As an audio engineer, Leonardo ensures the artist connects to the audience and achieves sonic perfection. With extensive knowledge of a vast range of musical genres, along with his ability to provide the support and expertise his clients need, Leonardo is able to help shape the music to the artist's vision. Let's get noisy.
Leonardo Bertinelli is an Italian Mixing and Mastering Engineer. He is an official provider of Apple Digital Masters and MQA, and he is an AVID Certified Pro Tools User.
Leonardo is experienced working in studio environments, concert venues, audio mobiles, log cabins, or on the top of a mountain in the remotest corner of the earth with a multi-track recording rig. He provides professional Music mixing and mastering.
Leonardo was educated at Berklee College of Music where he graduated in Music Production and Engineering, with a Minor in Acoustics and Electronics, and has mastered his craft working with musicians around the world.
- Mixing: I mix until you are happy and approve the mix. I include 3 mix revisions in my flat rate. Whatever it takes until you are 100% satisfied.
Mixing services are customized to the artist’s needs and budget. Whether I'm working solo or with you and your posse, whether from my studio, a remote studio or your location—I’ll work to make your art shine.
- Mastering: Give your record its finishing touch. Through my mastering services, I unify your mixes, properly space and fade your tracks, add metadata and optimize playback quality on every distribution platform including Streaming Platforms, CD, Vinyl, Cassette and more.
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- Tristan Simone
- NHK TV JAPAN
- Your SongMaker
- Surefire Cure
- Rocket House
- Droid Mafia
- Carla Restivo
- Marco Morabito
- Torch Podcast
- Samuel Cerra
- Dominican Republic Pop Funhouse
- Lily & Madeline
- Walid Zairi
- Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
- Mike Mains and the Branches
- Dead Horses
- Ingrid Andress
- The Band Camino
- Jake Sherman
- Courtney Hartman
- Ryan Kinder
- Brother Bird
4 ReviewsEndorse Leonardo Bertinelli
I've worked several times with Leonardo and he's one of the most professional engineers I know! Would highly recommend working with him.
Leo is an excellent mixer and pays a lot of attention to your sound. He's that fine balance between learning from books, masters and listening to great records as well as taking it a step further and experimenting with totally cool and weird stuff.
He goes the extra mile for his clients and always delivers excellent quality.
Be it classic rock, folk, indie rock, hip-op or orchestral Music, he's always made clients very happy.
He's my go-to person also when it comes to make my cue mixes TV and/or streaming ready (I write for Discovery Channel and curate editing for podcasts).
I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Leonardo on multiple music-related projects. Anything from live engineering, live sound, concert production, musical arrangement, studio recordings, knowledge of equipment and set-up, performance in choir, understanding the artists he works with, etc... Leonardo is the best in these areas. His main concern is the quality of the the product and the happiness of the client. I don't want to share him with the world.
Leonardo Bertinelli is an amazing engeneer that I would recommend to any musician! He is professional and dedicated, a pleasure to work with him!
Interview with Leonardo Bertinelli
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Working on Bella Madness with Tristan Simone has been a dream come true. I am the executive producer, co-producer and recording engineer for the album. I remember watching the Muscle Shoals documentary on TV and saying 'that is what I want to do... make records!' This was my first experience making a record from scratch to distribution. Every moment of it has been magical and I will never forget it.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Marco Morabito. If you need a session drummer with fast turn-arounds, professional, reliable and great sounding, you need to look no further. He has his own studio, can record himself, and send you the files.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: If I could choose... Analog. I love working on tape or analog equipment. It is not for the sound itself, it is possible to achieve the goal with both. However, the workflow is different. I love touching knobs, touching the tape and the music with my hands.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I believe in your record. I'll give my best and I'll be professional.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I am a record lover. I love listening to music and make it the best sounding possible. I love making noise!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I personally believe genre doesn't make a big difference. Whether I am working on a rock tune, a folk tune, an hip-hop tune, the goal is always the same: make it sound the best I can. Why should I limit myself if a folk song needs a specific technique used in hip-hop? I am open minded and whatever the song calls for, I'll do it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure the session or audio files you send are labeled and organized so it is easier for me to work on your material.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SM57, audio interface, laptop, pen & paper
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I keep it simple. I don't over do. This way there is less possibility of mistakes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruce Springsteen. I love his music and content. It would be a dream to touch his music and serve his artistry.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be scared of making decisions in the recording process. Don't be shy and make it sound like a record.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk, Rock, Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Country
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I observe and listen, and I am extremely patient.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Ideas. While musicians practiced, I listened to records. Objectivity. You need an objective listener, don’t you? My role is to tell you what I hear as a fan, as a record lover. I will not assume or walk into a record with my preconceived notion of how it needs to go and treat the artist as if he needs to play the record I’m hearing in my head. I’ll work to manipulate your sound, and I will use my artistry and knowledge to make your music shine.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I receive the audio files or session from the client, I setup my template and I am ready to go. I usually mix a song per day, send to the client, make revisions, and then I master it following client needs.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I turn client vision into a finished, polished recording that you feel proud of and that your fans can enjoy for the rest of their lives. When they come to me, artists feel free to express their ideas and their music in a creative environment, where they find the support and hands-on professionalism to bring it all together. Whatever they need, I am here to help make an impact. Come to me with your ideas and together we'll make the sound you were meant to make. Let's make some noise.