Multi nominated Mixing engineer from Turin, worked for several great artists such as Johann Johannsson, Dustin O'Halloran and freshly Grammy nominated Sebastian Plano.
Maurizio Borgna was born in 1977 when punk died. He's a passionate about music and good food and he thinks that there’s a big connection between mixing and cooking. Active in the European music scene since 2003 as a producer and recording/mixing engineer and label manager for 2 different Italian based indie labels, in 2010 moved to Berlin to improve his own skills and try to put a step into a wider and bigger market. In Berlin’s years he had a chance to work for artists like Johann Johannsson, Dustin O’Halloran, Efterklang, Agnes Obel and labels as !k7 Records, Universal Music, Sony Music, Hyperdub and many others and became a Mixing specialist. He recently moved back to his hometown, Torino, where he built a brand new production facility in partnership with Stefano Genta (Variables Music, Morning Glory). Born as a guitar player moved his passion into analogue synthesis and programming with a bad addiction to modular synths.
He will never says no to a good dinner, amateur yogi and decent golf player.
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- Dustin O'Halloran
- Crash Of Rhinos
- sunday sun
- sebastian plano
- johann johannsson
- Giorgio Giampà
- Federico Bisozzi
- Dead Elephant
- Richard J. Birkin
- Fine Before You Came
- Willie Peyote
- giulia's mother
- Tomat Petrella
- Gianluca Petrella
- Jack Jaselli
- Il Pugile
- Sparring Partner
- The Zen Circus
- Nicolas Jaar
- Wrong On You
- Alessandro Martire
- Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
- Matteo tambussi
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Aside from delivering incredible mixes that were simultaneously creative and loyal to the tone of the songs we wrote, Maurizio was a joy to work with. He is passionate about what he does always has a plethora of ideas. He has a great ear, and is also fantastic for technical work. Excellent gear. He made our songs sound amazing.
Interview with Maurizio Borgna
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Most of the time people do not understand the different between mixing and producing, lots of thing like tuning vocals, editing drums and all the other instruments are more into the producing part of a song, if u ask for a mix u should deliver tracks ready to be mixed.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, a U47, a 1073, RME Babiface and an XLR :)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work i do for my clients is mixning that's also my favorite skill
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really love people that has no fear to explore new territories in all fields, my inspiration mixing wise is Michael Brauer, i was lucky enough to be part of one of his class at Mix With The Masters and it was a game changer for my career.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm an analogue lover but i really appreciate the comfort of a digital setup so i decided to move to a Hybrid approach where PT il the core of my session but everything runs thru my lovely Chandler Minirack Mixer and my alansmart C1. I've also other analogue machines connected to my rig like 1176 for parallel purposes, an RE501 for vintage vibes and many other small secrets :)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start listening and trying to get as close as i can to the reference mix approved by my client then i'll start improving to my taste and print the mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, low end and wideness.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually electronic music, score for movies, pop and neo classical. Saying that i came from an hardcore post punk background.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative approach
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To make them happy and respect THEIR Music
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid, get the best from both!!!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 3 different records