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Robert Caprio

Void began working in recording studios in the winter of 1988 after doing live sound for numerous bands throughout high school. He started out as a general assistant for producer Ric Wake (Taylor Dayne, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez) at Cove City Sound Studios on Long Island. Within six months he moved on to become a second engineer & drum programmer on many gold & platinum recordings. He left Cove City & Wake Productions after about a year & a half to begin freelancing as a first engineer at Media Recording & The Music Palace on Long Island. While working in these studios Void began to develop his own engineering & production style. After two more years on the Island, Void began working in Manhattan at such studios as The Power Station (Avatar), The Hit Factory & Electric Lady Studios. Working in all of New York’s world-class studios for the next five years gave Void the opportunity to acquire more knowledge & experience in the field of audio recording & production. Since that time Void has worked with top engineers & producers such as Ray Bardani, The Bomb Squad, Tony Brown, David Gamson, Mick Guzauski, Mark Heimermann, Steve Lipson, Shep Pettibone, Glenn Rosenstein & Russ Titelman among many others. After living in Nashville, TN for eight years & building his own studio (Interzone), Void has moved back to New York & is working with the area’s top sound companies & in the area’s most prestigious studios. His experiences as a 24-year veteran of audio & production enable him to work proficiently & effortlessly in any studio or stage environment. Void has extensive experience behind the console in live audio having toured as FOH engineer & tour/production manager across the US and abroad with numerous prominent artists. Void has recently been instrumental in the meteoric rise of NY based teen sensations Push Play having produced, recorded & mixed their debut album “Deserted” as well as touring with them throughout the US. Void has also been achieving success as a composer having recorded & released three albums for music library companies OneMusic & 615 Music. Void's compositions have been heard extensively on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Food Network & Saturday Night Live among others.

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FOH, MON & Studio Mixing – What’s the Difference?

By Robert Caprio / September 16, 2015

BY ROBERT “VOiD” CAPRIO I’m often asked how I transition so easily from mixing at FOH, MON and the in the studio. Well, for me, it’s not that hard at all because I follow my mantra of “Keep It Simple, Stupid!” and simply try to make it sound good no matter where I am or […]

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Optimizing Playback Tracks For Live Performance

By Robert Caprio / July 23, 2015

This is a plea to all those studio guys who are prepping tracks for an artist to go out and perform with.  You might think you’re doing all us live guys (actually, I do lots of both, as many of us do) a favor by making the tracks sound BIG by using lots of compression […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

By Robert Caprio / May 22, 2015

Aretha said it best. You either have it or you don’t and these days I see less and less of it. When I’m not on tour I do a lot of work with local sound companies and as such I do a lot of corporate events. One company I work with has an exclusive contract […]

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2013 and Beyond

By Robert Caprio / April 14, 2015

First of all, Happy New Year everyone.  I hope that 2013 brings us all health, happiness and prosperity.  My resolution is to spend more quality time with the people I love and that love me.  Most importantly my lovely wife Jacki, without whom I’d likely be one miserable SOB.  I was fortunately able to spend […]

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Miking a Guitar Amp WIthout a Mic Stand

By Robert Caprio / April 14, 2015

When you get to the point where you are playing rooms big enough where you have to actually mic your guitar amp instead of being constantly told to turn it the hell down, you may be faced with an “issue.” As long as the venue is providing sound or there is a sound company involved, […]

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Strangeways Here We Come

By Robert Caprio / April 8, 2015

I’ve known for some time now that I do certain things differently than most other engineers and techs I meet.  Case in point: my input list.  Like almost everyone mine starts with the kick & snare.  The thing that throws people off is that I next have the lowest floor tom, then the mid toms […]

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The Worst Part of Being an Engineer

By Robert Caprio / April 7, 2015

For me, it is the aggravation of not being able to put on the best show possible or to not have control over what I need to make that happen. Due to an enormous number of varied circumstances, sometimes the show is just not as good as it could have been. At times I have […]

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Loud Monitors–Are you Responsible if Your Artist Goes Deaf?

By Robert Caprio / April 6, 2015

After mixing monitors for a well known female artist last night I got to wondering: who is ultimately responsible for an artist’s hearing, if not the artist themself? From my point of view it seems logical to think that the next person besides the artist themselves bears that burden, and in a typical concert environment […]