Diego’s adventure in music began in a small, quaint town in Italy, with a period at the Conservatory that resulted in broken piano keys and a violin cut in half. What appeared to be a turbulent finale, actually sparked his attention in the right direction. He focused on using synths, software and occasionally he butchered an instrument along the way.
After working on a variety of productions in Italy he decided it was time to seek new opportunities. He packed his belongings, computer, a box full of strings and moved to Los Angeles. Once there, he expanded his musical curiosity, playing trees, lightbulbs, and even the equipment of a dry cleaner.
The organic sound and performing style that Diego featured on his music videos started to attract the attention of companies looking to explore an engaging sound for their brands. Some of the campaigns he has worked on include: Kashi’s “Go Together”, Bottega Veneta’s “Holiday Harmonies”, Burt’s Bees “Earth Day”, Adidas’ “Jam Session”, and DTS’ “Sound Magician”. Diego also did sound design and audio branding work for Apple, Nokia, Samsung, Panasonic, General Motors, Korg and Moog.
Diego’s performances with instruments he designed can be heard on his score for the feature film “Chernobyl Diaries” and the video game “The Conduit”. As a featured soloist he performed on “Sherlock Holmes”, scored by Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer, on “Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood” and “Revelations” scored by BAFTA winning composer Jesper Kyd and on “Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void”, scored by composer Jason Hayes. Music and sound design from Diego’s boutique catalog have been used on “X:MEN Apocalypse”, “Lights Out”, and “Rings” trailers, in addition to the dozens of placements done through Epic Score.
As a principal creative sound designer with Spectrasonics, Diego created sounds with his Custom Built Orchestra, musical contraptions and creative recording techniques. His sounds are part of the core libraries of multi award winners virtual instruments Atmosphere™, Stylus™ RMX, and the flagship synthesizer Omnisphere® 2. These instruments are used extensively by composers and musicians all over the world.