy Hoyson, Arthur Kendy, Jay Messina, Mickey Petralia, Scott Humphrey, Ted Bruner, Justin Niebank, Brendan O'brain, Frank Filipetti, Steve Power, Greg Wells, Lotek, Dave Atkins, Charles de Montebello, Robert Carranza, Danny Kadar, Howard Redekopp
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I try to deliver mixes and masters that my clients are very excited about.