Director of Dante Agostini Drum School of Udine - Italy. Tama and Zildjian endorser since 2011, collaborated live and/or studio with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani), Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick (Incognito), Stef Burns (Huey Lewis and The News, Vasco Rossi), Marco Sfogli (James Labrie, PFM), Federico Malaman, Alex Britti...
I can record the right drum tracks for your music, any type of music but preferably rock, funk, hip-hop, r&b, fusion, progressive rock.
I normally provide 12 tracks per song, including 2 bass drum tracks (mic in and out), 2 snare tracks, hi-hit, 3 toms, 2 overheads and 2 room mics. I can add up to 16 tracks if you require an extra snare or more room mics.
I have 4 Tama drumkits of different wood and sizes, plus different Zildjian cymbals sets and various snare drums to be as versatile as possible.
My recording gear include:
Beyerdynamic TG D71, MCE 530, M160
Akg C-414 ULS
Akg 451 B
Sennheiser MD 441
Audiotechnica AE 3000
T.Bone RM 700
Audient ASP 880 Preamps
Focusrite Scarlet 18i20 Audio Interface
I normally provide the tracks already edited and ready for you to mount them on your session to be mixed or, if you require it, I can give you a drum premixed stereo track. An eventual second different take to the song is included in the service.
The price is to be considered per song but only after my approval once I have listened to the song you want me to record.
I work with pro-tools 10 so you can ask for the session if you're using the same DAW.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
4 ReviewsEndorse Erik Tulissio
Amazing drummer! Played the groove as written but also added his own flair which really elevated the track. Will work together again in the future!
Great drummer, super professional and easy to work with, great communication and fast respond. Highly recommend :-)!
Great Drummer! Great timing, very groovy, very nice guy, helpful and really cooparative.
Will work with you again man very very soon!
Great professional, a lot of groove and great communication with him.
Two takes and i had the job done!
Thank you Erik!
Interview with Erik Tulissio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Dolcetti is the name of my duo and that’s the most creative project I’ve been working on in my entire career
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My new solo record. It’s an electronic music instrumental project made of drums and Ableton.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because you need to have the proper sound for the musical style you work on.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Money back guarantee.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative dimension the recording studio delivers me and the fact that I’m about to do something that will stay there forever.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to listen to what they do, what’s their musical idea before we can work together.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I can reproduce note by note the drums you’ve but if you give me some space I promise you won’t regret it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Kick, snare, hats, pedal and sticks.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing when I was 14. I would say my professional career started at 24 after my graduation at music school, and now I’m 43.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean, elegant, precise and versatile
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nai Palm, because I think she’s a modern eclectic and positive talented artist.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Funk, Hip-hop, neo soul, progressive rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can fuse traditional and modern drumming in an elegant blend and I can offer a bunch of different ideas to a song so that the artist can choose the one he prefers.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have quite a good range of experiences on different generes and a good range of sounds that can eventually satisfy the customers. I am a musician with a precise identity and I think I can mark my signature to the song without losing the respect of the customer’s needs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the song, write down structure notes, record ideas, send ideas, do the final recordings.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have 4 Tama drumkits of different wood and sizes, plus different Zildjian cymbals sets and various snare drums to be as versatile as possible. My microphone gear include: Beyerdynamic TG D71, MCE 530 Shure SM57 Akg D112 Sennheiser e604 Audiotechnica AE 3000 Rode NT5 Aston Origin T.Bone RM 700
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Richard Spaven, Hiatus Kayiote, Darryl Reeves, Moonchild, Robert Glasper, Anderson. Paak, Erykah Badu, Chris Dave
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drum studio recording, editing and eventually mixing