20+ years of recording and touring. I work mainly with producers, although I’m happy to collaborate with songwriters and bands. Now based in Italy, I lived and played in New York for a couple of years. I am passionate about bringing all my experience to each song and creating something unique every time.
Throughout my career I have been fortunate enough to perform in a multitude of musical contexts, playing a thousand shows and making more than one hundred records, mostly in Italy.
I specialize in Pop-Rock productions but I like versatility and have played in a wide range of styles.
I own a private recording studio and the service I offer is arranging and recording drum tracks for your songs.
We first discuss your project and define what texture, sound, and vibe you have in mind. You can send references, provide scratch drum tracks or programmed drums, or you can ask me to create drum parts for you, based on your indications.
What you get is 3 takes and variations of beautiful, unprocessed, 16-channel drum tracks, organized in clearly labeled files and folders.
My goal is to contribute to your music both in terms of style and sound. I include 2 revisions by default, but they are rarely necessary if we communicate well before recording. However, I’m willing to go the extra mile if you are not completely satisfied and don't feel I have really enhanced your song. Also, as a bonus, each session includes one edited, mixed and produced composite take, with separate stems that you can use anyway you like.
Looking forward to hearing from you! Feel free to contact me for any questions! Also check out my website for more details about the remote session process and my studio.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Eugenio Ventimiglia
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Professionalism. If you'd like me to play note for note drum parts you wrote, I'll do it for you and just add my feel to them. If you want me to go crazy and create the most original drum beats, I'll do that. And anything else in between. It's your music and my objective is to serve it the best I can based on your vision.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal and how can I help you achieve it?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to references the artist has sent. I write a chart of the song, then I improvise along with it and come up with ideas to develop. I tend to trust what happens in the moment, spontaneously, and then I experiment, work on the ideas that have emerged, and practice them a few minutes before recording. I also like to try different approaches, experiment with sounds and provide a few variations, on the basis of what the songwriter or producer has in mind. I often send one or more quick mp3 mixes to make sure we are on the same page.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The better you know what you want, the more clearly you can describe it, the better I can play. Also, good sounding tracks help me get into the song.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A big misconception is that drumming is easy. An even bigger one is that drumming is hard.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Creative, original artists, because I like the idea of contributing to new ways of making music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen back to it with fresh ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and Rock sessions.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Innate groove.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Live drum recording.