Official remixer of billboard chart single, bring your Music to a professional level.
Im Alessandro Costa, a young independent professional raised in Italy, I moved to Berlin recently to get closer to the professional environment of audio. My knowledge spreads over audio recording, audio editing (tuning & comping), mixing, mastering, music production, music arrangement, music composition. I can both use digital and analog gear, they are both valid elements If used correctly in the right place and time. I can also use multiple DAWs such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro 8,9,X , Cubase, Ableton.
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Interview with Costa Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I remixed a billboard song last year, I composed arranged and mixed everything about me. The song it's called Leave by Borgeous
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An EDM album for a duo from Netherlands, Mixing and some sound design.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. Nothing can replace, however digital works fine in modern industry
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll follow their directions
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Final results
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take? If the job requires more time it's because I'm giving extra attention needed
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That Engineers are magical creatures that use superpowers to make great mixes. It's just solid workflow and knowledge
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What result you are looking for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk with me. To undestand how this will develop
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: UA 6176, Apollo Twin, AKG C12, Fender Acoustic, Analog Summing Box. (that was a hard decision)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been producing for 7 years now, on the way I improved my mixing skills every production until today.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern Old School.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nile Rodgers, incredibly flexibility and artist view.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, never stop learning, open your mind.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, EDM + acoustic stuff
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The dialogue with the artist.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Balance, clarity, personality.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First talk with the customer, understand his final vision and finalize a professional result.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 2 full size studios with 3 recording room each. Audient 8024 and Trident 88 respectively, analog rack with top analog equipment such as distressor, UA6176, C2, Elysia, Transient Designer, WA EQs and more...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Avicii, Kygo, Ed Sheeran, Sigala, Nile Rodgers, Don Diablo, Sandro Cavazza
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guided Mixing, I follow the artistic directions of the artist applying my theory and technical knowledge.