Guitar player,arranger and composer I like almost everything which is acoustic, but I really enjoy electric as well. Ready to track your guitars from strumming to fingerstyle, from clean comping to lead solo! I can also compose your song if you need one, from chord progressions to top melodies.
I can track your song working with both acoustic and electric set, only through best studio equipment. Teacher and live performer addicted to recording processes and music technology.
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- 2011 Creamusica 01 - Various Artists - track #2 - GUITARS (IT)
- 2013 Creamusica 02 - Various Artists - track #15 - GUITARS (IT)
- 2014 Porte Bonheur - Sylvie la maîtresse décolle - tracks #2 #3 - GUITARS AND ARRANGEMENTS (CH)
- 2014 Touching your hands - Giorgio Verderosa - FULL ALBUM - RECORDING ENGINEER AND EDITING (IT)
- 2014 The round path - Antonello Fiamma - FULL ALBUM - RECORDING ENGINEER AND EDITING (IT)
- 2014 Aquiloni - Giulio Redaelli - FULL ALBUM - EDITING (IT)
- 2016 Seize the day - Lorenzo Favero - FULL ALBUM - RECORDING AND EDITING (IT)
- 2017 Febo - Giulia Zedda - EP - COMPOSER (IT)
20 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Gabriele Cento
Gabriele instantly knew what was required and the guitar work was second to none almost first take. Great communication and fast delivery, will be working with Gabriele again.
Super fast, Understood reference track very well with virtually no explanation needed! Definitely going to be back
Exactly what I wanted, quick and easy to work with!
Not only an acoustic guitar legend, but also an electric guitar wizard!
Ten out of five stars!
Gabriele is pleasure to work with. Very talented and patient with revisions. Great work.
World class tones!
Gabriele is an absolute pro. Extremely talented and fast.
Professional and really fast, great sound and great technique.
I recommend him and I'll certainly work with him again.
Gabriele was great, will definitely use him again!
One of the best composers / guitar heroes you'll ever find on the interwebs! All I can say is CONGRATULATIONS! when you've chosen to work with Gabriele!
Gabriele worked incredibly fast and lost zero quality in the process. He is so easy to work with and understands YOUR vision of a track. I recommend and will be using him in the future. A class!
Gabriele did a great job with this acoustic guitar song! Quickly delivered and on point. Strongly recommend!
Great work and quick!
Gabriele is incredible! He's a highly skilled player, and will get you exactly what you need for your song! Not to mention a quick turn around time as well as the fact that he's easy to work with! Will definitely be working with Gabriele again!
If you’re looking for pure excellence, look no further!
Gabriele will take care of your music in the most professional way! Just sit back and enjoy the magic!
Easily 5 stars out of 5!
Once again an amazing job done by Gabriele. He captured the spirit of a vintage song and was able to perfectly mix my tracks. Highly recommended!
If you want a guitarist who'l put his total commitment and experience into the arrangement , go with Gabriele. I had a track for which he created a complete acoustic and electric arrangement . I felt that he played the track not just as a session musician , but as a friend who gave his best time,thought and effort to you
Awesome! Everything I wanted, quickly, beautifully, and sounded amazing.
Gabriele did an awesome job on my acoustic guitar recording, on which he was able to perfectly balance the various frequencies, and add subtle reverb. I highly recommend Gabriele to mix/master acoustic guitar !
Really great to work with him. Brought my song to another level.i would rate 10/10.Very Fast and Quality Music! Looking Forward to work with him on my other Tracks too.
Interview with Gabriele Cento
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: this song: https://soundcloud.com/gabriele-cento/ti-lascio-andare#t=0:00 Just because I wrote it, recorded and produced it! It's super simple but somehow it represents my sound.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished mastering my solo Album and working on music from different artist when I am in the studio. In the next weeks I will be travelling much for teaching and live performing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! for many reasons: budget, time, and sonic color.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: All my attention and skills!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can use my creativity,my hands and technology to give life to something that was in someone else's mind. It is also true for my own ideas!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: STUDIO 1 I have a live room treated for a very natural sound with a very low amount of reflection: I like to track voice and acoustic intruments in it. I have also made an amp booth for electrics guitar tracking recorded at the ideal audio level. In the control room PRO TOOLS 11 is my mainly DAW, occasionally I do work with Cubase5 for MIDI or pre production purpose. About the audio interface my choice is on the UAD APOLLO with his super powerful plugins set. I also use Waves,Metric Halo,Sound Toys, Fab Filters,Celemony and Slate. Speakers: Dynaudio BM5A Mainly microphones: schoeps CM6, AdvancedAudio C12, Neumann M149 STUDIO 2 I go tracking into this room when I need top analog machine 3xAPI (512c), 2xAVALON (VT737SP), 1xTHERMIONIC (phoenix) TC ELECTRONIC (M3000,4000 AND 5000), 1xTUBETECH (CL1-B) Speakers: DYNAUDIO BM15A
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a guitarist in activity since 2010 I used to study and teach in one of the main school in Italy. I do care about music production, teaching and composing.By working with Italian fingerstyle virtuoso Pietro Nobile I had the change to directly live into the acoustic world by recording guitarists and making a lot of research especially on building the right sound. I have published a book "il chitarrista in studio arrangiare e registrare" for Italian editor fingerpicking.net and an acoustic EP "essential" (http://bit.ly/2e2cRhF). I do play live with several bands for every needing: clubs, big stage, gala dinner. I do work as "demo guy" or consultant for: Shank Guitars; Black Beard Guitars, Manne Guitars, Dreamaker (Ferrari amps). I am supported by Eko music group for Universal Audio and Aramini for the acoustic guitars brand Effedot. I like to look for everything is "new" and artistically inspiring.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am required to track guitars (acoustic and electric) on tunes produced by someone else's creating an arrangement of the guitars into the song. I am also used to arrange or produce songs starting from a common draft (i.e. voice/guitar, voice/piano, lyrics drafts etc).
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet, but I certainly will in the future.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Can you add guitars to my song, including electric parts? A: Yes, I do play electric as often as acoustic. Q:I used to track acoustic guitars but I am not happy of the results, can you take a listen and see If you can work it out? A: Yes! Flat acoustic guitars are very often due to a matter of interpretation or mickin' solutions
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Probably the fact that technology can fix everything: BIG MISTAKE
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the porpose of this job? i.e. business, personal, radio, tv. It can take differences in workflow!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Follow your istinct: try to see if my words and work match the mood of your personality and the spirit of your music. It doesn't matter if you're not going to hire me, as an artist I will always be happy to talk to you and listen to your creations.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my ears, an acoustic guitar and my strings' bag. that's all I need
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Evolving I try to match both acoustic and electric languages
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: So many! Joss Stone for example is one of them, I like the sounds of her records and guitars role into it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: BAD AND FLAT STRINGS SYNTH TRACK: Try to write volume automation with sine curve or saw line... snapped with 1/8 or 1/16 it generally give a more interesting movement to the track, especially when it is a little boring!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: acoustic,pop,rock,funk and nu soul.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to add the elements the artist is looking for,but he don't always can describe with words.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I generally receive the request, listen to the audio available and figuring out artist's needings for the song. If something is unclear I don't start working untill I have the change to talk (or write) to the artist and understand every point. Once I have tracked I send an mp3 with a rough mix letting the client to listen to what I have done. At that point he can ask me to modify something or moving forward with delivering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a guitarist but musicians inspiring me the most are often piano players. I like to drastically change prospective when I think of composing. From my top 3 list: Robert Glasper, Thomas Newman, John Williams. About production one of my favorite ever is Michael Brauer.