Lian Gerbino

Online Mixing and Mastering

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Music is my passion. For 20 years, I've been dedicating my time into recording, mixing, and mastering music. My journey has taken me through all corners of the audio world. Each experience has shaped my unique approach to audio. But my heart belongs to mixing records and music production, and that's where my passion truly ignites.


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Interview with Lian Gerbino

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

  2. A: A local progressive metal band I worked with. Their album turned out incredible, a perfect marriage of raw energy and intricate soundscapes.

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

  4. A: I'm always working on exciting stuff! At the moment a death metal band called Hammered Brain Coffin and a progressive rock band named Here At The Glass.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: I love the warmth and character of analog gear, but digital tools provide power and flexibility. I use both strategically to achieve the best possible results.

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

  8. A: I pour my heart and expertise into every project. My goal is to deliver mixes and masters that not only sound fantastic but capture the essence of your music.

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

  10. A: Helping artists bring their musical vision to life.

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

  12. A: "How long will it take?" - It depends on the complexity of the project, but we'll discuss timelines upfront. "How much does it cost?" - Every project is unique, so let's chat about your specific needs and create a custom quote.

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

  14. A: Mixing isn't just about making things loud. It's more about sculpting the sound and creating space, and tell a story.

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

  16. A: I like to understand your goals, the emotion you want to convey, and any reference tracks you have in mind.

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

  18. A: Look for someone who understands your music and shares your vision.

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

  20. A: A good compressor, a versatile EQ, a trusty reverb unit, a high-quality mic pre, and a portable recorder. That's all I need to create magic!

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

  22. A: Been at it for over 20 years! Started as a musician myself, recording demos. The desire to capture the perfect sound grew into a full-blown passion.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Warm, detailed, and transparent. I strive to retain the heart of the recording while enhancing its sonic power.

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

  26. A: Almost impossible but that would be Pink Floyd. Their music is a tapestry of textures and emotions. Working with them would be a surreal experience.

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

  28. A: Build a mix template that works every time but it's not restricting. Keep it as flexible as possible but limit yourself.

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

  30. A: As I mentioned, I love variety! Progressive rock, folk rock, metal, ambient – anything with a soul!

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Maybe it's my ability to blend the analog warmth with the precision of digital tools. But really, it's about listening – truly hearing what the music needs and making it shine.

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

  34. A: I bring a deep understanding of music, a meticulous ear for detail, and a passion for drawing out the emotion and power within a song.

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

  36. A: It's all about collaboration. We start with a deep dive into the artist's vision, then I meticulously craft a mix that elevates the song while staying true to its essence.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: My studio has been leaning towards analog warmth lately. I've got a curated selection of analog gear alongside a powerful digital arsenal for flexibility. Think of it as the best of both worlds.

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

  40. A: My heroes are the giants who walked the earth in the 70s, and the bands that pushed boundaries then. Their work is timeless!

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

  42. A: I get a kick out of working on a diverse range of projects, but progressive rock, folk rock, death metal, and anything in between – ambient, experimental, acoustic, minimal – you name it! I love the challenge of bringing out the best in each genre.

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