Producer/Mix Engineer/Songwriter/Musician and general studio rat at Lock City Music Group. 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.
A native New Yorker, Aaron’s involvement in music began at a very young age and has lead him to study directly with a number of revered musicians and producers. Having been on both sides of the microphone extensively, he is able to offer a truly unique perspective drawing from his experience as a session musician/vocalist, songwriter, bandleader/music director, and sought after live and recording engineer. He has had the privilege of not only touring nationally, but also performing alongside and working for major-label artists and his idols. His versatility has kept him active across a number of musical styles and genres. When not behind a microphone or mixing console, in his limited free time Aaron can be found appreciating all things manual (razors,cars,coffee makers, pencil sharpeners, etc.), curating various forms of brown liquor, and reading as much information he can absorb on pandas.
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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 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