Hi my name is Nico Caldarulo, drummer and engineer based in Italy.
Working with Pro Tools HD 11 in the hybrid system, converter Avid HD I / O and Antelope pure2, UAD OCTO, Waves, FabFilter, Focal Trio 6BE, summing Rupert Neve Design, Manley, Retro, Kush Audio, Igs, dbx .. More in photos :)
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Interview with TunnelStudio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I’m proud of all project i worked.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Many project
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Because analog is analog and the digital is so good nowadays.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The best i can on their song
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Shape the sound.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: There are many questions that customers ask me. More than anything they want to be sure that their production works.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that people expect miracles. I can assure you that I am studying to become a miracle worker.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If he is satisfied with his work on the song and what he expects from my work
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I can advise you to trust your sixth sense.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neumann u67 - Telefunken u47- SSL 4000 E/G - Universal Audio LA2A - Neve 8078?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I always tried to get my hands on the mixer while the engineer was mixing my record. he got very angry! and then I decided to open my own studio in 2014
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Strong sound with character
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would work with any big name.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Layering sounds can be a trick for a big in your face sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: From pop to hardcore punk passing through electronica and reggae
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: As a drummer I know exactly how the drums should sound in that song, so I pay a lot of attention without neglecting the other instruments.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: When clients allow me to, I bring my vision of the piece without distorting their initial idea.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Basically I look for the element that sounds good and try to make it sound better, then I create the mix around that voice or main instrument.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Hybrid setup. Love vintage analog gears that i have but sometimes for faster situations i work in the box.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There is no name that inspires me more than others. Anyone can make me an emotion.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, mastering and many times additional production (layering or adding sounds to the song).