Dischi in vinile, picture discs, vinyl records

//Staff

Customer service

Davide Persichella - head of customer service & production manager

Davide achieved a long experience in the vinyl records industry since the early 90s. He knows the problems concerning the quality of the records and the importance of their releasedates very well, therefore he is able to follow with proper attention to every detail the workflow of each project, from the very early steps up to the final product's delivery.

 

Cutting department

Phil Rizzi - senior cutting engineer, head of cutting department

Phil achieved experience as producer, mixing and mastering engineer in various studios in the early years of the new Millennium; later on, he has developed his ability of cutting master lacquers, combined with specific mastering techniques, in Germany and in the United Kingdom.

Among his most famous recent cuttings, there are "Lost on you" by LP, "Umano" & "Vietato Morire" by Ermal Meta, "Magellano" and all 7"s by Francesco Gabbani, "Motore di Vita" by Mario Venuti, "Ogni Istante/Yours to keep" by Elisa, "Andiamo a comandare" and "Tutto molto interessante" by Fabio Rovazzi, "Io non abito al mare" by Francesca Michielin, "Io" by Sergio Cammariere, "Gigi" by Fabio Concato, "The best of the beast" by Donatella Rettore, "Prisoner 709" by Caparezza, "Bimbi" by Charlie Charles, "Ognuno ha il suo racconto" by Red Canzian, "Remastered" by Maria Callas, many of the last repressed LPs and 7 inches by Claudio Baglioni, Francesco Guccini and Lucio Battisti, and more than 5000 sides cut throughout the years either for major and indipendent labels. Phil sometimes loves to sign the sides he cuts with his name and a little "smile" on the right.

Phil is a rather slippery character and not often easy to reach.

Phil is also the technical director of the cutting room, and takes decisions regarding signal routing, outboard, converters, and so on.

You can find his complete technical discography (constantly evolving) here:

https://www.discogs.com/it/artist/207472-Phil-Rizzi?subtype=Technical&filter_anv=0&type=Credits

 

Gianni Basilio - senior cutting engineer

Gianni, born 1942, has an experience of around 50 years both as sound and cutting engineer. The list of his technical credits achieved over such a long period would be almost impossible to compile.

 

Galvanic department

Luciano Avino - head of galvanic department

With an experience of more than 20 years, Luciano takes care of the master lacquers treatment/degreasing/silvering, step by step, down to the final product which are the centered and preformed nickel stampers, ready to be mounted on the presses.

 

Pressing and packaging department

Tiziana Bolognini, Giada Arrigoni & Rosy Caputi - press and packaging operators

 

Maintenance + setup

Arturo Fresolone - Head of mainteinance

Born 1949, Arturo gained a long experience at Italian Philips/Polygram headquarters in Tribiano (MI) from the 70's to the 90's. His knowledge ranges 360° from galvanics to pressing, and he is undoubfully, every day, a steady reference point for everyone at Phonopress.