RECORD PRODUCER - MIX - MASTERING - Any genre
I'm also a guitar player, Gibson & Mesa Boogie endorser.
Feel free to contact me and see how I can help you!
Some #1 hit chart + some Album of the year
Credits include some of the finest prog rock and alternative rock artist:
2019: Lattemiele 2.0 – Paganini experience: Album of the year [IO Pages] #1 Hit chart [Diskunion]
2019: Melting Clock – Destinazioni: “a cut above in what is a high quality source of great rock music” [Bakground magazine]
2019: L’entrata di Cristo a Bruxelles: Album of the week [System failure webzine]
2017: Il Tempio delle Clessidre – Il-ludere: “another first-class effort from one of the shining stars of modern Italian progressive rock” [Progarchives]
2016: Fooga & Nico – Il lato oscuro: European indie top 20 [European Indie Music Network]
2013: Il Tempio delle Clessidre – AlieNatura: “one of 2013’s best records” [Progarchives]
2010: Il Tempio delle Clessidre: Album of the year [Progarchives]
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Interview with Andrea Torretta
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I loved to work with Melting Clock on the album Destinazioni. They let themselves be guided through the production process and we got a stunning sounding album, check it out.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because I always have to switch between many projects. I can keep a top sound quality.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I do work professionally
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with brand new ideas and different styles!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your target and what's your budget. I can arrange the rest.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Send me some audio sample to understand who you are and where you want to go.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A pot, a wood to hit it and throat candies to sing along!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm working as sound engineer since 2008, I play guitar since 1988.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Tell me! I think it's quite modern with a good use of the bass frequencies
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Steven Wilson, I find him brilliant
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be sure you can sing your song with a piano or a guitar
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Acoustic, Pop, Rock, Metal, Electronic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I suppose, understanding customer needs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Balance, emotion and vocals clarity.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I spend some time to understand the customer's goal and what the song needs to sound professionally. When mixing, I usually provide mixed, mastered and backing tracks. Fine tuning and editing is included if necessary. The song is delivered "radio ready" and revisions are welcome.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in a LEDE control room, my listenings are Tannoy SRM15X, Dynaudio LYD-8, Event 20/20/15 and more. Too many microphones; Neve and API preamps; RME converters. I mix and master ITB. I endorse Gibson and Mesa Boogie as guitarist.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love good music whatever the genre, I love modern big productions. I grew up playing classical and listening to rock and progressive rock music. However I love pop and electronic music too.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering engineer is my first job. I can also arrange and produce a song starting from your idea. I play guitars so I can add professional guitars to your song. When specific session musicians are needed, I can provide them too. So, often, I'm in charge of following the song from the arrangement to the mastering.