Guitarist, Sound Engineer, Publisher and Producer
Born in Messina 21 June 1976.
He starts playing the guitar at the age of ten.
He moves to Rome in 1998.
In 1998 he attends an internship at the Super Guitar School organized by the magazine Axe.
In 2000 he obtains a diploma in Sound Engineering at the University of Music in Rome.
At the same time he attends lessons in Orchestral Arrangement.
From 2001 to 2001 he works as a sound technician at C.E.T owned by Mogol.
In 2002 he obtains the quali.cation of Acoustic Consultant.
From 2008 to 2012 he plays with the
In October 2008 his interview is published in the magazine New Age and his track 14/02/98 is inserted in the enclosed compilation.
In 2009 he released his .rst CD Mystree of which he is responsible for the recording, mixing, composition and arrangement.
In 2009 and 2010 he composed some musics for some video for the Mercedes Benz.
From 2013 to 2016 he is member of the Absolute Recording Studio in Frascati and the label Vertigo Publishing s.a.g.l. in Lugano.
In 2013 he records some guitars for Giovanni Scuderi - Canzoni scritte dal demonio.
In 2014/15 he produces Party Pooper - Give me the people, realizes 2 album of soundtracks with Massimo Roccaforte and Roberto Lo Monaco and
In 2016 he is member of the music label Seair Publishing.
During these years he realized various arrangements, recordings under contract and soundtracks for tv.
During these years he has been playing in a lot of Tribute Bands like: David Bowie, Sting, Brian Auger, Deodato, Jimmy Smith, C. Consoli, C. Baglioni, The Cranberries, Sheryl Crow.
He also plays with Fusion,Rock,Blues, Jazz, Unplugged and Dance Bands.
He has been teaching Guitar in various Schools.
He took guitar lessons with the following:Nicola Costa, Renato Villari, Gianfranco Fichera Cogliandro, Massimo Varini, Giacomo Castellano, Salvatore Russo, Nico Stufato, Italo de Angelis, Massimiliano Rosati, Giovanni Palombo, Marco Cerroni, and sound with Maurizio Orfei, Franco Patimo, Riccardo Santoboni, Luigi Zaccheo, Andrea Pesce, Luigi Proietti.
He participated in the musical seminars of Steve Vai, Mike Stern, Scott Henderson, Bruce Forman, John Sco2eld, Frank Gambale, Maurizio Colonna.
He has produced music for the following labels and events: SEAIR PUBLISHNG, VERTIGO PUBLISHING S.A.G.L., TIM TOUR, SAN REMO ACCADEMY, VERDENOTE FESTIVAL, RAI INTERNATIONAL, FESTIVAL OF NAPLES, FESTIVAL OF RECANATI, GDM, RAI TRADE, RNC MUSIC, PLAYGROUND RECORDS, FM RECORDS, VERDINOTE CHILDREN FESTIVAL (1st place with the song “27 Angeli”), SMOOTHNOTES, PLAYGAME MUSIC, SOUL UNSIGNED RECORDS.
