Jacopo Ventura

Stringed Multi-instrumentalist

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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

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Lyradanz, i'm one of the creator. In 3 years we manage to tour everywhere in Europe

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Mostly with Folkamiseria and Lyradanz (composer, producer and musician)

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Andrea Verga, Lorenzo Testa and Ailie Robertson

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, depending on the music.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. 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)

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Full of influences taken from my experiences

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Just try a lot of possibilities before choosing

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: Mostly folk, folk-rock, acustic, electro-folk, folk-pop and world-pop.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: I'm really used to play several genres with my instruments and i can enter easily the mood of a recording

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: A lot of ethnic atmosphere

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

  22. 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.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. 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.

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

  26. A: I'm really inspired by new folk/pop wave, and great world music performers.

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

  28. A: Recording several string instrument such as: - acustic and classical guitar - bouzouki - saz - oud - charango - ukulele - banjos - mandolin

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Folkamiseria - Epilogo

I was the Composer, Arranger, Lyrics writer and bouzouki player in this production

Terms Of Service

All instruments are 100$/song, except for oud (150$/song). I allow 1 revision, every revision more is 50$. Typical turn-around time is 2 days.

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