Italian diatonic harmonica player pro widely appreciated for technique and expression skills. Over the years, I have gained extensive experience as a live performer having accompanied international artists. I have been exploring a route that taken me toward Jazz and World Music, stretching the instrument into new sonorities and unexplored roles.
Typically a producer will send me an MP3 or WAV of their track and they will also provide a brief and sometimes a written score to work from.
When we’ve established what the producer wants, I’ll record some basic takes.
Then I mix down a preview MP3 to email back to the producer, with my newly recorded harmonica.
They’ll give me their feedback and advice for recording the next take.
When the producer is satisfied, I mix down just the harmonica stem, and upload it for them to drop into their project file. (HQ)
Blues, Country, R&B, Rock, Pop, Etnic, Gypsy Jazz and Jazz Manouche are my favorites styles.
I have a Protools studio with Neumann mics and Universal Audio valve preamps.
Feel free to check out some of my work on youtube included my solist album on my website.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Leonardo Triassi
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My CD "Acquerelli" with which I explored new harmonica sounds
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My record and collaborations with other musicians
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No at the moment
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Absolute satisfaction
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: PLAY !
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Question: Can you play in this song too? Answer: YES
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I play DIATONIC HARMONICA !
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How long does it take to deliver my work?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check out my personal website or my YouTube videos
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Harmonica and knives
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Play Harmonica from 1989. I had gained extensive experience as a live performer and having accompanied the Italian tours of artists such as Luisiana Red, Kant Duchaine, Andy J. Forest, Johnny Haertsman, Chris Jones, Herbie Goins, Blue Staff (Mario Insenga), Vincenzo Mancuso, etc.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: His music is like a voice from the soul that brings to life in a crystal clear way any type of musical piece, enriching with a personal and exclusive verve. His harmonica is like a firework, ready to explode and to electrify the audience.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love working with any artist who appreciates harmonica
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I accept any suggestions from the productor
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Blues, Swing, Manouche, Gypsy Swing, Country, Pop, Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Skilled in finding solutions where the harmonica has never been !
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Soul and Technique
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically a producer will send me an MP3 or WAV of their track and they will also provide a brief and sometimes a written score to work from. When we’ve established what the producer wants, I’ll record some basic takes. Then I mix down a preview MP3 to email back to the producer, with my newly recorded harmonica. They’ll give me their feedback and advice for recording the next take. When the producer is satisfied, I mix down just the harmonica stem, and upload it for them to drop into their project file.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Protools studio with Neumann mics and Universal Audio valve preamps.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All the music without exclusions
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Live concerts, tours and studio recordings