Alberto Rizzo Schettino

Alberto Rizzo Schettino is a pianist, synth geek and sound engineer. Since 2007 he's also one of the masterminds behind Fuseroom Recording Studio, one of the most up-and-coming studios in Berlin, Germany.

Bio

Best Pianist/Keyboardist 2005 at Hollywood's Musicians Institute, Alberto joined productions in the progressive rock scene (Derek Sherinian, Planet X, TJ Helmerich) right after graduation, worked as assistant in sessions at the iconic Cello Studios, prepped music for some of the best musicians in the LA jazz scene and even landed a gig with pop star Joss Stone.

After honours on jazz piano performance with Berklee College of Music. Alberto opened Fuseroom Recording Studio in 2007 as a place to teach, produce and work on his music.

In the years Alberto has worked for artists and bands like Roger Burn (Chaka Khan, The Mask, Saturday Night Live), Shapes, David White (Mad Max: Fury Road), Anna Oxa, Marco Masini, Derek Sherinian, Planet X, Garsed/Helmerich, Morgan Heritage and more, while also working with leading brands in the gaming industry such as Riot Games (League of Legends), Bohemia Interactive (ArmA), Blizzard Entertainment (Overwatch) and aviation technology giants such as Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

Alberto also works as a product specialist for companies like Dangerous Music, Universal Audio, Wholegrain Software, Lauten Audio and since 2014 is a chief beta tester at Focal while being one of the brilliant minds behind the success of pureMix Audio Tutorials, since 2013.

Quotes


Hyperspace

I go very proud about my ability to create a sense of space, a halo or a bloom, around sounds in a mix (especially vocals). Hyperspace is my "halo designer" whenever I need to work on a virtual space that enhances an instrument, without the listener even noticing it in the mix.

Royal Compressor

One of the compressors that sits in my template, in different applications. It's one of my secrets used in parallel on lead vocals (Type B!) and is able to confer a euphonic density to the sound that is uncommon in the digital world.

Front DAW

I use a lot of analogue gear in the studio and I can't live without it... but it doesn't mean I leave analog emulations out: FrontDAW sits elegantly and imparts a footprint that is not overwhelming while still bringing out something lively in the sound. These are definitely the two traits that every real (and good) analogue preamp has.

FireCobra

There's an energy to Firecobra and a "compelling push" that just radiates from the inside of a mix of material it is applied to. It's spontaneous, effortless and makes music bloom like old tape and analog mojo used to.