Independent Producer with 10+ years of experience. My musical style has an electronic backbone with acoustic and cinematic influences. It's predominantly easy-listening — at times groovy, experimental, or completely meditative. My work matters more than words, so check out my tracks to see whether I'm a good fit for you!
I mostly write electronic and ambient music, but I'm very adaptable and can produce in a variety of styles. I'm available for production, mixing and mastering. I'm also open to create film/game soundtracks.
Over the past decade, I published music with different pseudonyms such as Need a Name, Chasing Dreams and Katahimikan. In 2019, I started releasing music solely with my true name: Dario Lupo.
In case you wish to use music I've already released for your projects, I'm available for licensing on Musicbed. You can find my tracks on their website.
For more demos, look for "Dario Lupo" on any streaming platform or visit my Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/needanamemusic
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Interview with Dario Lupo
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Many of my albums which I produced, mixed and mastered myself.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: More music!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: NeZoomie: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/100362-giuseppe-sorce-(nezoomie)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital and analog emulation
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do everything in my power to achieve the overall result you desire :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The feeling of finding a track's flow and getting chills while working on it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What type of music do you compose? My response is that you should just listen to it because I don't know how else to explain it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't play instruments, I make music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Keep in mind that we are all humans, not machines; think clearly about what you need and try to communicate your demands in a constructive manner.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, midi keyboard, headphones, mini studio monitors and hopefully an infinite supply of power :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 15 years more or less, I started very young, kept practicing and learning new techniques. I produced in many genres and explored different approaches, from using a bunch of different DAWs to exploring the difference in working with hardware vs software.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Slow and dreamy
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Finding a good sound to use in your tracks can sometimes be more about your mixing technique and creativity than the instruments you use.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I tend to work on ambient and downtempo tracks, although I occasionally branch out into other genres to learn more and try new things.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: One of my favorite things is gluing slow instruments together. I enjoy achieving a solid balance between the instruments of a composition both through mixing and producing techniques.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm quite emphatic and sensitive, most of my personality translates into my compositions. I guess that's what makes most producers unique in some way.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Producing for me is just about enjoying myself, I don't have a very specific process and I usually compose new tracks for the simple reason I wake up with some ideas in mind, so I open my DAW and start having fun.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small studio that is entirely based on software; I used hardware for many years but today I prefer to work more efficiently. Instead of purchasing hardware, I focused on soundproofing and a good audio system.