Lucio Berté CEO of LAB Is a multinstrumentist , Audio Engineer & music producer with more than 10 years of experience in the music industry working in different branches of Audio. Working on recording, Editing, Mixing and Mastering up to Composition, Audio for Video Games and Podcasting.
I can perform ,recordings ,mixing and mastering any musical style on the following instruments:
- Acoustic drums ( I have a Pearl Roadshow )
-Electronic Drums ( Tr 808 & Medeli dd508)
- Bass (Fender Jazz bass)
- Electric Guitar ( g&l strat legacy & prs custom)
- Acoustic Guitar ( little Martin & Takamine Eg260)
- Nylon guitar ( Memphis )
- Piano ( Acoustic upright piano )
- Midi setup (Musicman m audio)
- sound libraries ( Chris hein , Hammersmith, the maveric , harp, session horns, etc)
The recordings are made in an acoustic and soundproofed environment with high-end microphones ( røde , Shure , CAD audio , Akg etc)
Mixing work with World class DSP
(Universal Audio , Waves etc).
Multiple Techniques ( MideSide Processing, Paralell, Abbey Road Tech, Sidechain,Saturation,Automation, etc)
Mastering work with Izotope Ozone 9 & T-racks 5 suite.
I offer You :
- No presets - i Will give your tracks the attention they deserve.
- World class DSP.
- Competitive Volume - an absolute must in the Music industry.
- QuickTurnarround - Best delievery time i can each work.
I Will deliever:
- Wav Files - 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz up to 96kHz in a 24 bit , 32 bit ir 32 bit float.
- Mp3 320 kbps stereo Bounce.
- Other Audio work needed.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with LAB HomeStudio
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How should I send my files? Wav files , all separated in the format of the recording session ( if they recorded in 44.1 kHz send in that format , and so on ) You can perform, compose arrangements , Record , edit , mix & Master all for the same project ? That’s right, I’m a multi-instrumentalist musician, sound engineer and music producer..
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually my work process is : a) I listen to the needs of the client. b) Questions according to the needs of the client and what is necessary to start work. c) Pre-Production of work meeting to schedule sessions and define labour price. d) Send e-mail with itinerary in Excel and day/time to start work. e) Update the client every session. f) Consult the client if he agrees with the previous work before the delivery. d) As requested on the agreed date to deliver the work done. ( Otherwise work modifications to meet the needs of the customer according to criteria and agreed price )
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In LAB Home Studio we have two rooms totally soundproofed and worked acoustically to be able to work all kinds of recordings. Each room has its own control room with high-end monitoring equipment. / Backline Instruments especifications /: - Pearl Roadshow ( 22'. 14'5. 14'. 16' + Sabian B8Pro Ride22'. Crash 18'. Zildjian Crash 17'. Paiste Hihats 14'. ) - Roland 808 ( Electronic drums ) - Medeli Dd508 ( Electronic drums + Addictive Drums 2 Samples) - Fender Jazz Bass ( USA ) - G&l Legacy series ( USA Stratocaster) - PRS Custom (Electric Guitar) - Takamine Eg260 ( ElectroAcoustic Guitar ) - Little Martin&Co. ( ElectroAcoustic Guitar ) - Ibanez Lg ( Acoustic Guitar ) - Memphis ( Nylon Guitar ) - Ukulele Stagg ( Baritone ) - Fender Champion 100w ( Amp ) - Fender Tweed Deluxe 100w ( Amp ) - Laney Amp 100w / Monitoring/Interface/Microphones /: - Krk 8 ( Monitors ) - Yamaha Ns8 ( Monitors ) - Tascam Us1800 ( Interface ) - Apollo Solo Thund 3 ( Interface ) - Mics: Akg C414 & Akg P signature series. - Shure SM Signature Series. - Shure PGA Signature Series. - Cad Audio series. - Audio Tecnica At2020 & others. / Software/ Plug-ins /: - Avid Pro Tools 12 - Presonus Studio One 3 - Universal Audio - Waves Audio - T-racks 5 Suite - Izotope Ozone 9 - Izotope Neutron 3 - Uvi,Valhalla,etc.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There is a project of which I am proud to have worked Artist Production ,Recording, Mixing & Mastering. A song called "Oleaje" by local artist León Sanchez. It was quite a challenge when recording each acoustic element of the song working with excellent musicians and having recorded for the first time a double bass. which brought me a lot of learning in every session, made me improve as much as a musician as a sound engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment im working on a project for an artist in San Diego, Arrangement, Recording ,Mixing & Mastering Live Drums !!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Simply as a preference I choose analog equipment ! but the digital world gives us a chance at speed and efficiency for our productions. a piece of analog equipment is tangible and colors the signal in a unique way, however knowing our plugins we can get pretty close in that unique way as well.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work motivated , seeing the work as a challenge to improve myself in each session both personally and technically, leaving all my effort to make that work a unique sound story.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I find most fascinating in my work is to be able to listen to the artist in his maximum expression within the studio, to listen in detail to the instrument, to recognize the feeling that is reaching me , listen to the instrument and how it is propagating in the air to be able to choose my brush ( microphone ) and represent it in the digital world in the purest possible way. I find it challenging and motivating every day.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Lucio Berté CEO of LAB Is a multinstrumentist , Audio Engineer & music producer with more than 10 years of experience in the music industry working in different branches of Audio. Working on recording, Editing, Mixing and Mastering up to Composition, Audio for Video Games and Podcasting.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills and specialties are: - Live Drums Performance & Arrangements - Recording - Editing - Mixing
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Professionals who inspire and motivate me day by day are: Singer Songwriters/musicians/band: - John Mayer - Alicia Keys - Elton John - Michael Bublé - Frank Sinatra - Tony Bennett - Jimmy Hendrix - George Harrison - Buddy Rich - Metallica - RHCP - Chic Korea - Stevie Wonder - Sting - James Brown - Tom Misch Film Scoring Professionals: - Hans zimmer - Danny Elfman Producers/Sound engineer: - George Michael - Phil Spector - Quincy Johnes - Al Schmitt - Eddie Kramer - Chris Lord Alge - Andy Wallace
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: At LAB Home Studio we work on several branches of Audio and Music Production : - Composition, arrangements and instrumentation - Recordings - Podcast & Audio Edit - Mixing - Mastering - Recording and production of Acoustic & Electronic Drums - Audio For Tv & Video Games.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classic Dyes , organic and vintage in a distinctive way for a contemporary blend
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with artists who compose their own music. I find it fascinating to spit out proposals ( which is always different and unique ) to ground their ideas and bring them to the production world in order to make a musical product pleasantly audible. As I listen to a song and the seconds pass, I imagine an atmosphere full of ideas, arrangements , instruments, melodies in a sound story
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The Abbey Road Technique: Eq ( insert ) an effect channel ( sends ) with High/Low pass filters to remove unwanted frequencies. Gets a clearer Room.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: In LAB Home Studio we work all kinds of musical styles but mostly: - Singer Songwriter - Funk & Soul - Indie Rock/pop - Jazz - Classic