Hi everyone, my name is Matteo and I'm a professional mixing/mastering engineer. I've been studying sound engineering for a while and in 2015 i moved to San Francisco to get deeper into synthesis, mixing and mastering. My goal is to get the best sound possible out of each track I receive from my clients, and I always give my best to achieve it.
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.
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Reviews (4)Endorse Matteo Cerescioli
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: 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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always keep your eyes on the meters for the headroom. And trust your ears.
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: What's your typical work process?
A: 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 proceed to mastering the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 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...
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: 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? Of course you will! 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.
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: just relax...i'll take your track to the next level!
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. Graduated at Pyramind in San Francisco in 2015.
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 type of music do you usually work on?
A: House, Techno, Deep House, EDM, Hip-Hop
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, creativity, punch/energy
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Luca Pretolesi, Dave Pensado, Manny Marroquin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, Stems Mastering, Songwriting, Help finishing tracks