Massimo D'Arrigo

Guitarist, Sound Engineer, Publisher and Producer

BIO

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 comedian-actor Andrea Perroni. During this period he plays the guitar even with Lallo Circosta, Marco Capretti, Gianfranco Phino, Antonio Giuliani and Max Tortora.

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 co-produces with E. Maccarrone Dedo - Cuore Elettroacustico.

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.

DISCOGRAPHY

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, Co-Publisher. Mixed by E. Maccarrone, Mastered by Greg Calbi. Feat. Max Gazzè https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apVeDiiWFSA

Dedo - Resta sul divano (single): Recording Engineer, Co-Publisher. Mixed by Mirko Cascio, Mastered by Tom Coyne.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0XBTu3XkWE

Dedo - Cuore Elettroacustico (Album): Co-Executive Production, Guitarist, Recording Engineer and Mixing Assistant, Co-Publisher. Mixed by E. Maccarrone except “Attendi solo un pò” mixed and mastered by Steve Lyon, Mastering by Giovanni Versari, except “Dicono” and “Taggami il nervo dell’amore” Mastered by Greg Calbi and “Resta sul divano” mastered by Tom Coyne. Feat: Max Gazzè and Faso

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. https://soundcloud.com/user-346733858/amami-poco-feat-fbosso https://soundcloud.com/user-346733858/i-monelli

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, re-arranged by Richard Hilton (Chic) and special guest Mo’ Pleasure Flugelhorn solo.

Rock Tecnology (Soundtracks Album): Soundtracks for tv published by FM Records. In this album I’m the Composer and the Guitarist as well. https://soundcloud.com/massimo-darrigo/wild-water https://soundcloud.com/massimo-darrigo/falling-down https://soundcloud.com/massimo-darrigo/indianapolis

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gunK6iNK7HA

Emergenza Chitarre 2 (Various Artists): Published by Playgame Music. I’m present in this compilation with the song Tear-Drop, present in my album Mystree, even though the version present in this compilation is just a promo version realized by a “four tracks” in 1997. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGEpQSR211g

Norma - The Cave (Album): Mixing Engineer and Co-Publisher for the following songs: The Cave, Save Me, Let It Go. (Playground Record)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMvzDPC-qdM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ks2WfyfQ6c

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

EMOTI https://open.spotify.com/track/6xwNLi6QaGM.US4dKTxSB

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

GALAXY https://open.spotify.com/track/6CJIcI7uNPGqXv28Zgk0q0

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

GALAXY https://open.spotify.com/track/4BeQhdANpTj3yOYCkPeKve

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

RUN https://open.spotify.com/track/2bRE1DaBllGfWAAI1oNWuS

GUITARIST GEARS

ELECTRIC GUITARS:

Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop

Fender Telecaster Reissue ’52

Fender Stratocaster ’79

Ibanez Semi-Acoustic (Jazz Model)

Mancuso Custom Made (Tele Model)

Mancuso Custom Made (Strato Model)

Mancuso Custom Made (Rock Model)

Godin XTSA

ACOUSTIC GUITARS:

Martin D-28

YamahaAPX 10 C

AMPS & CABS:

Custom Audio OD-100

Cabinet Marschall 1960 A

Fender Bassman ’65

Fender Supereverb ’65

Vox Top Boost ’64

Fender De Ville 2x12

ADA MP 1

VHT 50/50

STOMPBOXES:

Roger Mayer Voodoo-Axe Zvex Fuzz

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

Rat Deucetone

Fulltone OCD

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

STUDIO GEAR

DAW:

Mac Pro

Apogee Mini-Me

MOTU 828 MK 3

UAD Satellite Octo

SSL Duende

Focusrite Liquid Mix

SOFTWARES:

Pro Tools 10 and 11

Logic X

Omnisphere

Stylus RMX

Trillian

Kontakt Complete 9

Ivory (Complete 1, 2 and 3)

Waves

Sound Toys

IZotope

OUTBOARDS:

API 3124

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

MICROPHONES:

Shure SM 57

Sennheiser MD 421

Royer R-121

Neumann U 67

MISCS:

Pod XT

Korg DTR 2 Tone Works

LINKS

Link Spotify Massimo D’Arrigo Artist Page https://open.spotify.com/artist/75iOmNdCb37XKU3abP1C9k

https://www.youtube.com/MASSIMODARRIGO

soundcloud.com/massimo-darrigo

https://soundcloud.com/vertigopublishing

www.reverbnation.com/massimodarrigo

https://www.facebook.com/massimodarrigo

VIDEO LINKS:

www.youtube.com/MASSIMODARRIGO

MERCEDES-BENZ Spring/Summer 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot7qkFZA-os MERCEDES-BENZ Fall/Winter 2010-11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u3-vfhh1cM NORMA - The Cave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMvzDPC-qdM

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

SERVICES

Guitarist

Recording and Mixing

Preproduction - Artistic Production - Arrangements

Mixing Online

Audio Restoration

Lessons

Publishing Label: SEAIR PUBLISHING

CONTACTS

www.massimodarrigo.it (under construction)

Email: info@massimodarrigo.it

Skype: massimo.darrigo76

Mobile: +39 3475381410