Mandolin is my instrument....is my culture, inside of me. I love the Blues and my mandolin style is inspired by Yank Rachell, Rich Del Grosso, Charlie McCoy.
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.