I'm Michele Fortunato, professional musician with classic roots and a versatile spirit. Being a freelance musician allows me to explore various musical genre: Ska, Reggae, Jazz, Rock, Classic, Contemporary... playing on famous stage and festivals with influential national and international artists.
I've 200+ 5 stars orders on Fiverr ( @trombonhero ) as trombone player (session musician, composer, arranger, soloist...). I just got to know about SoundBetter and I said "Hey, why not to bring my experience so close to Spotify for Artists family?". Actually, this site works different from the other one and here, for now, I can provide recordings just to Italian customers due to legal/financial details related to my business but don't worry, I'm on it and I'll update it as soon as I can.
I've a Master Degree in Trombone (Classical and Contemporary Music) and I'm specialized in Performing Arts (I Level Master) and Big Band Jazz Music (I Level Master). I'm working in the music industry for 15 years recording with outstanding international artists and live playing in Music Festivals (Rock, Pop, Ska, Dub, Reggae, Punk-Rock...) all around the World. I think that everyone should be able to get a real trombone sound for his own music project and here I come! I've moved up my business so that we can work together worldwide creating the best trombone tracks for your productions.
I will: record HQ trombone tracks, arrange trombone stems, improvise over your song, record pre-arranged ideas, play any music styles.
The cost of the service is "seconds based" so even if you want to record your 30 seconds trombone solo don't hesitate to contact me!
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- Tamer Nafar
- Alessandro Mannarino
- Banda Bassotti
- Radici nel Cemento
- vince mendoza
- Kurt Elling
- Richard De Rosa
- javier girotto
- Paolo Damiani
- Danilo Rea
- Mario Corvini
- enrico pieranunzi
- Rosario Giuliani
- stefano di battista
- Franco Piana
- Maria Pia De Vito
- Gegé Telesforo
- Zulù ( 99 Posse )
- Roy Paci
- Fermin Muguruza
- Gianni Morandi
- Ennio Morricone
- Palestine Youth Orchestra
- Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo
- Orchestra Nazionale Jazz Giovani Talenti
- Orchestra Nazionale dei Conservatori
Interview with Trombonhero
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Jethro Beats called me late this year and I was thrilled to record on Tamer Nafar new single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z_-zIfh5E4 I've composed and recorded all the trombone tracks and Ramy (JethroBeats) Salih did an amazing job with them, I'm very proud of the final result, check it out!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Ending this interview.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Nope, first time, I hope to have the possibility to know other... "providers" like me ^^
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog: would say the neighbours. Digital: here we are...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: No promises, I just do my best every single time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Certainly not the water leaking out of the trombone.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customer: "Are you available to record trombone tracks?". Me: "Yes., I'm on it!"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm a trombone player. Yes, I can play high but I'm still a trombone player.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: BPM; Background Audio Track (any format) and Sheet Music (if one); Delivery Audio Format (WAV, MP3, AIFF...); Delivery Audio Quality (44.1/48/96 kHz - 16/24 bit); Any hints that will help me tune with your musical ideas during the recording session.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Zoom H2n and a lighter... always a lighter...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: You, because you've come so far reading all these staffs and I'll be honoured to meet you and to work on your music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It Don't Mean a Thing If Your Bones Ain't Got that Swing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All genres (yeah, kid's music too, I love to record on that projects too!).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can let the bell vibrate through with the most powerful sound and I can play so soft that I'll calm your mind down.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Record draft trombone lines/arrangments and send a mixed DEMO MP3. If the customers like it I'll deliver the separated files as requested (format and quality).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: External Sound Card: RME Babyface Pro FS. Microphones: Shure SM7B, Shure SM58, Shure PGX4 with Shure Beta 98H, Zoom H2n. Software: Reaper. Trombone: Bach 42A, Conn 6H. Mutes: Straight, Cup, Plunger, Velvet, Hat Sound quality guaranteed.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record high quality dry trombone tracks. Usually, it's about solos in any genre of music but I've also worked on full horns arrangments for hip-hop, pop-rock, pop, reggae, rock, ska, electronic music... I'm a versatile musician and professional trombone player with over 15 years of experience.