Mattia Zanella

Pop Songwriter / Demo Producer

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Main songwriter of the pop/rock band The Two Romans.

Hi, I'm an italian singersongwriter living in Switzerland.

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  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Interview with Mattia Zanella

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: "The In Between" EP by The Two Romans. I sang, played guitars, produced a lot of synths and background stuff, wrote all the songs.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Album Nr. 2 of The Two Romans.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not yet.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. It's cheaper and it's so good.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I'll do my best :)

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I love everything about music, but must of all, I love having a creative output.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: Laptop, little pre-amp (no matter which one), an electric guitar, good headphones and a decent microphone.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I'm a performing artist since 2015. I started producing mostly demos in 2018

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Ryan Tedder: he's the God of songwriting. Tyler Joseph (TØP) would be super interesting and Aaron Dessner (The National). Oh, Jack Antonoff of course too.

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: The less the more. Easy to say, super hard to do.

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Pop-Rock / Singersongwriter / Indie / Folk

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Music and melody.

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: Everything :)

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: I am impulsive and quick. I go with the flow and find inspiration very quickly. I'm best at melodies and production. Lyrically, I am good, but a bit slower. Therefore, I'd rather start with the music and the jump into lyrics than the other way around.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: Very basic. I love working on logic and use a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I use a Helix for my guitar sounds and own a hand-full of beautiful sounding guitars.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: Imagine Dragons, One Republic, Twenty One Pilots, FUN!, Gang of Youths, Amber Run

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: Songwriting and Demo production.

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