Giovanni Traverso

Writer, Musician, Producer

20 Reviews (16 Verified)
Giovanni Traverso on SoundBetter

Hello everybody, I am a music producer based in Europe, north-west of italy. My skills are for composing (both music & lyrics) & mixing. I composed for theatre in verses. I studied and play oboe, pianoforte, synthesizers, guitars and vocals. As a free-lancer I am here for offering some of my skills you may need for your projects! Thanks!

I am a multi-player (oboe, keyboards, guitars, vocals) specialized in composing pop-rock-electronic arrangments and lyrics.
My artistic experience covers both the music industry as composer/arranger and theatre/poetry as a lyricist and poet.
Here you may listen to some of my compositions:

Current Duo:

Former Band:

Solo project:

My specialization is composing, arranging and mixing songs.
I studied music in the Conservatory of my town, oboe, choirs, harmony.
I have been playing as a musician in many roles, singer, guitar, keyboards and synthesizers, since I was a young boy.
I could not count how many stages I went on in my life! ๐Ÿ˜Š
As mixer engineer I attended different courses that gave me a solid support upon many years of experience in studios.
If you would need some great taste in terms of available costs, I could be the right choice for you.

always at your service,

Giovanni traverso

Send me a note through the contact button above.

20 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Asaf K.

    it has been wonderful to work again with Giovanni. he is a very talented and creative lyricist and a true Artist .

  2. Review by Luca Giacobbe
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    Great experience with a great client, nice communication and nice music. Thanks so much I hope to work with you again in the future

  3. Review by Mahoma Records
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    This was the first time working with Giovanni. Everything worked perfectly. Easy and quick communication. He had a clear idea of what he wanted. Loved working with him.
    Looking forward to working together in the future!

  4. Review by David
    by David

    Absolute pleasure to deal with. Patient and always strives for perfection. Thank you!

  5. Review by David
    by David

    It was an absolute pleasure working with Giovanni. He payed close attention to my brief, he is creative in composing and arranging the beat and vocals, his turnaround time was very fast and he kept producing samples. He knows and understands the music process extremely well and was extremely willing to advise throughout. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Giovanni.

  6. Review by Filippo L.

    Giovanni is an amazing musician, very creative and generous I will defintelly work with Him again.

  7. Review by Asaf K.

    Giovanni is a wonderful and creative lyricist .i have been working with him since 2018 and always very pleased with his work.

  8. Review by james g.

    I worked with Giovanni on a song that I wanted him to enhance dramatically , going beyond the basic structure of the original I created. Giovanni understood what I was trying to achieve, and very attentive in communicating our goals. He has an intuitive application to music, and talented insights to imagination regarding a songs potential. He listens to suggestions, and is willing to make adjustments to reach the best results for the song. He's a sincere, dedicated musician, fully committed.

  9. Review by Carmelo A.

    Persona gentile, cordiale e molto preparata. Affidabile

  10. Review by Domantas Balciunas
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    Very talented! Love his style and would love to work again! :)

  11. Review by Asaf K.

    Giovanni creates wonderful lyrics in Italian ! its always a bliss to work with him.

  12. Review by Asaf K.

    again a wonderful Italian Lyrics for my song! great working with him.

  13. Review by Asaf K.

    a wonderful poet

  14. Review by Asaf K.

    wonderful and proffesional ! this is already the second song that giovanni writes for me.

  15. Review by Asaf K.

    Giovanni is a realy professional lyricest! i was very happy to work with him on my song and will defently work with him again!

  16. Review by Wolfgang G.

    From the first minute of Giovanni's bid to the final delivery - I cannot say things good enough. His professionalism is superb and his artistry is wonderful. We communicated well as we both were really able to listen to each other - what we said and didn't say - in the end the song is superbly done. Thank you so so so much! Gracie.Danke.Merci !

  17. Review by Lucy N.

    I have long looked for a composer who could meet my tastes. After a thorough search on Soundbetter I found Giovanni. Giovanni answered me immediately asking me in detail what I needed. He interpreted my requirements perfectly with professionalism and style and gave me the tracks in a reasonable time. I am very happy and will work with him again.

