In today's episode, Alex Quin interviews Vinny De Leon, world-renowned mixing and mastering engineer. Vinny shares his journey in making great music with us – from his start as a young college student to becoming one of the most sought-after engineers in the world. Find out how he achieved such success and what tips he has for aspiring producers and engineers today!
Lose To Learn: Vinny shares that one of his biggest lessons on the road to success was learning how to lose. A lot of things in life are about trial and error – and if you're willing to put in the work, it eventually pays off.
Be A People Person: Anyone can be a music engineer, but if you want to be successful in the industry, it's important to know how to interact and connect with people. You should never underestimate the power of networking and relationship building.
Build a brand: Vinny talks about the importance of branding and how it can help you stand out in a competitive industry. He advises producers and engineers to create their own brands and develop an identity in the music field.
[00:39] - Intro
[01:06] - Vinny's Beginnings
[04:04] - Vinny's Definition Of Music
[06:01] - The Formula For Real Music
[06:41] - The Business Side Of Music
[10:38] - Personal Branding
[12:43] - The Biggest Thing In Music
[14:40] - Mr. Mix and Master University
[16:20] - Talking About The Studio - Where The Magic Happens
[21:48] - Running The Business
[25:10] - Vinny's Biggest Projects
[27:15] - Working With High-profile Artists
[29:18] - Maintaining A Balance Between Affordability And Top-notch Quality
[30:30] - Revenue Share
[33:07] - House Of Hits Events
[34:22] - Upcoming Projects And Collabs
"The music industry's tough. You really have to lose to learn. A lot of its trial and error" - Vinny De Leon.
"Don't be an average introvert. Be the best introvert there is" - Vinny De Leon on the importance of being a people person.