My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn

My Conversation with Mix Engineer Jon Castelli

May 21, 2020 Doug Fearn Season 1 Episode 12
My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
My Conversation with Mix Engineer Jon Castelli
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My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
My Conversation with Mix Engineer Jon Castelli
May 21, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Doug Fearn

Jon Castelli is an up-and-coming mix engineer in LA who has had great success in recent years, working on projects like Khalid's Grammy-nominated for Record-of-the-Year, "Talk," Platinum record for Summer Walker and Drake's "Girls Need Love," and a Gold record for Harry Styles "Lights Up"

Jon offers lots of good, practical information about how to refine your craft, and what it takes to work with top-level artists and producers.

We talk about many things, including how he sets up for a mix, recording and mixing vocals, the software and hardware tools that are intrinsic to his process, the roles an engineer/producer/mixer plays during the recording process, fixing problems, microphone choices, the use of saturation and distortion, developing your own sound, and loudness goals. I started by asking Jon about how he got into music and recording.

This conversation with Jon was recorded about a year ago, with me in my studio in West Chester, PA and Jon at his studio, The Giftshop, in Los Angeles. An editing version of our interview recently appeared in Tape Op magazine.

Show Notes

Jon Castelli is an up-and-coming mix engineer in LA who has had great success in recent years, working on projects like Khalid's Grammy-nominated for Record-of-the-Year, "Talk," Platinum record for Summer Walker and Drake's "Girls Need Love," and a Gold record for Harry Styles "Lights Up"

Jon offers lots of good, practical information about how to refine your craft, and what it takes to work with top-level artists and producers.

We talk about many things, including how he sets up for a mix, recording and mixing vocals, the software and hardware tools that are intrinsic to his process, the roles an engineer/producer/mixer plays during the recording process, fixing problems, microphone choices, the use of saturation and distortion, developing your own sound, and loudness goals. I started by asking Jon about how he got into music and recording.

This conversation with Jon was recorded about a year ago, with me in my studio in West Chester, PA and Jon at his studio, The Giftshop, in Los Angeles. An editing version of our interview recently appeared in Tape Op magazine.