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Valerio M. on SoundBetter

I am a guitarist, producer, mixing and mastering engineer based in Rome, Italy.

I play guitar since my teenage and formed my first band when I was 18. My musical roots are deeply rock in almost all its shades, I grew up listening Guns n' Roses, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Queen and played a lot of rock/hard rock.
I own a Fender Strat, an Ibanez JEM 555 Steva Vai, a Yahama 12 strings acoustic and 6 strings acoustic.Electric guitars are powered by a SOLDANO SP-77 all tubes preamp and a vintage FARFISA all tubes valves (dated 1965) to create a very great sound.
I owned a studio recording for years, and I had the chance to record, mix and produce several awesome bands travelling from pop to Metal progressive.
I work with a Mac Pro and Logic Pro x.

If you are looking for a low budget/high quality service , try me!

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11 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by julie d.
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    Valerio is absolutely amazing to work with. Patience, consideration, attention to details, absolute professionalism and talent. I highly recommend him!

  2. Review by Kyle Tupper
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    Truly such a privilege to work with Valerio. His music is very eclectic and I enjoy playing on every single song. Can't wait for the next one!

  3. Review by Kyle Tupper
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    Valerio is the man! This marks the 5th song I’ve done for him and man it’s like each song gets better and better. I hope he keeps recording more music. I’m getting spoiled working with such a great artist! Bravo Valerio! Love your music!

  4. Review by julie d.
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    Valerio is wonderful to work with! Third track, and plan on working with him for the rest of the album. Highly recommend! Please scroll down, and see my earlier reviews.

  5. Review by julie d.
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    Valerio did an outstanding job mixing and mastering yet another track. I highly recommend him - great communication, great quality, good ear for details and nuances. Fantastic to work with!:)

  6. Review by Kyle Tupper
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    Once again Valerio proves to be a well accomplished producer and musician. Never fails to impress and never disappoints! Work with this stunning musician if you get the chance! Or better yet, hire him to produce, mix/master or play guitar on your songs! You won’t regret it!

  7. Review by julie d.
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    Valerio is wonderful to work with. Professional, skilled, personable, responsive. I highly recommend!

  8. Review by Stefano B.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Valerio! Very cool song, reminding me of Another Day of the Dream Theater!
    I had the opportunity to play the saxophone on this track and I did it as soon as possible, since this track really moved me. Can't wait to play again with Valerio!

  9. Review by Kyle Tupper
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    Valerio continues to impress with great tunes and great communication. Whenever I needed something, I was able to message him and received great feedback very quickly. He takes his music seriously but also is super friendly and encouraging throughout the recording process. I look forward to more projects with Valerio!

  10. Review by Kyle Tupper
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    Valerio and I have worked on 2 songs now and each tune has great variety both in feel and tempo! His songs are so fun to play and are mapped out with great organization. I enjoy tracking drums every single time and never feel under the gun. Valerio is so enthusiastic as well. He gives me the confidence that I need to give him the best track I can! Bravo! Can't wait for the next one!

  11. Review by Kyle Tupper
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    Valerio was a pleasure to work with. Great communication between the two of us and I was so glad to have been able to work with him on his first soundbetter experience. Great song and great musician! Hope I get work with Valiero again soon!

Interview with Valerio M.

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

  2. A: I will always do my best, because if I am not happy with a job, how the client could be?

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

  4. A: the music

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I owned a recording studio in Rome fro years, after that, being a musician as well, I never stopped creating and recording music

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: It's plenty of artists I would like to work with, I would like to have one of my song sung by Eddie Vedder, a solo by Slash and an acoustic arpeggio by Riche Sambora

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

  10. A: Pop-Rock, Rock, Hard Rock

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: For this kind of job, for sure the stubbornness.. I am an aries...so I keep pushing until I reach the goal

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

  14. A: I always liked good produced music, I constantly look for the beauty of sounds. I am a maniac of sound quality indeed.

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

  16. A: I listen the song few times, trying to get the idea of how it should sound. Sequence mixing is drums-bass-guitars-keyboards-voices.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I have a Mac Pro 5.1 with Logic Pro X and a lot of plugins. My guitars are a Fender Stratocaster, an Ibanez JEM 555 Steve Vai, a 12 strings Yamaha acoustic guitar and a 6 strings TAKAI acoustic guitar. I love the sound of my all tubes preamp SOLDANO SP-77 and my vintage FARFISA all tubes amp of 1965.

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

  20. A: I am a serial youtube watcher, trying to steal top audio engineers secrets. I can spend hours watching tutorial made by the biggest expert in Mastering and Mixing. Richie Sambora and Slash are for sure the two guitar players I got inspiration the most.

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

  22. A: Mixing songs, including editing (timing, pitching,etc.), and final mastering are what I do for my clients. I love to arrange and play guitars parts as well, both acoustic and electric ones.

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Gear Highlights
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Ibanez JEM 555
  • Soldano SP77 tubes preamp
  • FARFISA vintage tubes amplifier
  • DIGITECH Quad 4 multieffect processor
  • Mac Pro 5.1
  • Logic pro X
  • Audio units plugins
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