Hello here, I'm Francesco from Italy. I'm a professional guitarist, I play many different guitars and styles with classical, acoustic and electric guitar. I'm graduated on a Conservatory in guitar and in the Master de Mezcla con Soma in Mixing.
Hello here, my name is Francesco and I'm from Italy.
Music is all my life and my joy!!!
I'm graduated at the Conservatory on guitar and I'm graduated on the Master de Mezcla con Soma in Mixing.
I'm a professional guitarist.
I play in many different styles with different guitars.
I play nylon strings guitar (classical, pop, bossa, milonga, rumba, flamenco), acoustic guitar (Fingerstyle or rhythmic) and electric guitar.
I attended masterclass with: Tommy Emmanuel, Robben Ford, Mark Lettieri, Massimo Varini, Bob Brozman, Maurizio Colonna. Also I'm graduated on the Master the Mezcla con Soma (Master in sound mixing).
I play live and on recording sessions.
I really love arranging acoustic versions!
If you have any project and ideas you can contact me: we can talk before to find what you want on your music.
I'll do my best for it!
Thank you very much!
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Interview with francescocilio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked like sound engineer recorded live and mixed two songs for the flamenco Encarna Anillo singer and Pituquete guitarist. It was a short live for YouTube channel. It was a pleasure to do it!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on mixing a song writing album (song writer form Italy).
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: IRVNG and Emilio Lanza. Of Course I can recommend them!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! It depends what we need! I'm open mind!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I give you all my professionality, and everything I can to have a relationship of mutual respect and trust.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like human process to do music together!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Could you do an acoustic version of my song? Yes of course!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many people think music is only for fun! It is for fun! But also is a job! It requires experience and a great professionally.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you would like on your music? Why did you look for me? What do you think we can do together?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would recommend that you feel free to express yourself and your ideas! If you find trust and empathy I'm your man!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Maton 808 TE and Cordoba Flamenca guitar, Macbook, HX Stomp XL, a mic to record!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm graduated on the conservatory on Classical guitar, graduated on the Master de Mezcla con Soma in Mixing, I studied and I attend many masterclass with Tommy Emmanuel, Robben Ford, Bob Brozman, Robben Ford, Massimo Varini, Maurizio Colonna, Pituquete. I have been working as a live or recording session for 13 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I play guitars on different style, based on pop and world music like bossa, milonga, rumba, cumbia, rumba, reggae.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Manu Chao for his music message, Ed Sheehan for his beautiful songs, Pituquete because I love flamenco!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes of course.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, acoustic, latin, flamenco, songwriting
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Playing different styles on classical, acoustic and electric guitars. Writing sheet or midi parts.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: beautiful sound, nice harmonies and chords, groove (like guitarist), professional sound like mixing engineer.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First of all I like talk with my customer, listen his ideas or what he needs, to meet the right process together. After that I listen again and again his music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with a MacBook Pro 2018, DAW: Logic Pro X, Focusrite Scarlett, Beats Studio Headphones, Sm share 58 MIC, TBone tube mic, HX Stomp XL, Amps: Fender Blues Deluxe, AER Compact 60. Guitars: Fender Stratocaster 2006, Maton 808 TE, Cordoba Flamenco, ukulele.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ed Sheeran, Tommy Emmanuel, Vicente Amigo, Perota Chingo, Manu Chao
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work recording guitars or mixing songs, separately or both together. Also I can arrange parts, write scores or midi parts.