I'm specialized in Mixing and Mastering Home Recordings. I will take your home-made recordings and push them to commercial standards, following the digital stores guideline for great, clean and punchy masters. I am also the owner of @coffeemusic.it, an Italian reality on Instagram that helps emerging artist to get better sounding music.
Hi! I'm Luca Cordero, and i'm 20 (almost 21, sadly)
I'm a professional Mixing and Mastering Engineer, based in Turin, Italy. Even if Turin is a very beautiful place, i only work Online, so you don't necessarely have to be here to work with me! You can record your music comfortably in your place, and send me the files: you'll hear your music as never before.
I formed myself through workshop and courses with some of the Italian top Engineers, and I am now specialized in mixing and mastering home made recordings (I've been doing this for almost 5 years, now). Recently, one of my mixes has been added to an official editorial Spotify Playlist (for the RnB Genre, here in Italy), as a demonstration of how high a simple home recording can be pushed.
I work mainly on HipHop, Rap, Trap, RnB and Pop songs, but i will eventually work on EDM, Techno, Rock, Indie, and for podcasts too.
I work with two formulas:
1) Mixing and Mastering Vocals (with single-file beat). Lower price, lower quality. For those who don't have stems for the beat (example YouTube beats or Leasing)
2) Mixing and Mastering Standard (with full stems). Higher Price, higher quality. For those who want to make the most out of their music.
Here, you can listen to a playlist with some of my works (Mostly italian songs): https://spoti.fi/3bzxPmS
You can contact me at email@example.com
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I tried to work with many people, they did well in their work. The Coffeemusic service, however, not only assures me impeccable professionalism but also a tact towards music and advice that goes beyond the role of sound engineer.
I came across "coffeemusic" a bit by chance and, intrigued by their interesting posts, I started following them. I was finishing a song and I decided to rely on them for the mix / mastering services. I was pleasantly satisfied with Luca's professionalism. At the same time, I greatly appreciated his availability and speed. He satisfied my every request in a very short time. It goes without saying that I will also entrust my next works to them!
Interview with Luca Cordero (@coffeemusic.it)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "Al tappeto" by "G Speg" is one of my best works in my opinion. And in Spotify's opinion. They put it in one of their rnb editorial playlist!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working as Mixing Engineer, but also managing all the coffeemusic.it projects. It takes time!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: As i mentioned in my setup, i prefer digital, because i realized that for some type of music, it really can be better (transient control is the key in modern music, and analog tends to smooth everything). It depends tho
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To get their music ready to go for digital stores!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I have to listen to a lot of different music every day. It's never annoying!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My prices, and i tell them!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a bad song (or a very bad recording) with a good mix and mastering can become a good song. That's not it! Working online, with home recordings, i ALWAYS get different sounding recs, so it's not always possible to reach an high-end level. Final result depends on starting material. The only certain thing is that i always put the maximum effort to get things to sound right!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am specialized in helping emergin artists that records in their home studio, just because i was one of them about 3/4 years ago. So my biggest advice is: hire someone that has been in your shoes before, and knows how to grow from that situation!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Probably: 1) An hydroelectric generator (How am i supposed to run that gear?) 2) A Macbook pro 3) An SSL 4000 4) A pair of Focals Trio 5) My Audient iD22
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started producing for fun at 14 years old, in 2015, doing mostly rap beats. In late 2016, i discovered and decided that music, as my biggest passion, had to be my job. I started taking courses and workshop to increase my skills. Meanwhile, i networked through instagram to work with artists all over the world (US, Canada, Chile, South Africa, France, Germany, UK, Spain...). In 2017 i then realized how much i love engineering the audio, so i decided to focus on this particular job. In 2018 and 2019 i started a new instagram project, that helped me to increase my experience. On 2020 i realized my Home Studio and started CoffeeMusic.it, a projects where i help italian emerging artists in getting better music and marketing. In 2021 i'm finally working as a mixing and mastering engineer as my main job!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bright and Punchy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Gorillaz, because every album has different musicians, and every song is different. It would be a very nice challenge!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use contrast, and don't overdo. These two are gems for me
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a LOT of different music (that's the beauty of being an engineer), but mostly (in order) HipHop, Rap, Trap, RnB, Pop, Electronic Pop, EDM, Techno, Indie, Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Patience, for a mixing engineer it's key!!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think that the mixing phase needs to add some ideas to the production. That's why before i even start the mix i tell the client every idea i have, sending him a demo. If the client likes it, we keep it. Simple as that! when my ideas and those of my client are different, i simply mix and mastering in a more "classic" and respectful way. In both scenario, i get the song to a professional commercial-standard level. That's the important!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When i receive the files, i ask the client for any request/idea on effects or particular editing. After that, i proceed with the editing phase (removing noise, tuning vocals...). At this point, if i have some ideas i try to realize them and then i send the client a demo. It can be anything: a cut, a filter, an effect. When the client likes the editing, i proceed with the mix, send it and then wait for feedbacks. When the client confirms the mix, it's time for the mastering! Usually all this process takes about 4/5 days.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in my Home Studio, properly treated with mineral wool panels on the roof, corners and sidewalls. I work 100% ITB, because i realized that for some type of music, it really can be better (transient control is the key in modern music, and analog tends to smooth everything). I work in industry standard software like Pro Tools, Plugin Alliance, Waves, Acustica Audio etc... I monitor my mixes with Yamahas (HS8), Kali LP6, Auratone C50, JBL GO2 and my phone. I really want my mixes to translate good on the most used devices: phones and little speaker!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Even if i'm Italian, i'm obsessed with german music (i don't know why, i don't even know german!). Examples are RIN, 01099, Schmyt, Apache207... Besides that, i am really inspired by Gorillaz, Tycho, Anders, and in general all the "chill" and melodical music out there!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work i do for my clients is remote mixing and mastering.