OUR TEAM

GET TO KNOW US

Seriously, look at these faces. Hot shot young artist/engineers and well-seasoned veterans who all love making music as much as you do. And we get to be your production team! How great is that?

With around a century in the music industry between us, it's safe to say we enjoy what we do. Read on if you'd like to dig a little deeper into our individual histories and learn what makes us tick.

Davide Raso

DAVIDE RASO

FOUNDER / PRODUCER

Davide is a Swiss born and raised producer, engineer, songwriter, and musician with over 25 years in the music industry. As a founder of F5 SoundHouse, he is currently working with clients from all over the U.S., and even in his native Europe. Davide’s productions garnered nominations from the Independent Country Music Association in both 2012 and in 2014. While English is his main language these days, he also speaks fluent Italian and German, as well as French and Spanish.

Owen Sartori

OWEN SARTORI

FOUNDER / PRODUCER

Owen is an award-winning songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist with 35 years of performing and writing experience. His talents and abilities earned him a record deal in 2006, but in 2009 he left the stage to focus on writing and producing music for up-and-coming artists. Today, as one of the founders of F5 SoundHouse, he fulfills one of his lifelong dreams by helping other talented artists see their own dreams realized.

Wally Niemiec

WALLY JOSEPH

PRODUCER / ENGINEER

Wally initially gained notoriety as the lead vocalist / songwriter for regional / national recording acts SKYWIND (Atomic K Records) and Crash Anthem (ARB Entertainment). His bands have toured nationally with such acts as Seether, Candlebox, Kat Perkins (Scarlet Haze), Brett Michaels, Shinedown, Sevendust and many more. Today, he produces and engineers records for national and major recording artists out of his new studio here at F5 SoundHouse.

Elsa Lee

ELSA LEE

STUDIO MANAGER / ENGINEER

Elsa is a graduate of Minneapolis Media Institute (and recipient of the esteemed Tom Tucker Integrity Award), and an accomplished singer, pianist and performer. She came to F5 as a studio musician, then joined the team as an intern, then as a staff engineer, and now she runs the studio. That's all within about 2 years, so you know this one is going places. When you reach out to us, chances are, Elsa will be your first contact!

Stav Kidron

STAV KIDRON

STAFF ENGINEER

Also a graduate of the Recording and Engineering program at Minneapolis Media Institute, Stav is what you might call a "triple threat." Not only is he a fantastic engineer and composer, he can play half a dozen instruments at a studio musician caliber. He is our resident jack-of-all-trades, master-of-most.