His passion for music is paralleled by his interests in acoustical physics and technologies for sound synthesis, and by his dedication to programming. He began his collaboration with Dr. Giorgio Tommasini in 2003, a partnership which eventually led to the development of proprietary techniques, including “Determination of modal resonances and the impulse response of an instrument by analysis of pitched sounds”. Their collaboration also resulted in the creation of MIDI processors used for the first prototypes of solo strings instruments: “The Stradivari Violin”, presented at NAMM in January of 2005.
Stefano later developed a revolutionary method of sample handling, allowing real-time multi-vector morphing across time, timbre, and pitch. This technology (“Synchronous Wave Triggering”) was applied for the first time to Mr. Sax T., the virtual tenor saxophone developed in collaboration with Samplemodeling. In 2009, Stefano began his collaboration with engineer Emanuele Parravicini on the development of a new and more powerful technology: the SWAM engine.
In 2017, together with Emanuele, he founded Audio Modeling. He is currently the CEO of the company.