...If you want to take the best way to express your talent, I will be with you. Send me a message and let’s work out how we can get your tracks to the next level!
Hi, I’m Garmo Mandica, and I’m a producer based in Italy with decades of experience.
Over the last few years I’ve been active with my bands Lost Reality and the UK based project The Shape of Black as producer and composer and produced a number of other bands. Lost Reality have been active for more than 20 years and the 5 released albums have had critical acclaim (I-Tim tour, Diesel U), being featured in a number of compilations and magazines (PSYCHO, Gothic Magazine, Nachtaktiv Magazin), and tv shows (Demolition, Database, Rock TV)
I also worked on soundtracks and sound design for advertisement, short movies, and films that were part of international contests and festivals, such as 48 FilmFestival and Shakespeare Fest. My last project is the production and mix of the audio for Caligula, a dramatised theatre reading directed and performed by Vinicio Marchionni, one of the best and talented actors in contemporary Italian cinema and theatre.
I also perform as a singer and synth player with my bands at festivals and events over Europe.
I can contribute to any stage of writing and production, from inception to the final touch and I’m happy to work with you to add that extra magic a song might need.
Send me a message and let’s work out how we can get your tracks to the next level!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
5 ReviewsEndorse Garmo Mandica
Garmo is the coolest! Technically savvy, absolutely friendly and attentive to what you have to say, and very creative and passionate.
He did minor tweakings on mixing and mastering that worked perfect.
But the most important, he did a kick ass remix of one of my songs.
Pretty sure we will work together again.
It's been so great working with Garmo. He really does know what he's doing and truly makes sure that the process of recording and producing becomes something special and fun with beautiful end results. Could not recommend enough!
Garmo is one of the most talented and impressive music producers I worked with. Not only his work is extremely professional and it sounds great but he really can add that extra touch that elevates a song. If you want some music with character and extra punch look no further!
Garmo is such a great producer and musician. One of his best skill is the ability to understand the needs and expectations. His work is meticulous and take care of every aspect. He did an outstanding job with me and my music. I will definitely hire him for any upcoming projects of mine. I recommend him highly and without reservation.
Garmo recently produced and mixed 2 songs for my band (The Winds on the Caspian Sea) and he did an amazing job! His skills as producer are outstanding. He took our unfinished tracks and turned them into great-sounding, full-blown songs, adding his own style without betraying their vibe. The mix was also very well-balanced and solid. Communication was very easy, and he had no problems dealing with our edit requests during subsequent reviews. If you are searching for a highly skilled and experienced producer/composer/mixer willing to go the extra mile, look no further. Thanks Garmo!
Interview with Garmo Mandica
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: With my band,"Lost Reality" I produced the video, and the audio of a live performance with the participation of Vinicio Marchioni considered one of the most talented Italian and international actors. My role was the performer, director, video editor, sound engineer, mixer and mastering. everything...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished working on a remix of "Nothing: Always: Works", I did the mix and mastering for a band that will soon be released "The Winds on the Caspian Sea" and I edited the audio and wrote the music for Anton productions of Vinicio Marchioni. I am currently about to start producing two really strong bands.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Apart from me ;-D, for now I don't know anyone in particular, but I have seen that there are really many good professionals
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both can coexist.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Find your best way to be right about yourself and what you do.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom of the intellect and the soul, through the knowledge of wonderful talents and what the human being can do
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I have a limited budget what can you do? Well let's hear how limited the budget is.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: What's the biggest misconception about what you do? sometimes you don't have the perception that what I do is real, beautiful and hard work and not a game that everyone can play on the computer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you do it for fun or for passion? Do you really want to share what you feel to the world? if yes, then let's do it well and seriously.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I recommend being simple and direct
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, a pair of headphones, a microphone and a small master keyboard...and water
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started singing in a band from the age of 16, I grew up in a small town in southern Italy, so desperation helped my wits, I approached the first concepts of Music Computer and since then I have been producing and I compare myself with important professionals and producers
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern visionary rock
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: My dream would be to work with Trent Reznor. do I have to give a reason?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: More dynamics and less volume
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on rock music, in all its branches, electronic music, and soundtracks for films. I also do sound design work.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Make the song a "true" song
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring simplicity and emotional impact
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first thing I do is work on the rhythm of the song, bass and drums have priority for me. Once the song has a solid foundation I build everything else and then focus on the tip of the pyramid: The vocals.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is always changing. I work on Logic pro X, but also with Pro tools, Ableton and Luna. I work on a hybrid system of the Softube Console1 and use Apollo Twin mark 2 with UAD plugins, Plugin Alliance and IK Multimedia. I use Synthesizers like UNO Synth, Roland Juno 8 Micro Korg ROLAND TR-8S Rhythm Performer (AIRA) Launch Pad, Micro korg. As monitoring I have a pair of KRK Rokit 8, IK MULTIMEDIA iLoud Micro Monitor, Beyerdynamic Dt 770 Pro and Ollo SX4 reference.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by professionals such as Trent Reznor, Dr Dre, Hanz Zimmer, Dave Grohl, Brian Eno, Butch Vig ... in short, we understand each other!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually play the role of producer, I take care of the development of the song helping the artist to express himself, his mixing and the final mastering.