Bio


In 2005 he received a degree in audio engineering from SAE (Milan).
Between 2005 and 2009 he worked for Radio Italia S.p.A. as a ProTools operator, foldback audio engineer for live events, and broadcasting engineer.
In the same period he toured and supported several bands as FOH engineer.

In 2009 he moved to Berlin where he co-founded a music composition and sound design company called MirrorPro, and a band named EFFTER, with which he released two CDs for the german label Danse Macabre Records.

As sound designer he releases sample packs for the renowned label Industrial Strength Records.

Parallel to his sound design work he has mixed and mastered several albums, and has continued working with live music for various clients, including Sage and K17 Club in Berlin.

He is currently working as resident sound engineer at Nuke Club in Berlin.


Works

Clubs & Bands

. Nuke Club, Berlin : Live sound mixing, stage manager.
. K17 Club, Berlin : Live sound mixing, stage manager.
. Sage Club, Berlin : Live sound mixing, stage manager.
. Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin : Live sound mixing, stage manager.
. Lovelite Club, Berlin : Live sound mixing, stage manager.
. IAMX : Stage manager.
. Rock'n'Roll Wrestling Bash : Live sound mixing.
. OvO : Live sound mixing.
. Nadja : Live sound mixing.
. Uochi Toki : Live sound mixing.
. Eterea : Live sound mixing.
. Jealousy Party : Live sound mixing.

Mix & Master

. EFFTER : Recording, mixing, mastering.
. Diorama 3D Production : Mixing, mastering.
. Riccardo Fogli : ProTools operator.
. Daniele Battaglia : ProTools operator.
. Dennis Fantina : ProTools operator.
. Andrea Del Principe & Kylee Kate Sargant : ProTools operator.
. Tyler Pope : Mixing.
. Avital Raz : Mastering.
. OvO : Recording, mixing.
. Cat'N'Guyen : Recording, mixing, mastering.
. Uochi Toki : Mastering.
. Torba : Mastering.
. TV Buddhas : Recording, mixing.
. Kaput Krauts : Mixing, mastering.
. T Raum Studio : Mixing, mastering.

Production

. Biennale Architettura 2021 (Resilient Communities) : Field recordings, sound design, music composing.
. Industrial Strength Samples : Sound design.
. Blockhaus Project : Field recordings, sound design, music composing.
. Artist Irene Lupi : Sound design, music composing.
. SLIM.factory : Sound design.
. Neutron Games : Music composing.
. Thalamus Lab : Sound design.
. EFFTER : Music composing.
. apwnm : Music composing.
. X-Trigger : Music composing.
. The Child of Negation : Music composing, sound design.
. Javier Ramirex : Music composing.
. Choreographer Hilde Elbers : Music composing.
. Documentary Europalive : Music composing.
. Skyward Samsung : Music composing, sound design.
. Futuradio : Music composing.
. Photographer Alessio Mesiano : Music composing.

Various

. 2008 Summer Olympics, China : Broadcast engineer.
. UEFA Euro 2008, Austria : Broadcast engineer.
. 2006 FIFA World Cup, Germany : Broadcast engineer.
. Serie A TIM, Italy : Broadcast engineer.
. Sanremo Music Festival, Italy : Broadcast engineer.
. Katharina Wackernagel : Cello consultant.
. UnterTitel, Berlin : Soundproofing consultant.

Music

EFFTER

.Klytia (2021)
.Miseo (Sickle Records - 2019)
.Dyssomnia (2018)
.Avoidance Trilogy (2014)
.Remixes And B-Sides (2013)
.300.12 RMX (2013)
.Black Mad Lullaby (2013)
.Comorbidity (Danse Macabre Records - 2013)
.Mens Rea EP (2013)
.Before The Winter Comes (2012)
.Godless RMX (2012)
.Solo (2011)
.Alexithymia RMX (2011)
.Bilateral 602 (Danse Macabre Records - 2011)
.My Sick Game EP (2010)

Sample Packs

.Heavy Drones & Hard Noise (Industrial Strength Records)
.Drone & Noise (Industrial Strength Records)
.Drum N Noise (Industrial Strength Records)

Blockhaus Project

.Blockhaus France (2019)
.Blockhaus Denmark (2018)

apwnm

.Live in Berlin (2019)
.Noise 2 (2019)
.Noise 1 (2019)

JQR

.Taihi (2009)
.The Aesthetics Of Failure (2006)
.Propranolol (2004)

Blockhaus Project



BLOCKHAUS (German for "casemate") is a video installation about the Atlantic Wall first conceptualized in 2018 by Frank F and JQR, namely EFFTER. This work was realized on the west coast of Denmark and on the north coast of France; music was recorded directly inside this ruined, abandoned fortifications.

It is such an extreme disgrace, that even earth itself withdraws before the Horror. Indeed, those facilities were built on the brink of a very large coastline embracing various nations. Due to sea's and wind's natural erosion, those coasts have moved back several metres in less than 80 years. The casemates' foundation has crumbled, and it has been divoured year after year by sand: laid upside-down, like a mighty beast's corpse, now in death.

EFFTER decided to defy that malaise: darkness, that fresh smell of cruelty and senselessness. They gave birth to their art. In there, they made MUSIC.

The sounds of the ocean, wind and the burden of memory have accompanied them. For almost a century, that Horror made of concrete remained silent and stoic. They gave it a voice, to not forget.


BLOCKHAUS relied on Frank F and JQR catching on camera a series of videos and adding background music recorded inside the casemates. Francesco Sgaramella (a videomaker) provided with his video editing and color correction skills thereafter.

First thing EFFTER did was pre-producing and recording guitar and piano parts between Turin and Berlin, so they could play those tracks inside the casemates and re-record them with a portable device: this to capture the reverb response of the room combined with the direct audio source.

They then played live music inside the casemates, producing additional Drone/Noise sounds using DIY synthesizers, vocals, a Tibetan singing bowl and a harmonica.

Finally, they mixed everything. During the whole process, they didn't apply any effect nor use any equalizer: the audio is therefore faithful to the original source.