Some of the Artists/Musicians/Sound Engineer he worked with: Massimo Roccaforte, Steve Lyon, Ivano Zanotti, Primiano Di Biase, Stefano Quarta, Matteo Andolina, Richard Hilton (Chic), Luciano Torani, Mario Guarini, Adrienne Townes, Mo’ Pleasure, Fabrizio Bosso, Carmine Simeone, Nicola Costa, Emmanuel Maccarrone, Marco Rovinelli, Luca Scorziello, Max “Dedo” , Puccio Panettieri, Marco Siniscalco, Clemente Ferrari, Salvatore Mufale, Ettore Gentile, Andrea Rosatelli, Gabriele Lazzarotti, Riccardo Samperi, Antonello Mango, Meki Marturano, Simon Shack, Marco Rovinelli, Massimo “Zago” Zagonari, Roberto Schiano, Andrea Rongioletti, Fabio Penna, Roberto Lo Monaco, Andrea Fabiani, Federico Di Giambattista, Paolo Carnevali, Gianluca Falcone, Alma, Raffaele Viscuso, Giovanna D’Angi, Rita Pavone, Paolo Ormi, Loredana
Maiuri, Adelmo Musso, Cristiano Micalizzi, Gaetano Ria, Riccardo Zaneli, Mario Ansaldo, Vincenzina Capone, Prisca Amori, Rafaela Siniscalchi, Alessandro Pinnelli, Giuseppe Barbera, Claudio Junior Bielli, Loredana Maiuri, Pietro Casadei, Flavio Pasquetto, Saverio Palazzo, Stefano Marazzi, Mauro Scardini,Vincenzo Meloccaro, Fabio Penna, Danilo Ciminiello, Stefania Caracciolo, Matteo Pezzolet, Carlo Micheli,Toto Ielasi, Michele Gisonni, Stefano Ciuf2, Francesco De Rubeis, Francesco De Laurentis, Roberto Pivotto, Giorgio Elmo, Francesco Caprara, Dario Esposito, Alessio Renzopaoli, Alessio Guadagnoli, Andrea Grossi, Andrea Terzulli, Salvo Zappala’, Alessandro Di Petrillo, Marco Nardella, Giorgio Elmo, Danilo Bigioni, Andrea Palmeri, Roberta Albanesi, Gianni Errera, Attilio Scala, Donato Scotto di Monaco, Marcello Marrocchi, Giorgio Lopez.
Recording Studios where he worked: Forward Studios, Absolute Recording Studio, Sintesi Recording Studio, Alien Rec. Studio, Alta Tensione Rec. Studio, Atlantide Rec. Studio, Doctor’s Sound Studio, Fantasie di Calimero Studio,The Base Studio.
Party Pooper - Give me the people (Album): Executive and Artistic Production, Guitarist, Sound Designer, Recording Engineer, Publisher. Mixed by Steve Lyon at Panic Button Studio, Mastered by Carmine Simeone at Forward Studios.
Dedo - Taggami il nervo dell’amore (single): Guitarist, Recording Engineer,
Dedo - Resta sul divano (single): Recording Engineer,
Dedo - Cuore Elettroacustico (Album):
Video “Attendi solo un pò” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZI8AmHCh1g
Video “Inverno maledeto” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZI8AmHCh1g
Marco Cerroni - Fantasia Latino Americana - Chitarra Classica: Recording and Mixing Engineer
Giovanni Scuderi - Canzoni scritte dal demonio: Guitarist on “Amami poco” (feat. Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet) and “I monelli”. Produced by E. Maccarrone, Artistic Production M. Roccaforte.
Mytree (Album): Executive and Artistic Production, Guitarist, Recording and Mixing Engineer, Publisher. Mastering by E. Maccarrone https://open.spotify.com/album/6RctHVCmeW3STwwBgAcoKA https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/mystree/id367547462 www.cdbaby.com/cd/massimodarrigo
Electro Ambient (Soundtracks Album): Composer with the bass player R. Lo Monaco, I’m the Guitarist, Publisher, Recording and Mixing Engineer. https://play.google.com/store/music/album/MASSIMO_D_ARRIGO_ROBERTO_LO_MONACO_Electro _Ambient?id=B7yzzlj3suk3u6jgsgneu65ml6a
Water Space Landscapes (Soundtracks Album): Composer with the guitar player M. Roccaforte, I’m the Guitarist, Publisher, Recording and Mixing Engineer. https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Massimo_D_Arrigo_Massimo_Roccaforte_Water_Space_La? id=B5caoymo6dfd74qqfst4kw7qwni
Contemporary Soul Vol. 2 (Various Artists): Published by the English label Soul Unsigned Records, I’m present in this compilation with the song Secret Box composed with B. Fortunati for the band Fourgoes. In this song I’m the Guitarist, the Recording and Mixing Engineer. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BXOF9U?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
“Secret box” single, sang by Adrienne Townes,
Rock Tecnology (Soundtracks Album): Soundtracks for tv published by FM Records. In this album I’m the Composer and the Guitarist as well.
