I do not have big or famous credits but I have the passion and every day more experience.
I studied as an electronic music producer and audio engineer at the SAE institute in Milan. Currently I work for the Swiss radio / television (RSI), I also collaborate with a recording studio for recording and mixing, everyone calls me some club as a sound engineer, I worked for a theater (Shows, concerts, etc ...) and I have a great passion for music at 360 degrees.
I started playing guitar, acoustic and electric at the age of 13, and at high school producing electronic music (Psydark, Tekno), using Ableton Live, taking my live sets to some small party.
Later I approached the production of Beat Hip-Hop, mainly for scratch sessions with friends, and some production with Rap singers from my city.
After the SAE institute I decided to form a Death Metal band, with which I am currently active all over Europe.
The school, my professional experiences and the work done with my band allowed me to learn a lot, even though I think I always have to learn.
I am familiar with many DAWs, plug-ins, analog and digital equipment, mixers, drum programming, virtual orchestras programming, editing, music production, audio restoration and of course with my instrument the electric guitar. I have helped many people with their projects, from arrangement to finalization.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you think it will help you.
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Interview with Mattia LD
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: When I have time I love working for myself and for my projects. In September 2017 was released the last album of my band's. I worked on the production of songs, pre-production, recording of the guitar and I assisted our audio technician during the whole recording process and I also took care of the layout of the booklet
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the pre production of my new full length
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I think there are many valid people here, but it depends on the client's requests
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both, the two things get along together
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give my best to get what they want
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: gratification and personal growth after every single job
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do it for free? No, but my prices are very accessible.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I like precision, order and respect, I demand these things from my customers too
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What job is it, what expectations do you have and what goals, delivery times and give me examples of how you would like your finished product.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you think I can help you contact me, I'm a available person, but know that it's not Abbey Road Studio
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, computer and headphones are enough for me.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started 13 years playing the guitar, from the high school I use audio programs, the study and passion brought me where I am today after about 16 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fresh and dynamic but if necessary dark and scratchy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Christian Donaldson, because I love his work and the artists he works with
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: yes, if you ask me
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Metal, Rock, HipHop, Trance
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Adapt and understand the requests to get the best with what you have
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Balance and personality
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening, understanding and processing to get the best result
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac, Ableton Live, Logic, Protools, Motu ultra-lite mk3, Focusrite scarlett 18i20, Mackie mr8, Mackie mk5, Mackie CR 4, AKG K141 mkII, Akai APC 40, Access Virus Ti Keybord, Guitar amp (ENGL,La Boga,Hughes and Kettner) Drum set, Bass Amp, Mic for recording, guitar and basses.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chuck Schuldiner, Christian Donaldson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Editing, Mixing, Drum and Orchestral Programming, Beats production.