Nicola D'Adamo

Session Drummer

27 Reviews
Nicola D'Adamo on SoundBetter

Hi. I’m Nicola. I am a professional musician and drummer, graduated in conservatory, with years of experience in remotely composing and recording drum parts for producers, songwriters, and composers worldwide - all from my own recording studio in Milan. I'm here to work with all artists that want make good music!

Looking for professional session drummer for your project with a fast turnaround?

Hi! I'm Nicola and welcome to my profile!
I have 15 years of experience as a professional session drummer working for producers and songwriters worldwide. BA Degree in Drums and Percussions for Contemporary Music.

How this gig works

You can choose through my packages or you can:

- Contact me and tell me about your project
- Let me know what you need and when

Whit this gig you can expect (depend of package):

✔ Professional drums session
✔ Session Drummer with 15 years experience
✔ A drums session using Custom Drums Sounds for your project
✔ Up to 13 Individual Wav files 44.1/48 kHz
✔ 4K multi-cam Video of my session (extra)
✔ Up to 5 revisions
✔ Commercial Use always included
✔ First drums take delivered within 24 hours
✔ Fast communications with me directly
✔ Real Live Drums Session
✔ 100% Satisfaction

As always, I will do my best to give you a great drums beat for your song. I have worked with Alternative and Indie Rock, Hard Rock, Pop, Soul and Country Music Producers and Songwriters.

Please read in the FAQ to know how I work!

Thanks and look forward to working with you and make good music!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

27 Reviews

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  1. Review by Mac
    by Mac

    Great communication, a real desire to make sure delivery was as expected, and super helpful in me being able to incorporate the drum tracks into my overall composition. Thank you.

  2. Review by Leandro
    by Leandro

    Nicola Was just great! Consider all my requests, learn and improve result from session to session. Communicated well, I felt he really wanted to help me bring out the best result.

  3. Review by Shamar
    by Shamar

    this was awesome! definitely coming back for more loved it really brought song to life

  4. Review by John
    by John

    I had a really great experience with Nicola D'Adamo, great communication, great understanding of what I was looking for. He Really came through with a sound I am overly pleased with.An outstanding drummer and high quality recordings! Will call on him! Thank you!

  5. Review by Liam
    by Liam

    Great work, fast delivery!

  6. Review by Bim
    by Bim

    Great experience! Will use again!

  7. Review by Mark
    by Mark

    got exactly what I wanted done really fast, great service I highly recommend

  8. Review by Pete
    by Pete

    Great! Fast and accurate

  9. Review by Bob
    by Bob

    It was wonderful working with him! He was super fast in delivery and it sounds great!!

  10. Review by Juan
    by Juan

    Extremely professional!

  11. Review by Mark
    by Mark

    Amazingly fast delivery and captured the tracks vibe very well. Thank you very much!! Cheers, Mark

  12. Review by Luca
    by Luca

    Nick is an excellent drummer. I highly recommend him.

  13. Review by rafy
    by rafy

    Amazing work with great clear communication. Loved working with this musician.

  14. Review by rafy
    by rafy

    It was AMAZING, Thank you for the good service and i m very happy with the work you deliverd thank you my friend!

  15. Review by Davide
    by Davide

    Fantastic work and very good quality audio. Delivered exactly what I was looking for. Great communication. A highly skilled musician.

  16. Review by Mar
    by Mar

    Again! Super fast delivery and overall great sound (love your tom sound)!! I will continue to ask you for support Cheers Mark

  17. Review by Ken
    by Ken

    Given my unique request to emulate some percussion crescendos, rolls and fills on an acoustic drum kit, Nicola delivered beautiful performances that were well recorded.

  18. Review by Brett
    by Brett

    2nd time working with Nicola. Fast service and creative percussion added that was a perfect match for the song! would recommend

  19. Review by Dominic
    by Dominic

    He’s a very skilled and reliable drummer who was able to do almost everything I asked in time. I highly recommend him:)!! Thank you man again!

  20. Review by Ben
    by Ben

    Nicola is really great. Delivers extremely quickly, with the groove, i found it extremely easy to work with him. For a first, i am hooked, will definitely ask him for another one and soon.

Interview with Nicola D'Adamo

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

  2. A: * ( STEP 1 ) I play the whole song 3 or 4 times, listening carefully while making markers in my digital audio workspace regarding the structure, ostinato, and any cool musical riffs by the other instruments that I can reinforce with my drumming. * ( STEP 2 ) Following the artist's sound references, I start developing the right drum sound for their song. I experiment with different setups, trying various snares, kicks, cymbals, etc. This helps me figure out which drum set is best for their needs. * ( STEP 3 ) I start recording! If I don't receive sheet music or a programmed beat as a reference, I’ll start finding the right musical balance with the other instruments, putting most of my attention on the vocal or melody track. The goal here is to support the song and not steal any focus. * ( STEP 4 ) Lastly, I will listen to each part of my session. If it’s all good to me, then I’ll bounce (meaning combine) all of my drums together in one file so the artist can review it easily.  If there’s any change needed, I’ll implement the revisions. Once approved, (this is an extra), all the stems are sent

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

  4. A: I have 15 years of experience as a professional session drummer working for producers and songwriters worldwide. BA Degree in Drums and Percussions for Contemporary Music.

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

  6. A: Its a good question... Its hard to say... most of all I play Rock, Pop-Rock, Pop, Soul, Country, Indie

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

  8. A: I've been playing for more than 15 years in studio and live in dancing clubs around Italy, playing every kind of music trying, for years, to bring the right feel on each kind of music. I bring more then 15 years of experience, feel, sound research and right groove for song supporting the lyrics.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: In my studio I use different Drums Set and a wide range of snares, Sabian Cymbals Set. AKG Microphones, SE Electronics, Shure, Sennheiser and high quality preamplifiers, such as Neve, Api, Midas.

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

  12. A: Kenny Aronoff, Dave Weckl, Tom Kennedy, Steve Gad, Marcus Miller, Nate Smith, Vulfpeck, Joe Satriani, Stanley Randolph, Taylor Hawkins

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

  14. A: Drums sessions


Terms Of Service

I will record my drums from my personal studio in Milan, 20151 Italy. I will send you up to 13 individual tracks -
5 revisions - Custom Drums Sounds - Delivery in 24H

Gear Highlights
  • In my studio I use different Drums Set and a wide range of snares
  • Sabian Cymbals Set. AKG Microphones
  • SE Electronics
  • Shure
  • Sennheiser and high quality preamplifiers
  • such as Neve
  • Api
  • Midas.
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