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Fabian Marasciullo Reveals What Equipment Lil Wayne Uses To Record & Having To Hire 3 Engineers To Travel With Wayne Everywhere

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Fabian Marasciullo Reveals What Equipment Lil Wayne Uses To Record & Having To Hire 3 Engineers To Travel With Wayne Everywhere

Lil Wayne‘s Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum mixing engineer, Fabian Marasciullo, recently chopped it up with Reverb News to share insights into Wayne‘s recording process.

Fabian discussed working with Michael Jackson back in the day, what equipment he uses to mix Tunechi‘s vocals, what microphone Tune uses to record, hiring three engineers to travel with Mr. Carter everywhere he goes, learning to record him on his private plane, and more!

You can check out everything Marasciullo had to say about Weezy after the jump below!

Go through the credits of every Lil Wayne album since Tha Carter and only a few names appear on every one of those albums without fail. One of them is Fabian Marasciullo, a world-class engineer who, before he touched a single Lil Wayne song, got a crash course in mobile studio setups from the greatest teacher.

“We used to travel with Michael [Jackson] and we would do all kinds of crazy shit. We would set up a real studio in a hotel. This was before the computers we have now. We’d have a fucking tape machine in a hotel room,” Marasciullo tells Reverb.

For mixing, his mobile setup is his Macbook Pro, an expansion chassis with a Thunderbolt connection so he can have his Pro Tools work with his PCIe card. You’ll seldom see the master mixer without his Sennheiser HD 660s headphones‎. He has an audio interface from Universal Audio, a brand he calls “one of the companies that allowed a lot of us to do things on the run.”

Lil Wayne’s productivity has become the thing of legend. He’s been releasing recorded music for nearly 25 years and was heralded as the best rapper alive in the latter part of the 2000s due to having a new mixtape worth of songs seemingly every few weeks for years. As a result, Wayne bounces around recording studios across the world—and needs his signature sound to travel with him.

Marasciullo says no matter where Wayne goes, he still records on the same Sony C800 microphone and Avalon VT-737 mic preamp combination he’s been recording on for years.

“Wayne always has a studio everywhere he goes but we need the same shit in every place, so it becomes a mobile thing. To this day, I have three engineers employed by us to travel with Wayne everywhere,” Marasciullo says. “They take that and plug it into whatever room or whatever studio bus. Whatever corner of the world that Wayne’s in, we do that.”

Wayne has a private plane, and Marasciullo and his team of engineers have learned to adjust to that, literally, on the fly. “You don’t [record] during takeoff. But, when you’re cruising it’s a constant sound. So, that’ll turn into a scratch or we’ll go with an effect like, ‘Okay, this one is going to be a telephone effect because that’s what we got. A lot of the coolest records end up like that.”

Pic credit: Robert Diaz.

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  • King Slime Thugger

    Angels&Demons 😇😈https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15a89e39b99880a605881ca02169922b35e2474cc0fba0d9718536bd9bd3c694.jpg

  • Doko360

    And still they manage to bring out the worst songs and let the bangers leak…foolish management…beat selection is always shitty…mixing is always shitty…songs selection sounds like an autistic persons choices

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      It wasn’t always that way back in wayne early cash money days all his projects were quality projects but I definitely understand what you’re saying

  • K9OUSSAY
    • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

      Yikes 🤢🤢

      • – Racist

        • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

          ?? I’ve never been to a car race, wtf?

          • My heart always racing but never lost, hello?

            • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

              Is it me you’re looking for?

              • Goat Tamer

                The definition of ADHD 🤣🤣

    • Raz!

      lol damn wayne

    • Patrick H

      Hah.

    • Giraffe Boy

      woah

  • DC Wezzy

    No cellings 2 Could Have actually Been Better Than It Was. It Still Was Good Tho But it could have been better

    • Raz!

      especially with the leaks we heard

    • Skrrrt Cobain

      Whether y’all wanna admit it or not Nc2 is HORRIBLE. His worst work by far. stop.

      • TrukFitNANCY

        naw man, too many bars punchlines to be ass

        • Skrrrt Cobain

          It’s really bad bro. That’s just the honest truth.

      • WeezyDaGoat

        R u retarded?

