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