Pietro Dalla Vecchia

Session Guitarist, Arranger

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Pietro Dalla Vecchia on SoundBetter

I specialize in Pop Fingerstyle guitar (Steel and Nylon string) with Latin, Funk Fusion and Rock influences. I can track guitars to your existing song or write a guitar arrangement to your music ideas.

I'm a session guitarist from Italy, I collaborated and performed with Artists from "The Voice Italy", "XFactor UK" and the London WestEnd and I toured around Europe as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. Get in touch to know more about me and what I can do for you! My usual workflow:

- We schedule a Zoom call, we go through some ideas and clarify the job requirements and quote. Alternatively, a message with a detailed description of what's required is enough.

- I do a high quality recording, I send you the stems both dry and wet plus a guitars_mix (standard export: .wav / 24bit / 44100 kHz, I'm happy to use different specs just let me know in advance).

The final delivery time is between 2 to 4 days after all details have been agreed, depending on the complexity of the request and from my schedule, if you have a hard deadline just let me know and I'll do my best to meet it.
I'm happy to make a revisions after the first delivery, I'd recommend a follow up call or you can write me a clear and detailed break down of your suggested corrections.

- I can provide music transcriptions (sheet music and TAB) for an extra fee.
- Overdubbing more than one track: add 25%.

I don't ask for any Royalties, I work on a flat session fee, although I'd appreciate any mention of my contribution to the songs when released.

Let's get to work! :)

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

63 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ilia D.
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    Pietro is an extremely professional player. He performed my acoustic fingerstyle piece perfectly and always listened to my feedback during the revisions. I love the result and I loved working with Pietro very much.

  2. Review by Dove Smoke
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    Pietro is a skilled guitar player who is very professional and dedicated.

  3. Review by Tim J.
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    Amazing work

  4. Review by Kate A.
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    I have worked with Pietro many times and he is always super professional and delivers amazing work.

  5. Review by Tim J.
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    Amazing work

  6. Review by DJ W.
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    Very easy to work with and pretty fast with his delivery time as well. Very talented guitarist and hope to work with him again sometime soon!

  7. Review by Justin
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    Pietro did an fantastic job! Really professional sound and delivery. Highly recommend.

  8. Review by Michele M.
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    I had a great experience working with Pietro he provided me with top quality guitar stems for my rock song, very versatile and creative guitarist, 5 stars!

  9. Review by Kate A.
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    Another great job by Pietro. Super professional and amazing work, thanks again Pietro.

  10. Review by Tim J.
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    Amazing Work

  11. Review by Andrea Lepori #mixedbyandrea
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    Pietro is one hell of guitar player, has such an incredible taste in everything he does on a song and he's a true pleasure to work with.
    Can't recommend him highly enough !!! Top guy.

  12. Review by Cam Gallant
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    Pietro is fantastic! He's a wonderful person to work with and captured the tone I was looking for. Thank you!

  13. Review by Kate A.
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    Pietro is an amazing artist to work with, the quality of his work is second to none and his prompt and efficient delivery time is very professional. Thanks again Pietro :)

  14. Review by Thomas
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    great player, nice person and easy to work with

  15. Review by Kevin A.
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    Great working with Pietro again, delivered quality music in a professional way once again.

  16. Review by Rick
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    Fast turnaround, fantastic player, what more could you ask for,
    Hopefully work together again soon.
    Thanks again,

  17. Review by Tim V.
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    Pietro was really easy to work with. Good communication and useful Zoom call. Worked quickly (even though I hadn't provided a chord chart), and produced a great sounding contribution to the track.

  18. Review by Bryxe
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    This is my 2nd time working with Pietro and man, it's one of the quickest returns i've ever without sacrificing quality. He makes the guitar writing process super easy I just can't recommend Pietro enough. Going to him every time I need help writing a guitar section probably for the rest of my life lol.

  19. Review by Kevin A.
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    Pietro is very polite and respectful, and very talented as well. He's great to work with and always delivers when he says he will, which is great too. I'd definitely recommend working with him, if you're thinking of doing it.

  20. Review by Lorenzo Gabanizza
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    Pietro Is a pro, no doubt, and he is doing all he can to meet your expectations.

Interview with Pietro Dalla Vecchia

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I crave for new challenges, I enjoy every new job as it is always a creativity booster!

  3. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  4. A: I'm a guitarist, not a producer, expect clean and precise guitar tracks in return. I always do some basic quantization and compression/eq/reverb mix to my guitars but the final mix I have to leave it to your producer ;)

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: I'm proud of all the works I have done for customers here on soundbetter, plus the work with my original music where I have full creative control.

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: The most common requests that I receive are either recording guitar parts to songs that the client is producing or to arrange (on guitar) song ideas that they are developing.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: Joss Sone, Corinne Bailay Rae, Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck... and any artist with good taste, soul and groove :)

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Clean the tracks Before start mixing.

