Enrico (Mr. Henry) Mangione
Sound engineer (AES Member for 20 years), Producer (mainly for underground/alternative bands), Musician (guitar, voice, bass, synth, self made instruments), Radio Presenter (I ran three shows and was the artistic director for Radio Gwen), co-author of the book in 4 volumes “Costruire il suono”.I work in this industry since 1997.
After working for many years for live music and events (i’ve been the Technical chief of the Italian Stock Exchange Congress Centre and the resident sound engineer for the mythical Twiggy Club in Varese), from 2017 to 2020 together with Luca Martegani I ran the wonderful La Sauna Studio in Varano Borghi, in 2021 the two of us opened a new studio called Laboratorio di Sperimentazione Sonora Nitön in Barasso.
I’m specialized (because I played these genres and know what the musicians want) in Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Alt/Indie Rock, Psychedelic Music, Post Rock, Experimental Music, Free Improv, Noise, Guitar Only Music, Blues.
In the last 7 years I studied by myself and also followed AES courses about sound designing and 3D/Spatial/Ambisonic/Atmos recording and mixing and I’m working with some new interesting brands who want to focus on 3D audio.
I worked with Hannah Silva, Winstons, Dakota Days, Gluts, ThereWill Be Blood, Rocca, Gambo, Sofsky, Keemosabe, Renzo Bossi. Daisy Dreams, Rocky Wood, Unsense, Roberto Pianca, L’Avversario, Adrian O’ Connell, Ropes of sand, Naylot, Aura, Underwoods, Francesca Naibo, Maddalena Ghezzi, Downlouders, Menimals, Lucha Libre, Mr. Henry.
Luca “Xelius” Martegani
Musician (piano, keyboards, synths), Producer, Sound Designer and analog studio equipment designer/ builder.
I started in 1988 as a freelance engineer for local studios. I always produced and played electronic and electroacoustic music (menzione d’onore Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo 1983)
I worked as musician and co-author in dance music (commercial, deep house, electro)
I developed my own analog equipment such as modular synthesizers, vacuum tube preamplifiers, equalizers, compressors, still in use in our Niton Lab. During the early 2000 I collaborated with Klee, a local label, recording contemporary and classical music with my mobile studio.
I developed, with the composer Pietro Pirelli, a system to pick up the sound of the stone for live performances with Pinuccio Sciola’s sonic stone sculptures. I offered my knowledge on several acoustical projects of recording rooms, listening rooms, music hall, rehearsal rooms, project studios and La Sauna studio. My live musical projects are: Xelius Project and Niton.
I worked with:
Pirelli Real Estate/Arcophon (recording engineer for the annual music collection), Missoni “L’arte e il colore” (Maga museum, London Textile Museum sonic installation), Pietro Pirelli, Pinuccio Sciola, Ruggero Marrani (live performance with Sculture Rumore).
Dance Music: Elgar (universal music) , Mephisto (Voices, Positive Pole, Notorius, Mystery of Love, The Beat of the Bee…), Don Carlos (Alone, Aqua, Mediterraneo, Byron Stingily, Michelle Weeks…)
Experimental, Contemporary, Pop, Rock: Hannah Silva, Francesca Naibo, Maddalena Ghezzi, Rocky Wood, Kayamama, Tibe, Andy (Bluvertigo), Unsense, Keemosabe, The Winstons, Plastik, Mind Drop, L’Avversario, Daisy Dream, Xelius Project, Niton, Luca Pedroni, Aura.
– Logo design and sound engineer: Jacopo Tozzo
– Immersive audio partner: Echo Diving/Gianluca Roscio
– Mixing room custom speakers design: Rasch Audio
– Microphones technical support: Piero Sturla
– Guitars, amps, pedals care: Zed e Venarossa
– Guitars restorations: Pirrera Guitars
– Guitar Hardware: Royal Mount
– Website building: Baboonet
A big thank for all the love and support to Enzo Carlucci, Pier Scotti, Paolo Croci, Francesco Foraggio and Andrea Cajelli (always in our hearts)