Hello there! My name is Emilio from Italy. I'm an Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Player, Engineer and Songwriter with over 1.000.000 Spotify&YT Streams. Apple Certified Pro (Logic Pro X 10.4 - Professional Music Production Software) since Feb 11, 2019. !Special SoundBetter deal at the bottom of my page!
My name is Emilio, and I was born in Italy in 1987.
I graduated with a university degree in engineering, but I just can't live without music.
Music really is my life.
My approach is to listen to songs again and again, practising and arranging them by ear.
I gained my experience and expertise both from the Internet and the street: I love going busking as well!
I love arranging pop/acoustic music on my acoustic guitar and I use my percussive fingerstyle technique for this.
I've always been self-taught, picking something up from my cousin, my brother. and friends, and above all watching as many videos as I can of the world’s greatest guitarists.
I started learning the piano when I was ten years old, and I did that for just two years.
Then, in 2004, when I was 16, I tried the electric guitar of a friend of mine, and that was it! I fell in love with the guitar.
So I took a few Jazz Guitar lessons .
In June 2015, I started studying Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar with USA guitarist and teacher Adam Rafferty.
After 12 years working on covers, in 2015 I felt I was ready to work on my own music.
I’m Certified Apple Pro with Logic Pro X 10.4 Music Production Software, and this has really helped me with the creative process.
What more can I say? I just hope you enjoy my stuff.
Music Makes Me Breathe.
Bye all :)
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
55 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Emilio Lanza
Emilio delivered a stunningly beautiful and original guitar composition on a co-write inspired by poetry originally written by his father. An incredible player with an incredible family - the wind beneath this song's wings. A song fueled by friendship and family, composed and performed across many international borders. Amazing work, Emilio!
Emilio is a very talented player who is simply fantastic to work with. Great partner in making music!
Emilio is a gifted and awesome guitarist and an inspired writer. Any musical project you're lucky enough to collaborate on with this maestro will leave you feeling lucky, like you got way more than you asked for and musically gratified. It's always a joy, literally, to work with this humble and talented artist.
Emilio did an amazing guitar arrangement for my song and play with heartfelt emotions. I couldn't believe it turned out so magical. Emilio's genuine love in music is really inspiring. I can't wait to work with Emilio on many many more songs.
Emilio did a great job ! He is professional and quick in work
I am very satisfied with the result ! Best Jérémy
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Emilio is a great acoustic guitarist, songwriter and musician first of all!...
In other words he is an Artist!
Working with him is very easy, great communication and high quality.
He is the man!
Highly recommended! Can't wait to do it again!
Emilio did a fantastic job on my project. His guitar solo completely transformed my song. He is easy to work with with great communication. A+++
Emilio is phenomenal at what he does. He's beyond talented. A genuinely nice guy who really cared about my project. A pleasure to work with and I will certainly come back. I highly recommend him.
Second time working with Emilio and again spot on! Absolutely 100% recommended!
My first experience with Emilio was great.
He provided professional English lyrics and acoustic guitar arrangement for my original song.
I really hope to work again with Emilio.
Another masterful performance and composition! Emilio's guitar is the strongly beating heart of this latest song and his soul, its soul. Beautiful. Way to go, Emilio!
Willing to work with an artist to visualize a dream despite the amount of revisions. Very talented with the guitar and knowledgable about many different styles!
Nice working again with Emilio.
Very talented, very responsive, and as crazy and passionate as a musician should be :)
Happy new 2020!
Emilio is extremely talented! He understands what you want and delivers above expectations. Very fluent communication and short turnaround times. Perfection!
After 100+ SoundBetter engagements, I can say, unequivocally, that Emilio is the best acoustic guitarist I've worked with. And, he's just fun and a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Emilio. Here's to many more in 2020.
Emilio is a gifted composer and player. There's a reason why he's number one on SoundBetter in his category - a well deserved spot. Pure talent.
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Emilio is my favourite acoustic guitar player locally ('cos we live in the same city) and obviously here on SoundBetter as well.
