Recording and live sound engineer Ivan Benvenuti is the owner of NIVA Your Sound Recording Studio in Pomarolo as well as a lecturer and co-creator of B-SIDE, a music training course aimed at musicians. He has worked in the studio with Gergo Borlai (Tribal Tech), Federico Malaman (RAI, Paolo Belli, Mario Biondi), Stefano Pisetta (Claudio Balgioni, Mina, Fiorella Mannoia), Lorenzo Frizzera, Fabio Valdemarin (Fiorella Mannoia), Enrico Merlin, Lino Brotto, and the Mirko Pedrotti Quintet. Live, he has engineered for Enrico Rava, Nir Felder, Gianluca Petrella, Stefano Senni, Franco D’Andrea, Roberto Gatto, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Klaus Gesing, Yuri Goloubev, Mauro Ottolini, Roberto Cecchetto, Paolino Dalla Porta, Antonio Fusco, Fausto Beccalossi, Achille Succi, Fausto Beccalossi, Claudio Fasoli, Mauro Beggio, and Zeno De Rossi.
Favorite PSP plug-ins:
PSP Xenon: “I could not live without it. A fast, 100% effective solution―to get the same result with other plugins you lose hours and hours!!”
PSP McQ: “To achieve the sound of a typical sound console, there are no alternatives, only PSP McQ does it!”
PSP Echo: “More than an Echo, it moves in three-dimensions…There is no comparison.”
PSP preQursor2: “For a straight, in-your-face sound, no frills.”