Etienne Pelosoff

Producer, arranger & composer

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Looking for great production and rich arrangement that will elevate your song to its full potential? In pop, electronic or metal, I work fast and efficiently until your song sounds the way you always wanted it.

Having learnt classical music in Paris, graduated in Creative Musicianship in West London University and Production in BIMM Berlin, I'm passionate about arrangement and production. Specialised in energetic songs, heavy beats and wide ambiances, my goal is to make your song reach the best version of itself with rich arrangement, efficient structure and splendid sound.

I work hard and fast. I can manage last minute requests and I make sure you are fully pleased with the result. I work best on rhythmic songs, whether it's groovy pop or modern metal. Feel free to give me as many details and references as you want. If you don't have a particular direction in mind, we will figure it out together. My priority is to make your music reflect your artistic motivations so that the song ends up being what you always wanted.

So drop me a line to tell me all about your project!

2022:
Kid Randie - Allusions (EP)
2021:
Criz Moka - Pisar Segura (EP)
Demo for Peugeot commercial
Amelie G. - Youth
Andy Nagle - Here's Your War
Leoinrosso - Sul Mio Cadavere
Snowballs - Ghosts
Reel (soundtrack)
2020:
M. Matteuzzi - Inner Voices (EP)
Amelie G - Cut Me Deeper
2019:
RTS1 PLJ (soundtrack)
Ignocide - Hollow Cost (EP)
2018:
E. Pelosoff - Trve Brutal Black Jazz (EP) (top 10 albums by Moshville Times)

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

59 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Christian M.
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    Super fun and excitement - as always!
    Etienne managed to integrate the results of multiple different vocalists in perfect harmony.
    In this project we have even partly included elements of Etienne‘s “own“ music/style which is great.
    The overall result is fantastic.
    It‘s such a pleasure to work with Etienne. I hope there will be many common projects in future as well! :)

  2. Review by Pierre P.
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    This was a true challenge for Etienne : a very personal song in a genre "oldie" but he succeeded in mixing and mastering with class and so close to what I expected. Five stars, because it's impossible to give him the whole galaxy !

  3. Review by Pierre P.
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    Excellent job as always with Etienne. He understood perfectly what I was waiting for, even suggesting some of his best pieces of advice. I give five stars again...

  4. Review by LOULA
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    Super! Quel bonheur de travailler avec Etienne, très à l'écoute et toujours arrangeant. Avec beaucoup de diplomatie et une grande sensibilité artistique, Etienne est la bonne personne si vous recherchez un grand musicien et ingénieur du son ayant un background musical très riche pour comprendre votre univers musical et réaliser vos chansons comme vous l'imaginez.
    Je n'hésiterais pas à faire appel à Etienne pour travailler encore sur d'autres arrangements.
    Merci et à très vite !!

  5. Review by Pierre P.
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    Again, very satisfied by Etienne's pro job ! Available, customer oriented and reliable. What else ?

  6. Review by Julio E.
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    Étienne is very professional, receptive and reactive. He took the time that was needed to achieve our "dream sound".
    It's cool to work with a open-minded person who listen the musicians needs and expectations.
    Don't hesitate to work with Étienne.

  7. Review by Serena
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    I truly enjoyed finishing the work on this song with Etienne. I am very focused on details, especially when it comes to my vocals, and Etienne was able to accommodate all my requests and adjust the track to my needs. He brilliantly followed the references I gave him for the mix, yet left spaces for changes according to my tastes. I appreciated Etienne’s job not only for his punctuality and reliability, but also for respecting my creative vision throughout the whole process. Will recommend!

  8. Review by Arnaud L.
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    4th and last track to end my EP. It was a good adventure with Etienne, unfortunately all good things must come to an end.
    Etienne is a good listener and knows very quickly what is expected of him on a track. He's always professional and fast, it's a pleasure to work together

  9. Review by Pierre P.
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    Once again I give Etienne five stars for a fabulous job completed !
    It's a real pleasure to work with Etienne !
    One more, others will follow, no doubt about it !

