Genre is a dirty word
All facets of music production, digital mixing & mastering with emphasis on detail, dynamics and old school character. All styles from moody downtempo electronica to powerful rock particularly interested in working with independent artists with broad influences. The most exciting music comes from drawing on a diverse influences.
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Interview with Rokk Lattanzio
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is simple, quality over quantity until I die.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The next undiscovered truly passionate and committed artist that makes a timeless classic recording. Why?... Because that's what every music producer should be looking for.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never try to make your recording/production sound like a current hit or past favorite... The goal is to find the unique character of each artist/song and enhance the uniqueness.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Extreme passion and love of music that is at a level that borders on obsession... The challenge of making every song/production I work on stand the test of time is as essential as the air I breath for me.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There is nothing typical about my work process;it varies greatly depending on the style and instrumentation for the project/track. The one common denominator is total commitment and passion, I get into the zone and the outside world or any influences that may disrupt my focus are removed or blocked out.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is far from typical because it is not a studio in the traditional sense. It is three main areas of my home. The living room is dominated by a pair of large, full range, extremely accurate custom mastering studio quality monitors and serves as the control room. mixing and mastering room. An adjacent dining room (with ceramic tile floor) serves as the guitar tracking area. An isolated vocal booth completes the layout.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: George Martin, Doug Sax, Bob Ezrin, Jimmy Iovine, Bob Ludwig, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, Tony Visconti
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a producer I'm often working with independent artists who have not had the luxury of having a producer assist in the structure and arrangement of their songs. So much of the work is providing the perspective of a passionate music lover who's primary objective is honoring the song. I will always place what the song calls for ahead of any individual's egocentric attachment to a particular part. This loyalty to the song extends to the mixing process because no song arrangement or part is sacred. If it distracts from the emotional effectiveness of the recording it can be cut.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Original music being released under the artist name Kandinsky Opera
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because the content is more important than the method of delivery