You'll get 3 Drum takes, up to 16 .wav Chanels per take + Drums Mix in 24H. Hi! I'm Nicola D'Adamo with 18 years of experience in recording drum tracks for musicians, producers, songwriters worldwide. Drums and Percussions degree, I work from my own Studio with Top Quality gear. As session drummer my focus is on serving the song.
I'm comfortable to play Rock, Hard-Rock, Indie, Pop, Blues, Funk, Soul. The recording room in my studio is specifically designed for recording drums, equipped with top gear and optimal acoustics.
As session drummer my focus is on serving the song.
What you'll get
After we discuss about your project, including the sound and deadlines, I will provide 3 full m
What you'll get
After we discuss about your project, including the sound and deadlines, I will provide 3 full drum sessions with variations in each one by using up to 14 channels of drums.
What I need to get started:
Wav or mp3 track, bit/kHz info
Preferences and references
Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 16x16 SE TB /// UA Apollo x8 Heritage Edition /// AMS NEVE 1073LB 500 Series ( x4 ) /// UA 4-710D Twin-Finity /// Audient ASP 880.
Coles 4038 Pair /// Sennheiser MD421 II (x3) /// EV RE20 /// Solomon SubKick /// Shure Beta52 /// Audix D6 /// Audix i5 /// AKG C414 /// Shure SM81 /// Shure SM57 /// AKG P420 /// Se5.
I have 5 drum sets, each one made of different shell material and size that I use based on the musical genre of the song.
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35 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Nicola D'Adamo
Excellent job by Nicola: precise and exactly as requested.
Nicola is a superb drummer who really knows his stuff. I can recommend him highly. We've been working together for years. Really. he checks all the boxes from professional to easy to work with to understanding and producing what you need and to being a great guy.
Nicola has been my go-to drummer for more than 4 years. He's played extensively on many albums I have produced. He's exceptional!
Nicola has been my go to drummer for completing an album. I chose him for his overall ability to craft drums that fit the song and to record them mix ready. His ear and playing ability are fantastic. Highly recommend him.
Nicola D'Adamo is the go-to session drummer on Fiverr. His communication is effortless, and he's a true professional. Nicola's drumming skills span various styles, showcasing his versatility. Polite, intuitive, and patient, he precisely captures your vision. Nicola consistently delivers on time, with the added benefit of revisions. If you're seeking a top-tier session drummer who not only meets but exceeds expectations, Nicola D'Adamo is your perfect choice!
Nicola played the drums for my Musical album (20+ tracks). I didn’t even wanted to look for someone else, after receiving the first track from him. He is fluent in almost every style, but brings his own fantastic flavor to the party. His equipment is top notch, which makes mixing his stems incredibly easy. Even his Mixdowns sound fantastic. He plays your scores fantastically, provides a very quick delivery and is very friendly and easy to talk to. Book this talented musician - you will not regret it!
Nicola has been a great drummer to work with. I have used him for over 30 songs that I have written and arranged in the past couple of years. He is friendly, responsive and communicates well. Most importantly he is a versatile and dynamic drummer who can do any genre.
Nicola and I have worked together on numerous albums in the last five years. I am extremely happy with everything from his professionalism to his quick deliveries to his artistic performances and last but not least, to how he knows what each song needs without me explaining anything anymore, in most cases. Oh, he's also a great guy!
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.
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.
this was awesome! definitely coming back for more loved it really brought song to life
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!
Great work, fast delivery!
Great experience! Will use again!
got exactly what I wanted done really fast, great service I highly recommend
Great! Fast and accurate
It was wonderful working with him! He was super fast in delivery and it sounds great!!
Amazingly fast delivery and captured the tracks vibe very well. Thank you very much!! Cheers, Mark
Nick is an excellent drummer. I highly recommend him.
Interview with Nicola D'Adamo
Q: What's your typical work process?
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
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Its a good question... Its hard to say... most of all I play Rock, Pop-Rock, Pop, Soul, Country, Indie
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kenny Aronoff, Dave Weckl, Tom Kennedy, Steve Gad, Marcus Miller, Nate Smith, Vulfpeck, Joe Satriani, Stanley Randolph, Taylor Hawkins
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drums sessions