Hello there, this is Samuele. I work as a record producer in my studio based in Tuscany. I think that every song, every story, every musical journey you experience should get the sound-care it deserves. Yes, Sound matters. That is the undeniable truth! I can help you arranging, playing instruments and mix your tracks with all the love you need.
Do you need mixing? Send me your un-processed tracks and I'll have my journey into your track
aiming to a creative approach. Giving life to records is very important.
Do you need arranging and producing?
Working in the box is very cool and reachable, but very often that leaves you with lack of organic material
which by nature, leads your skin to goosebumps.
I specialized in arranging and I play trumpet, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
But I also have a cool pack of musicians around!
The goal when you produce should be giving the audience the chance to say "Yeah!".
That's why I love when the mixing phase gets creative too.
I usually work on Pro Tools, sometimes on Logic.
Send me your song, I'll do my best to make it fly.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Samuele Cangi
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I spent 1 month in Rochester (NY) producing my band "Nothing For Breakfast" with Anthony Molina (Mercury Rev). That experience blew my mind and led me to have a song mixed by Mr Dave Fridmann in person. Bless.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Peter Dulborough's new record.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid! I run my Apollo through the Amek analog desk and I use a lot of outboard.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I'll put all my love and passion.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Isolation and focusing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Could you make it bigger? Yes I can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mixing is not just balancing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you think you deserve a better sound?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Sound matters.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A classic guitar, a drumset, a trumpet, a piano and a doublebass.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing records for other bands/solo artists since 2005. I started making my own records in a very small garage.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Round and crunchy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal), because nothing makes me freak out like his harmonic and melodic solutions.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never forget the song. That has to be great! No one cares about the kick drum when the track is forgettable. That is the undeniable truth.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie, Pop, Electronic. It's all mixed up!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I guess life. The biggest amount of vibes a song can have. At least I try to do that. Sound matters.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I get the audio track and I listen to it. The first feeling is very important, so I'd better pay attention to that! Once I get to the right structure of the track, I start recording some free-flow instruments.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio called "Blue Moon" which is based in the Tuscany hills. You mix, you get some fresh air, you go back mixing. In the control room, I use my analog desk by Amek called "Big" and outboard gear like 1176, Dbx165, Pultec. I monitor with Genelec 1030A, Westlake, Yamaha NS10M, Auratone. I have a lot of instruments in the recording room because we like to play!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I dig the whole Dave Fridmann's production (MGMT, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips), I love what the Beatles did in the studio, I'm definitely inspired by Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm usually hired to arrange and mix songs!