Audio-activi ... Team
He was born in march 1962 in Milan.
When he is 6 y.o. he sees the first drum set and falls in love with it. After having received a few toy-drum sets, that broke straight away, at the age of 9 he receives a real instrument. From that moment on he'll keep on playing for several years.
The drum set still exist but unfortunately now he has little time to play.
At the age of 13 he gets across the first HIFi, bought by his parents, and from that day on the passion for music keeps on growing.
He has tested innumerable components in the last 35 years and has seen - and sees - concerts of all genre. When he was a young boy he dreamt about writing on HiFi. In 2003, the dream comes true and he starts writing for a famous on line magazine. In 2007, he becomes a columnist - and still is - for the most eminent Italian magazine, Audio Review.
He specialized in Hi End and has reviewed many hi level components with a mastering of the subject that fears no comparison. He prefers analog fonts to digital ones, even if things are changing with High definition.
He has a collection of more than 500 CDs and 1500 LPs. He has written reports from Las Vegas, Munich, Milan and from American enterprises that has visited during a trip across the USA.
He started a blog a couple of years ago that has a big success and that has exceeded the 38,000 visits.
He loves motorbikes and takes long trips with friends in the mountains.
Contact: Angelo Jasparro
Domenico Pizzamiglio was born in Milano, in a house where music was bread and butter for everyone. His father was a musician and
Domenico first approached singing at the age of five. He kept on singing and moving in the music environment of Milan until the age of fifty. From 1974 to 2006 he cooperated with distributors and shop keepers to promote and organize events. In 2008 he started to write as a music reviewer for Videohifi.com. He started to write also for "SUONO” and afterwards for “Audiophile Sound” for two years. For the latter he was also a music critic.
He has been an active member of the writing group of “Hi-Fi e musica”,
Angelo Jasparro's blog, taking care of the music and live concerts section. He's now part of Audio-activity workforce.
Contact: Domenico Pizzamiglio
He was born in 1961 from Paola and Adriano. The latter was a distinguished pianist, concert performer, teacher and composer.
Music represents his life since the day he was born. He makes music his profession in 1992, date of issue of his first record as a sound engineer and executive producer for the label Ariston, Ricordi Group.
In 1995 he established Velut Luna, his own label, with which he records only unamplified music, without any genre distinction but with a preference towards new music and original compositions as varied as possible.
Together with the activity of producer and sound engineer for Velut Luna, he asserts himself internationally as a sound engineer specialized in classical music. He recorded about 500 records in the last 20 years for the most important international labels. Among these: Arts, Chandos, Koch International, Decca, Naxos, Brilliant Classics and many others. His recordings win important prizes as Diapason d’Or in France. He cooperates for many years with the international producer Gian Andrea Lodovici and then with Judith Sherman, Wolfgang Stengel, Soh Fujimoto and others.
Since 2004 he is co-owner of one of the biggest recording studios in Italy, established in Preganziol, (Treviso).
Amongst the musicians he worked with as a sound engineer, we can mention Christopher Hogwood, Gianni & Federico Guglielmo, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, Peter Maag, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Markus Stockhausen, Paolo Fresu, Franco D’Andrea, Massimo Quarta, il Trio Italiano, Sonig Tachakerian, Giovanni Angeleri, Cheryl Porter, Eugenio Finardi, Massimo Salvagnini, Patrizia Laquidara … and many more! More than 400 musicians in the world music élite, in Classical and Jazz areas.
Contact: Velut Luna
He was born in Bologna in 1958 and after a few years his family moved to Milan.
He has always loved technology and when he was 15 y.o. he built his first electronic circuits among which there were audio kit - the mythic Amtron. After his degree in electronics he cooperates with an enterprise in Milano where he designed and built Hi-Fi components: Dubbing unities between recorders, compander Hi-Com, third octave spectrum analyzers and so on.
At 21 he became chief engineer of an important radio station in Milan. This radio station had the same components that recording studios had (mixer Soundcraft, Neumann microphones, tape recorder Telefunken, EMT turntable, loudspeakers Genelec ...) . Here he had the chance to record live events and produced few acoustic records (Lyric, folk, spirituals).
Few years later he opened his own design and repair laboratory for audio components. He dealt with the most important brands of that period (Onkyo, Audio Pro, Canton); at the same time he did audio measurements for an Hi Fi magazine that belonged to the Mondadori Group. He published also around 70 articles on this magazine and on others of the industry (Super Stereo). Follows the experience at Microelettronica Spa ( now ST Microelectronics) as R&D audio laboratory technician with the task to analyze and evaluate the performances of the audio integrated circuits and design with them specific applications for the customers.
Later on he worked for Pioneer Italia as a trainer for the service centers and the internal measurement laboratory. Last but not least the experience at Kenwood Italia, from 1991, where he's still working as Technical director.
He's been a member of AES (Audio Engineering Society) since 1985 and has participated to many international conventions. He writes technical posts, in some forums of the sector.
He has always loved all kinds of music genres, movies and musicals that he often uses to present audio and audio-video components in the shows. In this way he tries to give emotions to the public instead of concentrating on the technical features themselves. He is convinced that the mission of audio video components is that of expanding the positive sensations and emotions in everyone.
Contact: Quirino Cieri
Antonio "medicineman" Musotto
A chemist without a pharmacy, observer, reader, writer, father, contemporary music consumer, inquiring of music trends and genres, week-end biker, extemporary blogger ( http://medicineman-export.blogspot.com). Writes on paper and on the web especially about Indie Rock and Indie Pop. He likes - and awaits for - suggestions and recommendations on new things to listen to.
Contact: Antonio "medicineman" Musotto
I was born in 1967 and fed, straight away, with milk and Vivaldi by my far sighted mother. My grandfather on my mother's side was a self made tenor and did the rest together with my lamented uncle Tonino that was a great Bach fan and loved baroque music. I remember when we used to go all together on our Sunday trips with my uncle's car that had a car stereo that played awfully loud Albinoni's Adagio alternated to Demis Roussos - a famous pop singer. I started to play with Hi Fi components very soon, the first one was the cheap all-in-one, by Soundesign, a device that we bought at a Fair in 1974. All the windows of the Hi-Fi shops in Bari, one of which was the mythic Discorama, still have the signs of my fingerprints when I craved for SAE and Nakamichi. I grew up and became an audiophile and during the years I have possessed many different equipments of different values and performances. Passion for music has remained unaltered and I have a perennial hunger for new music knowledge. I am an audiophile and I consider myself open minded, my primary passion is music but I'm not obsessed and I don't listen to the same record over and over again just to spot the transformation in the acoustic performances of the components. I love to listen to music, I love to listen to it at best but I prefer to listen to music without becoming paranoid on the Hi Fi components output. I prefer to listen to the real thing, to feel the soul of the authors and of the interpreters, to understand their intention rather than obtaining a technically perfect but meaningless sound. Last but not least, my sweetheart - so to say - is an audiophile but most of all she's a music lover and an artist; right now she's turning her attention and her passion to a different kind of art.
Greetings to all.
Manager of a financial multinational company, Antonio Lanfranca, born in 1970, lives and work in Milan.
Being an analog tape recording lover, he cooperates with Velut Luna recording label for analog tape recording of the ‘Rec Live’ format (concerts with audience held within a recording studio and recorded simultaneously in Analog and Digital).
Specialized in mixing and mastering techniques, he happily steal precious hours to night rest to make analog production masters for Vinyl production, restoring and dubbing Master Tapes trough highly improved and customized Studer recording machines.