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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Reviews (3)Endorse Giovanni Traverso
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.
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.
Giovanni is a highly skilled musician who plays with feeling an musicality. I can absolutely recommend him.
Interview with Giovanni Traverso
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
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.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Richard W. Risner, Jason Moss.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am a kind of alternative/classic pop/rock/electronic songwriter.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to give some of my best songs to great Mixers and Mastering engineers.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because today you can have the analog warmth into digital mapping...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Great lyrics, great songs, great recordings.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Classical guitar, pen and papers.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I think that studying harmony may open a lot the spectrum of our possibilities in music production.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Songwriting, Electronic, Pop, Indie.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is on the creative side. I would say for the composition.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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)