I’m Francesco, Italian experimental producer. Versatile and creative, creating original and unique sounds for each artist. Analogue and environmental.
Francesco Maria Ricci, Music producer & Sound design specialist.
I specialize in the production and realization of experimental songs, with a targeted and well-defined research of each sound, I love to sample and record original sounds that can create uniqueness to each single track.
I worked for 3 years in a studio in Rimini, systematically collaborating with Naïve Recording Studio, a large Italian studio that boasts prestigious productions and works throughout the territory.
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with fashion brands such as Roberto Collina, for the musical production of commercials. A production of mine was also taken for a Volkswagen commercial and in the gaming world a production for a VR game on Epic games.
I have also worked with various Italian artists, in particular with the emerging singer Meus in the search for sound design and co producer in some of her tracks: two of her songs have been synced into the Untraditional 2 TV series on Comedy Central, La9 and D Play.
Other songs have also passed on Radio Deejay.
Seriousness and experimentation are the keywords of all my work.
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Interview with Francesco Maria Ricci
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project I am most proud of is definitely the spot for Roberto Collina, I loved the mood and the final result between video and music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm mainly working on a personal project, as well as other external works.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analogue for life, more difficult to work with, but the final result is always and only a unique and unrepeatable product.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to customers is always to create a unique product that can truly tell what they are.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I love most about my job is being able to convey real emotions through music, get excited and excite.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The main questions are about the price, I always answer clearly based on the customer's requests.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misunderstanding always concerns the changes to the song, many customers are not clear and waste time in requests.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The main questions I ask the client are always about the "what" and "how" he wants to deliver with that job.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask and experiment.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I will never go on a desert island.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started about 4 years ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I can describe my style as experimental and human.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The artist I would most like to collaborate with is definitely Apparat
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One piece of advice I can give is definitely to always keep my mind and ears open to everything.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work mainly on electronic experimental music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My best skill is definitely the maniacal search for the right sound.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I give each project uniqueness and experimentation.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start mainly from an ambient sound, and then I start building a melodica on it, the rhythm that accompanies it and the construction of the skeleton of the song.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The producers and musicians who have mainly inspired me are above all: Ennio Morricone, Apparat and Alison Wonderland.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The main jobs I do are those of producer and sound design.