Stefano Lentini

Mastering | Music Producer

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Known worldwide for his collaborations with BAFTA and Academy Award nominated director Wong Kar-Wai (In the Mood for Love, The Grandmaster), Stefano Lentini has composed, mixed and mastered hundreds songs for Warner, Universal, Yves Saint Laurent, BBC, Arte Tv, ZDF, ORF, Rai, ABC, SRF Radio.

My works have been presented in the major festivals of the world: Academy Awards, Berlinale, Venice International Film Festival, Cannes Festival, International Kids Emmy Awards, Golden Horse, Fimucitè, Boston Society of Critics, Asian Pacific Screen Awards, Santa Monica Film Festival and many more.

With 15+ years of experience in this industry Stefano has received recognition from the international press. They wrote about him: Classic Rock: "Creative power"; Vents Magazine "Alternative-classic has a new star"; PROG: "Major crossover talent afoot"; Indie Voice Blog: "A stunning audio masterpiece"; EFE EME: "Extraordinary"; Rolling Stone "A journey into the dark side of the human mind".

"I am obsessed with sound quality. Mastering is for me the supreme act, the final moment in which you have to make complex work accessible. I believe in independence in music as an act of creative freedom and the history of music teaches us that every musical revolution is made up of new inventions. I am ready to break the rules once again".

- Two revisions included.
- Additional versions of the same mix are charged additionally.
- Typically turnaround is 24-48 hours.
- Responsive with crazy industry deadlines.

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Interview with Stefano Lentini

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I learned from Alan Meyerson and Geoff Foster at AIR Studios that digital and analog work together. It all depends on your ear and your direction. My setup starts with a Mac Pro 6 Core, I am a Metric Halo endorser and I have 2 Lio 8 connected to a unique handmade Mastering Summing Mixer with two handmade controllers unique in the world crafted by Italian engineer Livio Argentini. I mainly work with ADAM S3XH, Dynaudio M1 with two different Dynaudio power amplifiers and B&W DM1800. My studio is a circus of musical instruments, always in development.

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

  4. A: I started out working as an assistant in a recording studio twenty years ago. Then I bought an Apple G3 I never left the studio for months.

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

  6. A: I am inspired by all those who make music with their heads, who tell a true, personal and profound story. I love independence in music, I believe it is a revolutionary value. I'm a fan of Chopin, Metallica, Alicia Keys, Alt-J, Antony and the Johnsons, Villagers, Efterklang, Muse, John Grant...

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: My "Stabat Mater" is a part of the soundtrack of the film nominated for two Academy Awards "The Grandmaster" by Wong Kar Wai. The album was composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by me. I am very proud of this project as it was born from an intense and profound work done with the Spanish singer Sandra Pastrana. Wong Kar-Wai listened to some tracks and fell in love with them. A collaboration that led me to sign the music for the latest short film curated by Antony Vaccarello and produced by WKW for Yves Saint Laurent: Self05

  9. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  10. A: I'm mastering the soundtrack of a 12 episode TV series: "The Sea Beyond" produced by Rai Fiction and worldwide distributed by Studiocanal. It's a huge project that includes Rap, symphonic, world and classical music. I was able to work once again with great musicians and orchestras such as the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra and Gilda Buttà, the pianist known worldwide for "The Untouchables" by Brian De Palma and "The Legendo of 1900" by Tornatore.

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

  12. A: My experience.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: Music speaks

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: You must know what you can get from your collaborators, your collaborators must always be better than you.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Eclectic

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: The beauty of the instrument, the beauty of the performance and the beauty of the recording room.

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

  22. A: I work mainly on soundtracks. Which means there are no musical genre boundaries

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: This is what they say about me: https://stefanolentini.net/Press

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

  26. A: Truth, clarity and depth.

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

  28. A: Listen, understand the message of music, amplify the emotion. The technique must be at the service of music and not vice versa.

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

  30. A: I am a film music composer and CEO of Coloora Film Music Production. I create music, record, mix, master. Here on Soundbetter I only offer the Mastering service.

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I was the Arranger, Re-Mixer, Masterting Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Two revisions included. Additional versions of the same mix are charged additionally. Typically turnaround is 24-48 hours. Mastering with Stems on request.

GenresSounds Like
  • Thom Yorke
  • Soundgarden
  • Eminem
Gear Highlights
  • Adam S3X-H
  • Dynaudio M1+A3 and TM1000
  • B&W DM1800
  • 2 Metric Halo LIO-8's Line-Level Digital Audio Processor+DSP
  • 16CH Analog Mastering Summing Mixer Arrel Audio AL-266
  • Pre Audio Line AL120
  • Audioscope Spectrum Analyzer
  • Argentini handmade Monitoring
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SoundBetter Deal

Two revisions included - Discount 10%: Ep (4/6 songs) - Discount 15%: Album (+10 songs)

  • Cannes Corporate Media & TV AwardsMar 25, 2020

    • September 25th, 2019 | Stefano is a member of the Jury for Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2019.

  • 7 Nominations for BEST VIDEOMar 25, 2020

    October 2019 | 7 Nominations for BEST VIDEO : “Fury” and “Suite After the Furies” at Syracuse IFF, Roma Creative Contest, YoFiFest, ARFF Paris, ARPA IFF Los Angeles CA, Free Spirit Film Festival.

  • SELF05 by YSL (Music by Stefano Lentini)Mar 25, 2020

    • November 22th 2019 | SELF 05: Curated by WONG KAR WAI is OUT.