Peter Russo

Pop Mixing

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Graduated from Berklee College of Music. Past: Worked at Jungle City Studios NYC Current: Live Sound Engineer at Rockwood Music Hall as well as working on freelance music projects.

Visit my Spotify Page to hear my mix work.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1G1AQqnmjVSVLHFhz5YHG6?si=kvjrZHD8ROOR0O9Ao3uqig

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Interview with Peter Russo

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

  2. A: I worked on a record by Brunch on Mars called “Beyond the Light.” I am proud of it because it connects with people.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Hybrid. Neither is perfect

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

  6. A: To keep the integrity of your song while enhancing it.

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

  8. A: The creative aspect and meeting new people.

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

  10. A: Production and Editing are separate aspects of song creation. People think its all the same thing.

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

  12. A: What is the end goal for this record?

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

  14. A: Be as real in your songs as possible, everything else will follow.

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

  16. A: My Computer, An Apollo Twin, An Ableton Push, A guitar, and a Mic.

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

  18. A: Graduated from Berklee College of Music, Worked as a runner at Jungle City Studios, and I am currently a Live Sound Engineer at Rockwood Music Hall. I also run my own Freelance Company

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Pop with influences in 90’s and ‘00s Hip Hop, Future Bass (EDM), and Rock (70’s and 90’s)

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

  22. A: Flume. I would love to watch his creation process

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

  24. A: I’ll share two. 1. Use Quality Samples 2. Less is More

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

  26. A: Pop, Hip Hop influenced Pop, Dance Music/ Edm.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Details and Clarity

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

  30. A: Focus and Genre Specific Mix experience

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

  32. A: 1. Listen to track and determine its needs 2. Editing: Vocal Tuning, Rhythmic Editing, Drum Replacement 3. Mixing: Automation of levels and panning, Master Fader Processing Adjustment 4. Revisions and send to Mastering

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Speakers: HS8 + HS8s Audio Interface: Apollo Twin Computer: MacBook Pro 16” w/ M1Max Chip Software: Pro Tools, Ableton

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

  36. A: Producers: Flume, Stint, Rick Rubin, Mike Dean Musicians: The Eagles, Sabrina Claudio, Audioslave, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Don Toliver

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

  38. A: Production, Vocal Tuning, Editing, and Mixing.

Terms Of Service

1. Up to Two Week Turnaround
2. 4 revisions - 10 dollars per revision after the 4th.
3. 25 Stems maximum

GenresSounds Like
  • Sabrina Claudio
  • Flume
  • Drake
Gear Highlights
  • Apollo Twin
  • HS8 + HS8S
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