Lauren Passarelli

player, engineer, producer

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Ears, musical sensibilities,

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Interview with Lauren Passarelli

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

  2. A: Kate Chadbourne's Cd, Songs of The Poets. I recorded Kate live, singing and playing grand piano. Delicious original music she wrote and arranged for famous poems. I love the sounds we got together. A Parallel Sunrise, my new EP, has the best sounding mixes I've done to date. Features guest artists: Kate Chadbourne, Kathy Burkly, Norman Zocher, Bird Mancini.

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

  4. A: Another EP of my own, writing arranging recording, parts for other artists songs and projects, collaborations with orchestrators, and learning constantly about recording techniques.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I'm new.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both because it's the person, their ears and artistry not the gear.

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

  10. A: We're not finished till you are psyched.

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

  12. A: Total creative freedom

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

  14. A: How much do you charge? Depends on the project, gig, distance, time frame.

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

  16. A: Not only Beatles

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

  18. A: Do you have CDs of what you want your music to sound like.Time frame. Budget.

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

  20. A: Listen to the work your engineer or guitar player has done. Decide if it fits.

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

  22. A: strat, bass, drums, computer, apollo

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

  24. A: Writing & recording for 40 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Clean, accurate, rich, warm, intricate.

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

  28. A: Paul McCartney. It would be a total blast to hang and play with Paul.

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

  30. A: Get the sound the way you want it before you press record.

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

  32. A: singer songwriter, instrumental, all styles

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: guitar, engineering,

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

  36. A: Ears, my musical sensibilities, tracks that enhance the song, and spotlight the artist.

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

  38. A: I am sent tracks to mix, or add to. Locally I am asked to play on projects or engineer.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Logic Pro 10, Apollo Quad, UA, Waves plugins, out board gear, preamps, drums, guitars, basses, amps, Kawai K3 piano, Nord 73.

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

  42. A: The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Fab Dupont, Frank Filipetti, George Martin, Imogen Heap, Elliot Scheiner, John Leventhall, John Paterno, Andrew Scheps.

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

  44. A: I'm hired to play guitar, sing, arrange, produce, record, mix, and master music. I've recorded music for TV, films, books, CDs, audio books. I can also put a band together to back up an artist for a jam, performance or recording project.

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