Ocean Experience (Soundtracks Album): Soundtracks for tv published by FM Records. In this album I’m the Composer and the Guitarist as well. https://open.spotify.com/album/79Mbji0zwpDYgv8NZ0XKZt
New Age (Various Artists): I’m present in this compilation (interview) with the song 14/02/98 extracted from my album Mystree.
Emergenza Chitarre 2 (Various Artists): Published by Playgame Music. I’m present in this compilation with the song
Norma - The Cave (Album): Mixing Engineer and
Roberto Pivotto - Incanto (Piano solo Album): Recording and Mixing Engineer (Rai Trade).
Roberto Pivotto - All in one (Soundtracks Album): Guitarist, Recording and Mixing Engineer (Rai Trade).
In all the following compilations (various artists) published by Smoothnotes I’m present with the song(s) listed on the side.
In all these songs I’m the Composer, the Guitarist and the Mixing Engineer.
SWEET BLU SEA https://open.spotify.com/track/191Du2dNvwVpTucwOjuBUF
ROAD TO THE SEA https://open.spotify.com/track/54caWJdDYcQElkbjmKa2NF
SIMPLE NIGHT https://open.spotify.com/track/4D7Q7EciwitPCb4HGrbPT6 GALAXY https://open.spotify.com/track/5RkJAdcyJlZz7X4dUAduOI
BLU AFTERNOON https://open.spotify.com/track/6YIQVgmlv2QTL06H9ccttd BLU TRAVEL https://open.spotify.com/track/4EZy3Jr4x0b6XhHTgzqzmD
BLU AFTERNOON https://open.spotify.com/track/4kMISAts7AvMxxDXbmcCsp
GALAXY https://open.spotify.com/track/5rA2HvRvVdFaG8UNo5y3eV BLU TRAVEL https://open.spotify.com/track/7lDXYqryipmw5KB516DnFS
SOFT NIGHT https://open.spotify.com/track/5DCkLoVIJFDuSUfKuNfyj0 SIMPLE NIGHT https://open.spotify.com/track/1wQA3Ylc3haY69xaUM5xhj
BLU TRAVEL https://open.spotify.com/track/0XxVmhHz6AneTa3ZgxjKz3
SOFT NIGHT https://open.spotify.com/track/0D7K0wLBKmnmRZEOZNkosg
SIMPLE NIGHT https://open.spotify.com/track/0RRwgRXZ7TJbKAdJ4afK6V
BLU AFTERNOON https://open.spotify.com/track/2cFkXLWnYg01EP4Kxg0ezs
DRIVE IN https://open.spotify.com/track/5NXFHYckdl9vnn77SOkMHg EMOTI https://open.spotify.com/track/4yVxo5PQKCLPEFtZ8iikWR GALAXY https://open.spotify.com/track/61jSQgmagDSMFUO0YPsWYG HAPPY RACE https://open.spotify.com/track/7CdqOqL3Y3h9jsLrtmkrZK LA CORRIDA https://open.spotify.com/track/1ZW640bpHBeo52iPHLDkns PUBLIDANCE https://open.spotify.com/track/6acZwxVIO1HS5HUT0PD7LI ROTOCALCONE https://open.spotify.com/track/2tK4SWMfjbSs8L5xQyro9l SPACE https://open.spotify.com/track/0g94QJEoIJxZadnl1ShTqA SPACE RACE https://open.spotify.com/track/09jOW4TwtIZv0MyvCJlk1b
