Hi! I am Francesco, I am a sound engineer and a session bass player and I am here to help you to get great sounding record. We can work together to create something smashing!
I have been a musician for 20 years and I am a classically trained double bass player. I have played bass guitar and double bass in several bands and orchestras, moving from classical music, jazz, pop, funky and rock.
I have started developing my interest in mixing music while I was a musician, with live sound engineering.
From there, I have gradually started to build up my own home studio "Into the Loop Sound Lab". In the last 3 years I have been involved in some projects of mixing and mastering for some Italian and British bands.
I enjoy everything about making records, from songwriting, arranging, producing, mixing and mastering.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
4 ReviewsEndorse Francesco Zacchi
It is an absolute pleasure working with Francesco from Into The Loop Sound Lab. He's a very personable individual who has helped evolve our sound, ensuring that essential flavours are brought to the fore. We're constantly impressed with his professionalism, versatility and dedication to improving the quality of our music - regardless of what genre it's in.
Alex and Tim from For The Ages
Francesco remixed one of my band’s songs. The first was a gentle rebalancing of the levels and the second was a dramatic reimagining of the song. My band were very happy with his work.
Francesco combines his expertise in audio engineering with a calm, friendly and professional manner. This makes collaboration really easy. You discuss ideas, try things out and iterate. Not just until you've reached a compromise, but until everyone is happy. No drama, no stress.
Great professionalism and competence.
Good prices and continuous feedback throughout the workflow.
Interview with Francesco Zacchi
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have started my pathway in music as a bass player when I was 16 years old and throughout all these years I managed to turn music into my job. I have become a professional musician by undertaking classical studies of upright bass and music and still continuing to play with rock, jazz and funky bands. At some point in my career as a musician I have started to record my bands and be involved in the live sound engineering. In the last few years I started building a parallel career as a sound engineer
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My focus is generally on rock, pop, and electronic music. I also really enjoy working on funky, blues and heavy rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a deep knowledge of music and harmony.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a mix engineer I am interested in understanding the intention of the song and bring up the instrument that is more important in different moments and give every moment and every component of the song the attention it deserves. It is like what happens in an orchestra, where the director assigns to every instrument its intensity and its pace. As bass player I offer a foundation for the track and then I add my creative inputs depending on the intentions and requests of the client.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: As a sound engineer, as far as the mixing is concerned I normally start with gathering my client's requests and then I create a rough mix. Once we agreed that everything is as expected and nothing requires further fixing or adjusting, then I proceed with completing the mix and the timeframe of all this process really depends from client to client and my approach is tailored to expectations. As the mix is completed I send it to the client and if they have notes I recall and address as needed. As far as the mastering is concerned, I run the mix through several devices and make sure there are no issues to address and then I complete the master. For the bass tracks the process is pretty smooth. I generally listen to the song and then I play through the song with different ideas. Then I record a few of the best ideas I come up with and I send them to the client and I can then adjust or modify depending on the feedbacks I get.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio is self made with a lot of DIY features
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Warren Huart, Andrew Scheps, Andy Wallace, Chris Lord-Alge and Eddie Kramer are the main professionals I look up to as my guide and inspiration as a sound engineer. As a bass player I have always followed and been inspired by Jaco Pastorius, Glenn Hughes, Gianni Maroccolo, Neil Murray and Les Claypool.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am a mixing and mastering engineer and I am also a professional bass player and I can provide bass tracks for my clients.