Composer/Producer Works in Film, TV, Commercials and Stage
Pictured in his Los Angeles studio with his Barefoot MM27 monitors is composer/producer Anthony Marinelli. Photo by David Goggin.
“Before I got the Barefoots, I had 4 pairs of very high-definition monitors,” says award-winning composer/producer Anthony Marinelli. “I had 8 of them, because I rotate them into the 5.1 arrays I’ve had since I bought the first pair from Michael Jackson. They were his speakers and I just liked them and never could find any replacements. Then the Barefoots showed up and they were the first speakers that truly spoke to me and said I’m your new speakers.”
Marinelli has composed, conducted and performed music for over sixty motion pictures, including “Hotel,” “American Gun,” “Young Guns,” “Internal Affairs” and “Timecode.” He also composed music heard in “Leaving Las Vegas,” the action film “Demolition Man” and hit comedies “Let It Ride” and “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.”
“The sound of the Barefoots translates the best,” Marinelli continues. “It doesn’t hype the sound when I’m recording. It gives me the full audio spectrum from lows to highs. They’re very quick. The transients are very rapid. I deal in a lot of different genres of music and it’s not like I use a certain kind of speaker for one kind of music and another kind of speaker for another. These speakers are just the truest that I’ve ever come across.”
Marinelli has also composed music for thousands of commercials including over 30 Apple Computer spots, spots for Microsoft, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Budweiser, Jaguar, Southwest Airlines, Boeing and the iconic “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” campaign.
“You pay now or you pay later,” he comments. “If the monitors make it sound better now, then I go somewhere else and it doesn’t have that enhancement, then I’m going to pay, because I’m going to be missing something or there’s going to be too much of something, whether it’s low or mid or high.”
Marinelli’s LS studio houses an array of choice instruments: two ARP 2600s, a Linn Drum machine, Jupiter-8, Prophet-5, Minimoog, Korg MS-20, ARP Omni, Roland Space Echo, Roland Vocoder, Echoplex, Clavinet Pianet Duo, and a Fender Rhodes. “My Doctor Click is really valuable for syncing all these various instruments and driving quick tracks and creating pulses,” he explains. “And my most prized instrument is a 9-foot Concert Grand handmade piano given to me by David Abell. It was the piano that was used for all the Disklavier recordings.”
Marinelli has been honored with numerous Clio, Silver Lion, Belding and Addy awards. He revolutionized post production workflow as co-originator of Levels Audio Post. By integrating a new style of mixing music and sound for picture, it quickly became the industry’s fastest growing and most in-demand facility. His state of the art complex located at the historic corner of Hollywood and Highland was the first choice of discriminating projects such as American Idol, The Bachelor, and the VH1, ESPN, Teen Choice and MTV award shows.
Read the entire Anthony Marinelli interview and learn more at the new Barefoot Sound website: http://barefootsound.com/audio/a-conversation-with-composer-anthony-marinelli/
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Barefoot Sound was founded by Thomas Barefoot with the goal of creating a new breed of studio monitor. While project studios were sprouting up all over the world, filled with outstanding gear, yet with limited space, Thomas Barefoot recognized the need for a speaker that could transcend the traditional distinctions between nearfield, main and mastering monitors. Translating effortlessly and never requiring second-guessing, Barefoot Sound monitors are recognized throughout the music industry as multifunctional masterpieces. By creating one studio monitor that fits into a small physical space with leading edge technology and astounding clarity, Barefoot has set a new standard. Handcrafted in the USA.
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