Marco Pasquariello

Recording engineer/Mixer

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Marco Pasquariello on SoundBetter

Experienced recording and mix engineer and lover of all things analogue. Originally from Yorkshire but London based for the past 13 years. I set-up and run the award winning Snap Studios in London and have worked with more artists than I can remember! Credits include FKA Twigs, Craig David, Bill fay, Club Kuru. Message me about remote mixing!

I offer mixing, tracking, production, mastering and remixing (see Soundcloud links in "more samples") Remotely and in person (subject to lockdown restrictions!)
I work from my own private studio in Hackney in addition to Snap Studios in Haringey, London.
I'm open to mixing or producing tracks/ep's/albums as an 'all in' arrangement (Produce/Record/Mix), soley produce, engineer or mix... whatever your project needs.
I do lots of work with vocalists, singer-songwriters and live acoustic/vocal recording/mixing.

I set up the award winning Snap Studios in 2010, which is now regarded as one of London's best tracking rooms
I have had various number 1 records in the UK/EU and have worked on several gold selling albums/singles.

I would describe myself as half purist half adventurist, with a keen focus on vibe and character in recordings.
I love to push boundaries sonically with music and enjoy nothing more than helping to bring an artist's creative vision to life.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Marco Pasquariello
  • MARINA
  • Steven Wilson
  • Bill Fay
  • Bill Fay
  • Bill Fay
  • Bill Fay
  • Duke Dumont
  • Duke Dumont
  • Duke Dumont
  • Káryyn
  • Craig David
  • Craig David
  • Craig David
  • Michael Price
  • David Vaughan
  • The Pineapple Thief
  • Linda Thompson
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • The Invisible
  • Blue Roses
  • Blue Roses
  • Blue Roses
  • Deaf School
  • Cerrone
  • Duke Dumont
  • RY X
  • Duke Dumont
  • Duke Dumont
  • Say Lou Lou
  • Illyus & Barrientos
  • China Moses
  • China Moses
  • Steven Wilson
  • Mnelia
  • Ian Shaw
  • MARINA

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Matt Prior
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    by Matt Prior

    Talented and very creative engineer, have worked tracking with him at various studios, Snap!, RAK and State of the Ark. Marco has mixed various tracks for me, I trust his decisions, like his musicality and find when collaborating his suggestions to always be creative and bring the best out in the music we are working on.

  2. Review by Guy Massey
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    Marco is a great engineer, I have worked with him many times mostly at Snap studios which he helped set up... one of my favourite rooms in London to work in. His mixes are fantastic too.. so hire him if you want analogue vibes with a modern twist!

Interview with Marco Pasquariello

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

  2. A: I am very proud of the album I made with Bill Fay. I am a huge fan of his work from the 60s onwards, and I loved being able to capture and present his voice and fragility in the recordings.

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

  4. A: Working on a 60's inspired folk album

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

  6. A: Yes. Guy Massey. Dave Eringa.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I like to use a combination of analogue and digital. For years I mixed entirely up a board - with lots of tape and outboard + flying faders etc. As the plugins have got better and the computers more powerful, it makes a lot more sense to me to work in hybrid fashion. I do still like mixing up a board though!

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

  10. A: Get in touch so we can talk about the project and get a good vibe going!

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

  12. A: Neumann U67 Urei 1176 Coles 4038 ATC SCM25 Grampian spring reverb

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

  14. A: I started off making recordings in my bedroom from being a teenager, then working FOH in a venue and finding artists to record at home. Some of the work I was doing with an artist got noticed by the right people, and won us an album deal on a big indie label with a modest budget and lots of people pushing in the same direction as us. Hundreds of hours of learning and crafting recordings by borrowing spaces, hiring out piano shops to track in and nabbing studio time in churches and any good sounding acoustic spaces. From here I found myself in London, sleeping on the floor of a tiny recording studio with loads of old gear from the 1960s. I worked every hour I could with everyone I could and learnt everything I could and made every mistake possible in the book! From here I was asked to build a large tracking room and run the studio - this was to become Snap. The first 3 years after being built were spent assisting everyone that came through the door. Learning from some of the finest in the industry. The rest have been spent as chief engineer and studio manager. Fast forward another 10 years and here we are... God I feel old now.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: I would say that I like to bring character and emotion to a recording/mix. Vibe goes a very long way for me.

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

  18. A: I do lots of vocal tracking for pop/r&b etc but lots of acoustic and classical recording too. I love recording drums and do lots of that in the studio.

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

  20. A: I try to bring energy and emotion, and a story. I think it's important that a listener is taken on a journey with a track.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: If I'm tracking in the studio I work with a vintage Neve 53 series console + a few choice pieces of outboard. For mics I tend to favour vintage Neumann's and ribbons over cleaner stuff, but also like working with DPA's etc when needed. For mixing I tend to work hybrid and do lots of work in the box with UAD/Kush/FabFilter but use a few choice bits of outboard for vocals and mix bus processing. I have a collection spring reverbs which get lots of use, in addition to tube limiters and 2 track tape.

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

  24. A: I do lots of work with vocalists and singer/songwriters. I also do lots of mixing with a keen focus on adding character and vibe to recordings.

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Soft Ladies by Club Kuru

I was the Producer and Mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

Mixing revisions - usually 3 based on fee, additional studio costs may apply, turnaround time - depending on urgency and availability -- usually 2 weeks.

Gear Highlights
  • Neve consoles (53 Series
  • 80 Series)
  • Vintage Neumann microphones (67/47/87)
  • Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard
  • Retro compression
  • EAR 660
  • Analogue saturation
  • Urei 1176
  • Analogue EQ
  • Digital EQ's
  • Pro Tools
  • UAD
  • ATC monitoring.
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