What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
An audio engineer without analog gear, but with good ears...is always better than an engineer with ultra-expensive gear but with no ears! I've listened to tons of bad works coming from great studios...watch out! They are just taking your money!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Started in 2005 as a producer and dj, I obtained a degree in sound engineering at the Saint Louis college of music in Rome and then I started mixing and mastering for other producers/labels
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
"Who We Are" - one of the best instrumental track I've produced, included in the ASOT 2010 compilation by Armin van Buuren, and in the soundtrack of the dutch movie Mannenharten...voted also as one of the best trance tracks ever.
Check it out!
Analog or digital and why?
Both! But only if you really know what you're doing. Every track is different, sometimes you need more color, sometimes not
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To be both happy with the work
What do you like most about your job?
That's all my life
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
- More saturation?
- Of course :)
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
It depends from the project
How would you describe your style?
Deep and emotional
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Tony Maserati, he's one of my favorites engineers
Can you share one music production tip?
What type of music do you usually work on?
Electronic, pop, rock, soundtracks, edm...everything
What's your strongest skill?
Experience, passion and good ears
What do you bring to a song?
Emotion with dynamic
What's your typical work process?
- Listen to the client ideas - check the rough mix - help with audio exports (if needed) - Mixing - reviews - Mastering
Tell us about your studio setup.
- Pc Windows 7 64 bit
- MacBook Pro 13"
- RME Fireface 400
- Access Virus TI2
- Korg microKorg XL
- Novation X-Station 49
- Behringer Miniamp Amp800
- Steinberg Cubase 5
- Quiklok Z-600
- 2 Monitors LCD 17"
- Dynaudio Bm6a Mkii
- Yamaha Hs50m
- Creative GigaWorks T20 2.0 Speakers
- Sony MDR-7509HD
- Sony MDR-V700
- Sennheiser HD 25-C II
- Sennheiser HD 215
- Gik acoustics (12 monster bass traps)
- Vicoustic (4 bass traps)
- Acusticaitalia (4 acoustic panels)
- Sound absorbing curtain
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Coldplay, M83, Nobuo Uematsu, Two Steps from Hell
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and Mastering