Emilio really knows how to communicate with a Sound Engineer.
He's a top notch client with clear directions that will help your workflow.
If you need acoustic guitar recordings, Emilio is highly recommended!
Looking forward to working again with him!
Emilio did a masterful job of learning a new piece by ear (as usual), and playing the track I asked for. And then he did two more that I didn't ask for in other keys - anticipating vocalist requirements. That's the kind of going the extra-mile client-focus he has - it's icing on the musical cake. And throwing on a little cajon - well, that was the cherry on the icing. But make no mistake the cake itself is the great music Emilio produces with his guitar. Always fabulous!
Emilio is ultra-gifted and incredibly tenacious having just worked through the world's most difficult interpretative alt-country song. Emilio is one in a million. I urge you to work with him every chance you get.
Emilio is an exceptionally talented and creative musician, writer and producer. In addition to those duties on this song, he provided and excellent vocal performance/guide. He has an inspired, unwavering and untiring dedication to making a song just right no matter the number of iterations or changes. At the same time, he makes all of this appear effortless. Emilio is to music as Capri is to Naples - a gem.
Emilio is a master at taking a song from concept and demo to complete. This is only possible because of his talent, creativity, mastery of his instrument and his incredibly high degree of proficiency. And the speed at which he accomplishes his amazing feats, makes one think he must either be gifted or practice 24 hours per day. Because he must eat, sleep and live a little, that only leaves the gifted option as a possibility.
Emilio is a great guitarist, with great ideas and very responsive. He has a great technique and the sound is amazing. Will definitely work again.
Emilio is a real pro to work with. He was amazing !!
Emilio is exceptionally talented and driven to create and perform the best possible music. His talent, work ethic and attitude make him one of the best musicians you could hope to collaborate with on SoundBetter. If you're looking, then you've come to the right listing. Choose Emilio, you won't regret it!
Emilio immersed himself in creating and performing a primary guitar track from scratch for a new song. The result was a perfectly customized, excellent piece of musicianship that will serve as the foundation for all the other players going forward. His service was personal, fast and expert-level. Couldn't ask for more.
In the course of a mere twenty four or so hours, Emilio after stepping into a performance requirement in a genre outside his typical, went from expeditionary in spirit to full instrumental command. Wow. One could only expect this type of speed in navigating the proficiency curve from the truly gifted. Amazing. But it's more than that really... It's drive and desire to excel - it's love of music and a guitarist's craft. Put it all together, and you have Emilio.
Emilio very quickly completed a brilliant interpretive demo track. His creativity and musicianship are boundless and surpassed only by his enthusiasm. Always a pleasure working with him. Thank you, Emilio!
Emilio is quick and talented. Great to work with him again.
Expert production by Emilio. And not just fast service, but immediate. Thanks for the incredible service, Emilio!
It has been an amazing experience working with Emilio. He's very friendly, gifted and went full on to provide the best work possible and as many takes as needed. Thanks a lot !
The man who plays with the heart of a guitarist and the soul of a drummer comes through again with another crazy good, custom fit guitar piece for my song. Rhythm and acoustic beauty permeated his composition and transformed the guitar section into something very special.
He is very kind person and amazing guitar player.. We communicate very fast.. His playing is groovy, confidently and creative.. I'm 100% happy and satisfied.. He is absolutly right address.. Thank you so much Emilio...
Emilio is an excellent musician, a quick study and an exceptionally good interpreter of melodic and rhythmic ideas. Always great working with Emilio!
Good guitarist and easy communication.
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Great working with Emilio! Thank you for the opportunity
Quick turnout, nice communicator and great musician. Will repeat!
Great Working with Emilio again. It is always a pleasure
Emilio jumped in wholeheartedly on this project on very short notice. He did quite an amazing job of learn a track on the fly and juggling transpositions and changes. Thank you, Emilio!
Emilio performed another outstanding piece of musicianship in his playing and in laying down a unique and powerful backing groove - especially considering his only guidance at the outset was three notes. Out of thin air and three notes - magic as usual. I'll be back.
