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Expect 100% professional results. Expect the best.

Hi, we are two young mixing engineers and producers based in Milan, Italy. We have no big names or awards to impress you, but be sure that we'll go the extra mile to make you happy. This doesn't include sexy pics. Maybe.

We're gonna deliver a kick-ass mix, or, as multi-instrumentalists, we can arrange -and produce on our own- your musical ideas. We are experienced in editing and we will make your vocal, guitars, basses, or any played instrument great without introducing any artifacts.

Because four ears are better than two.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with VamVam

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: People think this is a "one shot" job, they never realize how many times we listen to the same song, or part of it. It makes you go crazy and it might haunt you at night, but after a while it gets better!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: It's like asking "spaghetti or penne?" (sorry for the italian reference): two different things with different pros and cons.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: We always promise to give our best, so you have every right to expect it.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Being a part of the creative process of something that wasn't there before, and now exists also because of us.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Make sure that you're ready: often we have to deal with people who have unclear ideas about their project. The more you know about your songs, the best the result will be. Having strong limitations might sound bad, but "endless possibilities" are much worse because they make the song less effective. A few, strong ideas: that's the best.

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: Ok, first thing: we would think about our own survival. That being said, acoustic instruments to play cool songs on the beach, of course: guitar, piano, bass, drums, and a banjo, because it's time to learn to play the banjo!

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Powerful, clean, and upfront.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Don't over do it! (still working on this one though)

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Rock, metal, pop, and everything in between.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: We take our job seriously and we put love in what we do. We don't give up until something is up to our (and your) standards, even if that might mean to spend twice the time on something. It HAS to work, for us, and for you.

  21. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  22. A: We are both experienced musicians (10+ years) in different instruments, so we can make a honest full-band arrangement by ourselves. We think we have a good taste in music, so we can provide good options for your song development. Being very patient and attentive, we help you to feel comfortable while recording, because that is what can make the difference.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: We usually start by asking you what is the goal of the song, and what you expect from it: we look into possible references for sound and/or arrangement. We might work on the song content and structure, and then record a simple guitar/piano version of the song to get clean vocals to build around. Then, production time! We make a full instrumental arrangement based on the artist's desires, then re-record vocals in order to get more pathos. We add ad-libs and harmonies, some mixing magic, a bit of master processing, and voilà, everyone's happy :)

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: We are currently working in a 6-room facility. Everything that we own we bought through sacrifices over a long period of time. Our shopping list is still long, but we try to reinvest almost as much as we get into new tools that might help us achieve better results with less effort.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: We look up to the many unspoken people of the pop music: those who might not be as popular as the renowned CLA, but give a lot of inputs to today's music. We love to listen to new records and we are always amazed by the freshness coming out of most of them. Although, we would love to have a beer with Andrew Scheps, because his point of view on audio production is always cool and wise. Btw if you read this, hit us up :)

  29. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  30. A: We usually work with independent singers-songwriters who are looking for a professional result and don't have the means to produce their own song by themselves. This means that we take care of every part of the production, from tips on the song structure (and lyrics, perhaps) to arrangement, recording, mixing, and mastering. Even though we specialize in the arrangement/production and mixing, we are eager to help out people who can't afford additional services by making their song sound competitive and not "less professional" than others.

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  • Yamaha NS10
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  • Mesa and Fender amplifiers
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  • Gibson Les Paul
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