Professional Sound Engineer, Guitarist, Singer and Composer specialized in pop,rock and metal. Music is my life and I work with this philosophy. I do things in detail everytime because I love to do it. This isn't just a job for me, it's why I wake up every morning. So be sure of the high quality of mixing, playing guitars, singing and composing.
AS SOUND ENGINEER:
I collaborated with many well known international bands of prog music scene in the "2 days prog + 1" festival that I manage, like:
Uriah Heep, Area, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Martin Turner/Wishbone Ash, Mystery, Threshold, Von Hertzen Brothers, Vanilla Fudge, Focus, Glass Hammer, Saga, Discipline, Pineapple Thief, Magma, Barkley James Harvest, Procol Harum, Anglagard, Beard Fish, Leprous, Anekdoten, Soft Machine Legacy, Spock’s Beard, Ange, Amonduul, Caravan and many more.
I've been involved in "PFM ALL THE BEST" European Tour in 2016 and I mixed 2 live tracks for "Banco del Mutuo Soccorso" released by - SONY MUSIC/ Inside Out - on "Transiberiana" LP.
If you're looking for a good sounding mix and high end mastering for your Band you're in the right place.
I did tons of session live as well as in studio here in Italy, I could play from pop phrases to guitar hero solos, it depends on what are you looking for your songs...lets check it out togheter!
I started 4 years ago to take lesson of it, and I falled in love with singing. My voice is really close to Cris Cornell/ Sammy Hagar and David Coverdale. I leave a soundcloud link where to listen to it. So if you're looking for this kind of vocality please contact me!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Davide F.Y. Penna
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I got everything digital because I thing today the compromises are accettable.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music, I love everything around it.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Play Guitar: 20 years Sound Enginering: 7 years Singing: 4/5 years
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Metal & Progressive
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ears: I can reproduce the sound of an amazing record you want to be similar to.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My 20 years of musical studies.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: This is my gear: MONITORING SYSTEM: 2x Yamaha NS 10M, 2x Krk Rokit 8 Monitor, 2x 1980 Hi-Fi 8 Speaker, 2x Audiotecnica ATH-M70x, 3x KRK kns 6400 headphones, 1x LD System HPA6 DAW: Cubase Pro 9/ 8.5/ 7.5 INTERFACE: Universal Audio Apollo Firewire, Focusrite Saffire pro40, Focusrite Octopre MKII, KRK Ergo, Behringer XR18 PLUGINS: Universal Audio Ampeg SVT- Vr Classic Bass Amplifier, Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier, API 2500 Bus Compressor, BrainWorks Digital V3 EQ Collection, Raw Distortion, Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ Collection, UA 610B Tube preamp and EQ, API Vision Channel Strip, Ocean Way Studio Room Modeler, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder, BrainWorks Digital V2 EQ, SSL 4000 E Legacy Channel Strip, SSL 4000 G Legacy Bus Compressor, EP-34 Tape Echo, Precision Enhancer, Manley Massive Passive EQ Collection, Little Lab IBP Phase Alignment, Neve 1073 Legacy EQ, Softube Amp Room Half-Stack, Softube Amp Room 8×10, Teletronix LA-2A Legacy Leveler, UA 1176LN Legacy Limiter, UA 1176SE Legacy Limiter, RealVerb-Pro Modeler, Pultec EQP-1A Legacy EQ, Precision Mix Rack Collection. Waves Horizon Bundle, Studio Classic Collection, GTR 3 and Tony Maseraty Signature Series. Fab Filter Pro-Q 2, Pro-L 2, Pro-DS, Pro-MB. Plugin Alliance Maag EQ4. Focusrite Midnight Plugin Suite, Scarlett Plugin Suite. MICS: 2x sE 4400a, 2x Shure SM81, 4x Sennheiser MD 421 II, 1x Akg C 451 B, 1x Shure Beta 57 A, 1x Shure Beta 52 A, 1x Shure Beta 91 A, 1x Sennheiser e 609, 1x Shure SM 57, 1x Audiotecnica AT 610 A, 1x Audiotecnica At 2020 VST DRUMS: ToonTrack EZ Drummer 2 & Superior Drummer 2 WITH Progressive, Made of Metal, Big Rock Drums. INSTRUMENTS: Electric guitars: Music Man John Petrucci Bfr 7, Ibanez 7620 Fuji from 1990, Music Man Custom Sub1 Acoustic Guitars: Crafter TwinBird acoustic guitar Bass: Yamaha RBX bass Piano: Yamaha P2 Upright AMPS: DV MARK Multiamp, Peavey JSX head 120watt, Binson Hi-Fi 40watt, Peavey Bandit 112 Cabinet: Framus 2×12 cab, Laney 2×12 cab, Radial Real Reamp, BSS D.I. Box.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: It depends on what we're talking about. As sound engineer or producer I love Kevin Shirley. His works inspire me every day.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do recording, mixing and mastering process as well as I'm asked to make a better record and sound possible with my experience as musician and producer. What the clients love in my job is that I really want to be part of the band during the studio session, they love my suggestions 'cause they know I want to take out the best from their production, do you know what I mean? Here's my music taste at your services.