Multi-Platinum Sound Engineer and Mix Engineer - worked with many italian top-40 artists.
I'm an italian sound engineer and producer, based in Biella, and actually working at Fonjka Factory.
I have the pleasure to work with many top-40, multi-platinum italian artists (Takagi & Ketra, Fedez, J-Ax, Benji & Fede, Baby K, Rocco Hunt, BoomDaBash, Ghali, Fred De Palma, Francesca Michielin, and more).
I mostly work as mixing engineer, but i also enjoy some production (when I am not mixing).
My love for music push me to deliver the best quality I can, every time, I like to try new ways of mixing, but always keeping in mind where we are from.
In my spare time I love listening to as much music i can, no matter the genre.
I also work as a playback engineer (Tommaso Paradiso, Thegiornalisti, Benji & Fede, J-Ax & Fedez).
I'll be happy to work with everyone, to help develop any kind of project.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
Interview with mperaldo
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: These days I am working remotely (due to COVID-19) on mixing 2020's italian summer hits, and I am also working on some personal productions.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog sound in a digital world! I think, working the way we work here nowaday fully out of the box is impracticable, too much versions, revisions, changes. But I love analog sounding records, so I try to bring that sound even in digital 'in-the-box' reign.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I "promise" to bring my passion in every work, and to help the project to be delivered in his best version.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like it when I can get lost (in a good way) deep in the song I'm working on, feel the emotions, and bring them out when are too hidden. I love music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My MacBook (ilok included), my Apollo X4, a good mic, a good pair of headphones and a master keyboard. ...I hope to find electricity there btw!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My relationship with music started at 14, when i started playin' bass and few years later, recording some band stuff in my family garage; after high school, I begun to play with sound, recordings, and mixes, and i graduated at SAE Institute in Milan; then I continued working as freelance and, almost 7 years ago I entered Fonjka Factory and I did start mixing for italian "big names".
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to get inspired by back in the past techniques and sounds, but using modern tools.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruno Mars, I think he's one of the most talented out there, he's always capable to renew himself and deliver a top-class production everytime. I also think he's a good example of passion-driven artist/songwrite/producer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to a lot of music, not just the one you get from the radio or from top-40, every kind of music, then listen again! Be who you are, and bring passion in every work you do, our brain feels passion.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Working with main italian acts, at the moment, means to work with a lot of Reggaeton, Trap, and Pop music; but i started with Hip-Hop, and I love working with every genre, I tend to prefer passion-driven projects btw.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I always listen to other production professionals' works, I think in music you can learn something from everyone, no matter your experience, there are no real rules. I am always inspired by others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of time, my job consists in mix artists songs, and deliver them the best version of their project from my point of view, but always respecting their perspective and taste, sometimes it is just cleaning some frequencies, other times it need to get a little deeper in the track. Sure thing, on every project the vocals deserve a little more attention, starting from tuning (when needed), all the way to a well-sitting in the mix vocal.