At the age of 16 Luca Pretolesi went to audio engineering/recording school in Milano, Italy to perfect his craft. “He stands out among a sea of electronic engineers with his unique hybrid set-up, mixing old and new technology. In place of a traditional mixing studio, Luca has created a mix of equipment, including computer plugins, custom-made hardware, EQ’s and compressors, and high end mastering gear.“
Luca has logged over 20,000 hours in the studio honing his skills. Engineering, mixing, and mastering are treated as an art form at the leading Las Vegas studio, and each practice is carefully executed to preserve the power of the artist’s original vision.
Luca pushes the boundaries of what is expected in delivering the “finishing touches” to a song unlike anything else.
Luca’s rising notoriety came after mixing a track off of Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak for a group called PeaceTreaty. Steve Aoki loved the work that Pretolesi did and in doing so Steve gave Luca the honor of mixing and master his “Wonderland” album, which received a Grammy nomination and opened the doors to work with some of the biggest names in electronic dance music.
The Wynn Studio ran by Studio DMI (Digital Music Innovation), is one of the canvases for Luca Pretolesi. The studio opened in 2013 during EDC week. The idea came about while meeting with DJ/Producer and Wynn resident Diplo. After talks with the Wynn Luca’s pedigree earned a collaboration with the hotel in which he played a part in designing the studio and currently manages operations.
As an engineer Luca has worked with Diplo, Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DVBBS, Snoop Lion, Gareth Emery, Dada Life, Lil Jon, MakJ, E.A.S.Y., Morgan Page, Dillon Francis, KSHMR, and TJR to name a few.