Esteban Rotunno

Professional Session Drummer

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I have more than 20 years of professional experiencie, playing severals genre. I also have the equipment to record proffesional drums or percussions for your songs or projects. IG: @estebanrotunno

Esteban Rotunno (Session drummer)
He started at the age of 11.
Almost 25 years from then, he'd toured and played with Luis Salinas, Fabiana Cantilo, María Creuza (Brasil) , He works as a teacher and as session recording drummer in his own homestudio, recording from worship for USA to Latin Pop to VENEZUELA, MEXICO, SPAIN, and of course ARGENTINA.
Looking forward to work with you.

For more info please check my social media
Instagram: @estebanrotunno

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Interview with Esteban Rotunno

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

  2. A: I´ve worked on the recording, production and mixing process of Hernan Lechuga´s album "El aire incendiado" it was a double LP record that i´ve done in my homestudio, and it´s a great record, deep messagges, and powerful music.

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

  4. A: Severals projects working on another online platforms.

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

  6. A: No, for the moment.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Both options has pros. Digital is cheaper and faster in terms of setting up the whole thing. Analog has the flavour, warm and old school sound.

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

  10. A: I won´t let you down, i always answer the questions that you have for me, you´re not a client you´re an artist connecting to another artist.

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

  12. A: Being able to do it from my homestudio and connect to people around the globe knowing another culture and vision of the music.

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

  14. A: Most common question is "when will you deliver"? my answer is "today or tomorrow".

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

  16. A: Still the professional art it is not seen like a way of life, it´s more like a "hobby" for most of the people.

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

  18. A: Do you have any reference of what do you want, regarding to drum sound?

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

  20. A: Be sure of what do you want, search for references that you like to sound like, and enjoy the process.

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

  22. A: Snare, Bassdrum, Hi hat, usb audio interface (4 channels, cables, mics and stuff)

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

  24. A: I´ve been playing drums since i was 11 years old, now i´m 38. I have played and toured with many well known national artists from fusion to mainstream pop, and international artists such as María Creuza, Toquinho (brassilian singers).

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Versatile.

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

  28. A: I think brassilian composer and singer DJAVAN, because it reunites all of my favourites genres.

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

  30. A: If you don´t have a good room sound or any room at all, for your drums, create one stereo track on your daw where you´ll be sending the drumbus track. Insert a reverb plugin and choose room preset, or a good reverb natural sound, just arm that channel and record it just playing the track of the whole drums. And that´s it you have a stereo room track to add to your delivery tracks.

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

  32. A: Pop, Rock, Latin music.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Tempo, fast deliveries, and knowing my gear from many years of working with it.

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

  36. A: Pro sound quality, and an artistic approach from my way of playing, years of playing and recording has gave me the experience to make the better resolutions for the song.

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

  38. A: The client sends to me the reference track with an idea of the drums, and another without the drumtrack. I must have the bpm´s and the frequencie range in which the client wish to record, and that´s it.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: DRUMKITS: (Pdp by dw drums endorser) -PDP Drums Concept Maple (20, 10, 12, 14) -Gretsch Renown RN1 (20, 10, 12, 14) SNARES: - Pdp Concept Maple 14x6.5" - Pdp Concept Maple 13x7" - Pearl Sensitone 14x5" CYMBALS:(Paiste endorser) -Masters medium ride 21" -Signature fast crash 17" -Signature Full crash 19" - Sound formula hi hat 14" - Signature dark energy mark I hi hat 14” - PSTX swiss thin crash 16" - PSTX swiss splash 10" AUDIO INTERFACE: FOCUSRITE 18i20 3rd generation MICROPHONES: 1x AKG 112 1x SHURE SM57 3 x BLUE ENCORE 100i 2 x MATCHED OVERHEAD PAIR RODE M5 (small diaphragm) 2x MXL 990 OVERHEAD MIC (large diaphragm) HOMEMADE SUBLOW MIC

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

  42. A: Many musicians inspires me. To name a few drummers, Ash soan, Carter Beauford, Vinie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd. And producers, Rafael Arcaute, Giorgio Moroder, Quincy Jones.

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

  44. A: I record drumtracks of mainly any musical genre. I deliver 8 raw tracks and/or a mixed stereo drum track.


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Terms Of Service

I don't have any issues on reviewing the songs as much times, as necesary, the songs or projects, must be clear in terms of structure, drum patterns, bpm's, frequencie range to record.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ash Soan
  • Chris Dave
  • Djavan
Gear Highlights
  • paiste
  • gretsch drums
  • pdp drums
  • shure
  • akg
  • rode
  • mxl
  • blue
  • focusrite 18i20
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