Based in Italy, Matteo Marini has been around for more than a decade, sharing his talent for progressive house productions with dozens of releases and remixes on label such as Deeperfect, , Loud Bit Recordings, Bazzoka, Songbird ad Atlantis Italy.
FL - What are your main music influences? What drove you into dance music, more particularly Progressive ?
My musical influences are from the 70's and 80's with Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Tangerine Dream, Ah-A, and the international electronic scene in general. Actually I love Deadmau5, Edx, Armin, Tiesto, Hardwell, Hardrock Sofa , Dada Life, Avicii and Jerome Isma-e
FL - Do you use samples in your productions?
Of course, I've been using samples of my productions, Future Loops, Zero G, Sample Magic etc
FL - Can you tell us a bit about your usual setup when producing music?
I've always used Cubase since the Atari STE, I still use hardware as Prophet08, Little Phatty, Virus TI, Expander Emu, Korg MS10, Roland SH101 and Sh09 and Yamaha DX7
FL- What are your favorite VST plugins ?
Obviously Sylenth01, Nexus, Predator and Massive
FL - What's the audio hardware of your dreams (and do you have it yet)?
Having a Moog Modular !!
FL - When you first started producing music what software/hardware were you using ? And what changed the most in terms of your work flow while producing music since then ?
I used an atari STE with cubase 2.1, Yamaha DX7, Roland tr727, Roland dj70, DS330, Emu proteus 1 and Korg T3. Today it is much more immediate and easy for everyone to make music. I wish I had that 15 years ago, but it was better that way!
FL- You are starting a new track , what do you usually create first : beat/drums , melody or bass ?
I usually begin by imagining the sounds by playing in my Keyboard and then I create the beats and grooves. Sometimes I make a very strong groove and try to improvise musical harmonies.
FL - How do you see the Progressive scene today and how do you think it will evolve ?
I see the ever-evolving progressive scene today and I think that will always have a strong club presence, above all.
FL - In conclusion , a word to the Future Loops and Matteo Marini fans out there. What are in your opinion the highlights of "Matteo Marini Top Loops " and "Matteo Marini Sylenth Soundset " and how do you see them being used?
The loops are all beautiful but what I really love is to create synth sounds. I've been a programmer since I was 15 years old. If you listen to my productions many details of my loops are present in the Sylenth Soundset pack. I thank all my fans for their support, you are my strength!