1 hr 6 min

Pedro Calloni: Mixing Pop Vocals, Being a Problem Solver, and the Value of Unlearning Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

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Today’s guest is mixing and recording engineer Pedro Calloni. Pedro has recently done mixes for artists such as Gayle, LANY, Sasha Alex Sloan, Chappell Roan, and Joy Oladokun. As well as worked with some of the top music producers in the industry right now such as Dan Nigro and Finneas. We have a great chat about his quick progression from studio runner to label mixer, learning to read a room, the inefficiencies of the record industry, and why it’s more important to aid someone in their musical journey than it is to tell them how it should be done.
Travis' Intro: Navigating Social Media
In this episode we'll dig in on...
How "being a fly on the wall" can go too far
How going on tour to play drums led to getting a mixing break
Identifying what is happening and what needs to happen in order to take something up a notch
The importance of reading a room
Working at The Village in Los Angeles
The various states that a song might be in when it comes to mix
The Mixer's career path vs the Producer's career path
Attending Berklee College of Music
How management brings legitimacy to a mixer
Mixing songs that blew up on TikTok and had to be done immediately
Knowing when it's the time to learn new tools and when it's not
Not being starstruck
Working fast to follow your instinct

Learn More About Pedro Calloni...
Website: https://www.pedrocalloni.com/ (https://www.pedrocalloni.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pedrocalloni/ (https://www.instagram.com/pedrocalloni/)
Listen to his work https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0zFcrYGkWvh0WBDYyLidB1?si=79234b7b1f22458b (HERE)
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Credits:
Guest: Pedro Calloni
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd)
Theme Music: inter.ference

Today’s guest is mixing and recording engineer Pedro Calloni. Pedro has recently done mixes for artists such as Gayle, LANY, Sasha Alex Sloan, Chappell Roan, and Joy Oladokun. As well as worked with some of the top music producers in the industry right now such as Dan Nigro and Finneas. We have a great chat about his quick progression from studio runner to label mixer, learning to read a room, the inefficiencies of the record industry, and why it’s more important to aid someone in their musical journey than it is to tell them how it should be done.
Travis' Intro: Navigating Social Media
In this episode we'll dig in on...
How "being a fly on the wall" can go too far
How going on tour to play drums led to getting a mixing break
Identifying what is happening and what needs to happen in order to take something up a notch
The importance of reading a room
Working at The Village in Los Angeles
The various states that a song might be in when it comes to mix
The Mixer's career path vs the Producer's career path
Attending Berklee College of Music
How management brings legitimacy to a mixer
Mixing songs that blew up on TikTok and had to be done immediately
Knowing when it's the time to learn new tools and when it's not
Not being starstruck
Working fast to follow your instinct

Learn More About Pedro Calloni...
Website: https://www.pedrocalloni.com/ (https://www.pedrocalloni.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pedrocalloni/ (https://www.instagram.com/pedrocalloni/)
Listen to his work https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0zFcrYGkWvh0WBDYyLidB1?si=79234b7b1f22458b (HERE)
Our Sponsors:
Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)!
Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)!
Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)!
Other Links:
Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions!
https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!)
Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)!
Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List)
https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod)
Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/)
Credits:
Guest: Pedro Calloni
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd)
Theme Music: inter.ference

1 hr 6 min