Giacomo Colarusso

Drummer,transcriber,programmer

Giacomo Colarusso on SoundBetter

Versatility and attention to detail are the aspects I look at the most while I work, I try to get the most out of my tools and work at my best for the satisfaction of the artists I work for

Giacomo began playing drums, self-taught, at the age of 5 and then began his drumming studies at the Ciggiano Philharmonic and with M. Maicol Cucchi.
Over the years he has taken part in masterclasses of well-known Italian drummers.
During his studies he undertook various paths and then concentrated on the study of timing and drumming.
For many years he played in a band and then took part in national level collaborations and then began his online journey first as a transcriber via the Partiture.it site, then as a programmer of midi percussion instruments, up to teaching in a school based online. .
He has worked in very different situations, from folk bands to dance orchestras through blues, rock, pop and dance groups. At the age of 12 he began to form groups and then work in the most important festivals in the area.
Over the years he has focused a lot on versatility which has been noticed by Collision drumstick with which he collaborates as an endorser.
His latest work is Beatsound School Arezzo: the first online-based school where he works as a teacher.

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Interview with Giacomo Colarusso

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

  2. A: I am the drummer of a group called Jukebox dance music with which I play live all over Italy, we cover the most famous dance and funk songs in the history of music. I also work in other groups both cover and unreleased

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

  4. A: I am working a lot on my skills, I try to study most of the day. I recently started working in the world of education as a teacher

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

  6. A: No, I don't know anyone yet

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both of them. Based on the context in which I work, I decide whether to make wiring digitally or analogically, in some genres digital is fundamental, with analogue it would be much more complex if not impossible.

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

  10. A: I always try to give my best

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

  12. A: it's hard to find something I don't like in my job. I like everything

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

  14. A: What do you think about while you play? I always reply that to play well you have to feel something, we have to feel an integral part of the song

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

  16. A: Often in Italy music is not considered a job and sometimes the misunderstandings are precisely on these aspects

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

  18. A: I just need as much detail as possible. The only question I ask is: What do you want to get out of this song? it is very interesting to know what the text is about, to whom it is addressed and what feelings it has inside

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

  20. A: Try to have a precise idea of ​​the final result, try to be a customer before a producer, try to imagine if that song was from another

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

  22. A: My Mapex Armory, a set of microphones, pc, and a pair of drumsticks

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

  24. A: I started playing at 5 to start studying at the age of 8. From 2010 to today I continue to study various musical genres and techniques, but the thing I love most to study is music in general to stay updated and continue to improve myself and get involved

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I don't have a specific style I always try to create a style based on the song I have to record. My sounds are mostly pop rock / blues

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

  28. A: Santana. I really like his sound and his ability to stay on top of new trends and always create something incredibly beautiful

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

  30. A: Create something you never get tired of listening to

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

  32. A: I work a lot on pop, rock, latin, funk, dance and their sub-genres

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: The versatility. I try to stay up to date with new musical genres by improving myself

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

  36. A: When I work I try to identify with my favorite drummers trying to get the most out of my instruments and my kit skills

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

  38. A: I try to have as much detail as possible about the final result that the artists I work for want to achieve, when I record a take I try to identify myself with a listener, what I would like you to hear. The working process after having listened to the references several times and playing without writing anything to me, I play some takes and then choose the one I like most and work on that to improve the details. Satisfied with the work I make a premix to clean some sounds and give the client a good base to work with.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: In the studio I work with some drums with different woods to have more room for work. I record with a set of Shure microphones that I run through the Tascam 16x08 sound card or through the Yamaha mg20xu mixer. For midi I use a midi mk3 keyboard or an alesis electronic drums. I use for production Cubase 10.5 pro, Audition and Ableton

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

  42. A: They inspire me: Muse, Nickelback, Santana, Ac Dc, Green day, and many others

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

  44. A: I work on fiverr, airggis as a transcriber for the drum parts. I created some recitals: Rocky saga and Fast and Furious soundtracks. I transcribed the latest albums of the best known Italian artists: Vasco Rossi, Ligabue, Maneskin

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GenresSounds Like
  • Vasco Rossi
  • Santana
  • Nickelback
Gear Highlights
  • Mapex Armory Maple
  • Mapex Mars Series
  • Ds equalizer
  • Tascam ui16x08
  • Yamaha mg20xu
  • Microphones shure set
  • Cubase 10.5 pro
  • Digital Perforemr
  • Audition
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