Emilio Lanza

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist

31 Reviews (29 Verified)
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Hello there! My name is Emilio, 31 from Italy. I'm an acoustic percussive fingerstyle guitar player, engineer and aspiring singer-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 - with a score of 96.25 % (77/80). I can provide mixing as well

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 :)

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

31 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nick G.

    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!

  2. Review by Nick G.

    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.

  3. Review by Nick G.

    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.

  4. Review by Nick G.

    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!

  5. Review by Enrique D.

    Emilio is quick and talented. Great to work with him again.

  6. Review by Nick G.

    Expert production by Emilio. And not just fast service, but immediate. Thanks for the incredible service, Emilio!

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  8. Review by Jean-Charles B.

    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 !

  9. Review by Nick G.

    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.

  10. Review by Korhan K.

    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...

  11. Review by Nick G.

    Emilio is an excellent musician, a quick study and an exceptionally good interpreter of melodic and rhythmic ideas. Always great working with Emilio!

  12. Review by Izzat (A&R)

    Good guitarist and easy communication.

  13. Review by Jason Meekins
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    Great working with Emilio! Thank you for the opportunity

  14. Review by Enrique D.

    Quick turnout, nice communicator and great musician. Will repeat!

  15. Review by July A.

    Great Working with Emilio again. It is always a pleasure

  16. Review by Nick G.

    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!

  17. Review by Nick G.

    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.

  18. Review by Nick G.

    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.

  19. Review by Nick G.

    Emilio is always so responsive and a great musician and musical interpretor. Excellent.

  20. Review by Jason Meekins
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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.

  21. Review by Nick G.

    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.

  22. Review by July A.

    Emilio did a fantastic job again. He is very dedicated about what he does and very talented. I can only recommend

  23. Review by July A.

    Great Work Again. We are so happy

  24. Review by Izzat (A&R)

    Emilio is perfect creative musician.
    He will do as professional what you need.
    Thank you !

  25. Review by July A.

    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

  26. Review by July A.

    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

  27. Review by July A.

    Great experience with Milo. He is really feeling himself into the tracks and a great musician on top!

  28. Review by July A.

    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.

  29. Review by July A.

    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

  30. Review by Han Z.

    Emilio is a very talented musician with outstanding skills and tastes. This my pleasure to collaborate with him. Hope we will work together soon.

  31. Review by ZHUZH

    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.

Interview with Emilio Lanza

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: I’ve just earned my first Logic Pro X 10.4 certification and I’m working on my next original song...

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

  6. A: Me :)

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

  8. A: Professionality and quality and make them happy :)

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

  10. A: What is my turnaround... Usually 1-2 weeks per song, but I set 1 month to be sure.

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

  12. A: Many people don’t realize how hard could be recording acoustic guitar

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

  14. A: Deadline, lyrics of the songs to learn them better, demo tracks and what kind of arrangement they need.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: Both. Nowadays we record into DAW our analog sounds.

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

  18. A: Creativity and Freedom

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

  20. A: Thrust your feelings and ears

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

  22. A: Acoustic guitar iPad Strings Sheet Pen

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

  24. A: 2years piano 15 years guitar YouTube covers and original songs

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Original

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

  28. A: Ed Sheeran because he’s genuine

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

  30. A: Passion

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

  32. A: Acoustic Pop, Fingerstyle and Folk/Singer-Songwriter

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Taste Acoustic Fingerstyle

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

  36. A: Feel and groove

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

  38. A: Listen the sample. Writing the chords, lyrics and the structure and practicing till I’m happy about the result.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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

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

  42. A: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adam Rafferty, Mike Dawes

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

  44. A: Acoustic Guitar Recording + Virtual MIDI Instrument main tracks (bassline, piano, strings, virtual drum, etc...)

Emilio Lanza - Australia (feat. Sara Vanderwert)

I was the Singer-SongWriter, Composer, Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist in this production

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    Emilio Lanza - Australia (feat. Sara Vanderwert)
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    Various Artist - !LIVE! Cover (My Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Showreel)
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    Stevie Wonder - Superstition
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    Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover
Terms Of Service

Add. costs: +100$ for each change of BPM/KEY when the project has already started with Acoustic Guitars! Local Taxes 60%!-Credit My Name Please!-Two revisions allowed-Typical turn-around time: 1 week.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Adam Rafferty
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Acoustic Guitar Lakewood A32-CP
  • Guitalele (6 strings ukulele)
  • Radial engineering J48 Active Direct Box
  • Hammer 88
  • Focal Alpha 50
  • Logic Pro X 10.4
  • iMac
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SoundBetter Deal

I can refer a pro mixing engineer to my returning-clients (2+ completed jobs) offering a special discount with him!

  • RDS.it - #1 Italian FM Radio - Live Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar PerformanceJul 11, 2019

    RDS.it - #1 Italian FM Radio - Live Performance

    I've been invited at www.rds.it for a Live Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Performance during the format "The Phenomenon", in Rome (ITALY).


  • Premium Provider Program :)Apr 12, 2019

    Today SoundBetter has activated my Premium account.

    I'm finally part of the SoundBetter Premium Provider Program :)

  • Music Contest AchievementApr 06, 2019

    I'm very happy to announce that on April 4 I won a local music contest, ending up 1st in the pop-solo-guitar over 18y category and also receiving the "Luca Colombo" certificate as "Best Performer".


  • Logic Pro X 10.4 CertificationFeb 19, 2019

    I’m proud and happy to share this news with you guys:

    Finally I’m an Apple Certified Pro - Logic Pro X 10.4 - End-User - Professional Music Production Software 

    You can verify my certification, searching “Emilio Lanza” here: