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End in Fire - Alphawolves
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Demo 1 - Mario Fanizzi
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Electro EX - AV_∅
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La Differenza - Gianna Nannini
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Medley - Fabio Raponi
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As Above So Below - Israel Varela
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Sound Engineer, Mastering Engineer

Carmine Simeone

He worked for 10  years as live sound engineer and in 2005 he started a collaboration with Forward Studios that last till today. He has been introduced by Mr Spiridioni to the Art of Mastering and today is a brillant Mastering Engineer who can boast collaborations with the best Italian artists.

Sound Engineer, Producer

Andrea Secchi

His career started in 1998 as Sound Engineer Assistant in Barbarossa’s album.

During his career he got great skills in electronic music production and sound engineering.

Sound Engineer, Producer

Luciano Torani

Forward's best friend and one of the best italian sound engineer. During his career he combined his technical and artistic skills together achieving amazing outcomes (Titanic, Donna Cannone by F. De Gregori).

Sound Engineer,  Producer

Dave Pemberton

As a house engineer at Strongroom Studios for 16 years, he has worked with everyone in the international scene from The Prodigy to the Minogue sisters.

Musician, Producer

Grice Peters

British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer GRICE has built his reputation in progressive art rock circles.  His music has also featured on BBC 2 & BBC Worldwide (William and Kate: A Royal Engagement), and MTV, Sky through Black Diamond publishing.

Musician, Producer

Alan Clark

Main keyboardist and co-producer of Dire Straits. He worked with best artists in international scene: Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Bee Gees, Sting, Al Green, George Harrison, Robbie Williams, Seal, The Pet Shop Boys. In 2018, Clark was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Musician, Producer

Alfredo Paixão

Brazilian bass player and composer well known worldwide for his jazz/Latin performances live and on recording sessions. Bass player of several Grammy Award Winner productions.

Sound Engineer

Stefano Quarta

Young and qualified Sound Engineer who studied at “Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale di Saluzzo”. Since he met Forward Studios, he has been involved in great national and international productions.

Sound Engineer

Francesco Putortì

Abbey Road Institute graduated. Involved in Chinese music business, since he speaks Chinese language. His musical influences are Neo Soul, Reggae, HipHop.

He's in continuos research for a perfect match between analog gear and digital plugins.

Musician, Producer

Danilo Pao

Danilo Pao is one of the most successful producer based in Rome.
Musician, Composer, Guitarist and Producer boasts collaborations with leading exponents of the Italian music scene such as Zero Assoluto, Mietta, Niccolò Fabi.

Musician, Producer

Phil Palmer

One of the best sideman and session guitarist in jazz and rock who worked with many famous artists: Battisti, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Dire Straits, Bryan Adams, David Knopfler, George Michael, Renato Zero, Claudio Baglioni, Robbie Williams and many others.

Musician, Producer

Richard Barbieri

British synthesizer player, sound designer and composer, he has been a noteworthy figure in progressive and art rock circles since his mid-'70s debut as a member of Japan. His innovative keyboard textures and synthesizer programming played a significant role in shaping the group's sound.

Musician, Producer

Primiano Di Biase

Piano, accordion and keyboard player, composer and artistic producer.
He has been working for years with Dire Straits Legends: Phil Palmer, Mel Collins, Jack Sonni, John Illsley, Danny Cummings and  Steve Ferrone.


Mario Fanizzi

Graduated at Berklee College of Music he worked along with great international artists such as Carlos Santana, Tom Jones, Katy Perry, Boys Like Girls, Dick Van Dyke). Once back in Italy he worked with Renato Zero, Mario Biondi e Annalisa. Recently he also signed with Warner Music Chappell.


Marco Mantovani

Producer, musician and songrwriter. Mainly known in the metal/rock market as the producer of the metal act Hopes Die Last. He's been working on acclaimed electronic projects. Currently running Elenoir and Alphawolves as producer, songrwriter and guitarist, and Wepro as producer.

Songwriter, Arranger, Producer

Mauro Paoluzzi

50 years of experience in the Music industry and more than 200 records produced during his career. He has been working with the most popular Italian Artists such as Mina, Gianna Nannini, Roberto Vecchioni, Anna Oxa, Patty Pravo, Loredana Bertè, Mango and many others.

Mastering Engineer

Marcello Spiridioni

Our "Mastering Guru" from RCA! Marcello’s history has passed through the Analog and Digital audio era! He started his career in 1973 at the cutting room of the Italian RCA, in a total Analog Domain.

Musician, Producer

Fabio Raponi

Danilo Pao is one of the most successful producer based in Rome.
Musician, Composer, Guitarist and Producer boasts collaborations with leading exponents of the Italian and International music scene.

Musician, Producer

Israel Varela

One of the most in demand drummers in Europe. As a flamenco drummer, the gifted artist from Tijuana has revealed all his creativity and distinctive style. He has performed with multitudes of renowned Jazz, Flamenco, Classical and Pop artists.

Sound Engineer, Producer

Haydn Bendall

Long experience as Chief Engineer at Abbey Road that introduced him to the widest selection of music and productions that any studio in the world could offer.


Gabriele Duregon

He is a composer, audio engineer and sound designer for audiovisuals like commercials (Honda, Bulgari, Barilla, Pfizer). Deep lover of new technologies, sound research and electronic music, he works on several projects as producer and live dub master in the electro, trip hop, synthwave, vaporwave, trap, dance and IDM world.

Please Note: Since some members of our team are not based in Rome, please ask for any extra costs.