I am a dreamer cursed with the determination of a perfectionist.
Hi, my name is Matteo and I am the founder and chief sound engineer at Soundream Studios in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
Music has been a lifelong passion of mine.
After 17 years spent learning several musical instruments, at the age of 20 I realised there was nothing on the academic curriculum that could help me achieve my goals. As a consequence I skipped University and focused on honing my skills in Sound Engineering and cultivate a keen musical ear directly on the field.
Since 2011 I worked as an assistant in various recording studios around Italy where I had the privilege of learning the craft from some of the most acclaimed professionals in the business. Meanwhile I became proficient at Luthiering and gained competence in all things electronics, acoustics and soundproofing. I never limited myself to one field of expertise.
Three years ago I opened Soundream Studio, deep down in the Sardinian countryside. In time I managed to buy the equipment of my dreams (SSL4000G+, Amek Mozart Neve, top monitors, mics and outboard), and had the experts at Sound Service Studio sound design my mixing room for the best sonic response.
I am a producer, mixing & mastering sound engineer.
If you think you deserve the best, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Matteo Gallus
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Studio sound designed by Donato Masci of Sound Service Studio. Pro Tools Ultimate + Solid State Logic 4064G+ w/total recall. Monitors: Genelec 1038B, Yamaha NS-10 Outboard gear: Prism Sound Lyra, ORION 32 (x2) Urei 1176 x5 (rev D/G/H/), 1178, LA2A, LA3A x3, LA4, Retro 176 x2, Sta-level, Revolver, Neve 33609, API 2500, Bricasti M7, Eventide H9000, Lexicon 480L, PCM42 x2, PCM60 Pultec EQP1A x2, DBX 160 x4, Distressor x2, and much more.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I tend to use a mix of both, but If I have to choose one I'd always prefer analog.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since young age. Full time for at least 10 years.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, O.S.T.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lord-Alge, Mick Guzauski, Hans Zimmer, Michael Jackson.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing of tracks from remote.