Tony Lagano

Recording/Mixing/Mastering

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Tony: Musical polymath, master of genre-bending, I can bring your musical vision to fruition, your sonic dreams into reality, no matter the genre, as I love some tracks in every genre. Let’s work.

Tony Lagano. A veteran, father, musical polymath, and a graduate with a BAS in Audio Production tech. I have 5 years of professional studio experience, as well as 20+ years experience playing live. I have produced several projects for prominent artists in my local area, in addition to my own original compositions. Links available to work I’ve done for other artists upon request.

As an engineer and a producer, my ultimate goal is to bring what you hear in your head to fruition in the most efficient and creative ways possible, as I stated earlier. I have experience in almost every genre to some degree, and I love at least some of every genre.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Tony Lagano

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: BMIB, my most recent release as an artist, and I literally did everything.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A single for myself.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both, for different applications.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: That they will be satisfied upon completion.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Music.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Usually it’s about gear, and my response is that gear is of little consequence if one is skilled.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: That it’s easy.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Generalities about the project, depth, scope, timeframe, genre, but more importantly, I like to listen to their previous work.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Talk to them and ascertain if the engineer will bring your vision to life of flex their own artistic muscle on your project.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Guild acoustic Dread, Jackson King V, Boss Katana, Mac, Interface.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: 5+ years producing, but playing music for 22 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: As a producer, A mix of Mixed by Ali, George Martin, Josh Homme, and Rick Rubin. As an artist a mix of Kendrick Lamar and Dax Riggs.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Kendrick Lamar, because he understands music and could probably do anything he put his mind too.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Be disciplined and organized, it opens your workflow and thus your creative flow is unencumbered.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Absolutely any genre, but mostly heavy rock, acoustic, hip-hop, Americana, psychedelic anything, trap, jazz.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Adapting to and overcoming obstacles/problem solving. I don’t have problems, I have solutions and ideas.

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: Your vision pf it to life in an original and efficient way.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: Get it done well and quickly.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I can do anything with it.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: Mixed by Ali, Rick Rubin, Dax Riggs, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Josh Homme, QotSA.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: Mixing/Mastering

  43. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  44. A: BMIB, my most recent release as an artist, and I literally did everything.

  45. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  46. A: A single for myself.

  47. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  48. A: Both, for different applications.

  49. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  50. A: That they will be satisfied upon completion.

  51. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  52. A: Music.

  53. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  54. A: Usually it’s about gear, and my response is that gear is of little consequence if one is skilled.

  55. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  56. A: That it’s easy.

  57. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  58. A: Generalities about the project, depth, scope, timeframe, genre, but more importantly, I like to listen to their previous work.

  59. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  60. A: Talk to them and ascertain if the engineer will bring your vision to life of flex their own artistic muscle on your project.

  61. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  62. A: Guild acoustic Dread, Jackson King V, Boss Katana, Mac, Interface.

  63. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  64. A: 5+ years producing, but playing music for 22 years.

  65. Q: How would you describe your style?

  66. A: As a producer, A mix of Mixed by Ali, George Martin, Josh Homme, and Rick Rubin. As an artist a mix of Kendrick Lamar and Dax Riggs.

  67. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  68. A: Kendrick Lamar, because he understands music and could probably do anything he put his mind too.

  69. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  70. A: Be disciplined and organized, it opens your workflow and thus your creative flow is unencumbered.

  71. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  72. A: Absolutely any genre, but mostly heavy rock, acoustic, hip-hop, Americana, psychedelic anything, trap, jazz.

  73. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  74. A: Adapting to and overcoming obstacles/problem solving. I don’t have problems, I have solutions and ideas.

  75. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  76. A: Your vision pf it to life in an original and efficient way.

  77. Q: What's your typical work process?

  78. A: Get it done well and quickly.

  79. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  80. A: I can do anything with it.

  81. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  82. A: Mixed by Ali, Rick Rubin, Dax Riggs, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Josh Homme, QotSA.

  83. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  84. A: Mixing/Mastering

Terms Of Service

Turn around time depends on specifics but for a mix/master usually less than a week. I’m open to revisions within limits in order to ensure customer satisfaction, no more than 3.

GenresSounds Like
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Alice In Chains
  • Dax Riggs
Gear Highlights
  • Mac
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
  • Alesis
  • M-Audio
  • Gibson
  • Guild
  • Jackson
  • Ibanez
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