Hello there! My name is Stefano from Italy. I've been working as pro mixing and mastering engineer for almost 13 years. My main goal is to achieve the best possible sound character for your songs. I won't stop until we are not 100% satisfied.
I graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Music in Music Production and Engineering Conservatory of Music.
My approach: I listen to your song several times, I formulate a plan for creating the best possible product, and then I execute. Finally, I deliver a beautifully optimized version of your song to you, the most important person in this process.
I play electric and acoustic guitar and love soft string arrangements as much as blazing, fat rock grooves.
My services are:
MIXING & MASTERING
I'm Apple Certified Pro Logic Pro X and AvidProTools 201 Certified.
Just send me a rough mix/demo of your song and a reference track.
Please also send me all your clean&dry tracks.
Feel free to share your Logic or Pro Tools projects if you prefer.
RECORDING (Electric Rock and Acoustic Guitars, FX)
-Do you need some compelling rock, acoustic or cool FX guitar tracks?
I can record them for you!
RE-AMP with FRACTAL AXE FX 2 (Electric Guitars or Bass)
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Stefano has a great ear and exceptional technical skills. The combination of those two make him an incredibly valuable and talented engineer. Throw in the fact that he has a very service oriented attitude and the tenacity to stick with the project until it's perfect, and you have all you'll ever need when it comes to mixing and mastering. Wonderful experience. Thank you, Stefano!
Interview with Stefano Formato
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big, fat and warm: this is how every song should sound.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Despite I've been working with big names, I'm especially proud for my customer-oriented sound research.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always fully involved on many projects. But I can't wait to start working on your Rock project here on SoundBetter!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I started my SoundBetter journey thanks to my dear friend Emilio Lanza, the greatest acoustic guitar premium provider on this platform, of course :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog should sound always better, but today digital industry reached a very top audio quality.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is full dedication.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom and creativity.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually one of the most important thing for the customers is the deadline. I will do my best to complete our job within the allowed time.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Work time is not related with song length or tracks number as many people think. Sometimes it could be easier or harder, anyway I will spend the necessary time for each song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask to prospective clients how they would their song sound like, maybe with the help of some reference tracks.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a listen to my audio reel, trying to imagine how your song could sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, mic and laptop, beside food and still water :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since I was a child I used to play the guitar and I loved rock bands. I've studied as sound engineer at the conservatory and as soon as I started working on mix and music production, I realized how much my musician soul was important.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with an emerging band and contribuite to their growth.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Even though music has many rules, every song should have its own magic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Where I live I'm considered a point of reference for Rock music. I'm also involved in many other genres like: Blues, Folk / Acoustic, Heavy Rock, Pop, Pop-Rock, EDM, Jazz, R&B, Singer-Songwriter...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I will approach your song as if it would be mine. My clients appreciate my patience and self-denial. I won't give up until we'll be 100% satisfied.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Before start working on your project, I will listen your rough mix and the reference track, until I figure it out the best path to achieve the best sound for your track.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I use Logic Pro X for the productions and I'm used to complete the job with Pro Tools.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in the box most of the time. I love experimenting and trying to enrich the sound with effects and external hardwares.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up listening to The Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd etc... I loved the glam-rock period and the 2000 rock productions.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Beside Mixing & Mastering, I love to contribute to the sound character of your song.