Producing and writing music since 2005.
I like to guide the bands I work with during the entire process. For me getting the right TONE at first is essential, because the song must be awesome even before mixing. I also believe we should trust our INSTINCT making only the moves we really need to improve the overall sound. The wise says "less is more".
Glad to collaborate with anyone from around the globe. Offering UNLIMITED revisions.
Total transparency. Possible mastering included in Mixing fee.
Bio: I started my career as keyboardist in a symphonic black metal band, touring for ten years, recording several projects. Then I moved behind the glass working on a wide variety of albums, mixing strictly in-the-box, collaborating with professional studios. I am still studying to improve my abilities.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Giorgio Maraia
With my band Esequiem we have recorded the second album "Perpetual Devouring Dissolution". Very professional and helpful, especially in understanding what the band wants. Recommended.
We (Nero or the fall of Rome) had the chance to collaborate with Mile Road Studio, and the finished work is all we wanted. Giorgio is a great professional, working together with the band throughout the process to make the most of his excellent work. Great producer, excellent final product. MRS Studio is a guarantee.
I have been able to collaborate with MRS for various projects and I can guarantee that for the prices on the market the quality is high. There is always the desire to do better and MRS offers cutting-edge equipment, creativity and experience, both technically and artistically.
Giorgio loves challenges, he continues to research and experiment, always taking into account the musical genre and the needs of the artists he works with. Every time I enter his studio there is a new gear or some new plug-in. Top producer.
Recorded two album at Mile Road Studio. Excellent work, Giorgio is very professional.
If you want to record an album don't hesitate to contact him.
I recommend MRStudio
Interview with Giorgio Maraia
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of my credits are rock/metal but also I have clients spanning country to hip hop.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work 100% in the box, no space for real hardware. The control room (in the apartment) is acoustically treated and includes a cushy couch for guests. The tracking booth (in the garage) is 3x3 meters, made by wood, suitable for a couple of musicians.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the whole song after a quick balancing, understanding its general flavour and what is more important. I proceed mixing all the instruments together as a song, tweaking here and there only if needed, to maintain the original sound of the band. At the end I add automations and effects if needed.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many bands think computer can fix anything. They use it as a justification to play badly, without preparation. This is sad.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be fully available towards the best result.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Simplicity, I try to keep recordings as natural as possible, enhancing what matters.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started at a very young age working with audiotapes, recording with really bad gear (ahah) after that I bought my first decent keyboard and mics, found a band in my city, started to compose my own music... and here I am now.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I work on different projects at the same time, it happens. Mixing in the box lets me recall them over and over during the day. This is the faster solution for me.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I change style accordingly to the request I receive from the Artist. Of course I'm a big fan of analogue warmth so I put a certain kind of saturation in every project. I want to perceive the inner soul of the song. This is my signature I guess.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I played in a band for ten years, produced our albums, went on tours. I know how difficult it is to emerge. Now I can help bands making them songs audible. I still have the chance to work with people who love music like me, listening to their ideas. To experiment new tracking methods depending on the situation. Every day in this business is gorgeous.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a big fan of HERTZ STUDIO in Poland, owend by Wiesławski brothers. Very clean yet powerful productions. I played in the past with some of their Artists. My goal, especially in metal music, is to produce albums like those.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Track instruments at the very best of your possibilities. A well recorded song sounds good even before mixing. You can't fix that later.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The metal opera "A Christmas Carol" by Riul Doamnei, based on the famous novel. I engineered all the productive process. It took me 3 months of work without rest, like never before. Worked with a full band plus orchestra components and guests.