Nicola D'Adamo

Session Drummer

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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!

Whatever your song needs, whether you're looking for a groove or you need to replace a programmed beat or adding some live variation, I will record the best drum beat for your song.
I will send you individual tracks, HQ audio files, and fast delivery (24Hours) from my professional recording studio in Milan, MI 20151, Italy.
Thanks to all of those years of work within the music industry, I understand the comprehensive approach in researching and developing multiple musical approaches and ideas, all in order to find the right one for your specific project. As a client-oriented professional drummer, I am always available to review and modify my work on your project, at any time.

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Interview with Nicola D'Adamo

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

  2. A: So after a client asks me to make live drums for his song…. Step 1: I play the whole song 3 or 4 times, listening carefully while making markers in my digital audio workspace regarding the structure, ostinatos, and any cool musical riffs by the other instruments that I can reinforce with my drumming. Step 2: Following the client'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 client can review it easily.  If there’s any change needed, I’ll implement the revisions. Once approved, all the stems are sent.

Medley some of my works

Terms Of Service

I will record my drums from my personal studio in Milan, 20151 Italy. I will send you up to 18 individual tracks - Unlimited revisions - Custom Sounds - HQ Audio Files - 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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SoundBetter Deal

Reduction on fee, for more songs