FrankCB

Session Drummer / Mixer

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Session drummer with 15+ years of experience between live and session recordings. All I do is just playing and having fun. I will record and mix the more suitable drum track for your song.

I'm a professional drummer.
I’ve been playing drums since I was 14. I've been studying drum for 16 years with one of the best drummers in Italy, especially for recording sessions.
As a session and stage drummer, I've worked for many artists, recorded, and shared the stage with famous musicians as Fabrizio Poggi and Lou Marini.
Specialized in jazz, pop, funk, and rock music.

I will record and mix a drum track with 8 different mics for your song in my fresh and new professional studio.

All I need is:

1. Your track
2. Click tempo
3. Your indications (if you have)

I will deliver the song in 2 days max.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with FrankCB

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

  2. A: My relationship with clients is based on reliability and trustworthiness. I will always be open-minded about suggestions and they will always be free to contact me for any reviews or modifications to my work.

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

  4. A: Snare, HH, a ride, and a drum bass. I just need 4.

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

  6. A: I'd like working with artists like Snarky Puppy, Sting, or Chick Corea. It would be one of the biggest dreams of my life. Never say never :)

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Listening to music, focusing on each instrument that is present in the song. The drum must not override other instruments or the voice. Less is more.

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

  10. A: First of all, I listen to a song several times. Then I try focusing the more suitable drum track in my head. Then I move to the kit trying different options and sounds. When I feel that I'm moving in the right way I start recording the track. Usually, I record the track 2/3 times then I listen back and choose the right one. When I've decided on the right track the mixing process begins. At the end of the day, the track is ready to be delivered at the client.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I've designed and built all by myself the studio of my dreams. It's isolated, tuned, comfortable, and treated for the best drum sound. For the recording part, I have a Scarlett Focusrite with 8 channels, standard microphones like Shure Beta SM-57, Shure Beta 52A, Audix FP series, Samson C02, Logic Pro X, Macbook Pro. For the drum gear, I have Sonor AQ2, Pearl Reference, Sonor Martini, Zildjian K, Meinl Cymbals, 4 snare drums, Yamaha and Tama hardware, Big Fat Snare Drum.

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

  14. A: As a drummer, I've been inspired by many people during these years, but if I have to write some names I'll say that my main sources of inspiration are Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Nate Smith, and Larnell Lewis. Those guys have changed literally the concept of "drum".

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

  16. A: My purpose is to provide the more suitable drum track with the best sound that fits perfectly with the track of my client. I've been studying for 16 years to improve my session skills. During this time I've worked for many artists and I managed to meet their needs, that is my main goal.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Nate Smith
  • Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Steve Gadd
Gear Highlights
  • Sonor AQ2
  • Pearl Reference
  • Zildjian K
  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Multiple Snare Drums
  • Yamaha hardware
  • Tama hardware
  • Scarlett Focusrite
  • Audix
  • Shure
  • Logic Pro X
  • Macbook Pro
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