Frank is an Italian audio engineer driven by the passion for sound synthesis. He studied Audio Engineering and Music Production at SAE Berlin with lecturers like Bernd Burgdorf and Gary Marlowe. An active member of the Berlin underground electronic movement.
I am a music employee, I want to feel the music, deliver and translate the artist vision into reality.
I offer a various range of analog and digital synthesizers to make your beats sound old school like 90'hip hop to a futuristic EDM sound. I love synth wave and postpunk. I am comfortable programming beats on vintage MPC, FM Synthesis, Sampling and Modular Synthesisers.
I love jazz and blues as well as wild experimental genres, every new work I approach it's a new chapter of my career, for this reason, I tend to be very communicative with my clients and coworkers.
I do not like to list prices for my work, every project has his own needs, I encourage you to write to me about your ideas and I will get back to you with a detailed quote.
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
3 ReviewsEndorse Francesco Salvadori
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
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.
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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A production of an indie rock band, Demo songs for a singer-songwriter, an electronic album, my live set.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Enrico Tiberi
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: A new problem, on a daily basis.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: No recommendation or reference is wrong, give me everything you think is necessary to satisfy you, do not be shy.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neve custom 75, Lexicon 480l, Teletronix LA 2A, Eventide H3000, a bloody computer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I like to work with everyone If I like the music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My own vision of sound or the closest approximation to a reference. Depends on what I'm paid for.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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 go make music.