Michele Romeo Buscaino

Mixing, session guitarrist

12 Reviews
Michele Romeo Buscaino on SoundBetter

Guitar player - Electric guitar - Acoustic Guitar - Classical Guitar I can play the following genres: (Pop, Rock, Metal, Funk, R&b, Jazz, Blues, Bossanova). Mixing Engineer I can mix the following genre: (Pop, Rock, Folk, Funk, R&b, Jazz, Blues, Dance, Electro Swing, Bossanova).

Throughout my musical journey, I have been through emotional experiences and have developed technical skills that have made me grow in my career to become a better human and musician. I have a profound perspective when it comes to using music as a tool to convey emotions. I always make sure that people that work with me are capable to express themselves in the best possible way. It is a big responsibility to make sure that my artists and clients take out the best of me through mixes and guitar performances.

With 5+ years of experience in the industry, I have produced one EP for Valeriia Kuzmuk (Ukrainian songwriter), I have mixed an EP for young composer John Paul Canal and another EP for electro swing artist Valerie Giglio. As a guitarist, I have recorded guitars for renowned American bass player Joshua Calvin Young, distinguished Italian bass player and composer Gaia Leone, remarkable Italian singer Lidia Schillaci, amongst others. I composed and recorded two original albums between 2012-2015. This year (2021), I have released several other original singles. Something I appreciate from people I have worked with, is that they have encouraged me to join this platform. I feel grateful that one of the artists I produced won an award last year at Berklee College of Music, which brought me great joy. I am ready to provide you with my best services, using all of my skills!

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12 Reviews

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  1. Review by Griffin Hecht
    by Griffin Hecht

    Michele is one of the most talented people I've had the pleasure to work with His work is colored not just by a high level of expertise but also obvious passion for his crafts. His mixes are highly thought out and immaculate. The man is also a guitar god. The first time I heard him play I knew I had to talk to this guy. He is skilled, thoughtful, and professional. Hire him in a heartbeat.

  2. Review by Davide Capobianco
    by Davide Capobianco

    I had a great time working with Michele Buscaino, he's higly skilled, creative and on time with his deliveries. Probably one of the best mixing engineer I worked with.

  3. Review by Gianluca Magalotti

    I had the pleasure to work with Mike Romeo more than once and I can guarantee that he will absolutely put a lot of effort into the work, and anything you hire him for will be no doubt a top-grade quality product. Not to mention he's always very communicative and punctual with deadlines. Highly recommend this guy for your production and recording needs.

  4. Review by Laela
    by Laela

    Michele is such a talented musician!!! I met him through Berklee College is Music !! 🙏🙏

  5. Review by Irene
    by Irene

    Michele is a true professionist with indisputable abilities, with him the sound takes the right shape for any project that is proposed in front of him. Very human and sensible person, everything you can ask of a self-respecting musician!

  6. Review by Francesco B.

    Michele is highly professional and beyond the high quality of his works he is always on time in delivering projects. It was awesome to collaborate with him! 100% recommended!

  7. Review by Valerie Giglio
    by Valerie Giglio

    Michele is hands down one of the best musicians and audio engineers I have ever heard. He is meticulous with detail and extremely prompt. I had a last minute EP project he was able to turn around quickly for me, and the quality was broadcast… so much so that I’m being considered for Sirius xm radio and these tracks haven’t even been released for a week yet. He brought out sound elements in the mix that I didn’t even know were there but his supersonic hearing found them!! As for his musical performance skills, I’ve played with him several times. His technique is amazing!!

  8. Review by Giuseppe cucchiara
    by Giuseppe cucchiara

    Michele is the best I have been working with him for many years now and I fully support his artistry and professional approach.

  9. Review by Valerie Kuzmuk
    by Valerie Kuzmuk

    Michele made my project come to life. He is an incredibly talented guitar player, producer, and a mixing engineer. He is patient, well organised, and eager to learn. Michele always made sure that I was happy with the final product no matter how many times I changed my mind or asked for changes. It's really important to him that his customers are satisfied with the result. It's been a pleasure to work with a professional of his level!

  10. Review by JP
    by JP

    His ear is really incredible and he is an amazing collaborator who knows how to bring out your vision and make it even better.

  11. Review by Gaia Leone
    by Gaia Leone

    Michele is thorough, professional, dedicated and creative. Whenever I worked with him hiring him as guitar session player I only got extremely positive and excited feedback from my clients. You cannot go wrong with him! 100% recommend!

  12. Review by Riccardo Gresino
    by Riccardo Gresino

    100% approved ! Michele is a killing guitar player and I worked with him for long time.

Interview with Michele Romeo Buscaino

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

  2. A: The project I am the most proud of is the one I did for Valerie Kuzmuk. She showed me her songs singing and playing the piano for me, and from there we recorded the songs making a full production where I recorded, tracked musicians, played guitars, arranged and mixed. You can follow her to see any updates about the project release. IG: @valerie.folkmus.

