New York, NY (January 6, 2016)—Producer/engineer Matteo Marciano has worked around the world on different pop, rock, metal, hip-hop, R&B, funk, electronic and orchestral music projects, but he’s made a name for himself in music-for-picture work, with credits like the mix of triple-platinum single “Cups” by Anna Kendrick, Frozen, Despicable Me 2 and Turbo, among others. These days, all of his mixes have been sent through Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in.
“I’ve used ChannelStrip on literally every vocal track and percussion track I’ve mixed in the past three years. Every single one,” says Marciano. “I I can use the EQ section alone and get utterly transparent results or I can engage the compressor and get a beautiful color. Either way, the sound quality is solid.”
A self-avowed “drum and vocal geek,” Marciano uses his predilections to his advantage. “I always start my mixes by getting the drums and vocals sounding great,” he said. “Then I can build the rest of the mix around them. My first insert is always Metric Halo. I often use ChannelStrip’s compressor with the side-chain engaged, which allows me to dial in those aspects of the drums that need to be cleaned up.”