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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fully Tuned Mixing Studio
Custom Built PC
Adams A7X Speakers
Apollo Twin Interface
Telefunken TF39 Tube Mic.
Ableton Live 11 Suite
Fabfilter Pro Suite
Izotope Ozone Advanced
Brainworx Plugin Suite
INSTRUMENTS / SYNTHS
East West Opus Library
Waves CLA Suite
Waves Vocal Rider
Neve 1290A Pre Amp
SATURATION / DISTORTION
Bias2 Amp Emulator
SPL Twin Tube
Tone Projects Kelvin
REVERB / DELAY
Valhalla Vintage Verb
SPL Transient Designer
Izotop RX 8
Youlean Loudness Meter
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor