Over a decade of experience in Music production, Sound designing, Ghost producing, and Mastering Engineer.
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Interview with ALESSANDRO PINTUS
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly do Masterings and Ghost Productions , I am based in Porto, Portugal
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I mainly do MASTERING and GHOST PRODUCTIONS
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I would say both because we can achieve results with both analog and digital processing combined analog synths I prefer for sure but there are many digital ones out there that work pretty good too all depends on the type of music and sound you re looking for for mastering as well I prefer analog processing even if there are great digital plug ins that will make the job too
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I can promise them to comply with deadlines as requested and I never promise something I cannot do.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the possibility to interact with other people which share my same passion and at the same time I can develop my creativity
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: sometimes customers want an exact copy of a song and I answer them in order for the artist to break through the market the best advice is looking for originality rather than copying styles.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: depending on the work they need to request I will ask them about what kind of sound they are looking for and to understand their needs.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am very honest with customers and first of all I try to understand if I can satisfy their request, most of the time I will try to prepare a demo or a preview depending on the type of work he wants me to do for him either is MASTERING or MIXING or GHOST PRODUCING
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: the funny thing is that I'm already living on a island is not fully desert but is quiet nice and I have decided just recently to start my new studio here with the minimum of gears I needed to keep working, a pair of monitors of 8" beside acoustic treatment, a macbook , a UAD an analog synth and an HD full of samples.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been DJing and producing electronic music for about 8 to 9 years as a hobby I would say and just the latest 3 to 4 years as a full profession making a living out of it
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: my style is very versatile, I have been formed as recording engineer but as well I have been working on electronic music for many years working mainly with plug ins, so I can do both basically, I like to work both with analog and digital devices
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: my dream would be to work with artists like Deadmau5 because he inspires me and he is one of the best producers in the scene with one of the best analog outboard gear setup I have seen in the electronic scene his studio is worth millions of dollars
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: the best tip I can share in terms of production is to try to be able to organise your project sessions on ableton or Logic and keep them tidy and clean so the workflow and the creativity comes forward without obstacles
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on different kind of styles from DEEP HOUSE, TECHNO HOUSE TO PSYTRANCE AND PROGRESSIVE but I have also been doing some POP songs and different kind of styles upon request.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: my strongest skill is arranging, and digital processing of sounds and samples, I can make anything from anything basically. there is no limit to creativity to me.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring quality, innovation and cool ideas and tricks that can make sound more interesting and original
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually try to understand the customer request in order to reach the maximum of satisfaction of the final product
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very small studio setup but well arranged, I work with all the UAD plug ins for mixing and masterin, my studio is treated acoustically so I have a good sound and I have a pair of EVE SC2008 which sound great for my taste. beside that I have couple of pieces of hardware such as MOOG, VIRUS TI And NORD LEAD, and ROLAND TR8 drum machine, and couple of more midi controllers and hard drives with over 5 teras of samples.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have a wide range of producers and musicians that inspires me from Alan Parsons of Pink floyd to Jean michel Jarre' to Deadmau5 or even the Master Timbaland.