Michele Xenomorph Gaggia | ONYX
Composed, arranged, mixed and mastered by Michele Xenomorph Gaggia
Produced at Digital Natural Sound
Digital Natural Sound | Music Production at the state-of-the-art
Digital Natural Sound, established in 1997 by Michele "Xenomorph" Gaggia, is a multi-award winning recording, mixing and mastering studio / music production facility located in Piding (Germany) near Bad Reichenhall and about 15 min. drive from Salzburg (Austria).
At Digital Natural Sound we combine advanced audio technology and sound engineering together with over 20 years experience in professional music production and a deep love and passion for music. Our goal is to produce recordings at the state-of-the-art, where excellent sound quality meets the most refined artistic performance.
Please visit the Media page to listen to some of our recent album productions.
Recording & Editing
Recording session with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg conducted by Riccardo Minasi
Mozarteum Grosser Saal (Salzburg, AT) | Photo © 2017 Michele Gaggia
Multitrack Recording & Editing
The quality of a record begins with the original performance and the interepretation of the artists, which should generally be captured as accurately and transparently as possible using the best audio technology available today. However, for some music styles a different approach (Vintage, Retro or Lo-Fi) might work even better. In order to make a great record, we believe that it is essential to understand which aesthetic approach to recording and creative sound design will work best to transport the emotional quality of a certain type of music and performance.
We offer state-of-the-art digital multitrack recording for almost any combination of instruments and voices: from solo instruments and small chamber music ensembles up to large symphonic orchestra with full choir and soloists. We can record jazz and pop/rock bands, either live (with all musicians and vocalists performing at the same time) or in studio with additional overdubs.
Mixing & Mastering
Millennia TLC-2 Twin Topolgy Opto-Compressor/Limiter
High-end Mixing & Mastering
The sound character of a production depends not only on the quality of the recording, but can be further refined (and sometimes re-defined) in the mixing and mastering stage. Mixing can bring an already good recording to the next level, and make it shine. Mixing can turn a great recording into a masterpiece, that will awake emotions in the listener and make it unforgettable.
We offer high-end mixing (with total recall control surface, 25 touch-sensitive motorfaders, top quality audio plugins and Quested monitors) and mastering with some of the best digital and analogue mastering effects available today (UAD, Manley, Vertigo, KuSh, Elysia, SPL, JDK), using high resolution AD/DA converters (RME Fireface UFX and Lynx Hilo). When required, advanced spectral editing, pitch and time correction are provided to further improve the quality of the performance.
3D CAD visualizations of the new Digital Natural Sound studios © 2012-2018 Michele Gaggia
The new Digital Natural Sound Studios
The construction of this new state-of-the-art recording, mixing and mastering studio facility started in Summer 2012. The studio will fulfil the highest acoustic and design standards to offer our customers an ideal music production environment for classical, contemporary and popular music styles.