Meet Claudio and Jose’. Sound Engineers. A passion for the beauty of sound.
On their music curricula as sound engineers, artists like Aurora Orchestra, Imogen Heap, The Libertines, Dinos Chapman, Amen Dunes, Jungle, Shura, Phalmuter, B&W and other upcoming and unsigned equally great artists.
Both agree that for this kind of job, a university degree is not as important as working on the field as much as you possibly can to improve your skills and learn onsite.
The pair met in London while working for the same sound agency in London. They worked together at parties, showcases, corporate events.
In the meanwhile, Jose’ started his collaboration with Jacob Collier, one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians of today’s music scene.
One day Jose’ had the big London Premiere with Jacob, Claudio asked him if he could come to give him a hand.
After that show, the sound engineer that was touring with Jose’ started his own tour mixing monitors for the Shires and obviously and Claudio was the best person to bring on board. As they like to say, the rest is history.
Jose’ takes care of everything that is going to be experienced by the audience. He places the mixer in the middle of the theatre or concert all to experiment the same the audience does as well as what the artist hears.
Claudio is his hands, eyes and hears on stage. He makes sure that everything is perfectly set up on stage for Jacob and he monitors the artist’s in ear mix that Jose’ controls.
Their biggest challenge?
To allow Jacob to transmit his energy, ideas and song to the audience by delivering the sound in the purest way they can. He is an amazing artist and sometimes it’s difficult to deliver a transparent show without influencing the sound with your personal vision of it.
They have been on tour with Jacob for one year and six months now, always moving around cities from a gig to another.
This means being always on the road, not enough hours of sleep, long time away from family and friends and not enough time to visit the cities they touch with Jacob’s tour as much as they’d like.
This also means an incredibly rewarding job, delivering sound and enabling an amazing music experience to audiences all over the world and incredible memories.
Meet Claudio and Jose’. Sound engineers. The new Monobi team.