Question and verify everything, but in the end, trust your ears.
At age 13, Alex Santilli went from building Legos to assembling computers. At 16, he began designing custom speakers. By 19, he was mixing on Pro Tools and had begun restoring dead analog consoles. In 2009, a local Philadelphia studio owner hired him to resurrect expired gear. Before long, Santilli had restored his console and outboard gear, rewired the entire studio and was engineering sessions. Eventually he was named studio manager. Two years later he was ready to build his own recently completed Spice House Sound. Santilli has a genuine reverence for audio and a reputation as an innate gear whisperer. A hands-on prodigy, he personally implemented the entire systems integration for his Philadelphia-based Spice House Sound Studios.
Notable clients of Spice House Sound include David Cope and the Sass, Dr. Dog, Japanese Breakfast, Lotus and The John Byrne Band.
Bio courtesy of AES NYC