Giovanni Traverso

Writer, Musician, Producer

4 Reviews (4 Verified)
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Hello everybody, I am a music producer based in Genua. 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

I am a multi-player (oboe, keyboards, guitars, vocals) specialized in composing pop-rock-electronics arrangments and lyrics; I also wrote for rap/hip hop and arranged dance music.
My artistic experience covers both the music industry as composer/arranger and theatre as a writer and poet.
Here you may listen to some of my compositions:

Current Duo:

Former Band:

Solo project:

The main area of my specialitation is composing, arranging and mixing.
I studied music in the Conservatory of my town, oboe, choirs, harmony.
I have been playing as a musician in many roles, singer, guitar, keyboards and synth, since I was a young boy.
I could not count how many stages I went on in my life! 😊
As mixer engineer I attended the courses of Jason Moss, Behind the Speaker, that gave me a solid support upon many years of experience in my studio.
You can trust me: if you would need some great taste in terms of light costs, I am a right choice available for you.

always at your service,


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Reviews (4)

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  1. Review by Wolfgang G.

    From the first minute of Giovanni's bid to the final delivery - I cannot say things good enough. His professionalism is superb and his artistry is wonderful. We communicated well as we both were really able to listen to each other - what we said and didn't say - in the end the song is superbly done. Thank you so so so much! Gracie.Danke.Merci !

  2. Review by Lucy N.

    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.

  3. Review by Richard R.

    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.

  4. Review by mariano s.

    Giovanni is a highly skilled musician who plays with feeling an musicality. I can absolutely recommend him.

Interview with Giovanni Traverso

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

  2. A: A good song makes the client happy to invest time and money on art. And art contributes to overall beauty in the world.

  3. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  4. A: Generally, clients do not have so many questions. But sometimes, some of them, ask for second/third reviews of the work.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: That is an hobby! Not at all, here we spend so much time and professionality in what we do.

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: What they want, in details.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Many have technical skills, even better than I have. But rare is my musical taste.

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

  12. A: I bring inspiration and taste.

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

  14. A: I let the inspiration coming in and then put down a draft. Then I start adjusting it, adding things. When I have something shapes I contact the client to know if he/she likes. By now, no one still disliked 😊

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

  16. A: With this song, "Sad Sad Christmas", I signed for a label in Berlin (here are my vocals and lyrics):

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

  18. A: Actually I am in a duo, called Apalis Duo, that I write the lyrics and sing for. Also, as a free-lancer, I am working for different persons from all the world, as lyricist, musician and mixer engineer.

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

  20. A: Richard W. Risner, Jason Moss, Wolfgang Gilliar, Lucy N.

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

  22. 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.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

  26. A: Anyone who needs me, and someone I need. I believe in music production as a chain of different professional skills. In general, I like the idea to be helpful for unknown good artists.

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Digital. Because today you can add some analog warmth through digital process.

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

  30. A: Great lyrics, great songs, good mix.

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

  32. A: Classical guitar, pen and papers.

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

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

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

  36. A: Songwriting, Electronic, Pop, Indie, Hip-hop, Classical, Rock.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work with Rubicon R6a as monitors,RME firaface800 as audio interface, C3000 AKG as microphone. My Daw is Reason 9 for the arrangments and Reaper for mixing.

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

  42. 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...

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

  44. A: I am specialized in creating songs & writing lyrics. As a performer/arranger my skills are for: 1 Composing song 2 Vocal writings 3 Arrangments with guitars&bass / synthesizers&keyboards / effects&strings (VST) 4 Woodwinds: oboe (acustic)


GenresSounds Like
  • Radiohead
  • Pink Floyd
  • Aphex Twin
Gear Highlights
  • Reason 9
  • AKG-C3000
  • RME Fireface800
  • Samson Rubicon R6a
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