BLU AFTERNOON https://open.spotify.com/track/5T2RR9Gj7dmap099zuHM4k DIN DANCE https://open.spotify.com/track/2Nz1rdfcHrzfAkJ6ZVZYXu SOFT NIGHT https://open.spotify.com/track/09peTYHeF8lckPU8AgKiWN RACE ONE https://open.spotify.com/track/5BUvbzHZl9bKfSGMGxKxfI JUNGLE TIGER https://open.spotify.com/track/5BUvbzHZl9bKfSGMGxKxfI BLU TRAVEL https://open.spotify.com/track/5BUvbzHZl9bKfSGMGxKxfI ALL ALONG https://open.spotify.com/track/67WSfXpWvwXdTIuEs0xKpQ ENERGY ONE https://open.spotify.com/track/3wXLJvYucwq409TZe2by0S FAST RACE ONE https://open.spotify.com/track/1K5Oh5CGjzSNAAjDKHHyHa HAPPY https://open.spotify.com/track/0nUN8HGqE5y2gx40Sf7EYe
OTTIMY https://open.spotify.com/track/4U6W8mbmF4mjrhfkLrPrsB PINK ONE https://open.spotify.com/track/0buqNVCMyuXkE5IapqbIX5 ROCK RACE https://open.spotify.com/track/0PuzJS5O8oiPsI9TmADfPa SHOW ONE https://open.spotify.com/track/4yptEjOqI2cHuc3wdofTMO SIMPLE NIGHT https://open.spotify.com/track/6sI6A29zQzVhZPp45QSNOi WAH ME https://open.spotify.com/track/79peveP6XeNxX6v6EG2otp RIVER https://open.spotify.com/track/0VGbeW2UOKIaApeqtLsjh6
Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop
Fender Telecaster Reissue ’52
Fender Stratocaster ’79
Mancuso Custom Made (Tele Model)
Mancuso Custom Made (Strato Model)
Mancuso Custom Made (Rock Model)
YamahaAPX 10 C
AMPS & CABS:
Cabinet Marschall 1960 A
Fender Bassman ’65
Fender Supereverb ’65
Vox Top Boost ’64
Fender De Ville 2x12
ADA MP 1
Zvex Ooh Wah Fulltone Distortion Pro Fulltone Octafuzz
Big Muff ’84 U.S.A. Big Muff Soviet
MXR Phase 100 Vintage Script Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe Fulltone Supatrem
Xotic AC Boost
Xotic AC Plus
Maxon SD 9
Line 6 MM 4 Arion SCH 1 (x2) Arion SFC 1 Arion DCF 1 Boss CE 2 (’79) Dod Ice Box Fx 64 Ibanez FC 10 Rocktek Chr 1
TC Electronic Stereo Chorus Flanger FX 75 B
Boss DD 20
AXL Ead 2
Boss CS 3
MXR Red Comp Boss DS 1
Boss DS 1 R. Kneeley Model Boss Super Overdrive SD 1 (’79) Boss HM 2
Ibanez TS 9 MXR Distortion + Boss OD 2r Overdrive Custom Made Boss GE 7b
Boss TR 2
Electro Harmonix Small Stone Dunlop Cry Baby original Dunlop Cry Baby custom Dunlop J. Hendrix
Volume Pedal Boss
Buffer Custom Made
MOTU 828 MK 3
UAD Satellite Octo
Focusrite Liquid Mix
Pro Tools 10 and 11
Kontakt Complete 9
Ivory (Complete 1, 2 and 3)
Midas XL 42
Distressor XL 8
Comp. Amek 9098
L.A. Brown Eq Stereo
Ice Stereo Tube Preamp (Custom Made)
Ice Stereo Comp (Custom Made)
TC Electronic G Force
MXR Pitch Transposer
Shure SM 57
Sennheiser MD 421
Neumann U 67
Korg DTR 2 Tone Works
Link Spotify Massimo D’Arrigo Artist Page https://open.spotify.com/artist/75iOmNdCb37XKU3abP1C9k
NORMA - Save Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ks2WfyfQ6c
OCEAN EXPERIENCE - Sea Coral https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtreci9uFIU OCEAN EXPERIENCE - Flying Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVD7HFEVo5c
Recording and Mixing
Preproduction - Artistic Production - Arrangements
Publishing Label: SEAIR PUBLISHING
www.massimodarrigo.it (under construction)
Mobile: +39 3475381410