Vincent D'Amato Jr

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Interview with Vincent D'Amato Jr

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

  2. A: I'm working on multiple artists' singles, mixing live audio for Sundae Sauuce parlor performances, and my own dance project.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: A mix of both - there's nothing like the tactile feel of analog but digital is extremely convenient and technology has progressed far enough where there are accurate emulations of analog gear.

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

  6. A: I promise to always deliver and that they are satisfied with my work. I won't let anyone walk away unhappy. If someone believes I'm not the right person for the job, we can move on.

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

  8. A: Find someone who is going, to be honest. Find someone who is going to care about your work and not just $$. Someone who is equally as passionate.

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

  10. A: A guitar, a 4-track recorder, an OP-1, some speakers, and a microphone.

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

  12. A: I started DJing my senior year of college back in 2010 when blog haus was a thing. I began to learn how to produce out of the desire to play my own music out at my gigs. In 2016 I move to Los Angeles and attended Icon Collective in an attempt to 180 my career path. I've been making music for over a decade now.

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

  14. A: I'd love to work on something with Mac Ayres or Omar Apollo.

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

  16. A: If it sounds good, it sounds good.

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

  18. A: It varies too often nowadays.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: My ability to communicate and my work ethic.

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

  22. A: My ear and my taste and above all else, honesty. I always try and be extremely professional not only in the sonics but in my relationships as well.

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

  24. A: If it's with someone I've never met, I like to talk a bit about what the artists' intentions are, and where they'd like to see the project going. How they're feeling. If it's from scratch, I just play until something catches the artist's ear.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I converted my two-car garage in Mid City, LA, into a fully functioning studio. I have live drums, synths, guitars, drum machines, and anything else I could need. The hub of my setup is the SSL Six.

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

  28. A: Mark Ronson, Jake One, Fred Again..., 40, George Martin and Brian Wilson.

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

  30. A: I either start an idea from scratch or bring an idea that's brought to me to life, and to completion.

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