Biography

Best Pianist/Keyboardist 2005 at Hollywood's Musicians Institute, Alberto joined productions in the progressive rock scene (Derek Sherinian, Planet X, TJ Helmerich) right after graduation, worked as assistant in sessions at the iconic Cello Studios, prepped music for some of the best musicians in the LA jazz scene and even landed a gig with pop star Joss Stone.

After honours on jazz piano performance with Berklee College of Music. Alberto opened Fuseroom Recording Studio in 2007 as a place to teach, produce and work on his music.

In the years Alberto has worked for artists and bands like Roger Burn (Chaka Khan, The Mask, Saturday Night Live), Shapes, David White (Mad Max: Fury Road), Anna Oxa, Marco Masini, Derek Sherinian, Planet X, Garsed/Helmerich, Morgan Heritage and more, while also working with leading brands in the gaming industry such as Riot Games (League of Legends), Bohemia Interactive (ArmA), Blizzard Entertainment (Overwatch) and aviation technology giants such as Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

Alberto also works as a product specialist for companies like Dangerous Music, Universal Audio, Wholegrain Software, Lauten Audio and since 2014 is a chief beta tester at Focal while being one of the brilliant minds behind the success of pureMix Audio Tutorials, since 2013.

Random Works

CSI New York (Season 3)
CBS
2006, TV Serie

Composer (BGM Parts)

She's Leaving Home
The Sgt Cane Project
2017, Rock

Engineer (Vocal Tracking)

Rock Fusion
Alberto Rizzo Schettino
2004, Instrumental Rock

Keyboards, Performer, Composer, Arranger

La Canzone Del Maggio
MGRB
2014, Hard Rock

Engineer (Recording, Mixing, Mastering)

Random Gear

Korg Trinity v3
One of the coolest "romplers" available. Lots of inspiring sounds that give a keyboardist an identity in any prog rock, fusion, rock or even R'n'B and Hip Hop vibes, passing through eras of video games you all played in the good old '90s (Commodore Amiga, anyone?)

Moog Little Phatty
Brought it on stage every single time and never disappointed. Epic moments when I doubled my bass player's parts!

Nord Stage 88
Great stage piano I used from 2006 to 2012 as studio and live setup. A lot of stuff I got to work in was recorded with those piano sounds.

Korg PME-40X
Meant for guitarists but perfect for synth geeks! It was fun (and expensive!) to collect the various modules and some of them sound really great on synthesizers.

What's New

Studio Work

 

I work as a recording and mixing engineer at my very own Fuseroom Recording Studio in Berlin. I've worked long enough as a studio assistant to know my way around most analog and digital mayhems, in any teamwork-based environment. I run on moderate amounts of coffee and require little to no maintenance.

If you need a sound engineer for your next album, write me an email!

Music Teaching

 

I teach piano and keyboards to unfortunate yet audacious souls, with an emphasis on acoustic piano, vintage keyboards and synthesisers. I am always available to venture deep in technique, harmony and theory, ear training, styles, transcriptions and sound design. Being an all-time geek for playing piano and keyboards, I never stop exploring and having fun in my own musical journey. I tend to transfer this approach to my students, no matter their age and level.

Want to study together? Reach me via email!

Workshops

 

I love to be in front of an audience and talk about gear, music, recording and anything in-between. In the past years I've hosted and presented a number of events either at my place, in famous recording studios, at the NAMM and the Messe. As an independent professional and not a salesman, I don't sound as a solicitor and tend to create events that, even when related to a specific brand of product launch, maintain a broad type of educational approach for my audience.

Gear Specialist

 

I am a product specialist for some of the best brands in the professional audio industry. Dangerous Music, Focal, Universal Audio and VOVOX to name a few. I own a lot of gear from these brands and I've been using their amazing products extensively. To state the obvious: these brands make some of the best in analog hardware, backbone equipment, studio monitoring, DSP, cabling and connections.

If you need help for you or your studio, feel free to contact me.

Puremix

 

Since 2013 I am part of Puremix.net for content editing, post production and localisation. Puremix is hands-down the best web site to learn about music production and audio engineering, straight from the pros. With famous engineers like Fab Dupont, Chris Lord Alge, Mike Needham, Andrew Scheps, Vance Powell, Greg Wells, Ryan West and many others, this place features both free and premium video content, a members-only forum where you can reach the pros directly and a wealth of educational material, on point and aimed at making you a better professional.

Performing

 

Studio sessions or live gigs, I can't wait to play with others and take part in a production. I've done gigs for local rock bands, playing mostly vintage keys, I've joined jam bands for wicked acid-jazz sounds, I've written piano tracks for R'n'B and pop artists, prepped lots of charts for string and horn sections and I love how every project has enriched me and kept my mind open, in the past fifteen-or-so years.

I am available for sessions and live gigs. Send me an email.