I started as a musician, did hundreds of live concerts between Italy, Europe, United States. I studied to become a sound engineer and I graduated from Alta scuola di Perfezionamento Musicale di Saluzzo. I started to run my own label in 2020 and worked until now as live sound engineer, sound director, sound designer, producer & boom operator.
Lacinskij is the Italian musician Giuseppe Schillaci: bass player, sound engineer, composer, sound designer, producer and head of Doremillaro [sb] Recs.
For full bio and complete discography please refer to this page: www.doremillaro.com/giuseppe-schillaci-en
He has worked as a live sound engineer on hundreds of shows and as a studio sound engineer on over 30 albums. He also has lot of experience as a boom operator and video editor.
Furthermore he played and toured abroad between Europe and U.s.a. with his main band Diane And The Shell. He started his solo project as Lacinskij with “Sound[e]scape vol. I“, his first solo release, influenced by contemporary electronic music and 16 bit era videogames music.
He's a Sound Director, Audio Engineer (live sounds & studio), Sound Designer, Composer and Bass Player.
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Interview with Giuseppe "Lacinskij" Schillaci
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I remember with pleasure when I worked on Mapuche's album "Il Sottosuolo", I was involved as a bassist and as a co-producer with my label Doremillaro [sb] REcs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I ended up my secondo soloist album and started a new one. I am working also with one dj in producing his debut album and with three band compsoing music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Elisa Zoot.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Everything sounds better to us but if we mix digital we will save money and time.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We'll laugh at the end.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's about what let feel me free.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customer: Can we do this? Me: Yes, but we should do that? Are you sure?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That changing thins could be made in a minute.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Be patience e do not believe to become famous monday. Just wait for the day after.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's do the job quickly.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1Mpc Live, 1 Mic, 1 Bass, 1 Guitar, 1 Midi keyboard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I start play puano in 1991, thein i set the first band i had. We played abroad U.s.a and Europe, first album produced by an U.s.a. label. Then i started to study Audio Engineering and the i set my own label. I worked till now to about 30 album, did 600 hundred and more live gigs as musician or sound engineer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Casual, Inspired, Friendly.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Steve Albini, 'cause he influenced me when i was young for the meaning of "recording sounds"
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not believe who tell you it is impossible to do on your own.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock Music, Edm, Electronic Pop, Punk, Post Rock, Experimental, New Wave, Art Rock,
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Turning on Computer and Mpc Live
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is portable and digital, 1 Mac Book Pro, 1 Mpc Live, 1 bass, 1 Electric Guitar, 1 Acoustic Guitar. Microphones and aboveall the most importan part of a studio my Adam Loudspeaker
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All producers or sound engineers who try to work on different sounds, in the perennial exploration of new sound and different solutions. My points of reference in the pantheon of the sound engineer & producer are different but each of them has left their mark: Chris Lord Alge, Steve Albini, Phil Spector, John McEntire, Silvia Massy, David Byrne.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually bands or artists contact me both to record and to work on the arrangements of the songs. Clients are looking for me to produce their songs and try to realize their ideas in music. I am also required as a live sound engineer, or as a session bassist.