I'm Dario! Italian, born in 1987, based in Berlin. In love with music production, sound design,
tech. This page was created to gather all of my interests and passions in one space.
I'm mainly a music producer, writing electronic and ambient music independently released through my
label named Daze.
For many years I've been a self-employed musician, which has required me to acquire diverse skills
and deal with many challenges.
Check the links in the menu to find out more about me, my music and my passions.
Here you'll find some more links to
me on socials and more.
I've been making music since the early 2000s, when I first tried Fruity Loops 3 at a young age. At
the time, my intention was to try and imitate major hits from the italo-dance scene.
For many years I used a bunch of different monikers making music in different electronic genres, but
today I use solely my real name:
My sound has grown over time to include an
electronic foundation with acoustic and cinematic elements. It's predominantly easy-listening — at
times groovy, experimental, or completely meditative.
Regarding the past, I started a long time ago making Trance music as Tragida, then,
growing up, I approached electronica and ambient, which brought me to make music as Need a Name. Later, I also created a
couple side projects: Chasing
Dreams and Katahimikan.
Interested in using my music? It's available for licensing on Musicbed.
After producing music for several years, I became interested in sound design, and over time, I built
and shared tools to use in my music for fun. Here you can find all of it.
I started making VSTs for Windows (now outdated and only 32bit) in Synthmaker (which later became
FlowStone by DSP Robotics) many years ago.
I also made devices for Ableton Live (which I used to make music for several years), as well as
some VST presets and synths for Native Instruments' Reaktor.
Today, I use Bitwig Studio, which I love since it allows me to fully express my creativity, and for
which I continue to create devices here and there.
Other than creating devices, I also enjoy post-production. When I'm working on music, I don't think
there's much of a separation. All of my tracks are mixed and mastered by myself as part of the whole
process. I'm not a certified mixing or mastering engineer, but I do my best to learn as much as I
can and apply everything I've learned to my own music.
If you're interested in having me master your music, first check this PDF for guidelines and prices. In case interested please get in touch using
the email displayed in the footer. Feel free to also contact me for more, such as help with production or mixing.
While I was in high school, I decided to learn how to use graphics and web design tools in
order to create my first website. Since then, I've gained experience that has allowed me to work as a web
designer for a couple of organizations.
Almost all of the artwork for my
music is created by me, including logos, cover arts, and more. I also make some simple animations to promote my music on social
Aside from that, I've made a few things for fun, such as a couple of VST skins and a Playnite theme (Playnite is an
app for organizing and categorizing all of your videogames on PC).
I also enjoy photography, but never had the time to delve into it properly.
I love gaming and mostly play on PC. My favorite game of all time is Outer Wilds. Its
expansion Echoes of the Eye was my favorite "game" of 2021.
I play many different genres: shooters, racing, souls-like and so on. I'm very interested in the
behind-the-scenes of the gaming scene. I like
watching and listening to a bunch of podcasts / shows such as Dropped Frames,
NoClip or Get
Played and I'm also a pro Twitch lurker!
Every now and then I enjoy creating or modding, an example is this little
mod to change some of the sound effects in Grim Dawn. I also started studying Unity
and created something small and functional, but life doesn't give me
enough time to fully explore all of my passions.
Here's a bunch of games I played recently:
Elden Ring, The Artful Escape, The Witness, Manifold Garden, Disco Elysium, Mutazione, Sable,
Paradigm, Book of Demons, Rime, Obduction, Ashen, Observation, Control, Obra Dinn, Observer,
SOMA, and more.
If you enjoy managing your collection on PC with Playnite, I made this theme for it.
Here you'll find various downloads, like music devices, skins and more.
Wanna say thanks? If you wish to donate, I appreciate it and you may do so here! Or, if
you prefer, you could buy some of my lossless music on Bandcamp.
Bitwig Studio devices
Ableton Live devices
Instruments for NI Reaktor
Very old stuff.
Glitch Machine Download
Create fun glitchy sequences based on arpeggiation. Play chords and trigger
randomized notes from the Bitwig Sampler.
You can open the Sampler and replace the packed audio files with your own!
Glitch Machine 2 Download -
Another Glitch Machine, this one is synth-based and includes an additional
section for a melodic touch! The Sampler Edition is an alternative
which uses a Sampler instead of synths.
Random Repeater Download
Create random variations using a sampler. Useful for hats, rides and such.
Daze Reverb Download
Extreme reverb featuring modulation, shimmer and more.
Inspired by my reverb for Ableton Live.
Chord Gadget Download
Use your ears to create chords and play with them.
Note Gadget Download
A custom humanizer with extra tools. You can randomize note timing, chance,
length and enable strumming.
Free Arp Download
Trust-your-ears arpeggiator with randomizer.
NAN Reverb Download
A modulated reverb with long tails. One of my main effects used in many old
tracks as Need a Name.
NAN Overdrive Download
A strange, compressed overdrive combined with a phaser and bit reduction.
Creative Machine Download
A multi-fx device created through a chain of grain delays. The idea started
attempt to recreate the old tape machines' flutter sound, packed with an
addition of ambient effects.
Gleam NI User
A subtractive synthesizer I released in 2018. It took me many years to make, it's
quite fun. Can be a bit heavy on the CPU.
Aria NI User
This is from 2014. An experimental synthesizer which has some effects in the
constantly (but slowly) changing the sound during time.
Piky NI User
Two-oscillator synthesizer based on the creation of "pikes" and "plucks" with
ease. From 2013.
Windows VST (32bit)