Where underground means underwater.
Lagoonar is a Venice based, artist run music collective, founded in July 2017 by Fernando Nuti and Andrea Volpato. Andrea runs his own recording facility Fox Studio and operates as press agent, Fernando is a visual and web designer. Lagoonar occasionally curates special events with a passionate crew of music enthusiastics that includes Marco Fabris and Federico Mellinato. We have a YouTube channel with interviews focused on the creative process, to take a look behind the scenes and discover the unique and personal writing method of each musician.

Recording facility in Tessera (Venice), owned and operated by Andrea Volpato.

EN

“Fox Studio is the place where I spend most of my time recording, composing and finding new music expressions. I started building it when I was child, in an old dismissed barn. It is located in the venetian countryside 2 minutes from the Venice Airport and 10 minutes from Venice Island. I am profoundly fond of both music and the artist who produces it. My goal is to understand the latter with all his needs, in order to find the best recording combination to add value to his uniqueness. Who comes to Fox Studio brings in my life a new creative stimuli, and I think this is the best part of my job”.

Andrea Volpato is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer and sound engineer. His education consists of a BA in Sound Engineering from the Conservatory of Music in Padua, a Masters in Audio Mastering from APM in Saluzzo, and a Contemporary Drums Diploma from the CPM in Milan. He took the chance to sharpen his sound engineering skills by working at Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, recording and mixing operas for RAI. He plays drums with Love In Elevator and has co-written, recorded and mixed the 7" "Unlocked / Beyond Your Inner Sea", released on Coward Records, as well as the latest album "Lies To Stars", released on Fuzzy Cluster Records and Riff Records. He previously played drums with Autumn’s Rain and released two albums on Go Down Records and Valery Records. Moreover, he toured Europe as the drummer of the Mexican band Lorelle Meets The Obsolete in 2016. Since 2017 he has been the guitarist of New Candys, with whom he toured Europe, UK, Australia, United States, Canada and Mexico, and has recorded two studio album released on Fuzz Club and Little Cloud Records.

He created Fox Studio in 2011 and since then has recorded, mixed and mastered music by different artists of various genres from all over the world as well as filmed and edited video sessions.

IT

“Il Fox Studio è il luogo in cui passo la maggior parte del tempo registrando, sperimentando nuove sonorità e componendo musica. L’ho iniziato a costruire da giovanissimo nelle stanze di un vecchio granaio. Si trova nella campagna veneziana, a 2 minuti dall’aeroporto e a 10 da Venezia. La mia è una dedizione profonda, un amore assoluto verso la musica e chi la produce, con l’obbiettivo di comprendere prima di tutto l’artista e le sue esigenze, per poi approcciare la registrazione con le migliori soluzioni tecniche, valorizzando il più possibile l’unicità che contraddistingue ogni musicista. Chi viene a registrare al Fox Studio porta nella mia vita un nuovo stimolo creativo, penso sia proprio questo il bello del mio lavoro”.

Andrea Volpato è un musicista polistrumentista, produttore e tecnico del suono. Si è laureato in Tecnico di Sala di Registrazione al conservatorio Pollini di Padova, ha inoltre ottenuto un Master in Audio Mastering alla scuola APM di Saluzzo e nel 2016 si è diplomato in Batteria Contemporanea al CPM di Milano. Ha conseguito un tirocinio come tecnico del suono al Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, lavorando per la RAI. Suona la batteria con i Love In Elevator dove ha co-scritto, registrato e mixato il 7" "Unlocked / Beyond Your Inner Sea" uscito per Coward Records e l'ultimo album "Lies To Stars" uscito per Fuzzy Cluster Records e Riff Records. Ha suonato la batteria con gli Autumn's Rain e pubblicato due album per Go Down Records e Valery Records. Nel 2016 è andato in tour in Europa come batterista nei Lorelle Meets The Obsolete e dal 2017 è chitarrista nei New Candys, con cui è andato in tour in Europa, UK, Australia, Stati Uniti, Canada e Messico; e ha registrato due album in studio pubblicati da Fuzz Club e Little Cloud Records.

Nel 2011 ha iniziato a lavorare al Fox Studio, da allora ha registrato, mixato e masterizzato artisti differenti, dalla musica classica al noise rock, filmando ed editando anche alcune live session.

