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Mario Salvati began his career in 1974. From his first professional studio experience assisting the engineer on the broadcast sound for the NYC Easter Parade to recording sessions with such artists as the The Ramones, Blondie, Richard Hell and The Voidoids, at the legendary Bell Sound Studios on West 54th Street. From these beginnings, Mario’s career remains rich and diverse. Another early highlight was having Sam Feldman, who mastered all the Beatles’ albums for America, gift Mario with a ref dub of his first session as engineer. During Mario's time at Bell Sound, he also had the honor to work with engineers such as Malcolm Addey and Harry Yarmark, among other greats.
In 1975, moving to LaTierra, Fania Records’ in house studio, Mario worked alongside Irv Greenbaum and John Fausty, recording all-time great Salsa artists such as Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz and Willie Colon. Johnny Pacheco, Tito Puente, the Fania All Stars, Larry Harlow, Eddie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barreto and Wilfrido Vargas also graced Mario's recording experience during this time.
In 1980, impressed by his technical and creative abilities, Mario was lured away by Al Feierstein to work at Sorcerer Sound, Al's newly upgraded to 24-track studio. At Sorcerer, Mario had the opportunity to work in a wider range of musical genres, everything from punk to club, jazz to avant garde, classical to rock. Some highlights of Mario's Sorcerer career include working with Tom Verlaine, The System, Angela Bofill, Arto Lindsay, Robert Quine/Fred Maher, John Zorn, Danny Gatton and Nona Hendryx. In addition to his studio work, Mario also engineered concert sound and live satellite broadcasts.
In 1982, Mario began his freelance career after teaming up with Timmy Regisford and Boyd Jarvis. Together, they turned the club scene upside down. They started a whole new sound with hits from artists like Colonel Abrams, Guy, Bobby Womack, New Edition, and When in Rome. Totally covering the club scene, Mario brought this new sound to other DJ remixers such as Larry Levan, The Latin Rascals, Arthur Baker and Curtis Mantronik.
In 1986, Mario returned to rock n' roll, working with Tom Verlaine/Television, Luna, Elysian Fields, Fountains of Wayne, Brenda Kahn, P-Shy, Map of the World, and Certain General, to name a few.
In addition to his freelance career, Mario decided to share his expertise and experience with a new generation of up and coming engineers and producers. Mario began teaching at The Institute of Audio Research in NYC, where he is also Senior Curriculum Adviser.
In addition to teaching and his freelance career, Mario has fullfilled a life-long dream of designing and building his own recording studio. Barefoot Flamingo Recording, an analog/digital studio in the beautiful Delaware River Valley community of Barryville, NY, debuted in 2010.
Gold and Platinum Certifications.
Engineer, producer, recording & TV studio & sound company owner
Chuck Schultz is an accomplished musician and sound engineer playing since the age of 7. Chuck has worked with 1000's of professional musicians from coffee houses to big arena's both local and touring solo artists and bands over the last 45 years. Teaching for 40 years Chuck has taught over 100,000 lessons from beginners to professionals. Some of his students include: professional performing musicians, school music teachers, recording artists, and touring musicians. He has 3 students that have won the prestigious Mastro Award, Best at his Craft at the World Strides Competition. His style of teaching combining all aspects of music basics and advanced theory along with todays acoustic and electric music from all styles makes him a popular teacher at VMS for all age groups. He as been a judge of the Good Times music festival from its inspuption almost 20 years ago and has helped guide professional music and bands through a carreer in music. He has worked with members of Aerosmith, Da La Sol, the Isley brothers, and the list goes on. He started learning audio engineering at 14 amd started his own sound company Shotgun Sound at 16, working for bands locally around Long Island New York area as well as taping for MTV when they started broadcasting. At 19 he openned and recording and rehearsal studio under the same name and the work increased. In the 1980's expanding into monthly rehearsal rooms in 4 studios in Amityville, Babylon, Copaigue and Mastic 23 rooms in total. Continuing to do sound work for music festivals, night clubs and bars throughout the 1980's and 1990's working with a lot of the popular bands of the day Company "B", Taylor Dayne, Expose, Stevie Cochran, The Ronettes, Santo & Johnny, Dick Hyman Woody Alan's musical director, Johnny Mastro, The Drifters to name a few. In 2006 he started Inravio.com TV Network. Inravio was broadcasting live over the internet before there was equipment to do it with, or there was the term "streaming", he was able to put Inravio on the map and was the one who everyone else followed. He produced twenty seven 2 hour live TV shows broadcasted every week where guests could respond to the hosts instantly while they we're on-air, making it a 2 way conversation with the viewers which was never done before. At this time you could only watch a video as on youtube, this made I possible to watch it, and talk to it, and have it talk back to you in real time. Today he is still keepng busy doing sound and video on Long Island as well as designing and building out audio and broadcast video installation projects in New York area. With the new world and the social distancing it seem that this feild of audio and video are getting bigger and nows a great time to have new engineers coming up Chuck said, in a resent interview, we think he's right.
Shows produced and or created by Chuck:
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