  10. Review by Pierre de Frebourg
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    Etienne is somebody who really cares about his customer and music.
    He is very available and trustworthy, as he tries and work hard to undesrtand precisely your music, the final product you hear in your head. It's a real pleasure to work with him.
    I give him five stars without any hesitation !

  11. Review by Serena
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    Etienne is a skilled and knowledgeable professional with whom I had the pleasure of working together in the past as band mates, and now as a producer. I already knew he was an accomplished musician and after this job I can confirm he is also a terrific producer. I loved the arrangement he created for my new track. He understood exactly the vibe and mood I was going for and promptly delivered an instrumental that exceeded my expectations.

  12. Review by Morgane Matteuzzi
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    Etienne beautifully mastered a track that I wrote and produced! He was very patient and took a lot of time to understand my vision and get the exact sound I was looking for. Thank you so much Etienne :D

  13. Review by Arnaud L.
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    It's a pleasure to work with Etienne for this third tracks togeither.
    I really love the final mix and mastering.
    Thanks again for help to pass my composition to the next level :)

  14. Review by Arnaud L.
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    Etienne did a great job on our second piece together. He's always so committed, attentive, friendly and professional!
    A big thank you

  15. Review by Chris J.
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    As always, Etienne is a MASTER at what he does. Cannot recommend him enough!!! 100/10, would love to work with him for my future projects as well :)

  16. Review by Kid R.
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    Encore une fois, ça été un véritable plaisir de bosser avec Etienne sur mon projet. Etienne est super efficace et professionnel tout en étant amical et très sympathique. Etienne fait plus que son travail, c'est un vrai passionné qui aime ce qu'il fait et aime aider les artistes dans l'amélioration et le développement de leur projet. Encore une fois, je recommande.

  17. Review by Chad Ongstad
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    As always Etienne did in amazing job arranging another song. Can't wait to work with hum again!

  18. Review by Lex Roper
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    Second job with Étienne, second success.

    Étienne is someone that will do everything possible to give you the sound you want.
    And if you ask for something impossible (like I did), he will help you to find alternative solution that fits you.

    High five and see you for the 3rd project.

  19. Review by Arnaud L.
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    Etienne is very professional, efficient, fast and very attentive.
    A real pleasure to work together.
    I will gladly do it again very soon !

  20. Review by Chad O.
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    Etienne did an amazing job mixing my latest song. He has a great ear for what sounds great and will keep a listeners attention!

  21. Review by Christian M.
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    My vision can still be so challenging - Etienne turns it into gold!
    Brilliant work - as always. Thank you, Etienne! :)

  22. Review by Chad O.
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    I recently just finished working with Etienne, he is a fantastic arranger and producer, providing valuable input to help craft songs that are exciting and far more interesting to listen to. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.

  23. Review by Sariana M.
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    Etienne is a fantastic producer who is willing to take on any project and make it sound the best that it possibly can. He is kind, patient and very communicative.

  24. Review by Christian Möllenkamp
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    Another project with Etienne comes to an end. What shall I say? Collab with Etienne is awesome, informative and fun. The result is as always brilliant. Can nearly not imagine to do future projects without him :)

  25. Review by Morgane Matteuzzi
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    I had such a good time working with Etienne. He was very organised kind and easy going and more than anything his music is amazing !

  26. Review by Christian M.
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    Great! Great! Great! This time collaboration was so fruitful that I could create four versions of one song. One more than originally planned thanks to Etienne, who conjured up an additional dance version. And the results are excellent! - high five!!! :) - Looking forward to the next project(s) with Etienne! :)

  27. Review by Christian M.
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    It‘s always a pleasure to work with Etienne! No matter how crazy ideas and visions I have - he finds a way to realize it! He is very creative and comes with additional suggestions. This time his input lead to the decision to do an additional version of the song as well. And the collab is always fun! Next project is already initiated... :)

  28. Review by Kid R.
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    C'est la seconde fois que je fais appelle à Etienne et encore une fois, c'est du super boulot. Je continue de travailler avec lui pour la suite de mes projets !

