A lot of choices for your music in one eclectic drummer!
Hi I'm Marco Rovinelli, a professional drummer with 26 years of experience and owner of "Granito Studio" a facility dedicated mainly to record drums, I also produced there all my personal projects.
I played drums on more than 200 recordings (many dozens in my studio) in a lot of musical styles
I like to record drums in my studio because it gives me the chance to put extra attention on selecting the right equipment, record a good sound, experimenting different solutions etc etc
My services are:
Drum tracks recording (in a lot of styles and with a nice selection of new and vintage drums or cymbals)
Editing and mixing of drums takes
Electronic beat production
Usually clients send me audio files (with or without drums pre-production) and after I've listened to them I like to talk about what to do, what they want, how to enhance the pre-production, if I need to replicate it or to add ideas, if we need to add electronic beats or loops etc etc
I record my drums and I'll send them back probably more than one mixed drum take to listen to and eventually choose the right one or maybe make revisions to create the definitive version. When I have finished, after your payment, I will send you all the single files (from about 10 mics to more depending on number of toms and extra accent mics)
I can also trigger my bass drum and snare drum if needed
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Marco Rovinelli
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do remote drum tracking in pop-rock music My clients are: - songwriters that are self producing their albums, they have a little budget and they need help to find the right beat for their songs -producers that are making albums with various artists for recording labels but i do also lots of instrumental projects, jazz, contemporary, electronic, blues etc if the music don't need so much direct interplay I work also with music composers recording drums for a lot of italian and international films or tv series sountracks, product advertising or music libraries etc So it's a very versatile kind of work with different budgets and flexible working process,
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Setting everything up to be ready to record a drumset for a song can be a very long process !
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My projects albums: Butterfly - "vertigo treatments" and "afternoon" ; Fischer Boom - "Change direction" in which I recorded all instruments, partecipate to production and helped mix & mastering
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: For remote working digital is more practical, but I work with analog and I like it so much
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Playing drums is my life, I can't do something that I'm not proud of
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that before you start to work you don't know what you are going to play on that session
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: in italy? about price :) I always try to find the right compromise
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: All that I think can be useful to do the right work
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Simply to visualize what they want for their music and try to communicate it the best they can
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I play drums since I was 16 years old. I started to play for a party and after six months I start to work and I never stopped
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is really eclectic, I studied a lot of musical languages but never tryed to copy someone in particular
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I like so many kinds of music and artists. One can be Sting
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The most important thing is not play something because it's cool but only if you think it is good for the music. Aonther important thing is to listen to other person that work with you, not only musical notes but also ideas!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop, jazz, contemporary, electro
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think that I'm very fast to "enter" in a musical projects, to be totally a part of it like if we are a band !
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think I have my music identity but I play only for the song. when I record I always put a little of spontaneus random, istinctive playing, not being only a working sessionman. After I listen back and I choose!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: listening to music, talking a lot with client, recording what was produced but also other ideas, changing sounds and approach, listen previews with the client and decide the final product
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: it's a classic one: a good room lots of drumsets and snare drums an RME ufx audio interface very nice preamps (neve, api, chandler, audient) very nice microphones (old brass akg 414, neumann u87, coles 4038, m160...)