Francesco Salvadori

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Francesco is an Italian audio engineer, electronic music producer, and performer. He is graduated in Audio Engineering and Music Production at SAE Berlin (Bachelor of Art).

I am an Italian audio engineer living in Berlin for almost a decade. I have completed a degree in Audio Engineering and Music Production at Middlesex University (Bachelor in Arts). During my stay in Berlin, I have achieved many life goals, such as running an independent label and Djing and working for my favorite clubs and be part of many different productions.
I have always been obsessed with sound and technology along with the music of all genres. Over the years, my attention has been shifted from being a DJ to a Live Performer and Audio Engineer.
Moreover, my field of experience is fairly wide: I enjoy sitting in front of my speakers, carving mix and masters, I also like to join Video Productions and I love the action of live concerts as a Front of House.

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  1. Review by Marco Rivagli
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    I've worked quite a few times with Francesco with different projects and I have to say it's always been a very pleasant experience. He knows what his doing and I love when he thinks outside the box to reach the desired sound. It's always nice to work with competent people that are also easy going and make you feel that you're respected. I look forward to bumping into him at a future studio session! Marco Rivagli (Drummer for The Fuzztones, Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic, Philipp Gorbachev, Gut Reaction)

  2. Review by Syed Hussin
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    Francesco helped me out in one of my film projects and worked as the boom operator for my project. His work ethic is great and is a reliable person

  3. Review by Aya Heykal
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    I worked with the right sound operator in my production. He managed all the technical problems and was professional!

  4. Review by Enrico L.
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    Francesco gave me a huge hand with technical support for music production, mixing, synthesis and signal flow. His dedication to the audio field is definitely something that I admire. He has unlimited knowledge brilliant mind and his way to handle things with musicians and music producers it's simply great.

  5. Review by Guja Panichi
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    Francesco tuned my vocal and mixed with a track I sent him. Well done!

  6. Review by jorma
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    Work with Francesco is amazing. He has passion and skill. And he also great in understand what a musician want . The voice and the guitar I recorded with him are the best I ever made .. I will recommended him for any work in studio

  7. Review by Finn A.
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    Frank did the mastering and mixing of one of our songs and we were more than happy with the result! He is a talented and (more important) committed sound magician which I only can recommend, also because of his kind nature. His home studio is also a cosy environment allowing you to fully focus on the work.

  8. Review by greg
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    Frank Salvadori has unique and original style in the production, large knowledge in all music genres and engineering and ability to work on different projects. We where initially apprehensive about finding a sofisticated audio engineer for our jazz project but Frank met all our expectations and more. Recording with him was really nice experience. Highly recommend!
    -Space Tigers Berlin.

Interview with Francesco Salvadori

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

  2. A: NIN productions are the most inspiring overall, nevertheless, I have no favourite genre. Everything I listen from the beginning to the end is my favourite music. I'm charmed by Erika Badu hip-hop/soul, Imogen Heap for vocal details and sounds, Beastie Boys and their sampling art, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Tchad Blake is a genius.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I tend to work mainly in the box, in my own studio setup, using Slate Everything plugins emulations and my go-to list of software, anyway I have the chance to use Neve 88rs and Custom 75 for the analogue touch. I tend to like mostly hardware tools because my eyes do not distract me from what I hear.

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

  6. A: My first step, after a couple of listen and a plain in my mind, is to always edit and clean. I do levels and volume automation on the discrete channels before I proceed with insert and send effects. When I'm happy with what I hear I clean my mess and give a "fine tune" before I start working on the Master Channel.

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

  8. A: My own vision of sound or the closest approximation to a reference. Depends on what I'm paid for.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Attention to details and empathy. Most of the time a top production is not how perfect it is, some time that little detail or imperfection is what makes it so unique, the challenge is to find it. Things sound different if you pretend to be a teenager on his punk period or a trained jazz musician, usually I stop when I start having goosebumps.

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

  12. A: I can not point one, my last three projects were free jazz, pop and indie rock, as well as a hip-hop singer and some beat making.

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

  14. A: I'm not a music priest, for recommendations ask the masters or search on youtube. The only thing I regret is when I discovered something leaving my desk before being at the max for my skills.

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

  16. A: I like to work with everyone If I like the music.

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

  18. A: Neve custom 75, Lexicon 480l, Teletronix LA 2A, Eventide H3000, a bloody computer.

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

  20. A: No recommendation or reference is wrong, give me everything you think is necessary to satisfy you, do not be shy.

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

  22. A: A new problem, on a daily basis.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: Both of them. Thank God we have progressed in music technology. If you know your tools you will achieve the best result with what is needed.

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

  26. A: Enrico Tiberi

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

  28. A: A production of an indie rock band, Demo songs for a singer-songwriter, an electronic album, my live set.

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

  30. A: I am frequently asked to mix vocals on various kind of beats, from hip-hop to ethereal electronic and indie rock. Most of the times musicians come to me with a raw multitrack, some others need to be recorded from scratch, in this case, together with the artist, we nail the most suitable recording studio and we go make music.

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