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

  4. A: I am working on another electro swing EP album. I am also playing guitar for a few artists recording their new singles and I am finishing the production for my upcoming project "Fragments".

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I recommend Berklee graduate professional pianist, composer and educator Jorge Alonso Maldonado.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Nowadays, there are different digital devices and softwares that can function very well for sure, for instance Protools. Nevertheless, guitar wise, I like to use analog equipment, like analog delays, overdrive and valve amps. They respond to dynamic the best way possible, and it feels warmer. But if I use a digital software I will definitely go with digital plugins. In conclusion, I combine both analog and digital worlds and I believe today in 2021 both of these blend and work very well together.

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

  10. A: My promise is guarantee that I am going to put the best I can using my knowledge and passion in the work I am going to deliver.

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

  12. A: The most beautiful part about my job is making music and the fact that I can play expressing my creativity. When I make a mix, is like making a puzzle, I have fun putting all the pieces together.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: They would ask me if I can play the guitar in a specific style and in terms of mixing, if I can make their song sound like a specific artist.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Some people, especially non-producers, undervalue the importance of a great mix because a great mix can totally transform your song in something powerful. A bad mix can compromise the value of your song.

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

  18. A: What does this song mean to you? What is the story of this song? How did you write it? What kind of intention would you like to communicate? What kind of sound would you like to have? What kind of instruments do you imagine in this production?

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

  20. A: Do not be too judgmental about the new music that you compose. Trust your feelings and your mood and if you reach out to me, I will make sure to let your idea become a great song.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Laptop, audio interface, guitar pre-amp, electric guitar and condenser microphone.

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

  24. A: I have been involved in music since 2002. From 2008, I began to work professionally as an educator and performer. I produced my first two music albums between 2010 and 2015. I began to work as a mixing engineer since 2016 until now.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I define my own original music as Jazz Rock.

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

  28. A: I would be honored to create something with Billy Eilish and her brother because I respect their work a lot. What they do as producers is amazing. As a guitar player, I would love to create a song with Steve Vai because he is one of my main influences and of the reasons I began to play guitar.

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

  30. A: If you are working on a drum set or percussion, I recommend applying parallel compression. I enjoy using Devil Lock by Soundtoys for this purpose.

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

  32. A: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk/Acoustic, R&B Soul and Heavy Rock.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Being patient with customers and understanding their needs.

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

  36. A: As you understand from my previous answers, I am a very sensitive person and involving emotions into music for me is the first step. I would definitely say that I like to bring a lot of passion and soul to the music I work with. Beyond the emotional aspect, I have 15 years of experience in the music business and I am a very skillful guitar player and mixing engineer.

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

  38. A: Mixing wise, I like to get the story about the song I am going to work with. I also like to get in touch with the artist because I want to understand what is the intention my client is looking for. It is very important for me to give the right value to the emotional part of the mix. In terms of technique, once I import the stems, I prepare a rough mix in protools adjusting stems with volume and panning. Finally, I start adding all the plugins I need. In terms of guitar recording, I also focus a lot on the emotional side but if I receive a specific part especially for guitar comping, I just play what my client asks for. When it comes to guitar solos, I can imitate other guitar players if required or I can just come up with something original.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: ProTools, Plugins: Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance, SoundToys, Waves Audio, Avid. Scarlet Focus Right 18i8, Guitar PreAmp Tech21 Fly Rig5, Fender Strat '91, Framus Diablo Custom, Taylor 114E, Classical Studio Lag plus, Shure SM58, Rode NT1.

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

  42. A: Some of my most inspiring mixing professionals are: Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Clearmountain and my Berklee professor Enrique Gonzalez Muller. Regarding guitar players, some of the people that have always inspired me are: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Greg Howe and Pat Metheny.

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

  44. A: I primarily work as a mixing engineer, spending 8 to 12 hours on every professional mix. This varies depending on the amount of stems people give me. I always work using reference tracks. I also work as a session guitar player.


Terms Of Service

In my recording session package I offer 1 take and two revisions.
Regarding my mixing package, I offer two revisions after the main mix. First revision is free, then $50 each revision moving forward.

GenresSounds Like
  • Steve Vai
  • Van Halen
  • John Scofield
Gear Highlights
  • ProTools
  • Plugins: Fabfilter
  • Plugin Alliance
  • SoundToys
  • Waves Audio
  • Avid. Scarlet Focus Right 18i8
  • Guitar PreAmp Tech21 Fly Rig5
  • Fender Strat '91
  • Framus Diablo Custom
  • Taylor 114E
  • Classical Studio Lag plus
  • Shure SM58
  • Rode NT1.
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