Filippo Gaetani

Mixing, Producer, Recording

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I am a record producer, recording and mixing engineer with more than 25 years experience around US, UK and Eu with artists and bands crossing several genres, mostly indie pop, pop/rock, alternative, singer-songwriter, acoustic and jazz. I am based in Vienna and Italy and work extensively online, travelling to Us/Can and UK.

I reside between Vienna and Tuscany. I am mostly mixing for artists from anywhere, producing focusing on artist development, working on improving artists songwriting and sound taking them to a more competitive level, especially finding a music background connection and common artistic ground. I use state of the art high end analog and digital gear, and usually offer strong contacts and advices in the music business.

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  • Maddes
  • Maddes
  • Maddes
  • Maddes
  • Russell Morgan
  • Russell Morgan
  • Russell Morgan
  • Russell Morgan
  • Russell Morgan
  • Russell Morgan
  • Russell Morgan
  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
  • SheLoom
  • SheLoom
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  • Soft Plastic
  • Soft Plastic
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  • Private Insomnia
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  • Peter Doran
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  • My Excellence
  • Ballistic
  • Ballistic
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  • Ballistic
  • Jessie Grace
  • Jessie Grace
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  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
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  • Martin Klein
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  • Peter Doran
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  • Peter Doran
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  • Peter Doran
  • Peter Doran
  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
  • Martin Klein
  • Adrina Thorpe
  • Adrina Thorpe
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11 Reviews

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  1. Review by Grown Up Avenger Stuff
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    Filippo is one of those naturally brilliant music talents. His ear is flawless, and his work with us was effortless, confident, and perfectly what we needed. It's a safe call to choose him to work with, you can be sure he's going to to deliver solid quality, and if you have higher expectations it's very possible that those would still be exceeded.

  2. Review by Philip
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    Filippo and I met on a stand at Midem (music conference) in early 2000 and hit it off straight away. Since then, we have collaborated on many projects together, mixing for each other and co-producing. Not only is Filippo a gifted musician, he has a considered and masterful approach to any project he is working on. Plus, he has amazing gear!

  3. Review by Russell Morgan
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    I worked with Filippo on a one to one program for the recording of Begin Simple, and also Surrender. Filippo is fun, logical, and brings a wealth of experience with him. He completely understands what it is as a songwriter you are trying to convey, and as a producer his hard work and creativity now my songs have never sounded better.

  4. Review by Peter Doran
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    Working with Filippo - on two records and across many countries - has been an educational and enjoyable experience, resulting in albums that I am proud of and that are far better because of his involvement. His genuine love of music and great creative energy make him a pleasure to work with.

  5. Review by Xiren
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    An old-school, analog champion of authentic musical creation. He has a great ear and a nurturing spirit. Between his talent and his passion; I imagine it's hard to work with Filippo and not become friends.

  6. Review by Nina
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    Filippo Gaetani is a highly talented, professional and passionated artist & producer! Working with him turned out to be a very exciting, funny and amazing journey. He's open mined and unique in his own way! I can only recommend hiring him for your next session because Filippo will take you and your music to the next level! 5 stars!! :-) - Nina

  7. Review by Adrina Thorpe
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    Finding Filippo Gaetani was like finding a diamond. He is an incredible producer who creates soundscapes like your musical inspirations while not sounding at all cliche, taking the music a step beyond. It was a privilege and joy to work with him. The end product is something you can get lost in. He is a lot of fun and also now a great friend.

  8. Review by Richard Ulmer
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    Filippo has mixed our last two albums and they sound fantastic! He is not only a great mixing engineer & producer, but also a nice guy and a good friend!

  9. Review by Matthias R.
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    I have worked with Filippo on several projects and all of them were very inspiring and fun times. He is very professional, reliable and passionate. He helped me to reveal and enjoy new aspects of music production and engineering. Absolute recommendation!

  10. Review by Brian McRae
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    Filippo is an inspiring Artist, Producer, Mixer and friend. I have been fortunate to work with him from across the pond on many projects. He pours his heart and experience into every mix every day.
    Brian McRae www.drumoverdubs.com

  11. Review by Martin Klein
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    Filippo Gaetani is a great artist.
    It is always very inspiring to work with him.

Interview with Filippo Gaetani

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

  2. A: Listen. Listen. Listen to sound aesthetics in your head. Follow your instinct. try to get that connection between the song and the sound you hear for it.

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

  4. A: Pop, Alternative and Indie pop, Alternative Rock. Ambient, Jazz, Acoustic and Singer Songwriter.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: I suppose: Recording and producing. Writing. Making artists feel good and respected. Develop their vision without getting in the way too much. Bass lines and interesting guitar arrangements, textures and arpeggios. Drums and Snare sounds. Backing vocals.

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

  8. A: I report what they say..:A better sound (unless it already sounds great), good interesting rhythms, interesting texture and colors, a musical arrangement which supports and doesn't intrude the lead vocal lines, a good solid bass line and low end, a deep and full mix.

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

  10. A: If I am about to or wish to produce an artist we chat about their vision and their goal and I tell them what I see or hear. We listen and talk music, to see if we get along and we have some things or ideas in common. Then if we feel good we start recording scratch vocals and guitar or piano possibly over a beat or a click and work on the songwriting and structure. Then I do most of the overdubs myself or I hire a talented drummer. When I am 50% through a song we listen together or online, we add ideas or change things. If it’s a remote collaboration we stay in touch a lot and we update each other with song developments and ideas sending mp3s and WAVs across with dropbox or Wetransfer. When the song sounds good we do the final vocal takes and finish the various decorations, until we are both happy, especially the artist/client, who has the last word for me. If I have a strong opinion I gently try to persuade. I mostly mix alone, 1 or 2 days per song. I have some reliable mastering engineers in Uk and US.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: My studio is in Vienna and it's a beautiful space shared with lovely and passionate people. (Tic music studio, it's on Miloco studios of the world) I work with several Neve and Api preamps and love some boutique gear like Thermionic Culture and Retro Instruments. My favorite preamp is the old Neumann 476 though. I love using my FET47, and use sm57 and 7's a lot. 414's are ubiquitous too for me. I love my Oram DM summing amp and I mix through 2 Neve 2264 compressors. I love small setups too. I love Apogee and Universal Audio interfaces.

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

  14. A: As a producer I suppose these are the ones who mostly Inspired and Inspire me: Jon Brion, Dave Bascombe, Trevor Horn, Roland Orzabal, Nigel Godrich, George Martin, Al Schmitt, Daniel Lanois, Prince, Jeff Lynne. As a music lover Radiohead, Frank Zappa, James Brown, Rufus & Chaka Khan, The Police, Rush, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Bartok, Strawinski, Led Zeppelin, Debussy, Ravel, Hindemith, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer

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

  16. A: I develop artists demos with the aim to bring their songs and music to significative artistic and sonic improvement. I co-write sometimes. I write songs and instrumental music a lot. I love the art of recording, at my studio or in a remote location, no matter with which type of gear, fancy or cheap. Sometimes I just mix people's tracks. I perform a lot in the studio, too. Bass, Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Keys, Programming.

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  • Apogee Symphony
  • Api 512
  • 525
  • 527
  • 5500
  • Neve 1073
  • 2264
  • 12 ch VR console
  • Neumann Vintage Channel strips
  • Thermionic Culture Freebird Eq
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