Stefano Bonzi is a freelance engineer born in Milan, Italy. After a career as a musician in Milan’s underground music scene, Stefano moved to the US to study sound recording at the renowned Hartt School of Music. There he acquired an extensive background in audio engineering technical skills, while expanding his musical knowledge, studying theory, and performing in ensembles. In addition to his applied and academic experiences in the field of music, Stefano has studied voice performance with some of the most distinguished teachers in the US, including Dave Kyle who has worked with Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, Liza Minnelli, and Geoff Tate of Queensryche, as well as Silvia Magnani from Milan.
Stefano started his studio career as an assistant engineer at one of the most advanced recording facilities in New England, Futura Productions in Boston, where he worked on multiple projects ranging from recording members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to recording scores for Xbox video games.
He then brought his talent to Tapeworks Recording Studios, one of the oldest and most recognized recording facilities in Connecticut. There he became a staff engineer, specializing in recording and mixing some of the best a cappella groups in the area.
Stefano eventually moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he’s now working with musicians and recording artists from all over the World.
Gary DeLeone was born in New Haven, CT where he spent his childhood as a guitarist and eventually attended the renowned Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. There he acquired his base of knowledge and skills in the technical aspects of audio engineering, while training as a classical guitarist and studying music history, theory, and composition. He graduated from Hartt in 2005 with a B.A. in Music Production & Technology, made the Deans list all 4 years in a row, and the Presidents Honors list for 3 semesters.
After graduating college Gary immediately began his career as an audio engineer by working at multiple recording studios in Connecticut, including Trod Nossel in Wallingford and The Tapeworks Inc. in Hartford. During that time he did voiceover recording, sound design, music implementation, mixing, and mastering for several projects such as Connecticut Lottery radio commercials, New Britain General Hospital radio commercials, various audio book series, and more. He was also the recording and mixing engineer on several projects in multiple genres including jazz, classical, hip-hop, rock, and, bluegrass. In addition to his studio career he also worked for The Mohegan Sun Casino doing live sound for major world acts like Tony Orlando, Roy Clark, Lee Greenwood, Cirque Dreams, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, Colbie Caillat, and much more.
In 2008 he decided to pursue a career in film and television post production by moving to Los Angeles. That same year he began working for Westwind Media, a post production house in Burbank, CA where he is still currently employed today (in addition to bonzirecording!). In his past 8 years with Westwind he has worked on many major television series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Nashville, The Affair, Fringe, The Flash, Criminal Minds, and more. He is currently the final sound effects mixing engineer on Grey’s Anatomy.
In his spare time Gary loves to write and record his own music, plays hockey, and loves video games.
Ross Lenzing is our Mastering Engineer. He studied Audio Engineering Technology at the University of Hartford. His studies focused on recording, acoustics, electronics, and music (at the Hartt conservatory, where he met Stefano). While at the University of Hartford, Ross studied recording technique with Jim Chapdelaine, a respected producer, musician, and engineer.
Ross then interned as both a microphone technician and recording engineer assistant at Telefunken USA where he learned about the inner workings of some of the world’s best microphones. He has since worked with many artists across a wide range of musical styles including rock, folk, jazz, rap, hip-hop, and classical. His signal flow is all analogue, his sound is always punchy and warm, his work is on par with the most renowned Mastering Engineers in the World.