Giovanni Traverso

Writer, Musician, Producer

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Hello everybody, I am a music producer based in Leipzig. My skills are for composing (both music & lyrics) & mixing. I composed for theatre in verses. I play oboe, pianoforte, synthesizers and guitar. As a free-lancer I am here for offering some of my skills you may need for your projects! Thanks! Peace, Giovanni

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  1. Review by Lucy N.
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    I have long looked for a composer who could meet my tastes. After a thorough search on Soundbetter I found Giovanni. Giovanni answered me immediately asking me in detail what I needed. He interpreted my requirements perfectly with professionalism and style and gave me the tracks in a reasonable time. I am very happy and will work with him again.

  2. Review by Richard R.
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    Giovanni is truly a gentleman. He worked with patience and diligence on the part I asked him to play, and followed my instructions for revision well. I appreciate his kindness as well as his skill, and his responsiveness in our communications.

  3. Review by mariano s.
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    Giovanni is a highly skilled musician who plays with feeling an musicality. I can absolutely recommend him.

Interview with Giovanni Traverso

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

  2. A: With this song, "Sad Sad Christmas", I signed for a label in Berlin (here are my vocals and lyrics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpw3A8OTRrE&feature=youtu.be

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

  4. A: Actually I am in a band based in Leipzig, called Contra Solaris; I am working with another person in a duo, called Apalis Duo, for whom I write the lyrics and sing. Also, as a free-lancer, I am working for different persons from all the world, as lyricist, musician and mixer engineer.

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

  6. A: Richard W. Risner, Jason Moss.

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

  8. A: I have studied Oboe at Conservatorio N. Paganini in my town, Genoa since I was 12 years old. I have a classical background: choir, orchestra etc... Then I performed and recorded songs for many years with my former band, Graham Jane. We released 5 Album with them. I also recorded a solo Album as a songwriter, in Italian. Actually I am in a electronic/pop duo, that I love, called Apalis Duo. We are realising our first EP for a label called Amselcom, set in Berlin.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: I am a kind of alternative/classic pop/rock/electronic songwriter.

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

  12. A: I'd like to give some of my best songs to great Mixers and Mastering engineers.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Digital. Because today you can have the analog warmth into digital mapping...

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

  16. A: Great lyrics, great songs, great recordings.

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

  18. A: Classical guitar, pen and papers.

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

  20. A: I think that studying harmony may open a lot the spectrum of our possibilities in music production.

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

  22. A: Songwriting, Electronic, Pop, Indie.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: My strongest skill is on the creative side. I would say for the composition.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I work with Rubicon R6a as monitors, MI4 as audio interface, C3000 AKG as microphone. My Daw is Reason 9 for the arrangments and Reaper for mixing.

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

  28. A: There are so many: for the sound I like Pink Floyd, Radiohead, The Doors; in the process of songwriting many italian songwriters like Paolo Conte, Fabrizio De Andrè, Lucio Battisti. But also many classic composers, like Bach, Schubert Arvo Part. For the vocals I am very much inspired by Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse...

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

  30. A: I am specialized in creating songs & writing lyrics. As a performer/arranger my skills are for: 1 Oboe recordings 2 Vocal writings 3 Arrangments with guitars&bass / synthesizers / strings (VST)

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GenresSounds Like
  • Radiohead
  • Pink Floyd
  • Aphex Twin
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  • Reason 9
  • AKG-C3000
  • MI4interface
  • Samson Rubicon R6a
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