My name is Roberto Festari (a.k.a. Nick Festari) and I’ve been in the music industry since 1986.
What do I do? Oh well, this is a real good question. If someone asked me this randomly in the street chatting or during an interview I could answer… “mmmh everything and nothing”.
I started to make music very young… 9 and at 16 I already wrote my first songs… and at the end of 16 my career began in a professional studio as a studio assistant… but please, don’t ask me about coffee… I never
ought coffee to the artists who came to record at studio :). I was a boy who tended to learn pretty fast, so the studio owners put me to handle technical stuff very soon and then to record the song arrangements onto the tapes or (DAT)… oh yes, folk… despite I don’t even have a single white hair I’m pretty aged and full of experience ah ah… it was 1986 and everything around me at studio was incredibly fascinating!
I dealt with many genres over the years but one I worked on most is electronic and dance music, writing an almost complete catalogue of about 800 tracks in 30 years.
And always over the years, I became aware that I also really loved mixing and mastering a lot, so now whenever I find myself to craft sounds or give the final touch to a song for clients, I’m very happy because I can give my fingerprints to a track that will have my mark forever… and this is great!