Mixing engineer from South of Italy. I recently won two mixing contests: Ken Lewis's "ASO Mixing Contest" (runner up) and "Mix Wednesday 2016" (1st place) Just to get my first review, I'm giving away a free mix to the first one who contacts me.
I've been mixing for 10 years and i love my job more with each day.
I like to be creative and "add something" during the mixing process but my main purpose is client's satisfaction in every aspect while keeping perspective on today's standard.
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
Interview with Giovanni Gramegna - Mixing Engineer
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly get hired for mixing and mastering jobs. I occasionaly record artists in my studio and i try to provide quality on that side of production too with quality microphones. I have to say, often the projects i work on, aren't ready for mixing, so it's my job to complete the production stage so mixing becomes manageable.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I respect the quality of the work by Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson in particular. But to be honest, i listen to a lot of music every day, old and new and so i get inspiration from every artist and every production. I try to listen with analytical ears and to understand what is that make that particular production work so well.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My main goal when mixing is to bring the production to its fullest potential, by removing everything that's not helping the song deliver its emotional content, and by enhancing what's there that works.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Patience and perfectionism.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work in any genre, but i mostly get mixing work in the pop/rock/electronic genre.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Serve the music, use only what's necessary and have a reson for everything you do.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix primarly in the box using high quality plugins which sample analog machine instead of simulate their behavior. I like faders so i have 40 phisical motorized faders that i use for balancing and automation. I like to "perform" the mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First thing i do every time is i listen to the song in the form of a rough mix or a quick balance and try to get the vibe and the emotion that the music is trying to communicate. Then i try different approaches to the mix till i find the best one. This is what i tipically do on every mix and then it's a metter of "work" till it sounds good. Every song is different and so is every mix.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is pretty adaptable to the music i'm mixing. I don't like to imprint my mixing style on music. I prefer to be "invisible" to the listener. Ultimately, all you have to hear is great music, not a great mix.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be organized and try to have a "vision" for the final result, so i can help you achieve it. It can be in the form of a rough mix or a description, or some reference tracks.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Doesn't really metter.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on two new albums from established artists in my country.