Matteo
Marciano

Matteo Marciano is a Multi-Platinum, mixer, recording engineer, producer, sound artist, and educator. Originally from Rome, Italy, he began his musical career at age 17 playing bass and touring with bands all around the world. He started his career in L.A. working as a recording and mixing engineer. Since relocating to New York City, Matteo has jumped to the forefront of the music and film industry. Marciano has sold over 3 million records worldwide and has been working in the music industry for over 12 years. He mixed the triple-platinum hit single “Cups” by Anna Kendrick featured in Pitch Perfect and has worked with clients and artists such as Dreamworks, Disney, Pixar, Universal, Killer Tracks, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Chase, Pitbull, NBC, Idina Menzel, Lang Lang, 2Cellos, Chetty, Jacopo Volpe, Zosia Mamet, Brian Justin Crum, Astral Weeks. His work can be heard in movies, such as Frozen, Fifty Shades of Grey, Pitch Perfect, John Wick, Despicable Me 2, Turbo, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Duff, and many others.



Along with his career as mix engineer and producer, Matteo Marciano has had responsibilities in the creation and improvement of several academic programs in Music Production and Sound Engineering in Italy, in the US, and in the United Arab Emirates including the Music Production and Sound Engineering Course of the Master of Music from LUISS University of Rome, where currently he holds the position of Associate Professor. Along with that, Matteo worked as Adjunct Professor at The Institute of Audio Research in New York City where he held a series of in-depth lectures and labs on advanced mixing techniques in a course called Technology of Mixing.

Matteo Marciano is an AVID Certified Pro Tools Instructor and an active member of A.E.S. – Audio Engineering Society. He holds a Licensed Private Career School Teacher Certificate from The State Education Department from the University of The State of New York.

In addition, to maintain an intense international career as a mixer engineer, producer, and educator, he works as music composer and sound designer for different Music Publishing companies, TV shows, feature films and commercials in all stages of production including automatic dialog replacement, sound design, surrounds mixing, and Foley recording.

At NYUAD, he serves as Assistant Professor of Practice of Music Technology, overseeing courses and activities of the Recording Studio while playing a seminal role in its development. During the academic year of 2018 to 2020 as he had served as Assistant Head of the Music Program. During the academic years 2017-2018, he also developed an international partnership with AVID Pro Tools, the world-leading software in the television and video industry, to create television shows, feature films, and commercials, making NYUAD the first University in Abu Dhabi to be an Avid Learning Partner.

Matteo Marciano has redesigned and taught the courses Music Technology Fundamentals and Recording & Production Techniques at NYUAD. He also created and developed new music technology electives, Musical Acoustics, Mixing & Mastering Techniques, Fundamentals of Digital Audio: Introduction to Pro Tools, and Immersive Audio Storytelling for Motion Picture.

Matteo Marciano’s research interests lie in Music Cognition and the impact that music mixing has on mental processes underlying musical behaviors. He explores how emotions, environment, cognitive capacity, personality, individual differences, and other factors influence the way we perceive music, as well as the impact of technological advances on Music Mixing Techniques and Recording Technology.

Since coming to NYU Abu Dhabi, Matteo Marciano has been interested in engaging with the local music community and NYUAD community providing a collaborative framework for committed students to apply their musical technological creativity to the development of innovative artistic and technological arts. In Spring 2018, Matteo Marciano started the very first cross-school collaboration between NYU Abu Dhabi music technology students and the NYU Production Lab.

With his immense passion for music, Matteo is dedicated to bring all his experience and audio engineering knowledge to his classes, helping his students to achieve their education and career goals for a brilliant future in the Entertainment Industry and other music technology fields.

Education
& Training


  • M.A.
    Master Degree – Music Business
    University LUISS – Rome, Italy
  • B.A.
    Bachelor Business and Management
    University LUMSA – Rome, Italy
  • AVID
    Pro Tools Certified Instructor
    Pinewood Studios – UK

ACADEMIC POSITION



  • Spring 2020
    Arts & Humanities Representative on the Global Education & Community Based Learning Committee
  • 2019 - Present
    Arts & Humanities Representative on the UCC – Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • 2018 - Present
    NYU Los Angeles Advisory Committee
  • 2018 - Present
    Creation of the Music Technology & Sound Recording Students Group New York University, Abu Dhabi - NYUAD
  • 2018 - Present
    NYUAD - Prague Advisory Committee
  • 2018 - Present
    Creation of Gazelien Records (University Student led recording label)
  • 2018 - Present
    Faculty Fellow in Residence - New York University Abu Dhabi UAE
  • 2017 – Present
    Assistant Head of Music - New York University Abu Dhabi UAE
  • 2016 – Present
    Assistant Professor of Practice of Music Technology – New York University Abu Dhabi UAE
  • 2016 – 2017
    Visiting Assistant Professor – New York University Abu Dhabi UAE
  • 2016
    Adjunct Professor - Institute of Audio Research, New York
  • 2011 – 2015
    Adjunct Professor - LUISS University, Master of Music, Rome Italy

WORK

Production

My role as a producer means doing whatever it takes to capture an artist’s ideas and create a successful record. My goal as a producer is to marry together an artist’s music with an unique sonic aesthetic that enhances the power of their record.

Engineering

My approach when working as an engineer on a project is to make the raw recorded tracks sound as good as possible as early as possible. From my prospective, 80% of a great sounding record is in how you capture the raw sound. This is the most important step after the pre-production. From there I’m able to begin establishing the shape of a song.

Mixing

Mixing is one of my favorite parts of making a record. It’s the last opportunity to add my own creative touch to a song, bring it alive, and make it compelling. Creating a great mix isn’t just a technical process. It’s all about presenting the song in a way that elicits emotion from the listeners. Mixing gives me the opportunity to bring each component of the production alive and imprint a unique, professional touch to make a song competitive on the market.

Sound Design/ Post Production

Sound effects play a key role in audio post production. Their presence can make all the difference in selling a scene, as a Sound Artist I always do my best in order to punctuating a presentation, or simply defining the action or visual on the screen.    

Editing/ Consulting

  • vocal tuning, timing & aligning
  • drum timing & sample replacement
  • multiple-take comping
  • session clean-up and mix/archive preparation
  • radio/commercial edits
 
  • recording/mixing system configuration and implementation
  • recording studio design and project management
  • audio engineer training & tutorials
  • band/artist pre-production and co-writing
  • live show musical direction