Luca Bordonaro

BassClarinet, Mixing&Mastering

Luca Bordonaro on SoundBetter

Enthusiastic, nerdy and perfectionist! If you want to record clarinet/bass cl. or need mixing/mastering services, make sure to book a coffee with me to talk about your project and how to make it express its best potential!

Innovative, out of the box thinker, Luca's vision and belief on the duty of the artist to stimulate human growth lead him to constantly create new projects that involve multi-sensory experiences and that foster Self-awareness and Cultural Competence.

Storytelling sonic textures in 360° embedded into food through AR, is Luca's latest research. His strong classical background joins world music, and folk traditions working in synergy with contemporary production techniques, crafting a completely new aural journey for the listener.

Smiley and highly professional, feel free to check my work at: https://www.bordonaroluca.com
Or reach out for a coffee at: lbordonaro.me@gmail.com

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Luca Bordonaro

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

  2. A: Assistant producer for a recording session that connected the musicians in Spain, the Production team in LA (Miyazawa Shinnosuke from Lambda Production LLC), and the Composer's company from Tokio (M° Masaru Yokoyama), for an upcoming Anime Movie about Flamenco.

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

  4. A: Teaching Music Production, Home recording Bass clarinet, Mixing and Mastering for a podcast by Onassis Foundation (NY) "Live from mount Olympus", Editing / Vocal tuning for an upcoming 15 pieces album, Production and Mixing of a 20 pieces album. Photo and Video editing, color grading and crafting, for music video about a lady from 1909 and her "ghost" story.

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

  6. A: I am new here so don't know the platform's users very well

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Nowadays this line is getting thinner and thinner. I would say, it depends on where we start and where we want to go!

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

  10. A: Great work experience, I will give 110%, always smiley, and professional.

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

  12. A: Pure creativity, working from home, working on new awesome music!

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

  14. A: Are you able to work on tight deadlines? Yes I do!

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

  16. A: My being so warm and friendly might make people think I am not highly skilled or professional. After working with me I always got super warm feedbacks revealing this misconception.

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

  18. A: What's the objective of your project? In which context would this be used? Wanna have a coffee and know each other better?

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

  20. A: Have a clear plan! Even if that is to find a clear strategy, but be clear on this. This would make me be the most useful to you!

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

  22. A: My clarinet, a dog, coffee, love. I would be good with these.

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

  24. A: Classical Musician, studied allover Europe (really! Italy, Portugal, France-Paris, Sweden, Spain, ready to enter a professional orchestra I switched career path, entering at Berklee and reinventing myself as a multi-faceted artist. i work on composition, production, 360° binaural, VR & AR (I am finishing coding my own music app in Unity), photography and videography. Now it's two years that I work closely with Banda Magda's bandleader, Magda Giannikou, as a multi-skilled assistant, ranging from production and project management to mixing, mastering and engineering.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Bold, earthy, refined, velvety

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

  28. A: Jacob Collier, I feel I can touch his freedom, and being in an environment like his world would be just astonishing and mind-opening

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

  30. A: Gentle harmonic excitement (saturation), used in smart ways, can do miracles to the overall vibe of the song.

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

  32. A: Really varied, lately has been soundtracks and underscores.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Emotional Intelligence

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

  36. A: My sensitivity is what distinguishes me from the others. The way I balance sounds and the way I craft the qualities of timbres for each element are the Luca touch. Bold, earthy, refined, velvety.

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

  38. A: Relax, have a coffee, find inspiration, build on it!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Studio Monitors, AT headphones M50x, Macbook Pro, Scarlett Focusrite, Zoom H6, AKG C414, Neumann 89, Akai MPK49 keyboard, Korg Nanopad (x2), Korg NanoController, Boss RC300 Loopstation.

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

  42. A: My role model is Michael League! Highly professional, always smiley, super groovy and precise. But always a great human being to be with!

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

  44. A: - Home record clarinet/bass clarinet - Mix / Master their tracks - Vocal editing / tuning - Sound Design - Production - Transcription - Arrangements

Gear Highlights
  • Prestige Bass Clarinet
  • Focusrite Scarlett
  • Zoom H6
  • Neumann 89
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