  18. Review by Richard R.

    Giovanni is truly a gentleman. He worked with patience and diligence on the part I asked him to play, and followed my instructions for revision well. I appreciate his kindness as well as his skill, and his responsiveness in our communications.

  19. Review by mariano s.

    Giovanni is a highly skilled musician who plays with feeling an musicality. I can absolutely recommend him.

  20. Review by Amod dj
    by Amod dj

    Professional, serious artist is very determined. An excellent guarantee for every musical artistic journey. Thanks John.

Interview with Giovanni Traverso

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: A good song makes the client happy to invest time and money in art. And art contributes to overall beauty in the world.

  3. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  4. A: Generally, clients do not have so many questions. But sometimes, some of them, ask for second/third reviews of the work.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: That is an hobby! Not at all, here we spend so much time and professionality in what we do.

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: What they want, in details.

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

  10. A: Many have technical skills, even better than I have. But rare is my musical taste.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: I bring inspiration and taste.

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

  14. A: I let the inspiration coming in and then put down a draft. Then I start adjusting it, adding things. When I have something shapes I contact the client to know if he/she likes. By now, no one still disliked ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

  16. A: With this song, "Sad Sad Christmas", I signed for a label in Berlin (here are my vocals and lyrics):

  17. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  18. A: Actually I am in a duo, called Apalis Duo, that I write the lyrics and sing for. Also, as a free-lancer, I am working for different persons from all the world, as lyricist, musician and mixing engineer.

  19. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  20. A: Richard W. Risner, Jason Moss, Wolfgang Gilliar, Lucy N. , Asaf K.

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

  22. A: Anyone who needs me, and someone I need. I believe in music production as a chain of different professional skills. In general, I like the idea to be helpful for unknown good artists.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: I am a kind of alternative/classic pop/rock/electronic songwriter.

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

  26. A: I have studied Oboe at Conservatorio N. Paganini in my town, Genoa since I was 12 years old. I have a classical background: choir, orchestra etc... Then I performed and recorded songs for many years with my former band, Graham Jane. We released 5 Album with them. I also recorded a solo Album as a songwriter, in Italian. Actually I am in a electronic/pop duo, that I love, called Apalis Duo. We are realising our first EP for a label called Amselcom, set in Berlin.

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

  28. A: I am specialized in creating songs & writing lyrics. As a performer/arranger my skills are for: 1 Composing song 2 Vocal writings 3 Arrangments with guitars&bass / synthesizers&keyboards / effects&strings 4 Woodwinds: oboe (acustic)

  29. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  30. A: Digital. Because today you can add some analog warmth through digital process.

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

  32. A: Great lyrics, great songs, good mix.

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

  34. A: Songwriting, Electronic, Pop, Indie, Hip-hop, Classical, Rock.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: My strongest skill is on the creative side. I would say for the composition itself.

  37. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  38. A: Classical guitar, pen and papers.

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

  40. A: I think that studying harmony may open a lot the spectrum of our possibilities in music production.

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

  42. A: There are so many: for the sound I like Pink Floyd, Radiohead, The Doors; in the process of songwriting many italian songwriters like Paolo Conte, Fabrizio De Andrรจ, Lucio Battisti. But also many classic composers, like Bach, Schubert Arvo Part. For the vocals I am very much inspired by Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse...

  43. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  44. A: I work with Rubicon R6a as monitors,RME firaface800 as audio interface, C3000 AKG as microphone. My Daw is Reason 9 for the arrangments and Reaper for mixing.

Apalis Duo - Sad Sad Christmas

I was the Author, Singer and Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I make different revisions according to yours specific requests.

GenresSounds Like
  • Radiohead
  • The Doors
  • Pink Floyd
Gear Highlights
  • Reason 9
  • Focusrite ISO
  • AKG-C3000
  • RME Fireface800
  • Samson Rubicon R6a
  • Fender guitars and amp
  • Roland JP8000
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