  29. Review by Christian M.
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    Excellent job as always! I love the collaboration with Etienne. It's always fun, exciting, developing, and very interesting. We both learn a lot with each new project :).

  30. Review by Kid R.
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    Etienne est un passionné qui sait ce qu'il fait. Je lui ai fait confiance pour 2 de mes track et le rendu était impeccable en terme de mastering. Je compte bien faire de nouveau appel à lui pour l'avenir !

    Je recommande !

  31. Review by Dr D.
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    Speed and pro job as always !

  32. Review by Dr D.
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    Excellent Job as always ! Etienne is a great pro ! It's a pleasure to work with him ! No hesitation !

  33. Review by Marcos Correa
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    Working with Etienne has been wonderful, he has a relaxed albeit careful attitude towards the work. He clearly puts trust and confidence in your work and lets you move freely to your own convenience. Not only that but his music is creative and engaging, which makes the work so much easier. I can only hope to work with him and his team again!

  34. Review by Raymond
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    Etienne truly wants what is best for your project. He gives detailed feedback and insightful advices, and is very open to suggestions. I can only recommend.

    Thank you for your time and work!

  35. Review by Christian M.
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    Simply excellent. And as always a pleasure to work with Etienne. Collaboration goes smoothly and we have fun. Also this time there is a brilliant result. Highly recommended!

  36. Review by remigagneur
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    Patience, listening skills and enthusiasm, I highly recommend the services of Etienne to take your songs to the best level !

  37. Review by Christian M.
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    I have done several projects with Etienne already and I just say it as it is: meanwhile it is difficult to find a new review wording for the always excellent work! Please compare to my previous reviews. All of the said is also true this time. Brilliant and fun.

  38. Review by Christian M.
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    Open for experiments. And the result - great! As always. Cause Etienne is very professional, experienced, and creative. Collab was fun. I look forward to continue our current series of projects with Etienne.

  39. Review by Christian M.
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    What shall I say - good good good! I've already worked with Etienne in some projects before. I was already very happy with those. Nevertheless, it gets even better with each time. This song has become the best so far. Can't wait starting the next project with him.

  40. Review by Lex Roper
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    Open minded, good spirit, and a pleasure to work with.

  41. Review by Christian M.
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    What shall I say? - good! good! good!
    I love working with Etienne. Highly recommended!

  42. Review by Christian M.
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    Did already a few projects with Etienne, and will do so in future. And as always this collaboration was smooth, creative, exciting, fun, excellent.

  43. Review by Dr D.
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    Etienne is an excellent artist and engineer and it's a pleasure to collaborate with him as always.
    With him your projects reach the next level.

  44. Review by Christian M.
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    It was the 2nd project for me at SoundBetter, and the 2nd with Etienne. And I hope to do next projects the like - it's wonderful to work with him. It's fun, it's exciting and smooth. Etienne is creative, professional and friendly.
    High five, Etienne! :)

  45. Review by Christian M.
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    This was just a tiny job. But everything went smoothly, results delivered in time, quality perfect. I know Etienne from earlier project. So I didn't expect anything else ;) - high five!

  46. Review by Christian M.
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    All is said already in the previous reviews - I can hardly beat it ;D.
    It was my first song/project and I am so lucky to have chosen Etienne! He is professional, creative, fast, hard working, enthusiastic. Collaboration is so easy and really fun!
    I can’t wait doing the next project with Etienne!
    I definitively recommend him!

  47. Review by Dr D.
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    Excellent producer, mixing and mastering engineer. pro and fast delivery. Top communication. No hesitation, with Etienne Pelosoff you will have a perfect job, he is at your disposal.

  48. Review by Andy
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    Ok, where to start with this - lets start at the end and work back, AMAZING end product! Captured the essence of the song and me as an artist perfectly. Etienne gets into the detail, a focus on the intricacies that make a song special. Professional structured approached which makes the whole engagement flow smoothly. Can't wait to work with him again, 100% recommend!