  13. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  14. A: I receive a variety of requests, from writing and recording an entire guitar arrangement to recording rhythmic guitar, fills and solos or giving arrangement tips to finish half-composed songs.

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: Outside session work, I'm working on my original compositions in fingerstyle-percussive guitar, teaching guitar online...and playing private gigs (weddings/corporate).

  17. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  18. A: Andrea Lepori as producer, check his work out: https://www.andrealepori.com His SoundBetter profile: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/4415-andrea-lepori

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Analog has unique warmth, although Digital has now come incredibly close in quality.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I've been working as a session musician and dep musician for the past 8 years. Before that I was touring with my bands and teaching in music schools between Italy and UK.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My style is a mix of all my musical influences. I started my music journey by listening to Hard-Rock from the 80's passing through Metal, Grunge of the 90's until I discovered Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco and Fingerstyle-Percussive guitar. I played with many function bands in the UK performing lots of Motown, Soul and Funk classics which I love. In my journeys I met Brasilian musicians who tought me Bossa and Samba, I love the rhythm and feel of their music.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: I range from pop/folk to heavy rock to funk/soul to gypsy guitar, with plectrum and/or fingerstyle.

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: When I receive a request, I first listen to the reference songs and other music in a similar style to get in the right zone and to analize the specs and characteristics of that style. Then I setup the project and the arrangement track, I do a quick sound check and I start jamming and recording ideas. Once I have a clear picture of all the parts, I tidy it up, I do some work on the sound (compressor, eq, reverb, amps, pedals etc.) then I send it to the customer for feedback: the first feedback from the client is very important, it guides me to what their specific taste is, it's sometimes difficult to understand what each other has in mind before having an actual draft to discuss. At this point it's usually minor adjustments followed by the export of the stems (dry and wet) and of the guitars_mix. The jobs are usually completed in 2 to 4 days, in a few occasions (for simpler jobs or if I had an open schedule) I did deliver in one day.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: MacBookPro, Logic Pro X, Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36, Rhode NT2-A, Fender Stratocaster HSS (Seymour Duncan Pickups), EHX Black Finger Compressor, Cort SFX-10 (Fishman Rare Heart Pro Blend & Fishman Prefix Plus), Guitar Rig, Amplitube, iZotope Music Production Suite pro.

  31. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  32. A: I give 100% of my talent and professionality to every request. I'm very open to critique and suggestions, don't be shy if you want to request any changes to my first drafts.

  33. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  34. A: Acoustic guitar, laptop, audio interface, earphones.. and a solar-powered battery charger!!

  35. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  36. A: What are their influences, the reference music that they would like me to take inspiration from.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Tommy Emmanuel, Jon Gomm, Andy McKee, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, Sylvain Luc, Bireli Lagrene, Jimmy Rosenberg, George Benson, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Al Di Meola, Joao Gilberto, Toquinho, Miles Davis, Pierre Bensusan, Ted Greene, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert.

  39. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  40. A: Be as clear as possible in what your looking for, and don't be afraid of telling me what you like and what you don't in my first draft ideas. I'm willing to work a few extra days as long as you're happy with the result.

  41. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  42. A: I always give 100%, my aim is to give the best product to my clients, I'm not afraid to go the extra mile.

  43. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  44. A: I bring my expertise and professionality. If I'm allowed to, my personal taste and creativity ;)

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I was the Guitarist, Bassist, Pianist, Mixing Engineer in this production

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  • Eric Johnson
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Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36
  • Rhode NT2-A
  • Fender Stratocaster HSS
  • Cort SFX-10 (Fishman Rare Heart Pro Blend & Fishman Prefix Plus)
  • Classical/Flamenco electro-acoustic. Guitar Rig
  • Amplitube
  • iZotope Music Production Suite pro.
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  • Mixing SkillsFeb 15, 2022

    You're never done learning! Improving my mixing skills tutored by a pro like Andrea from The MixRoom London! So many little tricks can help turn a guitar recording from good to excellent

  • iZotope Music Production Suite ProDec 13, 2021

    I just got the "iZotope Music Production Suite Pro"! Although I'm just a session guitarist, I can now model the sound of my guitars in so many ways and with such high quality I feel like the sky is the limit. This software, in addition to my hardware and Guitar Rig and Amplitube, makes my work better than ever :)

  • Creativity Boost!Oct 11, 2020

    In just a few months I featured my guitars in Greek, French, Bangladeshi, Malaysian, Gypsy popular music, in Pop, Psychedelic, Dance, NewSoul, Rock, Funk, Acoustic, Flamenco style tracks… I can’t wait for the next creative challenge:)

  • New Gear!Oct 02, 2020

    I recently upgraded my Stratocaster with new Seymour Duncan pickups: JB jr. Strat neck + Hot Stack Strat middle. So good to hear the buzzing gone and the freshness of the new pickups!


    In addition to the pedal's family, a brand new EHX Black Finger Compressor: my Acoustic Guitar tracks sound like never before!