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BIO

Recording engineer, mixing engineer and drum programmer, born in Cagliari in the glorious 1982. He tempts fate when in 1996 he buys his first (and last!) classical guitar, smartly replaced in 1999 by his first electric guitar.

His passion for music leads him, in 2000, to take private guitar lessons and sound engineering courses. Over time as
his passion grows he starts tinkling with drums and bass.

Numerous experiences as stage sound engineer and studio assistant followed, leading him in 2004 to collaborate with Donato Begotti at the Pingo Studio in Milano (today Rock Guitar Academy) in the production of Private Lesson: Rhythm & Lead, a teaching method published by BMG Ricordi.
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Here he has the chance to get to know and learn how to work with some of the best machines present on the market, falling helplessly in love with Pro Tools,
with whom he builds a loving and caring relationship, which was thankfully returned by the M-Powered, LE and TDM versions.
Shortly afterwards he decides to study Music Production at Berkleemusic.com and at the Italian branch of SAE, attending seminars for recording and mixing (Stereo and 5.1), led by pros such as Maurizio Natoli, as well as mastering and music production, held by BIG names such as George Massemburg, Leif Mases, Tony Maserati.

The Milanese experience allows him to collaborate with the singer/producer Michele Rovelli, as sound engineer in the production of the songwriter´┐Żs solo project.
They will meet again in 2009 in the Kapajanca Experience, the profoundly ethnic experience of Beppe Dettori (lead vocalist of Tazenda), when he is called as live recording and FOH engineer.

In Milan, he also begins to work closely with the guitarist Roberto Diana, who is very active in the live circuit in Italy, Europe and the US, and is also a producer, session player and assistant at the Acoustic Design Studio of Pietro Nobile, where Stefano is also often called as recording engineer and drum programmer.

The strong feeling developed with the Sardinian musician allows him to follow, as sound engineer, the production
of the debut album of Ses Cordas, working at the Hyde Park Studios of Vimodrone recording, mixing and mastering the precious work done by Roberto Diana and Marco Pinna. He also worked as sound engineer and mixing engineer (with Roberto Diana) to the production of Simone Borghi's album Online, which features musicians of the calibre of Tony Levin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, James Raymond and Frank Gambale.

The dangerous folly that fuels this Sardinian collaboration will lead him to produce in a record breaking
5 days (and 5 nights!) the audio/video taping, editing and authoring of a DVD dedicated to the Hot Hand Wah pedal, developed for Source Audio in collaboration with Reference Laboratory and presented for the first time in Los Angeles during the Winter NAMM Show 2009, music's most important musical event. Folly is clearly a sign of genius, and for this reason it was easy to decide to co-produce with Roberto Diana The Inutil News Show, a series in 8 shows of a video-news reel conducted by actress/comedian Francesca Vargiu, shown on the webTV
Very Inutil People. He then threw himself into the audio (and video!) production of It makes no sense, music project created with Roberto Diana and Simone Borghi, and developed in collaboration with the SAE Institute of Milano (represented by Andrea Fuggetta), which will lead to the DVD which shows the making of the entire recording and production process of the piece.

Striving to completely eliminate from his schedule any potential sleeping hours, he is currently working as a sound engineer and co-producer (with Simone Borghi and Roberto Diana) in the production of Pay the price, the new single by songwriter Ivan Battistella, thought out in Abruzzo, developed between Milan and Los Angeles, where it will be able to count on the participation of artists such as James Raymond, Tony Levin, Brian Ray and J.P. Cervoni.
Being glad to make his nest in the City Of Angels, he takes part to the Winter NAMM Show 2010 producing, in collaboration with Roberto Diana and Reference Laboratory, the Reference Daily News series: 5 episodes showing up the "everyday life" at the Reference Cable Corner during the most important music business fair in the globe, suffering from bad company like Rudy Sarzo, Hussain Jiffry, Greg Moore, Billy Corgan, Jeff Pevar,
Julio Figueroa and Keith Rice are.

From that year onward LA's NAMM Show become his new lair, he gets a nominee at the Indipendent Music Awards 2013 thanks to Roberto Diana's first solo album "Raighes Vol. 1", and very soon Sardinian-Guitar-God-Virtuoso-Philanthropist Patrick Abbate asks him to edit and mix "Electric Dreams", his first solo album produced by David Z Rivkin.
Working with Patrick Abbate, Stefano soon realizes that somebody managed to freak-out in life more than he could. While thinking about going into cocaine as a business choice, thanks to Deon Estus (George Michael's bass player) he later meets Grammy winning engineer and producer Dennis MacKay, with whom he gives life to a dangerous partnership that brings him to work for prestigious high-profile Music Gods as Stanley Clarke and Stewart Copeland, and revelation bands as The Perks as well.

His californian experience finally planted the seeds for even worst intentions, which he's actually incubating...