Leonardo Serani

Mixing, at any dimension

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Helping you get the sound you want

Mixing with just one objective: help the artist to get what they want.

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Interview with Leonardo Serani

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

  2. A: It was a Hip hop project, like more than 15 years ago. It was a humble project that ended up sounding spectacular. Recording and mixing.

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

  4. A: Acoustic editions

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

  6. A: Manny Marroquin. The best

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, without a doubt. There are some things you can easily reach with analog gear, and others just digital.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: An absolute objective feedback and work on their songs.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: When you listen to your final work. When is done, it always feel amazing

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: What microphone you prefer? It depens

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That you will fix a poor recorded track during the mix. That is simple not the way that works.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Are you on a hurry? Why? What would you get from that?

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

  20. A: Look for human relationships more than only a "service". I think best results comes from human interaction rather than simple sending a track to someone or something that will mix it or doing a final master.

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

  22. A: PC, audio interface, guitar, keyboard and monitors.

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

  24. A: I have been jumping between systems engineer, live mix and studio from 20 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Pretty respectful of the artists and its sound.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: David Gilmour. Just to learn from him.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: The foundation of your sound is the way you play, the instruments you use and the recording process. If you want to sound like a real record, put all your effort on that. Then mixing and mastering will just go with the flow.

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

  32. A: Pop, rock, acoustic

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Motivate artists to be and develop more professionalism on their careers, helping them to reach new horizons.

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

  36. A: Balance and power.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Check the material, full edit and then start mixing considering artists wishes.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Now it is only ITB. Protools +Waves+McDsp+Sountoys. UAD interface and Dynaudio Ltd monitoring.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Brendan O'brien. Manny Marroquin

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

  44. A: Mostly, helping them to make decisions and then mixing their tracks. It always echoes on moving a step forward on their career development.


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