EQUIPMENT


Outboard

  • Antelope Orion32

  • Motu 8pre

  • Mackie Onyx 1640 Analog Console

  • 2 Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511 Mic Pre

  • 2 GoldenAge 573 Mic Pre (Neve 1073 Clone)

  • 2 Purple Audio Action Compressors

  • 1 Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI

  • Lexicon MX200

  • 2 BSS AR-133 Active DI Box

  • DigiTech 256 XL

  • Behringer HA4700 Powerplay Pro-XL


Microphones

  • 4 Shure SM57

  • 3 AKG 414 XL II

  • 2 Sennheiser MD421

  • 2 Shure SM58

  • 1 Shure SM58 Beta

  • 1 AKG D112

  • 1 Subkick

  • 1 Oktava ML 21-02 (Ribbon)

  • 1 Samson C01

  • 1 Neumann TLM 102 *

  • 1 Shure SM57 Beta *

  • 1 Audix OM7 *

  • 1 Shure Beta 57A *

  • 2 AKG 451 *


Monitors

  • Yamaha HS7 (Recording, Mixing)

  • JBL 30 (Mastering)


Headphones

  • AKG K171, AKG K271, AKG K141, Sony MDR7506, Beats Ep.


Hardware & Software

  • iMac 16GB RAM - 2TB HD Fusion Drive - Intel i7 (2015)

  • Macbook Pro 16GB RAM - 500GB HD - Intel core i5 (2017)

  • Pro Tools 2020


Plugins

  • Waves V9 (SSL, Abbey Road, Aphex, DBX etc.)

  • Native Instruments: Battery 4, Kontakt, RAUUM

  • Soundtoys 5: Little Alterboy, Echoboy, Little Plate, Tremolator

  • Avid Plugin Bundle

INSTRUMENTS


Amplifiers

  • Fender 2x12 Vintage 30 (Cabinet)

  • Orange AD30HTC (Head)

  • SWR Bass 350 (Head)

  • Ampeg SVT 410 HLF (Cabinet, Made in USA)

  • Fender Twin Reverb 65 Reissue

  • Ampeg SVT Classic CL (Head) *

  • Orange AD30TC Combo *

  • Vox AC15 Alnico Blue Speaker *


Guitars & Basses

  • Fender Jazzmaster (Made in Mexico)

  • Fender Toronado

  • Tesser Emmesse Effects Guitar

  • Yamaha Acoustic Guitar FGX720SCA

  • Eko Barracuda VI 1974 w/ Alnico Humbuckers pickups

  • Phantom Guitarworks XII 1964 Reissue *

  • Tesser Lap Steel

  • Casio DG-1 Digital Synth Guitar *

  • Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active IV

  • Fender Precision Bass IV 1981 (Made in Japan) *

  • Fender Jazz Bass 1969 (Made in USA) *

  • Shaftesbury 3263 1969 (Made in Italy) *

  • Jim Reed Phantom IV *

  • Ukulele *


Synths & Keys

  • Korg MS-20

  • Korg MS-2000

  • Casio SA76

  • M-Audio Code 49

  • Farfisa Vip 202-R

  • Xylophone

  • Moog Little Phatty Stage II Analog Synthesizer *

  • Fender Rhodes Mark II *


Drums & Percussions

  • Ludwig Classic Maple 2006 (Kick 26", Tom 14", Floor 16", Floor 18")

  • Ludwig Superclassic 1970 (Kick 22"x14", Tom 13"x9")

  • Cymbals Hardward

  • Meinl HB100NT Bongo Set

  • Meinl Shaker

  • LP Shaker

  • Meinl Cowbell

  • Latin Percussion LP1207 Jam Block

  • Triangle


Effects

  • Earthquaker Devices: Dunes, Hummingbird, Sea Machine, Grand Orbiter, Arrows, Acapulco Gold

  • TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3

  • TC-Electronic Hall of Fame

  • DOD Analog Delay

  • EHX Deluxe Memory Man (Vintage)

  • EHX Memory Man with Hazarai

  • EHX Big Muff (Vintage Russian)

  • EHX Holy Grail Plus

  • Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI

  • Eventide Time Factor

  • Dunlop Cry Baby

  • Boss DD-6 Digital Delay

  • Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion

  • ProCo RAT 2


* available on request / disponibile su richiesta

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Our interviews are focused on the creative process, to take a look behind the scenes and discover the unique and personal writing method of each musician.