Can you share one music production tip?
Always keep your eyes on the meters for the headroom. And trust your ears.
What's your strongest skill?
Maximizing the volume without killing the dynamics.
What's your typical work process?
After importing the stems, i give the song a first listen, trying to understand the mood and i come up with some mix ideas. Then i start grouping the different tracks and working on them. My following move is gain staging, which is the key for a good start. Then Eq, compression and so on. When i'm happy with the mix, i master the track trying to keep the dynamics while giving it the volume you ask for.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work in a nice cozy studio furnished with a pair of Adam A7X + Subwoofer, Api 2500 compressor and many analog synthesizers, such as Virus Ti, Elektron machines, Volca series, Korg SH 101, Juno 106...
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I helped Ean Golden to produce a track. Working with him was a great experience and gave me a lot of confidence.
What are you working on at the moment?
Mixing and Mastering tracks
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
A combination of both is my recipe for a big realistic sound
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll do my best to impress yourself, taking your song to the next level
What do you like most about your job?
First of all to see my clients smiling. Second the possibility to improve an existing track with my knowledge and creativity.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much headroom should I leave for my premaster? -6dB to -4dB please.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Mastering doesn't do magic if the mix is not on point.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How much creative input do you want me to put in the mix? What's the element of the track you like most? What's the best sounding track you've ever heard?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
just relax...i'll take your track to the next level!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Api 2500, Korg SH 101, Virus Ti, Apollo 16 and OP1 to have some fun!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been studying sound design and mixing/mastering for 6 years now. Graduated at Pyramind in San Francisco in 2015.
How would you describe your style?
I tend to use the latest techniques and tricks, so I would say: innovative.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Luca Pretolesi is an awesome guy with such a wide knowledge and charisma. He's been a huge source of inspiration for myself in the years.
What type of music do you usually work on?
House, Techno, Deep House, EDM, Hip-Hop
What do you bring to a song?
Clarity, creativity, punch/energy
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Luca Pretolesi, Dave Pensado, Manny Marroquin
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing, Mastering, Stems Mastering, Songwriting, Help finishing tracks