Do you have to move to Los Angeles or London to make it as an engineer in the music industry? Looking at the considerable career of Swiss-Italian Patrick Carinci, not necessarily. This mixing and mastering veteran has completely cornered the Italian urban-genre market. He’s worked with virtually every charting artist in Italy: Vegas Jones, Shiva, Eurovision star Francesca Michielin, and international acts like One Republic. We talk about his geographically-dominant career, and why he religiously uses Waves plugins in his mixes.
If you’ve ever heard the advice that it’s important to find your voice and niche within the music industry, Carinci is a pretty damn good example of this — he has fully established himself as the go-to mixing and mastering engineer in Italian-language urban music. He’s speaking from his studio, which he calls the ‘Wave Shuttle’, in Sementina, Switzerland.
“When I started out, Instagram had just added the stories feature,” he says. “So whenever I was with an artist in a studio, they would post a photo with me to their stories. So I quickly became known as a mixing engineer in Italy.”
And here we find him today, having worked with the likes of Eurovision finalist and popstar Francesca Michielin, and other huge Italian artists such as Shiva and Vegas Jones.