Producer/Mixer/Engineer/Songwriter/Musician who specializes in helping people reach their musical goals by any means necessary! If you can hear it in your head, I can help make other people hear it too in the best way possible.
Rarely seeing the light of day, I'm a multi-faceted studio rat who enjoys nothing more than helping people take their creative vision and make it all that it can be.
A native New Yorker, my involvement in music began at a very young age and has lead me to be able to work with everyone from local artists to "major label" clients (The Roots, Mark Wood of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sammy Adams, Aaron Kelly...) I use the cliche of being a "musical Swiss Army knife" because honestly it best describes my day to day: I help people get whatever they need, from what's "inside" to the final product in their music or audio. Whether that's taking a song from voice memo to release ready production, putting the final touches on a mix for a song or TV/Film, comping/tuning/editing vocals to perfection, or providing additional production and instrumentation, I can get you there.
Please feel free to reach out, because I'd love to talk about how I can get you to where you need to be!
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- The Roots
- Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
- John Brown’s Body
- Jounce (Danny Tamberelli)
- The Blind Spots
- Aaron Kelly
- The Warhorse
- Forged In Fire (History Channel)
- National Geographic
- Janine Olivia
- Divine Council
- Beanie Don
- Enrique Iglesias
- At War
- Elle Sera
- Dominic John Davis (Jack White/Third Man)
- sammy adams
- Madam Mondestin
- John Brown's Body
3 ReviewsEndorse Aaron "SoulManStan" Staniulis
Aaron is a top instrumental engineer in the business. Record label quality production with skills to match my record needs. Looking forward to working with him again!
Aaron is extremely proficient in Pro Tools and has a great ear for recording. He also has an amazing ability to get the exact sounds that you are looking for and will help you take your music to where it needs to be. He is an awesome guy who is great to work with and is always willing to help you out. Looking forward to working with him more in the future!
Aaron is super versatile at pro tools, and has always been able to help me with my vision when it comes to creating songs. More importantly he's patient and fun to work with.
Interview with Aaron "SoulManStan" Staniulis
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision for the project, what are your influences/references, what can I bring to the table to help you get where you want to be?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: There really is no common type of work, and that's what I love about it. One day it could be tracking a bass part for a reggae collaboration, or building a beat from scratch with a new client for their upcoming album, or co-writing with a singer-songwriter, or mixing a short film, where ever I can bring my creative vision to a project is where you'll find me...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Honestly, it's usually to remind yourself that "less is more" most often. Figure out what the "hero" is in whatever you're working on and do what you can to let that shine.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been involved in music nearly all my life, but particularly in recording, producing, and writing for the last 15 years. I went to Ithaca College where I studied Audio Production and Jazz Studies, and have been a full-time freelancer for the last 7 years.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to work on something new and different every day, and helping people take their idea from something that lives in their head and turning it into something tangible... er... audible...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'm not happy, unless you're happy. Whatever the project and whatever capacity I'm collaborating with my client in, I'm ultimately here to make sure that your vision and your art is communicated in the best way possible and however I can serve it best is what I'm here to do.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Haha... I actually have an entire article on this exact question.. http://blog.sonicbids.com/in-defense-of-digital-what-you-actually-miss-about-analog-tape