Mandolin is my instrument....it's my life. I love Blues but as Neapolitan, I'm full of mediterranean influence...
Mandolin recordings (electric, acoustic) in Blues style.
We will discuss sound and song direction.
I will record the tracks in a professional studio and send via internet.
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Interview with Lino Muoio
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity, ideas and colors
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Professional Mandolin Recordings (electric, acoustic) in Blues style.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My last record "Mandolin Blues - The Piano Sessions" is a very unique record in the Blues. I've done almost all by myself.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: On my solo recordings, always related to Mandolin Blues.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog with my heart but digital because music today is delivered with digital system so ...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be honest and collaborative. If there's no room for my skills I don't waste time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can mandolin give my song a colour different than others? Sure, just give it a try and listen...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Mandolin could spice up a song regardless the genre....just give it a try.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Harmony H35 Mandolin, a good amp, an ukulele and an old Gibson J45 acoustic guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing since 1994, guitar first then mandolin, banjo and ukulele. Now I'm focused on mandolin since 2009.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a Blues mandolin player who loves to make high quality music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Duke Robillard and other Blues giants...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen carefully play for the song not for the instrument...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually record some demo in my home studio with professional mics, then, when the client is satisfied, I record in a professional studio with the highest sound quality available, depending on budget.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My DAW is Logic Pro X on Mac. UMC404 HD U-Foria Behringer audio interface Rode, Neumann KM184 microphone
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All Blues greats. Yank Rachell, Charlie McCoy and many others.