Italian music producer, mix and mastering engineer from the city of Ferrara. I've published, produced, mixed and mastered music for a lot of independent label like WormHoleDeath, Epictronic, Too Loud Records and others.
I started playing guitar at the age of 10, at first studying classical guitar for six years at the Conservatoire under the guidance of Leonardo DeAngelis.
Later approaches to the study of the electric guitar under the guidance of Luca Longhini (Taglia 42, PIA, Vasco Rossi).
I have a degree at the University of Ferrara in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication Technologies.
After more than 10 years spent in music industry, first as an author/guitarist/singer in bands of various musical genre like HC/Punk, Pop/Rock, and later as a producer and sound engineer in several albums for national and international artists. I felt the need to create my own path, that will allow me to devote myself entirely to musical projects in which i believe, for their artistic quality and attitude.
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Interview with Riccardo Daga
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both. If it sounds good it doesn't matter if it's digital or analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always give you my 110%.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Discovering new talented artists
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I live and work in the music industry since 2003. I started as a guitarist, composer and author and then i moved to production and recording. I really know what i'm talking about when you ask me about music industry.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1 - mac pro 2 - audio interface 3 - headphones 4 - one guitar 5 - mic
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Really friendly but professional
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would really work with bands with great personality and taste because i love the alchemy and the sound that can be created in these situations. Everything is connected to the sound if we are all focused on the music that we are creating.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you make a great recording process everything will sound amazing and easy to do.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: from pop/rock to all core genre, but mostly punk and hardcore.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a musician and i perfectly understand what a songs need to be good and i have my own characteristic and recognizable sound.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: i have my own characteristic and recognizable sound. You can hear it on my productions.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Multitracks recording session. -drum recording -drum editing -bass recording with DI -bass editing -guitars recording with DI -guitar editing -reamp session -voices recording -voices editing -mix -master
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Really simple i work on ProTools and i'm able to follow all the steps for a great recording session. For the mix i tend to use gear from digital and analog world.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Will Putney,Jordan Valeriote and Kyle Black are my favourite sound engineer. They all have a typical sound on their productions.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce and record bands from all over the world in my studio with my specific approach. I tend to listen carefully every passage and note of the song. All my works follow specific passages since the recording session.