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

Episode 70

Published on:

6th Jul 2022

Mixing Pop Vocals, Being a Problem Solver, and the Value of Unlearning | with Pedro Calloni

Todayโ€™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 itโ€™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

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Guest: Pedro Calloni

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Host Travis Ference chats with music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, musicians, and songwriters about the tips, tricks, mindsets, and ideas that helped them define their careers.
Insightful conversations about building and maintaining a fulfilling and successful career in the music industry. Music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, songwriters, musicians, composers and various other audio professionals sit down and share the tips, tricks, mindsets and ideas that helped them define their careers.

Created and hosted by Grammy nominated recording and mixing engineer Travis Ference, Progressions: Success in the Music Industry is inspired by the journey of his career so far. Travis is determined to set the next generation of music creators up with the tools they need to define their own success and live a happy, healthy, and prosperous career in the music business.

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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.