Skilled mixing engineer and highly creative producer. I guarantee i will take your song to the next level and i will provide feedbacks to improve your productions.
First of all i'm a music passionate and i take care of any track i get to mix as if it was mine.
I specialize in EDM, House and Hip Hop, but i can mix and produce any style with top quality.
My goal is to get the best sound possible out of your track and i will be available for any revision until we get the results you wish.
It's key for me to build a healthy relationship with my clients, being super responsive and reliable.
I'm also Ableton Live certified trainer and i'm part of the crew of tutoraudio.com an educational platform launching this November.
Teaching music is something i do with immense passion and it's my pleasure to suggest you tips and tricks to improve your production.
Other than mixing i specialize in production and beat making.
One of the tracks i produced, mix and mastered was the winner of Jon Sine's "Dawning" remix contest, achieving more than 100k total streams online.
I own the following certifications:
Ableton Live Certified Trainer
Logic Pro X Certified
Pro Tools XI Certified
Waves Audio Ltd. Cerified
I use plug-ins from: Waves Audio, UAD, FabFilter.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
Reviews (7)Endorse Matteo Cerescioli
Matteo did an incredible job on mixing vocals. Turn around was super quick and the mix was high quality. Thank you again!
Matteo was able to work miracles on this mix. Knowledgeable and very professional. Thank you again!
I was extremely pleased by Matteo's mix on this. Very responsive and timely on getting mixes done. Highly recommended.
Another excellent mix. I was very pleased. Thanks again!
Another high quality mix. It was a pleasure working with Matteo. Thanks again!
Very responsive, high quality mixes. True professional. Thanks again!
I've been working with Matteo for a year now and he has always delivered top notch stuff to me. He takes care of any detail, making sure i get what i ask for. So glad to have met him!
Interview with Matteo Cerescioli
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always keep your eyes on the meters for the headroom. And trust your ears. Getting the gain staging is such a great way to start a well balanced production.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Deep House, EDM, Hip-Hop, Trap, Techno. Love working on tracks with vocals and dancefloor stuff but I frequently find myself mixing more relaxed stuff which I enjoy doing as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to mix with creativity and balance I'm also reliable and open to meeting every client's need. Last but not least, i really love building a healthy relationship with the people i get to work with.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've had the chance to assist the gurus who created the sounds for the popular video games "Sunset Overdrive" and "Halo" David Earl (the SFlogicninja) and Matt Donner. This opportunity helped me to understand how much dedication the real professionals put into their productions and taught me countless techniques which i today use to make great sounding records.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Mix wise, 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 I organize the session. 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 proceed to mastering the track if requested.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in a nice cozy studio furnished with a pair of Adam A7X + Subwoofer, some Analog compressors like the Api 2500, dangerous mixer and many analog synthesizers, such as Virus Ti, Elektron machines, Volca series, Korg SH 101, Juno 106...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Editing, Mixing and Mastering tracks. I'm also getting requests for ghost producing and beat making.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately not yet, but i'm looking forward to meet great musicians on SoundBetter!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Nowadays plug-ins do wonders and they are extremely handy. On the other hand hardware is something which we'll never get tired of using, just because it brings that warm touch everyone loves. I would say a combination of both is my recipe for a big crisp sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best to impress yourself, taking your song to the next level
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: First of all seeing my clients smile. Second the possibility to improve an existing track with my knowledge and creativity.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Will i be able to release my song on a big label? I'll do my best to have you 100% satisfied and help you getting there.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mastering doesn't do magic if the mix is not on point. Getting a balanced mix is the key to achieve a great sound.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How much creative input do you want me to put in the mix? What's the element of the track you like the most? What's the best sounding track you've ever heard?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Focus on using few elements in the production and getting them sound good together, filling the frequency spectrum in a smart way. You don't want elements overlapping and sitting on the same frequency range. This is the right start for getting a powerful and good sounding production. Also don't over compress/limit the single tracks. I then will take care of the mixing to achieve a pro sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Api 2500, Korg SH 101, Virus Ti, Apollo 16 and OP1 to have some fun!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been studying sound design and mixing/mastering for 6 years now. I attended a master program in production, sound design and mixing at Pyramind in San Francisco in 2015. The next year i got the certifications for Logic Pro X, Ableton, Pro Tools and Waves Audio. I worked as studio assistant at Pyramind and produced for big names such as Ian Golden, owner of DjTechTools. I'm Ableton Certified Trainer and teaching music has got an important role in my career path. I'm now part of tutoraudio.com, an educational platform launching this November.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I tend to use the latest techniques and tricks, so I would say: innovative.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: 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. I'm also a fan of Graham Cochrane!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, creativity, punch/energy. Other than approaching the mix in a classic way, doing balance eq compression and saturation, I can also add a personal touch depending on the client's needs. If requested, I will work on some minor edits and fx to enhance the dynamics and improve some sections of the track.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Luca Pretolesi, Young Guru, Diplo. They are incredible professionals who dedicated their lifes to music and
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and producing tracks is what I do every day. I enjoy doing both of them and I always try to experiment new techniques to achieve the best sound possible.