Liuk on SoundBetter

Ciao ! I'm Liuk, an italian musician, teacher and tone hunter. I've been the guitarist and arranger in TV commercials of Ferrero, IKEA, Tic Tac, Nokia in my studio Riverplant Music Studios. I recorded albums, played live shows and teached for the last 16 years of my life.

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Interview with Liuk

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

  2. A: I believe playing my guitar alongside an 18 elements orchestra is still one of the craziest memories I have of my job.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: I'll give 101% to the song.

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

  6. A: To have a clear vision of what they are looking for. A reference is wonderful so I could pin point the sound they are after !

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: Started playin at 14, giving lesson at 17. Started a band, recorded some songs, took them on the road. Went to a music university here in Milan, graduated, then opened Riverplant Music Studios with my dad (he's a musician too), where we produce music for advertising, TV series, and young artists. I play in "Leo&theblueband" for private/corporate events, and "HEY BOB GUN" with our own songs. I realized this the other day.. I spent more of half of my life playing guitar. :)

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: A good mix of energy and chill.

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

  12. A: I'd say again BMTH, John Mayer and Myles Kennedy.

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

  14. A: "Fix in the mix" rarely works. Always better to make the recordings already sound good !

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

  16. A: Acoustic, Rock (pop, alt..), metal.

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

  18. A: I start with a chat. Sometimes clients have a clear idea of what they want, and sometimes they just ask me to add whatever I think the song needs. Then record & send a demo of the work for approval, and then deliver the final product.

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

  20. A: Bring Me the Horizon, John Mayer, Myles Kennedy, Muse, Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Mark Knopfler.

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

  22. A: I rec guitars, otherwise I will arrange and/or produce your song. Always trying to serve the song !

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: GIBSON Les Paul Standard 2008, SG 120th anniversary, 335 w/ Bigsby; EPIPHONE RD, LP, Explorer Lee Malia, Matt Heafy 7 strings; FENDER Stratocaster(s), Telecaster(s), Telecaster Jim Root (Drop B), Telecaster baritone (B standard); PRS MC58, Hollowbody I, McCarty (C standard); GRETSCH Falcon 4US, Country Club; SQUIER VI; TAYLOR 314ce; MARTIN D28 - MARSHALL JCM 800 (1985); ORANGE ROCKERVERB 100 mk.1; MESA/BOOGIE Dual Rectifier 100W (Rev C), Studio 22+ combo (w/ BlackShadow speaker); FENDER Tone Master, Twin Reverb combo; TWO ROCK Studio 15/50 combo - MARSHALL 4x12 w/ V30, 4x12 w/ Greenback; ORANGE PPC412; MESA/BOOGIE 2x12 w/ V30 - STRYMON TimeLine, Big Sky, Mobius, Iridium; EHX Soul Food (JHS Mod), POG2: FULLTONE DejaVibe, Clyde wah, Ultimate Octave Fuzz; IBANEZ Tube Screamer 808HW; DIGITECH Drop; MADEBYMIKE PEDALS Klon; BOSS NS2 - MAC PRO 2013 (3,5 GHz Intel Xeon E5 6 core; 64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3); LOGIC PRO X; MOTU 8PRE-es (full system); LITTLE LABS Redeye 3D phantom; NEURAL DSP (Omega Granophyre, Gojira, Nolly, Cory Wong, Soldano SLO-100, Darkglass Ultra); BOGREN DIGITAL AmpKnob; FAB FILTER, WAVES, CYTOMIC, SOUNDTOYS (just to name few..); ARTURIA, IK MULTIMEDIA, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, SPECTRASONICS, SPITFIRE AUDIO, U-HE (just to name few..).

"Back home"

I was the songwriter, producer, guitar & bass player, drum programmer, mixer engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Foo Fighters
  • Slipknot
Gear Highlights
  • More than 20 GUITARS between Gibson
  • Fender
  • Epiphone
  • PRS
  • Gretsch
  • Taylor
  • Martin. AMPS: Marshall
  • Orange
  • Mesa Boogie
  • Fender
  • Two Rock. CAB: Marshall(s)
  • Orange
  • Mesa. Many FX
  • both analog & digital.
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