Veteran Producer/Engineer (20 Years+) from Dallas, Texas.
Your typical consumer is prejudice when it concerns audio. We are constantly listening to well engineered and mixed production in all broadcast outlets. Therefore, although your typical consumer mostly likely does not understand why a particular audio presentation has quality, they surely know immediately if something lacks sound quality and clarity and therefore sounds amateur and/or local.
You always want your audio presentation to appeal as what I call "nationalized". If your material sounds "local" you will have limited success as listeners will immediately compartmentalize your media as amateur.
I work very hard to ensure your audio presentation (Music, Movie, Documentary, Commercial) competes on a nationalized stage. Anything less will impact audiences less and therefore make you less profitable.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
6 ReviewsEndorse Mario Santilli
I first heard Mario produce in 2007! And I was blown away. We met in Baltimore, did some work together in NYC and every time I always tell him “your sound is so BIG” that’s the best I can describe it. A true producer, a true musician. And he executes!
I've been working with Mario since late 2018. This man is a master at his craft. I've always been more than satisfied with his mix and masters and he is an excellent communicator. He has a great ear and a tremendous amount of patience. Some of my most popular records have been mixed and mastered by Mario. If you are looking for an industry level sound this is your guy. Extremely talented individual
Mario is one of the best! Period! He has the ear, vision and skill to execute ANY genre of music! He is VERY knowledgeable, VERY professional, VERY efficient and VERY dependable! You’re getting the very best with Mario!
Vast musical knowledge.
The quality of his work is amazing.
Overall amazing person to work with.
Mario does the most fascinating work! Everything he does turns to gold. I highly recommend him for any genre. Trust me! You won't be disappointed!
Mario is able to help in more ways than on. Not only is he an AWESOME producer, he is a great engineer, videographer, editor and tech guru.
One of my best business relationships and is great to work with.
Interview with Mario Santilli
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Executive Producer of “The London Xperience” It was the first time I actually got to combine all of my life’s musical experiences into one project. I handled project budget, writer selection, producer selection (including myself), mixing discretion, mastering discretion and I was final say so on all musical decisions for the project, which I completely delivered on.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A mix for a record I produced combining Arrested Development’s “Tennessee” and Harold Melvin’s “Wake up Everybody” recorded at Luminous sound in Addison, Texas.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No off hand. But I also havent’t looked through at the time of reading this...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both Digital because of the efficiency of recall functions and dynamic headroom Analog because of crispness, thickness and warmth.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction so as long as they have a concrete objective.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Mixing is like fitting pieces in a puzzle together. I enjoy solving puzzles and achieving the final product which I can hear in my head.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take? Pricing?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing is something which does not require revision... This is all interpretation and we are attempting to achieve a result which makes the customer happy when often times a customer may not know how to easily explain their needs. Revisions are necessary to reach the final product!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can I hear the rough record? What is your timeline for this record? Do you have any instrumental elements which should take priority?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ensure the engineer is familiar with mixing specific the the genre that you are looking to produce and ensure you have record examples of what you would like your spacing to sound like so any guess work can be eliminated and your engineer can work effectively and efficiently to provide a solid record mix...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Telefunkin-251, Api, 1176, Bricasti M7, Yamaha e1010 delay
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Production Cakewalk 1997- 2000 Cubase 2000 - 2019 Studio One 2015-2021 Mixing 2000 Cubase 2000 - 2019 Protools 2016-2021
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Punchy Drums (NY Style) Smooth Vocals (LA Style) Instruments spaced around vocals (Euro Style)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: You! Because you deserve to have you creativity presented in the best possible vehicle to its audience!!!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always send your engineer: Wav files 44100hz 24bit (or higher) NEVER MP3!!!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B and Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: -Creating element spacing in records -Transparent tuning -Delivering on spacial effects specific to that genre
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A musician producer’s ear with a vocal priority
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, Anything Motown, Ben Wright
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing fully tracked out R&B records