Graduate singer with several record collaborations in the assets.
I am a graduate singer at Conservatory of Music in Perugia (Italy), where I also attended two years the Composition course. The study of singing was always accompanied by a deepening also in contemporary music (both singing and composing), ranging from pop to metal and facing different styles and techniques. Always keeping "one foot on the stage", I began my career as a manager for opera singers, following several names of international scene and collaborating with opera agencies. But in the end the call of singing and writing my own music was stronger and I decided to go back to being a full time artist.
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Interview with Riccardo Adamo
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am the singer and songwriter for the symphonic metal band Basement's Glare, I have started a solo career in experimental electronic music. Plus I have been a vocal coach for several years and I am a collaborator of Teclas Studio (Italian recording studio).
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Often "outsiders" do not understand how much detailed study and reflection there is in the work I do, so they tend to think it's just a "gift of nature".
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been working in the music scenery, first as a student, then as a professional, for over 10 years and, in the last 5 years, I have followed several professionals and collaborated with recording studios.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Having both classic and modern training, I draw inspiration from many genres. I don't like to lock myself in a box and I always love to experiment.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Symphonic rock, metal
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually I start with an agreement with the client, who sends me the demo and the indications related to the work they ask me. If necessary they also send me a vocal guide (if I have to record main voice, backing vocals or countermelodies). Then I record a first version that I send to the clients and, once I receive the indications (dynamics, expressiveness, accents, etc), I record and send the final version.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Audio interface: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Mic: SE Electronics VR2 Voodoo, AKG Perception120
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Epica, Evanescence, Nightwish
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording vocals, backing vocals, choir. Vocal pitching and editing.