I am a dreamer cursed with the determination of a perfectionist.
Hi, my name is Matteo and I am the founder and chief sound engineer at Soundream Studios in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
Music has been a lifelong passion of mine.
After 17 years spent learning several musical instruments, at the age of 20 I realised there was nothing on the academic curriculum that could help me achieve my goals. As a consequence I skipped University and focused on honing my skills in Sound Engineering and cultivate a keen musical ear directly on the field.
Since 2011 I worked as an assistant in various recording studios around Italy where I had the privilege of learning the craft from some of the most acclaimed professionals in the business. Meanwhile I became proficient at Luthiering and gained competence in all things electronics, acoustics and soundproofing. I never limited myself to one field of expertise.
Three years ago I opened Soundream Studio, deep down in the Sardinian countryside. In time I managed to buy the equipment of my dreams (SSL4000G+, Amek Mozart Neve, top monitors, mics and outboard), and had the experts at Sound Service Studio sound design my mixing room for the best sonic response.
I am a producer, mixing & mastering sound engineer.
If you think you deserve the best, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
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Interview with Matteo Gallus
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Studio sound designed by Donato Masci of Sound Service Studio. Pro Tools Ultimate + Solid State Logic 4064G+ w/total recall. Monitors: Genelec 1038B, Yamaha NS-10 Outboard gear: Prism Sound Lyra, ORION 32 (x2) Urei 1176 x5 (rev D/G/H/), 1178, LA2A, LA3A x3, LA4, Retro 176 x2, Sta-level, Revolver, Neve 33609, API 2500, Bricasti M7, Eventide H9000, Lexicon 480L, PCM42 x2, PCM60 Pultec EQP1A x2, DBX 160 x4, Distressor x2, and much more.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I tend to use a mix of both, but If I have to choose one I'd always prefer analog.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since young age. Full time for at least 10 years.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, O.S.T.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lord-Alge, Mick Guzauski, Hans Zimmer, Michael Jackson.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing of tracks from remote.