Markus Ambrosi

Session Drummer

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I love to record drums to your track. Feel free to contact me..

My name is Markus Ambrosi,
I love music, caring for all the details that make the magic happen.. as a player, producer,
writer or mixing and mastering engineer.
I've been playing drums for over 30 years now in all kinds of genres -
Rock, Pop, Metal, Prog Metal, Fusion, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Classical, Traditional..
I studied rock/pop drums with Claus Hessler at the "Berufsfachschule für Musik" in Dinkelsbühl (Germany) from 2006 to 2008.

I'm excited to hearing your music, helping you to make it something precious!

Some time ago, i did this funny tune. https://youtu.be/cNrgSW2U9Zo

Enjoy :)

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Markus Ambrosi

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

  2. A: In 2019 I was hired for 3 live shows, playing the whole Dream Theater Album "Scenes from a memory" arranged for choir and band. Great Moments !!

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

  4. A: writing brass arrangements of some traditional songs, transcribing some music for students of a friend, preparing drums for the upcoming concerts, practicing..

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

  6. A: Andreas Schmid, a great professional bass player in my town.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both ... important is that you know your gear, what it can do and what for you can use it.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I do what i can, to make your music as good as possible.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Great music reflects a great life. It can help us to live better.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Most customers know me for a long time, and they know what they get :)

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: fooling around.. being unprofessional..

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: How is your vision about your song? Is there some reference music, that i can listen to?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Let's communicate!

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Guitar, Drumset, Water, Ananas, Cashews ;)

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

  24. A: Over 30 Years... Starting as a drummer... visiting many concerts, listening to many records, trying to understand what makes music so interesting to me and others

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: flexible

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Andy Timmons ... great musician, friendly person

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

  30. A: Have a clear vision of your result

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

  32. A: all genres

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: playing drums, listening and feeling music

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

  36. A: The right feel

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

  38. A: Learning about the songs - feel, form, sound, idea. Being well prepared for making it as great as possible.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Cubase Elements, The combination Presonus Preamps with Focusrite Converters for drums, Sommer High Quality Cables, Shure, Sennheiser, Akg drum mics, different overhead mics (small / medium / large diaphragm condencer)

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

  42. A: All the musicians, that sound great.. Dave Weckl, Simon Phillips, Andy Timmons, and many more in many genres Great records that are handmade.. at the moment it is "Shania Twain - Come on over" .. (i use this as a reference in mixing or setting up PA / Studio System)

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

  44. A: teaching drums, playing drums live and in the studio, arranging songs, live mixing, recording

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The Chefhupen - Geradeaus

I was the Drummer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Dave Weckl
  • Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Simon Phillips
Gear Highlights
  • Sonor Delite Drumset
  • Different Snares (Wood
  • Brass)
  • Sabian Cymbals (HHX Ev and others)
  • Presonus Preamps
  • Focusrite Converters
  • Cubase
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