    • WeezyDaGoat

      NC2 has 2 songs that I listen 2 the most out of Waynes songs.. Diamonds Dancing and No Days Off.. fucking classics

  • Malvin Prosper
    • Raz!

      ???

  • 2015-2017 it was shitty equipment and shitty engineers but too bad that’s when he was spitting his best ever bars

  • RktDaKid

    They Recording On The PJ Thats Hard💯

  • Raz!

    interesting read

  • JT

    Wow Gudda Gudda… way to drop the ball and mot release Guddaville 3 on ya bday….smfhhh

    • King Slime Thugger

      His own mother don’t want to hear a Gudda voicemail let alone a mixtape in 2020

      • KarTune2.0

        Hahahaha

      • JT

        Thats cold, lmao

    • Patrick H

      He’s retired.

  • YungJackBauer

    Fab the goat

    • Patrick H

      No.

  • JT

    Ya’ll pray for Wayne bc I know the Coronas out there getting ppl who are in a sicker condition than others, and Wayne isnt the healthiest African on the plantation now is he?

    • King Slime Thugger

      Plantation ? Kys you cracker

      • Carter3 Lil Wayne

        That’s JT bitchass he’s black

        • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

          Is he though?

      • JT

        You’re fired.

    • Tuned #Umar

      You thought we was gone let this slide you bitch. I already know yo momma hate you

      • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

        check your email man

        • Tuned #Umar

          Nigga been busy asf cousin

          • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

            oh my b

      • Lmao sheesh

  • King Slime Thugger

    Shoot you in your kidneys, hope you see blood when you piss, Russian ak, do what I say, dribbling like Sebastian telfair – 🔥🔥🔥 verse

  • Patrick H

    Fuck the COVID

  • Wordplay 187

    Goddamn that mic 8k

    • Thought it was a wordplay mic at first tbh

      • Wordplay 187

        Nah my mic 300 lmfao

    • K9OUSSAY

      9,469 k to be exact

      • Wordplay 187

        Oh I was looking at a used one 😂

  • Tuned #Umar
    • Wild asf

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      perc beating his ass

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    I’ve been telling y’all, JT is a racist piece of trash. I included the third one as a reminder to how stupid that person behind his computer screen actually is

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1f2b9c850a580715b1bd5ba070d9c3f96b2a0286ff3d17baa07de4bb4302cf3c.jpg

    • JT

      Reach McMaster over here swear he got all the answers. The third one was an actual joke about YG’s facial condition, maybe if you wasnt such a sensitive cupcake you wouldnt be here running your fucking mouth. Third, wont you agree Wayne- being that he’s not well as he used to- would be susceptible to the Coronas? Well anywho, I hope you got the clout you were lookin for. Smfh, showin ya ass…

      • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

        I know the third one was supposed to be a joke, that’s why I included it, to show the miniscule amount of brainpower you have making “jokes” like that.

        Well, firstly, Wayne is susceptible to catching the virus just as much as you and me. Catching the virus is more of a hygiene thing and coming in direct contact with it, a person’s health doesn’t have to do with catching the virus, but rather what the effects will be after doing so.

        Secondly, my thing is that you keep using racial degrading language every chance you get, for no reason (referring to the “African plantation”). Couple that with the trump support, only fuels the suspicion that you are indeed a racist piece of shit.

        • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

          jesus christ, W

          • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

            Trump supporters are fucked in the head, I swear

            • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

              Could never support dat mf, if I could vote, it would be biden

              • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

                No matter what anyone claims, observe how that man behaves yourself. Trump is a 70+ year old manchild, incapable of making a complete coherent sentence, a bigoted self-absorbed billionaire and there are still people that believe he serves the best interest of them. I find that really sad and I live across the ocean, with our own corrupted politicians

              • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

                Biden is shady character too imo I’m not supporting him either

                • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

                  I’m not in full support either but it’s a lesser evil

        • KarTune2.0

          Sounds legit

  • HeroinWayne

    Lil Uzi about to do 300k, loool RIP WEEZY

    • Giraffe Boy

      get over yourself bitch

      • HeroinWayne

        Am I lying tho?

