Looking to enhance your songs with groove and energy. My goal is to make the best version of your idea. I will work with dedication and passion to help elevate your song with my craft.
I have been playing drums for over 25 years. Back in Argentina a toured with a very well known artist there, Diego Frenkel. I have studio experience, recording the 1st record for the Argentinian band Milondombe (drums) and DED Monigots (drums and percussion), both on Spotify. I currently record for local artists at my home studio.
I have a passion to work with you to make the best song you can get.
I am looking forward to help you with your project!
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4 ReviewsEndorse Gustavo Basualdo
On both live gigs and in a studio setting, Gustavo took my original songs and brought them to life with thoughtful, creative approaches to the percussion and arrangements. Just using my old scratch (composition/sketch) tracks, he added drums/percussion and arranged them in his studio, taking them to a professional sounding level. He can take almost any project and make it groove and shine!
Basualdo isn't just a great drummer. He will always contribute creatively and above all he will bring joy to the project, with his good humor that radiates and inspires.
I've played music with Gustavo socially on several occasions and know him to be a great musician competent in many styles who translates his joy when playing music into what you hear. When my band needed some extra latin style percussion for a recording on our new EP (I am the drummer) I turned to Gustavo who enthusiastically came up with some really amazing parts and gave us a lot of options to choose from. He's a true professional who is easy to work with and will improve anything he touches.
Interview with Gustavo Basualdo
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a unique blend of styles and influences that I try to showcase in my work. The audio sample give an idea of what that sounds like.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For me its all about understanding what the artist wants. That is my starting point. From there I analyze the song, the story being told, and how I can add to that story line to make it even more interesting to the listener. Then I adjust the sound of the drums and what I play to try and match that vision. Less is more is the foundation to what I create.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have special admiration for drummers and musicians that help make a song better with simplicity and a craft for the sound, Ash Soan and Dylan Wissing are some of my favorites studio drummers. I also like drummers that come up with the most surprising part to enhance a song, like Mark Guiliana.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Premier Signia 5 piece drumset, and an extra Tama snare drum. I use Zildjian and Meinl cymbals, Audix microphones, and a Focusrite 18i20 interface. For percussion I have an assorted set of effects, congas, bongos, timbales, from various brands.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually record drums and percussions for my clients. Sometimes I get specific guidance on what they need. Other times they give me the freedom to try what I feel fits the songs and provide alternatives.