Professional Mixing Engineer and Producer located in NYC
I’m a Music Producer and Mixing Engineer. I approach all projects with a balance of technical proficiency and musicality.
Born and raised in Detroit, Graduate of Berklee College of Music. I’m focused on producing and mixing hip hop and pop music.
Offering quality recording, editing, production and mixing services. I will have a quick discussion with you before starting to fully understand the song's direction. Turn around time for the first ref is usually 2-4 business days, depending on the project requirements. I offer limited revisions to satisfy the envisioned final product.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Brandon Pirrone
BP is a great producer and beat maker. I have consulted with him on various projects ranging from creating custom beats to engineering dialogue. Brandons professionalism & promptness are just a couple of the many reasons we call upon him and his services.
Brandon has great vision and even better ears! I've had the pleasure of working with him on multiple projects where he has had the opportunity to showcase his recording and mixing skills. His workflow is both clear and efficient; allowing you to understand what is going on during different steps of the process. He has yet to disappoint!
Interview with Brandon Pirrone
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I get asked whether to send things dry or wet most frequently. I will always tell them to send it in a way that sounds best to them. It's easier for me to enhance what you've already created rather than chasing your mix.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'd say that mixing can't save everything. It can enhance a record and make it translate well on different mediums, but you need to start with great writing and recording.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'd like to think I bring my own flair to a track, but in a manner that contributes to the style of the music and artist, rather than hijacking their sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West is one of my biggest inspirations, I've listened to his music since I started making music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a dedicated mix room in my New York apartment so the commute is minimal. I use Protools for recording and mixing and Ableton for producing. I work mostly digital with an Apollo Twin, a Macbook Pro, FabFilter, UAD, Soundtoys, Waves etc plugins. Beyond just producing and mixing, I am also a proficient drummer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I bring my best to every project in a creative and unique way, doing what's best for the song. I strive to make my mixes competitve with todays top music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I like that I can recall any session at anytime from my laptop.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Indie, and Pop
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was really excited to work as an audio editor for Rockstar Games. It was one my first jobs working in the post-production world. I cleaned up, mixed, and mastered dialogue, edited foley and SFX.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's The Ear, Not The Gear
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to reach out. I will take the time for enough communication before we start.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to start by talking with the artist about the direction of the song and get a few reference tracks to know the target. Then I'll start on the mix and shape all the details step by step. Next, I'll send a first pass to the artist and make adjustments as needed.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Overall I would say the most common type of work I do for clients on this site is mixing
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A bunch of things, but I'm most excited that I'm scoring advertising campaigns for global brands such as Adidas, Pleasures, Makers Mark, Lexus, Paul Smith, and Playstation.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work until I deliver you best possible product I'm capible of.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making the music! It's very therapeutic to me, so the fact that I'm getting paid to do it is just amazing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: A lot of times I'll ask for reference material. I'm really good at matching something sonically.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ableton Live Suite Macbook Pro Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Valhalla Vintage Verb Soundtoys
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied Audio Engineering at Berklee College of Music, then moved to NYC to work at Avatar Studios. I honed my craft there while assisting some of the most promient Engineers and Producers in the industry. The studio was sold in 2017 and I pivoted to the Post- Prouction working in the video game industry. For the past few years I've been focused on mixing and producing hip hop and pop records.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'd like to think my ears, and attention to detail.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by Ricky Reed, Greg Kurstin, and Louis Bells production and songwriting. Manny Marroquin and Jaycen Joshua's mixing among others.