I love to get in touch with artists and songs to bring out their soul. I worked on more of 200 songs Pop/Rock/Folk in the last 15 years. I produced for singer/songwriter "Astra" with over 10million streams on Spotify and worked with local artists and bands who were signed with a Major, from my Studio based in Rome (Italy).
I started out as a singer/songwriter and I am graduated in guitar and sound engineering. I have 25 years of experience in Live Music as guitarist, and 15 years of experience in studio as Producer, Sound Engineer and Session Guitarist.
I use to support artists throughout the whole production process and help them give life to their songs as they have always dreamed of them.
- Full Instrumental Production:
First step we will discuss and agree on right Structure/Key/Bpm for the song and collaborate on style and ideas for the arrangement. I’ll write and perform all parts, recording and editing all tracks with Logic Pro.
You will received a Rough Mix of Instrumental version and all separated audio tracks in preferred file format, ready to record vocals and made the mix/master in the studio that you prefer.
- Full Song Production:
First step we will discuss and agree on right Structure/Key/Bpm for the song and collaborate on style and ideas for the arrangement.
I’ll write and perform all parts, recording and editing all tracks with Logic Pro.
You’ll receive a Rough mix to record all vocals in the studio that you prefer and then I’ll make the final mix/master.
We'll make edits until we're happy with the final product, ready for distribution.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
- Sorry Wilson
- Seattle acoustic grunge duo
- Fabio Nardini
- Dreams in progress
- Mistress Leaf
- Viola Laurenzi
- Flavhia Ferrari
- blowers on fire
- Niccolò Battisti
- SoMad Project
- Lord Spark
- Marco Puggini
- Lady & The Clowns
- Peppino di Capri
- Ashai Lombardo
- Valentina Michelino
- Valeria Palma
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Interview with Andrea Allocca
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: When talking to the artist/band I need to understand if I can bring something more to the creative process. I put myself and experience as music lover, guitarist, singer/songwriter, composer and sound engineer into the song without forcing the artists in the directions that do not convince or like them.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The most important thing in the relationship between artist and producer is trust. So I prefer to talk whit the artist/band first. Then I listen to the song and discuss with the artist about styles, reference artists and songs, additional specific needs, as budget or delivery time. After accepting the job we start to work together to define the final structure, key, bpm, style, instruments. I like to start to arrange or record parts using 2 separated guide tracks with a lead vocal/instrument and chord progression. I always ask for some feedback in every step of the entire production. We make edits until we're happy with the final product.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio consists of 3 rooms: - The Producer Room, where is a computer with Logic Pro X, all my sounds and libraries, a master keyboard and all my guitars - The Live Room, a soundproof ambient where I use to record acoustic instruments and vocals with a wide range of microphones - The Control Room, an acoustically treated room designed to provide high-quality mixing and mastering
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you can make me a star? No, I don't. But let's try together!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's to think it's easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your story? What's your purpose for this production?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You can tell me what you think every time you need.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The secret is to strive for perfection without becoming its slave, we are humans.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians/Bands: The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd, The Police, Sting, Jimy Hendrix, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Kodaline, OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, Radiohead, Queen, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Lady gaga, Katie Perry, Justin Bieber, Adele, The Weekend, Bon Iver. Contemporary Composers: John Williams, Ennio Morricone, hans Zimmer, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, Denny Elfman, Michael Giacchino. Producers/Engineers: , Alan Parsons, George Martin, Timbaland, Michael Brauer, Tony Maserati, Greg Welsh, Chris Lord-Alge, Steve Albini, Corrado Rustici.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: - The Singer/Songwriter: I work with Artists who use to write and sing their songs and need arrangements in a variety of styles or a full production ready to be released. - The Songwriter/Producer: I work with Artists who use to write and produce songs in their own studio and need the expertise of a producer/engineer who can add quality to the final product. - The Band: I work with Bands who write and arrange their songs and need a musical director/engineer to give a sort of order and a boost to their record perfomances.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It's a very difficult question to define my style. I'm afraid I might slip into a maze of words that don't make much sense eh eh
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately i don't know anyone here on SoundBetter yet but I found a lot of great professionals and I think that the choice for the artists is on "the producer/engineer" that I feel more close to me"
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the sense of wonder I feel at the end of the work on a new song.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Two years ago a guy who had to record his second song ever, asked me to produce the song in 3 hours because of lack of budget (arrangement, record instrumental part and vocals, edit, mix and master). I said to him that I couldn't promise a professional final result but we did it in some way and we had a lot of fun. After six months that song had about 9millions of streams on Spotify.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I finally finished the new album of Italian Singer/Songwriter "Meda169" with my work team at Kate Academy Studio in Rome and now we are working on the album of Pop/R&B Singer "Frances Alina".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm sorry but I think that the right question would be "in what situations do you prefer to use analog and when do you prefer digital?"
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I don't need your money if you are unhappy with the work done with me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac Book, Apollo twin, headphones, acoustic guitar and a master keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out when I was 13 as a singer/songwriter and I am graduated in guitar and sound engineering. I have 25 years of experience in Live Music as guitarist, 20 years in music production as Session Guitarist, arranger and Studio Assistant, and 15 years as Producer and Sound Engineer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with all artist and professionals who produced songs I loved, and particularly with Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Imagine Dragons. But I dream of working with today's emerging artists who will be tomorrow's stars
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Pop-Rock, Indie Pop, Dream Pop, Folk, Rock, Hip-Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The ability to listen and my legendary patience ;)