Audeze talks to producer, composer, engineer and musician Adrian Schinoff

Adrian Schinoff is a Musician, Producer, Composer, Mixing and Mastering engineer who moved from Argentina to Spain in 1998 to produce and play keyboards with different artists. Since 2013 Adrian has lived in both Spain and California, traveling between them as needed for work.

 

"With the LCD-X I can focus on details that my monitors can’t, also I can notice any minimum adjustment in the equalization." - Adrian Schinoff
Here's our chat with Adrian:
Can you pick out any highlights from your work that you're particularly proud of?

In 2016 I was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award as Mixing engineer for the Spanish Singer/Songwriter Pablo Alborán in the "tres noches en las ventas", as best recording of the year.

How would you define your main role on most of the projects you work on these days?

I have two main works in the projects, producing Artists and Mixing and Mastering what other producers do. Meanwhile, I compose and record my own music.

How did you get started in music? What kind of music did you listen to while growing up and how has that progressed?

I started playing keyboards and doing arrangements for local artist in my town (Rosario, Argentina). In my home I listened all kinds of music, because my dad was a musician and my brothers were DJs, so I had access to all kind of vinyl from the 80´s and 90´s!

Can you name any factors that influenced the course of your musical life? Heroes, role models, moments, interactions, etc?

I used to listen to local bands in the radio and I was a fan of one of them, years later, this band called me to join them, so I started to learn this kind of music. We played Soul and Funk, so the lead singer showed me some of my heroes: Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Prince, and many others…

Can you briefly describe a moment of frustration from your past work, and what you may have done to overcome the obstacles? Would you approach it differently now?

This moment was at the beginning of the pandemic, I had a world wide tour with the Spanish singer Pablo Alboran and all concerts were canceled, so I started to compose and record my last album. In some way was a positive situation to have more time to experiment new recording and mixing techniques, and to enjoy the process. Now, I realise that the world is smaller, you can produce, mix and master from your “Home” Studio…

Do you have any words of wisdom for people who might aspire toward a similar path for their own careers?

Always follow your instincts, we all have a special talent, so there is a place for everyone in this path. Never give up if you love music.

How long have you been working with headphones, and how do you typically use them in your workflow?

I started doing music with headphones, I’m a headphone addict. I begin a Mix or a Mastering with speakers, and always finish it with cans. I can fix little details that I cannot find in the studio monitors.
And another main reason to wear headphones is when I need to learn a new repertoire, to have focus in the harmonies and feel into the music.

Do you have any additional comments or stories you want to share?

I spend most of the time using headphones, helps me to make fine adjustments in every aspect when I´m programming, mixing or mastering a new song. So, I appreciate the work of brands like Audeze, who seek to find the greatest detail in what we hear...

How have your Audeze headphones affected your work? Can you tell us what you've been working on with them so far?

With the LCD-X I can focus on details that my monitors can’t, also I can notice any minimum adjustment in the equalization... The Audezes save my time!
I’ve been Mixing and Mastering my last Album: “El Embalao Vol. 3

Here's a video Adrian made about his LCD-Xs en Español: