Hello, my name is Federico. I am an Italian producer, mixing and mastering engineer with 9 years of experience based in Sheffield, UK. Give me your raw tracks and I'll give you back a powerful and radio-ready song.
If you are looking for a creative producer, mixing or sound engineer look no further, I am your man.
Mixing is not just about setting levels and applying EQ and compression, mixing is about having a vision and using all I need to deliver the best and most unique sounding song I possibly can.
Mixing is about being creative, makinh rules and breaking them. Let me break some rules for you.
Being a poly instrumentalist not only helps me understand what's going on in the song, but it also helps me to find the strong elements of each mix so I can enhance them and make them stand out. Also I can easily add layers of all kind of instruments if the songs require it.
Also, I am very quick and virtually always available (I do need some sleep as well, but that's another story) so collaborating together will be fun and you will never have huge delays on any questions or queries you may have.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Federico Telesca
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll provide a radio-ready sounding song. No jokes on that.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything: producing, mixing, mastering, recording instruments. I truly love every single bit of my job.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People thinks that working ITB (In The Box) is not good for the sound and for the vibe. I answer that the vision, the arrangement and a good set of ears can beat that 0.5% of difference between hardware and software.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My only advice is to explain what you have in mind. If you don't it's even better, I've got you covered!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My iMac with my suite of plugins (I am not cheating, right?), my American Stratocaster, my Monitors, my converters and probably a couple of pints of beer instead of my last piece of gear. What's a desert island without a couple of pints?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started 11 years ago playing guitar in band. Then I started singing. Then I started playing bass, drums, programming keyboards, programming drums and so on. After just a couple of years I started using Logic and since then I am proud to say I've never left it.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'd say it is punchy, big and in your face. That's it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My focus is the groove. If the groove sounds right you can easily put everything else on top of it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All the types of Rock. From pop rock, to heavy rock, from pop mosh to heaviest production metal-oriented. But I do love my pop songs as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being a poly instrumentalists. It doesn't just help me understand what's going on in the song, but it also help me to find the strong elements of each mix so I can enhance them and put the focus on them. Also I can easily add layers of all kind of instrument, in case the songs requires it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity, enhancement. As I wrote on my description mixing is not just about setting levels, apply EQ and compression, mixing is about having a vision and use all I need to deliver the best and most unique sounding song I possibly can. Mixing is about being creative, make rules and break them. Let me break some rules for you.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is really simple, I love to be able to recall every single project in a matter of seconds. That's why I work with the biggest names in the industry: Apogee as converters, Focal as monitoring system, a huge collection of plugins and custom made samples.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Two bands that really inspire me are Arctic Monkeys and Bring Me The Horizon, both from my hometown, for their ability to change their sound on every record they put out. And always have a creative and forward minded approach.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing, mixing, mastering and enhancing track in a very creative way. I turn raw tracks into radio-ready hits.