  49. Review by Leo Barbato
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    I employed Etienne again to finalize my track and I am more than satisfied. He is very creative in his productions and will adjust parts to your liking on the spot. He is professional, resourceful, and extremely easy to work with. I highly recommend!

  50. Review by Chris J.
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    Etienne is definitely my go to from now on. Super genuine and super talented individual. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for coming across his page and getting to work with him, truly did make my vision come to life.

  51. Review by Amélie G.
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    It was a great pleasure to work with Etienne Pelosoff. He's definitely a talented composer how can adapt to many styles. He knows what he wants and still leaves space for creativity. I am glad to hear my drums in such a quality work.
    Very easy to work with, friendly and professional. I am looking forward to more work with him, and would encourage anyone who's considering working with you to do so.

  52. Review by Cloe
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    It was an amazing experience to work with Etienne,he is such a creative genius .I love the chemistry we have working in music ,he is also responsive ,communicative and easy to work with .Would love to work with him again .

  53. Review by Sami P.
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    Very good and understandable advice (even for someone like me who is just a beginner in the music business) for my music project. The conclusions of this consultation will change my tracks a lot. Detailed explanations and such a great attitude. Highly recommended!

  54. Review by Chris J.
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    I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Etienne. He is incredibly nice, super understanding, and most of all he is EXTREMELY talented at what he does. I look forward to working with him on all my other future projects, as he has been the sole individual to incapsulate the exact sound I was aiming for. Thank you for everything Etienne :)

  55. Review by Morgane Matteuzzi
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    I love working with Etienne.
    He gives very clear instructions knows exactly what he wants and his music is really amazing!

  56. Review by Morgane Matteuzzi
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    Etienne amazingly mixed and arranged my track, he understood from the very beginning what I wanted to achieve with my song and made it sound exactly the way I wanted. I work with many different vocal technique (Opera, fry, twang) and he managed to make everything sound really good! I am really looking forward to working with Etienne again.

  57. Review by Amélie G.
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    It was a great pleasure to work with Etienne. He totally understood what I wanted out of the mix and mastering of my track and made it sound much better than I thought it could!
    And all that in a very short time. Highly recommend this guy!

  58. Review by Chad O.
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    I recently just finished working with Etienne, he is a fantastic arranger and producer, providing valuable input to help craft songs that are exciting and far more interesting to listen to. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.

  59. Review by Leo Barbato
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    He was able to bring the right colors to our track thanks to his originality and professionalism, very friendly also! I recommend him.

Interview with Etienne Pelosoff

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I remember perfectly working with Swiss electro pop artist Morgane Matteuzzi in 2020. It was very late in my studio. We were working hard on the intro song of her EP 'Inner Voices'. That was the last track to finish. Until now, the intro was good, but we don't want good, we want AMAZING. As things were not moving forward, at some point I said : "Let's just take a break and walk five minutes outside". Quiet Berlin's moon was upon us as we were laughing about this never-ending intro arrangement. We must have had fifiteen versions of it by then. Back in the studio, I said : "Let's try something for fun" and I've put Trash distortion by Izotope on the main bus channel. It suddenly sounded like the music was coming from another dimension, it was beautiful and terrifying, raw and mysterious at the same time. Morgane Matteuzzi said : "This is it, it's perfect!" And that was it, the EP was a big success. Two lessons I've learnt. One, it's so important to have some distance with the music you're working on. Have a break, refresh your ears and then listen again. Perception can change everything. Two, less is more. One effect can change it all if you use it right. I keep fond memories of working with an artist as creative and bold as Morgane Matteuzzi and I feel super proud of her EP 'Inner Voices' in which I did co-arrangement, co-production, mix and mastering. This is why I became a music producer : to make awesome music with awesome people !

