Born through the necessity of being in Music and developed across faders and pot! Try my mix to catch the essence of your songs, try my recording to catch the vibe of your soul. Try my live mix to bring your souls to the people, or to play in a "live record". Waiting for your creation to shine throughout me!
Co-Manager at JediSound Studio.
Fancy mix engineer for music biz and dedicated recording engineer.
Lovely live front of house engineers for people who loves good music listening.
Precious live monitor engineer for musician who trust in listen good ears' mix.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with David Matteucci
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a little child in love with music! Thanks to my parents I start to play guitars, than i was involved in the tekno-rave scene in Italy as a musician and as an engineer since i was 16. I moved to Milan to learn more in the studio recording and mixing when I was 20 and than I lived there for three years. When i came back to Rome, in 2010, I also was involved in live act. Last five years I toured with great Italians Act like "Thegiornalisti" and "Coez". Simultaneously I found, with my bro and colleague Jessie Germanò, the "Jedi Sound Studio" in Rome (www.jedisoundstudio.com). Due to the corona you can find me all the days in the studio... waiting for your mix ti shine it!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: CONTROL ROOM Desk: Solid State Logic 4040 E 32 channels (Fully recapped with Dubilier caps) DAW: Pro Tools ULTIMATE Monitoring: ATC SCM25A NS-10 PRO AC STUDIO 100 BRYSTON 3B Converters: 32 Channels of AD/DA Apogee 16x clocked by external Apogee Big Ben Clock Outboard: Neve 1073 DPA Api 3124 Telefunken V710 x2 Thermionic Culture - The rooster Manley Vari-mu GML 8200 DIY 1176 BLUE STRIPE UREI LA4 x2 Teletronix - LA2A (braingasm) Distressor el8x - x2 Thermionic Culture - Culture Vulture Lexicon 960 RECORDING ROOM Drums: LUDWIG BEAT late 70's refurbished by ESSEBI Drums LUDWIG Acrolite Piano: BURGER JACOBS Upright with half tail bass strings. Electric Piano: Rhodes mkII 88 Wurlitzer 200 Clavinet Organ: Hammond B3 + Leslie (distorsion Mod)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Preparing your files for the mix and stamp YOUR PRODUCTION FX AND CHAINS stamp dry tracks as alternatives! Stamp the multi-track files and Vst or MIDI without simple reverb or effects, but please stamp tracks that you feel have the specific effect, processing or creative element (filter sweeps, delays etc.) that are an integral part of the sound and arrangement. If something might not feel right about a track, we'll always keep in touch during the Mix. I need WAV at 24 bit (44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96KHz). These should be bounced from bar one and all be the same length and the same sample rate. Please make sure your takes, edits, and cuts are clean and final, ready to Mix. I love to hear and mix your chains as a decision and commitment of an idea. Just make sure you provide me Dry alternative tracks of vocals and real drums.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Coez "E' sempre bello". Writted and recorded at JediSound Studio with Coez and Niccolò Contessa is one of the biggest goal! I was recording engineer and of course psychologist in a cold summer...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: May 2020: I'm mixing a Techno / EDM album and I'm going to record an Italian's pop Songwriter album.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both, melted in a new way of doing things.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Listen first than speak, understanding and resolution.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music and People.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Is it correct like this?" or "In Pop music the voice in the mix must be like this or that!" I like music because there are no rules that you can't brake, it's just a choice...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't do MIRACLE!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Good choice... let's have a talk than the job maybe...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Roland TR-808, Prophet 5, Juno 106, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Precision.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Creative one!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be sincere...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: No Metal kind, just this!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Fanciness, joy and dedication.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: See previous answer.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen, find problems and qualities, solve problems, shine qualities.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: No border approach.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Recording, Psychologist, Beats and Producing, Gigs.