BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL AUDIO
 

When you are in the music industry, good audio is the name of the game. Tony Chiarella (aka Tichi) is Brain Candy’s main audio engineer. Throughout his 10-year career, he has mixed and mastered hundreds of songs, taught mixing and production at SAE Institue, and released 30+ songs through his electronic music brand, Tichi - organically gathering over 500,000 streams due to his production and mixing capabilities alone. With extreme proficiency in mixing, mastering, producing, and recording - Tony ensures that all audio work at Brain Candy is done to the absolute highest level of quality.

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MIXING

Mixing brings music a new life and can take an artist's idea and turn it into a professional-sounding song.  Using state-of-the-art plugins, we can take any song and make it pro.

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MASTERING

The art of mastering is exactly that; an art form. 

Mastering is the process of finalizing a song.

This task encompasses a whole slew of techniques and requires strong attention to detail and creativity.

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PRODUCTION

Music production can come in many shapes and sizes. From acoustic pop to metal, dubstep to phone hold music, the creativity of our team is infitite. We will take your idea and turn it into a full-fletched song capturing the emotion and passion that was used in writing it.

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RECORDING

Great recordings are foundation to creating a great song. We use top of the line equipment to ensure that the quality is the highest possible and that our process is completely streamlined - allowing for a seamless recording experience.

THE

MASTERMINDS:

Earning an M.A. in Audio Arts at Syracuse University, Tony honed his technical skills by learning from Grammy-nominated engineers, producers, mixing engineers, mastering engineers, and film sound designers.

Throughout his 10-year career he has studied under and learned from: 

James Abbott (Grammy Nominated Mastering Engineer) 

Patrick MacDougall (Mixing - Celine Dion, Heart, Yes) 

Doug Quin (Sound Design - Jurassic Park 2)

Seth Drake (Mixing & Mastering - Bassnectar, Set It Off, Chase Atlantic)

Bob Macc (Mastering - DJ Shadow, Wu-Tang Clan)

 

Taking inspiration from all of his teachers, Tony has crafted his style to be applicable to all genres. He takes the art form of mixing and mastering to heart and prides himself on being able to capture the artist’s emotion and bring the song to life beyond what the artist thought was possible.

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EQUIPMENT LIST

HARDWARE:

Fully Tuned Mixing Studio

Custom Built PC

Adams A7X Speakers

Adams Sub8

Apollo Twin Interface

Moog Subphatty

Telefunken TF39 Tube Mic.

SOFTWARE SUITES

Ableton Live 11 Suite

Fabfilter Pro Suite

Izotope Ozone Advanced

Brainworx Plugin Suite

Newfangled Elevate

Kiloheatz Suite

INSTRUMENTS / SYNTHS

Output Arcade

Scaler 2

Odin II

East West Opus Library
Xfer Serum

Vital

VOCALS

Melodyne

Autotune Pro

Waves CLA Suite

Waves Vocal Rider

Neve 1290A Pre Amp

SATURATION / DISTORTION
Bias2 Amp Emulator

Output Portal

Output Thermal

SPL Twin Tube

Tone Projects Kelvin

REVERB / DELAY

Valhalla Vintage Verb

Valhalla Shimmer

TRANSIENT SHAPERS

Elysia nvelope

SPL Transient Designer

TECHNICAL
Izotop RX 8

Waves InPhase

Youlean Loudness Meter

Voxengo SPAN

Voxengo MSED

DYNAMIC EQ

Oeksound Soothe2

Soundtheory Gullfoss

COMPRESSORS

Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

Elysia mpressor