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

  4. A: 1. Make sure the music producer actually cares about your song. This is your music and the music producer is there to serve your artistic vision. He.she.they must spend effort in trying to understand what you want. 2. Give references, this helps so much! A music producer or mix engineer who does not ask for references is a red flag... 3. Have fun! :D

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: My style is all about energetic songs, heavy beats and immersive soundscapes. If you want to make your song more tighter, heavier or bigger, I'm definitely your producer.

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

  8. A: Here is a simple tip to follow when arranging your song : "repeat, twist, captivate". This basically means that if one section sounds a certain way, the next time your song plays this section, it has to sound different so that the song remains exciting. This is the challenge of pop music. It's very repetitive yet we have to always twist it a little bit to keep the audience blown away. Usually, verse 2 is where many songwriters fail to captivate the audience. They usually repeat the exact same orchestration from verse 1. So when the audience discovers verse 2, they feel like they know it already and the excitement goes down. In pop music, we want to keep the audience constantly captivated and eager to discover what's coming next ! My advice is therefore that, whenever you repeat a section, change the texture of the sound. If you had drums, bass, guitars and keys in verse 1, try to only have drums, bass and organ in verse 2. This will create a new and surprising atmosphere which will renew the audience interest in the song until chorus 2 explodes. "Repeat, twist, captivate", that's my advice ;)

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Communication. Despite being chosen for my expertise in exciting arrangement and professional mixing, I believe another crucial reason people decide to work with me is that I sincerely and deeply care that the result will reflect their artistic vision. I therefore spend a lot of time understanding what they want, advising about how it can be done and then explaining the results. I think we have all worked with some producers who didn't let much choice to the artist and was answering messages two weeks later.... I'm happy to be the absolute opposite! I'm accessible, super enthusiastic and reliable :) I care about your music.

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

  12. A: Addiction. Whether it's producing, arranging or mixing, it all comes down to the truth that modern music relies on a fine balance between tension & release. I have more than 10 years experience in working on this precise yet crucial aspect of modern music. I will make your song addictive by optimising its structure, by shaping the best orchestration and by playing in the most thrilling manner the way instruments come in and out. Fluid and captivating all the way through, your song will be sublimated by the orchestration and sound I will create for you. I will make your song addictive.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: My music studio counts two brilliant Adam Audio S2Vs monitors that give me the most precise and neutral sound, sublimated by the Apollo pre-amp. While its acoustic has been treated and optimised for mixing, the walls painted all in red create the best atmosphere for me to deep into your artistic sound and make the best out of it.

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

  16. A: In pop-rock, Mark Ronson is a huge inspiration: he sublimated the talents of cult artists such as Amy Winehouse, Adele and Lady Gaga like no one else could. In metal music, Adam "Nolly" Getgood made some exception work in terms of production by defining modern metal sound. The albums he produced for Periphery and Animals as Leaders and mixed for Devin Townsend and Haken are phenomenal in terms of heaviness, grandiose and precision. Eventually, Trent Reznor remains an astonishing source of creativity in terms of songwriting, atmosphere and sound distortion.

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

  18. A: My clients contact me because they created some songs with lyrics and melody and want me to create the perfect orchestration for them. I can do the whole process: from creating the bassline, the keys, the pads, the effects until the mixing and mastering stages. To work with the same person keeps the song strong and consistent until it shines the way the songwriter always wanted it.

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

  20. A: For astonishing vocals, I would definitely recommend Morgane Matteuzzi. Indeed, she can professionally perform opera, metal and soul and this unique versatility allows her to bring spectacular flavors to a song. For killer drums, contact Amelie G. I have played with her for around ten years and she simply knows how to bring the groove to a song. If technically, she is brilliant, her true uniqueness lies in her sense of balance and emotion. She brings to a song just the right amount of drums to make it shine.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Nine Inch Nails
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  • 2 Adam Audio S2Vs
  • A8X Studio Monitors
  • Universal Audio Apollo Duet
  • SP-5 Headphone
  • Pro Tools
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  • Logic Pro
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