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    Proof #2

    The reason I believe he is actually white is because he has used white skin coloured emojis (a lot of people match them to their actual skin colour) + all the trump dick riding shit. Even if he is actually black, he sure exudes a level of shame for his skin colour… Also, our friend JT seems very comfortable with using the n-word in a bad manner 🤔

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89e00b10297fdcb42a5b64c5513ef9517f5c49af40d029c3b36af44cc9655d0b.jpg

    • JT

      Boii you a whole flunk, straight up. Like the man deadass takin shit purely up his ass…. shame how easily a mf can get trolled. You’d be surprised how much of a dolt you being right now.

      • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

        This comment makes zero sense, but Imma respond anyway.

        All the accusations I have made about you being a racist prick, and yet you refuse to respond to them. You’re only throwing insults back at me, without even trying to defend yourself on things that matter. Maybe it’s a sign of guilt 🤔

        That’s one thing you have in common with your favourite fuckhead of a president; dodging responsibilities

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    Know your enemy 😈😈

    • JT

      Fuck you

      • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

        Sounds like you got exposed

  • JT

    @LEF a hoe. I slap the spit outta him for the right amount of cookies…Thats all Imma say.

  • JT

    Playin wit my fuckin name… damn fool

    • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

      My guy, there is literally nothing you can do to me and there is nothing I can really do to you, stop throwing all these hollow threats. Either defend yourself through this platform or shut the fuck up. No one believes you are actually a tough guy. Your bigotry probably suggests insecurity more than anything else

  • Wordplay 187
    • Tuned #Umar

      Cap 🧢

      • Wordplay 187

        Nah this real shit I said the same thing about the virus now look

    • Even when the world is dying slowly, wordplay is still killing beats fast.

      • Wordplay 187

        📠

  • ✨luh uzi vert✨

    LEF catching a body rn

    • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

      I have too much free time lol They shut down universities for 2 weeks

      • ✨luh uzi vert✨

        Came in with receipts lmao

  • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

    I’ma record again tonight, send me records

    • King Slime Thugger

      😈😈

  • Lef low-key make a good case tho JT be talking like someone trying to be black 🤔

    • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

      Not that it’s that serious, I’m just saying though. He tries too hard to appeal to and look like the Afro-American demographic, but then supports trump and makes racist remarks. It’s almost as if he is making a mockery out of black people, by pretending to be a caricature of them. Either he is indeed a white person trying to hide it just so he can cover up his racism or a black man with a horrible horrible sense of humour.

  • drizzy

    EA Deluxe tonight fellas

    • K9OUSSAY

      And maybe metro x 21 ?

      • drizzy

        Most likely

  • Giraffe Boy

    why chinese got to eat bats

    • LORD QUAS

      Why not eat ass instead

  • King Slime Thugger

    Tears in my eyes reading over this LEF rustling masterclass, JT bodied 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

      😈🐍😈🐍

  • King Slime Thugger

    Fuck the chinks

  • King Slime Thugger

    Every slant eyed motherfucker getting dropped, no racism

    • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

      No, bad KST, bad!

      • King Slime Thugger

        Lmaooo fuck you nigga, they cancelling football (soccer for yanks). Fuck em all

        • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

          It’s kinda sad that they are cancelling all these big events – NBA, Coachella, MWC, E3 and so on. But then again, what you gonna do… It’ll pass, just need to be careful

          • Lmao fuck E3

            • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

              shit’s been ass bruh

    • LORD QUAS

      Lmaoo

  • DOPE TO KNOW TBH

  • SteveJobs

    Y’all can hate on 2020 but low times in the world are when empires are built. Get with the wave or drown Pussy

    • King Slime Thugger

      No cap, also means less competition if I survive the pandemic

      • SteveJobs

        Ain’t no pandemic G we ain’t 80

        • King Slime Thugger

          Fax, still don’t want to catch anything lol

          • SteveJobs

            I’m selling aids blood btw

            • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

              Ahh fun times collecting it 🤗

      • SteveJobs

        But rns

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    I myself probably wouldn’t go for a plus sized model, but Wayne’s girl does look pretty

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      wholesome

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    The post is about Fabian’s interview, but fuck him, his mixing and mastering is trash lol

    • LORD QUAS

      KY >>> him

      • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

        what happened to KY?

        • LORD QUAS

          He didn’t brought the hook around

  • Lil Burb

    5 songs off EA sold over 100K already … sheesh .

