What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
Taking out the best from all the artists I produce..
What do you bring to a song?
Helping you making the right choices on an artistic level,I choose the right musicians, engineers and wider process.
Definitelly I bring a personality, original sound to the song.
What's your typical work process?
As a first thing, I'll create a pre-production. This is the first step where I create a first music arrangement with virtual instruments.
The following step is for me to record the real instruments instead of virtual sounds, starting with the rhythmic session (drums and bass), then guitars (acoustic and electric), keywords, synthesizer or any other instrument depending on the genre of your music and specific ones you need to record in your songs.
Once all the instruments have been recorded, we will then record your voice, and where necessary background vocals as well. Finally I will do the necessary editing on your voice and mix the song.
Tell us about your studio setup.
When working in Italy I use most of the time my own studio which I have built and developed over the years and where I have an extensive range of equipment which I can also use when working for UK artists through my online music production service.
You can see more details on my website. (http://www.lorenzosebastiani.co.uk/my-recording-studio)
When in London, I normally work in a recording studio in Islington, very close to Old Street .
This studio provides an extensive range of technical equipment as well as lots of music instruments, including a real piano, fender Rhodes, analogue synth and vintage music instruments.
Offering a great studio to the artists I work with is an important part of my job as this will help create the right environment to find and shape the right style and sound for each band or singer.
From my end, working in a good recording studio is obviously important, however my priority is to obtain a specific sound for a mix and thanks to my professional network I have the opportunity to work in other studios where I can find the specific technology and resources I need at any given time.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Tom Helmirst, Rick Rubin, Serban Ghenea
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I consider the role of the music producer to be similar to that of an architect or a tailor. He is working alongside an artist and contributing with his experience, creativity and professionalism to create a unique and tailored sound that can truly reflect the artist’s style.
At the same time, he needs to introduce his own style and personal vision to the project from an external point of view. The music producer is therefore a pivotal figure working with the artist and all the various components and people who are part of the creative process, from musicians and sound engineers to recording and mastering studios, and recording labels.
Ultimately the main responsibility of a music producer is to allow the artist to fully express his/her art and creativity while building the right environment to develop the vision behind the artistic project.