Always a pleasure to work with Emilio. His eagerness and talent practically guarantee success on any project. I've never had anything but great experiences with Emilio playing on my songs.
Emilio is always so responsive and a great musician and musical interpretor. Excellent.
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I really enjoyed working with Emilio! The whole experience was excellent. Great communication and great production! Thank you do much for the opportunity.
Emilio's playing was fantastic - he created exactly the sound I was looking for on the first take. Brilliant! His responsiveness was great. He has a truly special ability to whole-heartedly attack a musical challenge, interpret skillfully and, most importantly, deliver the goods with his guitar. Based on this experience, I plan to do a series of projects with Emilio. Emilio's professionalism and soft-touch personal style make him a real pleasure to work with too.
Emilio did a fantastic job again. He is very dedicated about what he does and very talented. I can only recommend
Great Work Again. We are so happy
Emilio is perfect creative musician.
He will do as professional what you need.
Thank you !
Fantastic work from Emilio again. I can't imagine someone will regret it to work with him, so I can highly recommend. Two thumps up
Awesome work again Milo. We needed to finish this one first and it was not a problem for Milo at all to switch between the songs we have been working on. The result was stunning
Great experience with Milo. He is really feeling himself into the tracks and a great musician on top!
Awesome expierence with Milo again. We love working with him because he is very talented and you can feel that he wants to get the best results for the song. I can only recommend him.
Milo is very dedicated in what he does and works hard to make the results perfect. i appreciate that and lok forward to work with him again
Emilio is a very talented musician with outstanding skills and tastes. This my pleasure to collaborate with him. Hope we will work together soon.
Great player and great-sounding guitar. His recording was well-mic'd, crystal-clear and free of room colouring. He knows what he's doing and what producers need. His work ethic and professionalism were astounding - he'll practise and practise and check in with you regularly. Highly recommended, would happily use again.
What I like the most about Emilio is not just his music talent and his ear, but above all his method of work. He's kind of a nerd, in a really good way... 🤓and I love it! He will get to the bottom of every detail your acoustic production needs. And he commits with love. I had the privilege of working with him in my first live album. It was like discovering a treasure. I'm happy that he's sharing it with the world via Soundbetter.
Interview with Emilio Lanza
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Stefano Formato, my local/online Mixing&Mastering Engineer / Producer :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adam Rafferty, Mike Dawes
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Feel and groove
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Taste Acoustic Fingerstyle
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Acoustic Pop, Fingerstyle and Folk/Singer-Songwriter
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic guitar iPad Strings Sheet Pen
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Acoustic Guitar Recording + Virtual MIDI Instrument main tracks (bassline, piano, strings, virtual drum, etc...)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen the sample. Writing the chords, lyrics and the structure and practicing till I’m happy about the result.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ed Sheeran because he’s genuine
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 2years piano 15 years guitar YouTube covers and original songs
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: -Studio setup: Acoustic Guitar Lakewood A32-CP, Strings Lowden or Elixir Phosphor Bronze 11/52, Audio Interface: RME BABYFACE Pro - Controller MIDI: M-AUDIO Hammer 88 - Monitors: Focal Alpha 50 -Live Setup: Loop Station: BOSS RC-30 Acoustic Amp: AcusOne For Street
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Thrust your feelings and ears
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creativity and Freedom
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Nowadays we record into DAW our analog sounds.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Deadline, lyrics of the songs to learn them better, demo tracks and what kind of arrangement they need.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many people don’t realize how hard could be recording acoustic guitar
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is my turnaround... Usually 1-2 weeks per song, but I set 1 month to be sure.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Professionality and quality and make them happy :)
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’ve just earned my first Logic Pro X 10.4 certification and I’m working on my next original song...
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My new original song. I'm studying hard to compose, play, sing, arrange and producing it :) The title is: "Something Better", and I hope to show you soon. I’m also proud of my YouTube channel and my collaborations. You can find the playlist on my channel.