  • Wordplay 187

    KST don’t rap on that song I sent you I gotta mix it my autotune is off

    • King Slime Thugger

      👀👀👀👀 no mic rn anyway slime, I’ll do it ASAP

      • Wordplay 187

        Bet 🐍

  • Uzi bout to do 300k back to back omg

    • King Slime Thugger

      Huh back to back ? He never done that before

  • TrukFitNANCY

    “You puke and she vomit, that’s beautiful science” 😂😂😂😂 that line had me dying when i first heard Mami Mia

  • TrukFitNANCY

    also yall all be safe with that Virus going around

  • LORD QUAS

    Y’all. What’s gon be Wayne’s next album or y’all think he gon retire?

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      I think we getting a tape next

      • LORD QUAS

        Sorry for the wait 3

  • Angels and Demons finna be heat, the name sounds on point already 😈

    • King Slime Thugger

      Mu slime always showing love, 🐍🐍🐍

  • The only moneeey that I probably spend is on holidays like Holiday Inn

  • King Slime Thugger

    Got a glock wit the dick, yeah I had to pause that!!

  • King Slime Thugger

    DRIP SPLASH
    AND JUST SAUCE THAT

  • King Slime Thugger

    I JUST BEAT A NIGGA UP, I NEED MY PAWS BACK

  • King Slime Thugger

    Wait I’m late asf, lil Uzi VS the world 2???? SHEEEEESH. Top 5 mixtapes of all time

  • King Slime Thugger

    TWO THUG FEATS TOO????Lil Uzi my second favourite rapper 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      what where?????

      • King Slime Thugger

        It’s what Lil Uzi said on twitter to a fan 😈😈😈

  • Ye’

    Fabian is honestly trash.

  • King Slime Thugger

    Hehe I wonder who’s downvoting? Dw im sure Wayne will be featured too. 😈😈😈😈

  • KarTune2.0

    What’s angels and demons and is Wayne a rumoured feat or people wishing

  • Tha Martian 👑

    C5 yes.

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      stfu pussy

      • Tha Martian 👑

        And if i don’t?🤔

  • DC Wezzy

    Gang Gang Gang Good Song To Smoke to Yall

    • RktDaKid

      Underrated Tune Fo Sho

  • DC Wezzy

    I Go Michel Myers Damn

  • DC Wezzy

    Hell yeah

  • ThaKingKunta

    Wassup homies

  • ✨luh uzi vert✨

    Uzi vs the world 2
    Get ready 😈😈

  • SteveJobs

    I am steve jobs

  • SteveJobs

    I will get up in that butthole and blow it out,
    And my album a fruit roll up wit the way I roll it out

  • SteveJobs

    Call me doctor strange I eat turds in my range,

  • Wattblt 🚫🧢

    This wayne >>

  • Dr Carter

    The hype around Thug verses on Uzi deluxe version is real. They waiting the fuck outta it

    • King Slime Thugger

      🏄🏽‍♂️🏄🏽‍♂️🏄🏽‍♂️🏄🏽‍♂️

      • Dr Carter

        I respect Thug

  • No one can ride a trap beat like Future bruh
    https://youtu.be/QAcHcuqY_rs

    • King Slime Thugger

      The whole tape fire slime, unicorn purp shows how Thug/gunna are better 🥶

    • K9OUSSAY

      That’s a 🔥

  • King Slime Thugger

    https://youtu.be/g8lRAIW4mok

    MGK & 🐍 snappppping🤣🤣🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • King Slime Thugger

    Fuck off kunechi🤡🤡

  • K9OUSSAY

    Too much new music today blueface rich the kid don toliver and later uzi deluxe

  • OG Twitch

    Not gonna lie I love EA and Funeral equally. EA GO HARD AF!! At first I hated this shit but bruh if you go play it again this shit go hard I don’t get it

  • OG Twitch

    And it’s not the end of the world. It’s just a virus.

  • KarTune2.0

    What time uzi dropping?

  • Carter3 Lil Wayne

    Blueface new album 🔥🔥

  • Carter3 Lil Wayne

    Nigga actually found the beat

  • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

    I definitely would’ve added gang gang gang but yea this is solid

  • D R Melo Mallory

    Bro u are so right… I love street chains one of his best songs Eva and mfs don’t even knw abt it