Stringed Multi-instruments session man! With a 20 years experience touring all Europe and beyond and more than 20 album released, I specialized in various stringed instruments for world/ethnic music, such as: - Acustic and Classic guitar (modern and ancient) - Bouzouki - Charango - Saz - Oud - Ukulele
Some funny playing:
David Bowie Tribute Day: Davide "Billa" Brambilla e Jacopo Ventura (Playing Charango)
Une Fille Sophistiquée // L'Ancienne Guitare pour Danser (Playing Harp-Guitar)
A Piccoli Passi // L'Ancienne Guitare pour Danser // Jacopo Ventura (Playing Flemish Guitar)
Jamaikan Kilt // Jacopo Ventura (Playing Guitar, Bouzouki, Saz, Banjo, Pipes)
Follia // Folkamiseria (Playing Charango)
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Interview with Jacopo Ventura
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Lyradanz, i'm one of the creator. In 3 years we manage to tour everywhere in Europe
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mostly with Folkamiseria and Lyradanz (composer, producer and musician)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Andrea Verga, Lorenzo Testa and Ailie Robertson
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, depending on the music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: i've been doing this for 20 years now. I took a classical guitar degree when i was 19, then i started touring and playing ethnic and world music around Europe (and occasionally America)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Full of influences taken from my experiences
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Just try a lot of possibilities before choosing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly folk, folk-rock, acustic, electro-folk, folk-pop and world-pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm really used to play several genres with my instruments and i can enter easily the mood of a recording
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A lot of ethnic atmosphere
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First trying to enter the insipiration of a song, then writing and recording several lines. After this i wait 1 day for cleaning up the ears and then I choose and record back the final line.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my studio I record mostly all my instruments with a pair of C414 XLS or XLII plus an AKG P170. I use SPL Goldmike 9844 as preamp and Motu 828 as soundboard. I Can record indiscriminately with Logic, Ableton Live or Digital Performer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by new folk/pop wave, and great world music performers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording several string instrument such as: - acustic and classical guitar - bouzouki - saz - oud - charango - ukulele - banjos - mandolin