Sound technichan and studio owner from Florence, Italy. Working "in the box" for mix and masters. Collaborating with different local artists from different genres. Live recordings are my favourites.
After the studies at "Accademia Nazionale del Cinema" in Bologna and a Masterclass at the UCLA, I started working and experimenting in my home studio and with live recordings.
Since last year I opened my own professional studio to have a more comfortable place where to work and clean professional recordings.
I work mainly with live recordings, mixing and mastering by my own, while I prefer to collaborate with other local musicians and artists for productions, because I believe that music is always better if chewed by more people :)
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Interview with HarshSound
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The first album I ever recorded. It is 100% not my best work but considering that I was still studying at the academy and the equipment I had at that time, I'm always really proud of the results! I'm often wondering how it would sounded if I had to do it now.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An hip hop album production and a jam session live recording.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever is best for the production. Now days we have plenty of example of the capability of digital processing or sometime is even necessary to reach a certain result.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I'll try my best to achieve the best result and satisfy the client.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The challenging part: all artists are different and have their own particularities.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much is it gonna cost and how much is it gonna take? It totally depend from the project, on this website you already have some quotes :)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not a composer or an arranger, even if I find my self doing it sometime.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have previous works I can listen to? What did you like and what you didn't about it? Any reference tracks from others artists?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure to have a great communication with the provider, understanding the style, mood and focus of your music is crucial.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming my batteries can last forever: laptop, good portable recorder, good headphones, a condenser mic and a dynamic mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started recording and mixing stuff while I was still studying sound engineering. After the Academy I started freelancing for 2-3 years and then made the big step of opening my own studio. My studio now it's 2 years old and I hope I can make much more artists come and use it to produce their stuff.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Either I'm working on hip hop, electronic or hard rock I like it clean and bold.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Independent artists. They usually bring fresh and interesting stuff.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Cut the low end to each track that is not a bass or a kick! Please!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: once I was more on rock music but lately I find myself working on electronic and hip hop music more and more often
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: This is hard to say, I always had to jump from a skill to another but if I have to pick only one I would probably pick mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to clean the song to make it crisp and then "bring" some excitement in the right part of the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First of all understanding the client focus and needs, then organizing the project to make the artistic part go as smooth as possible. This can be applied to live recordings to songs mixes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm working in a professional, acoustically isolated and treated studio. My main monitors are the Yamaha HS8, connected to an Apollo Twin Audio interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up with trash metal music and hard rock. Led Zeppelin are for sure my first and unique love but if I have to pick a top 5 of "now" days artists it will be: Billie Eilish, Kid Francescoli, Black Keys, Jack White and Portishead.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording live sessions, choirs or hip hop singers and audio post production are my common jobs.