MediaLuna works in the shadows, bringing out the best in YOU
MediaLuna compose and arrange a song exactly as you want, just give us her reference. MediaLuna also works with you, on your own song, to make it work and sound better. Do you want an electronic piece? Done. Do you want an acoustic one? you got it. Do you want strings? Brasses? Saxophones? No problems at all.
She's well skilled in electronic drums and sound design, as well as in a strings quintet arrange or in a pretty much acoustic song. She also can compose an instrumental track, for a movie or video.
She can sing and play instruments for you, as needed, and as you need mix and master your piece.
MediaLuna is a creative creature, but she also lives in the practical world... ;)
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Interview with MediaLuna
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Well, someone comes to MediaLuna with a draft on one hand and an idea on the other one: she will find the way to complete it and make it sound ok.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: She's inspired by the complete musicians, the ones who's got talent and knowledge, the ones with skills, and that "genius" spark...people like Sting, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Thom Yorke, and also the jazz big ones like Davis and Coltrane. But she lives in the real world and she also appreciate people who "knows what's to be done" like the Coldplay,
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: She works with an acoustic piano when she needs to compose or create...then, when the "structure" is done, she uses all the instruments that are provided by new technology, Native Instruments above all (Maschine, Massive, Reaktor...) and she works on Logic Pro. She also can record voices and instruments, good machines at home but better sounding at the studios she uses to work with
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1) Piano - melody - harmony THEN Logic pro and the directions a piece can go to (Acoustic - Electronic - anything)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: She brings her world, made by many different solutions and sounds, different genres and historical periods references, and she use to call her gift "Imaginary Ear"...she can imagine the future of a song even if you give her a midi file or a totally out-of-tune voice on a phone record. Try her...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Medialuna is a musician...she KNOWS the music. That's what "skill" must mean. She also knows DAW and virtual instruments, and this helps a lot :)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, most of all part electronic part acoustic, but often all acoustic songs (this needs external musicians to be owned) or all electronic. And she's a killing singer too so if you need a voice... Also music for videos or similar, instrumental
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you want a good job, ask a PRO to do it. Choose the one you like, and NEVER ask for a second opinion 'cause you're going to MESS UP everything :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sting, 'cause he's the best writer/composer the modern world ever had, he's a great, skilled and talented musician, and he's got an infinite production of pieces on his shoulder. Lady Gaga, 'cause she can actually sing, she writes wonderful music and she's a really competent and complete artist. Brian Eno...'cause it means all the good music MediaLuna listened too in her life. Robert Fripp, 'cause he's crazy. Alanis Morissette, 'cause she's AMZING as a singer and as a songwriter. Florence and the Machine: great music. Bjork, 'cause she's a genius at many levels. BOWIE...but unfortunately this is an impossible dream...
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classy, elegant but it can be aggressive too, coloured, dense
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 25 years singer, 15 years REALLY SKILLED singer, 15 years songwriter/composer, over 10 years arranger and skilled pop/rock producer As a singer rock, but JAZZ too, and POP toot (Meadiauna has multiple voices!!!)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: ACOUSTIC CODA PIANO (yes, it may be "demanding" for a desert island...but if you dream...). Actually this is the only fundamental need, but we nees to write five...so: 2) Sheet music big big big collection 3) Apple computer with LOGIC PRO and various instruments 4) A great collection of vinyl and CD music (yes, it's a gear, of course) and the machines to play it 5) ...electrical current...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Choose someone and then trust him. And choose a PRO
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: A reference tune or style they want their music to move close
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: this is very easy: that anyone with a computer and a keyboard can do it...we talk about MUSIC here ;)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Well, they usually have convictions about how their music should sound and it's pretty hard to make them understand how what they want can sound better in a different way. MediaLuna uses to explain and motivate her point. If they don't like MediaLuna style, maybe she's not the right choice, but if you like her and choose her you will not regret
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Turning a "not so good" tune into a nice idea
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: MediaLuna ALWAYS do her best
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, of course. But we should use most digital 'cause of the price and the space needed
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: XXLead team
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A kinda pop/dance piece with a nice refrain and a classy drumming
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Antichords: MediaLuna composed and singed all the tunes and co-arranged all the album Agricantus: they signed the 90's music and was so nice work with them as singer "Felicia Impastato" R.A.I. movie soundtrack