Lucio and I met on Facebook. He send me some of his stuff and I was blown away. You could tell right away Lucio has tremendous experience and his stuff sounded really hot. We started talking and I felt there is a lot more here to discover and this is what we did. Learn how Lucio does do beatmixing, what plugIns he uses and what was his most fun project ever. 

1. Lucio, can you give me a bit background on yourself, your career, achievements, role at the Radio Gobo. I am sure a lot of the readers will know you or of you, but  it puts a lot of the below in context I assume.

I started my job as assistant engineer in 1989 for a record company called ACV Records at this link you can see most of my works.  In 1995 I started to work for Radio Globo as DJ and Producer, from there a lot stuffs were done.

2. How is it to work in radio in Italy? How Italian imaging differs from the imaging world wide?

Unfortunately here in Italy most of the radio owners doesn’t know about imaging like us. Here at Radio Globo we do a several works with imaging productions. We believe, imaging is the difference between the Radios. From the imaging you can know well what radio is on air.

We are the ones who looks ahead in the future and listen the radio all of over the world to understand were to go and in which way to evolve. Lucky for us, we have an owner Bruno Benvenuti who knows perfectly. We have always done imaging from 1986, from when Cesare Benvenuti e Virginia Dantas (Bruno Benvenuti’s family) started this adventure in italy.

3. How do your days look like? Is there a blueprint? A routine ?

I start to work at 7 am and I spend half an hour on soundcloud to listen my Colleagues from all over the world and their new productions to have some inspirations and to find some more effects and beds to use for me so I’m constantly updated. After that I start to work for ours jingles and promos until 16 pm.

4. What is your baby? Most fun project? 

The most fun was the Pulcino Pio, do you remember the song for children? Listen here: 

WE MADE THIS!!

But this isn’t imaging is just for fun. My last masterpiece is the recap of the years 2018,  at this link you can see the video and listen to my big 10 minutes mashup.

5. Which DAW do you use?

Pro Tools 12

6. What are your favorite plugins?

I like a lot Waves Tune, Little AlterBoy, Melodyne. I like to use and discover a lot of plugins. I try every day to give always some more.

Melodyne

Little Alter Boy

Waves Tune

7. What are new learnings? Ideas you work on? Inspirations?

I like to listen to colleagues from other radios in the world like: Chris Hartgers from Radio 538, Ashley Bard from Capital Fm, Denzil Lacey from SiriusXM and so on, I have so many friends to take inspiration from and I hope to give some of it too. In these days I’m working on a new quiz that we will launch in a few days

8. Any new tools you discovered lately?

I would like to have a plug in but at the moment it would cost me a little too much, but slowly slowly I will have it, this is Serato Pitch ‘n Time Pro.

9. Your favorite piece of imaging / production ever?

I like everything I do, and I like every new thing more than the last. I love my Beatmix you can listen to someone on my soundcloud page at this link:

10. What would be your career advice for a youngster your twenty year old self?

Seriously engaged, put passion into what you do and above all BELIEVE IT!!

 

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