Jay DellIsola

Producer, Audio/Video, Drums

7 Reviews
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Drummer, vocalist, producer, & creative for New England based country singer/songwriter Samantha Rae (SamanthaRae.com). Founding partner and manager of Country Women Cancer Fund

45 years experience performing, writing and producing rock, power pop, rhythm & blues, funk and country genres. 30 year experience with music production in home studio with multiple DAW systems. Video, film production and editing experience. Strong graphic design, marketing and ecommerce technology skills. Considerable band and artist management experience.

Jay has performed on shows with Samantha Rae, LoCash, Parmalee, Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), The Wailers, David Nail, Tyler Farr, Lady A, James Montgomery Band, Darren Bessette Band, The Del Fuegos,
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7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Sasha Ostrovsky
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    Love working with Jay- always professional and on point. All the information and tracks with notes provided right away. And- fun project!

  2. Review by Chris Loocke
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    Really enjoyed working with Jay! Looking forward to doing more 🤘🏻

  3. Review by Sasha Ostrovsky
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    It was great working with Jay- very efficient, had all the files and info right away, along with helpful notes and references for the project. Loved it!

  4. Review by Dan Hochhalter
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    Fantastic all around!

  5. Review by Dan Hochhalter
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    Another awesome track! Thank you

  6. Review by Dan Hochhalter
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    Another awesome experience! Thank you

  7. Review by Dan Hochhalter
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    Total pro!

Interview with Jay DellIsola

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

  2. A: Samantha Rae This is my own project.

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

  4. A: 45 years drumming, singing & performing 25 years producing music

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Modern Country 60’s through 90’s Rock influences.

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

  8. A: Accept input. Keep it real & original

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

  10. A: Country Rock Rock Folk R&B and Soul

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Drums Mixing Producing Music Solid Communication Reliability Honesty

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

  14. A: Creative parts, energy and vibe.

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

  16. A: Consultation and ideas Create inspiration tracks Prepare scratch tracks Record, Mix, Master

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Multi track Midas 32 channel sound board 16 tracks of Focusrite ISA (Lundal Transformers) FabFilter, Waves, Melodyne plug-ins Cakewalk by BandLab and ProTools DAW MOTU16A and 24 1968 Ludwig Maple kit Two DW Collectors Maple kits Zildjian Cymbals Deluxe American Telecaster Fender Princeton Tube Amp Roland 88 key controller Two Roland Fantom keyboards Fender Jazz Electric Bass Breedlove 6 String Acoustic

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

  20. A: Too many to list

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

  22. A: Multitrack Audio Recording Custom Drum Tracks Music Production & Mixing

Gear Highlights
  • DW (Maple)
  • Ludwig (Maple) & Zildjian Cymbals
  • Neumann
  • Shure
  • AKG microphones
  • Focusrite ISA preamps
  • MOTU interfaces
  • Midas boards and preamps
  • NAD amplifiers
  • JBL & Yamaha speakers.
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