More than 20 years of experience in the audio realm, many works on indipendent labels worldwide. Search "Lorenzo Bellia" on Discogs for some of my works that have been released so far
I own a studio in the heart of the city of Florence (Italy) with tight well treated rooms, nice microphones and a hybrid mixing setup consisting in both analog gear and the latest plugins.
I’m into writing and recording music since the late 90’s, played in several bands, released many albums, done hundreds of shows and toured Europe 4 times, 2 times as a drummer and 2 times as guitarist/vocalist.
I understand the view of the musician as I am one too.
Feel free to contact me to talk about your project, I guarantee commitment and sensitivity to your ideas
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Interview with Lorenzo Bellia
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: At first understanding the feeling of a song and the approach of the artist/band, so that I can develop a vision of the sound that the song needs to be at its best form. Then I highlight the more important elements of the music so it can communicate properly with the listener
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Since there is only me on the desert isalnd and there is no one else to record or to maintain gear I'll bring: 1- An indestructible audio interface,probably one made by RME. 2- An indestructible micrpohone, probably an SM57 3- My guitar 4 - A midi controller 5- A computer
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I don't like "fictionality" in recordings if they are not intentionally fictional for some reason. In general I like natural organic sounds and a live performance, of course that would be not the case if the goal of the sound is to be cold and lifeless. It depends on the vision of the artist, I'm flexible and adapt to that. I don't like the fact that quantization in rock music, autotuned singers, acustic drums and guitar amps replaced have become a standard a "must". No thanks
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with Dave Grohl because he's very funny. I can develop a good connection with everything and everyone I'm working with
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My music production tip is: be careful with your ego, because it's a deep energy that can make or break you Try to see things from above, listen with your feelings instead of "programming a mix" in the usual ways
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A treated room in which instruments can sing with their full voice as well as a treated control room in which I can hear all the details of what comes out of the speakers A fine selection of microphone used properly Some audio gear which makes the mixing come togheter better and faster And most important: the vision of the final goal, the direction in which the music will give its best, without this all of the above would be useless
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: So many. As far as musicians I appreciate the genius of Jimi Hendrix and Kraftwerk, the tenacity of Motorhead and Metallica, the romanticism of Police and Brian Adams, the sweetness of Enya, the rawness of Darkthrone and much more. I've spent the first years of my life mainly listening to 60/70's records of my parents (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Deep Purple, Jetro Tull, Queen, Rush...) One artist I love that unites musicianship and music production: Alan Parsons
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common works I do for bands is being a producer, an audio engineer, a friend, a psychotherapist and the midwife which helps them bring their record to life