My name is Mario and I am a session drummer and studio owner. I have over 20 years working as a professional touring and recording artist, I had the opportunity to work with major label (such as Universal Music and Sony Music)
I know choosing session players to play on your music can be tough. It's your creation, I can totally understand how you wouldn't want anyone to mess it up.
"For me, it's all about energy, creativity and playing for the song, with right groove foundation, style, and sound of drums. I enjoy working on a different project every day which always brings a new challenge and creativity solutions.
I am very comfortable in all styles : Pop, Country, Americana, Rock,
Blues, Soul, Funk, Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Ballad Brush.
The drums in my studio are always set-up, miked, and ready to go.
How does it work?
We discuss the style / feel you are after and any specifics you require in your drum recording.
• All I need from you is a Mp3 or Wav.File with bitrate/kHz info, Click Tempo and drum chart (if you have one)
• Up to 12 individual RAW Stems in Wav file
• Two Revisions
• 1 HD Stereo Drum Mix
Every session I agree to is treated with individual care and attention.
I'd love to hear about what you're working on.
Please get in touch!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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Interview with Mario Borrelli
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: It's not done until you're 100% happy!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Will I get multitracks?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure to work with true professionals so that every time you spend is 100% effective and worth it.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Drumming, recording, touring for almost 20 years
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding the groove. The more I do this, the more I just want everything to feel good.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We discuss the style / feel you are after and any specifics you require in your drum recording. You upload track along with any reference songs and / or guide drums and bpm. I’ll send you an MP3 of the drum recording for your approval and it will include the opportunity to make 3’ revisions to the final recording. Once you've approved, you will receive up to 12 Raw individual stems ( Kick In - Kick Out -Snare Top - Snare Bottom - Hi Hat - Rack Toms x2 - Floor Toms x 2 - OH x 2 - Room Mic) in WAV format to drag and drop into your DAW and 1 Rough stereo mix with the drums recorded.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record into Logic Pro X via a Focusrite 8preX. I have some Focusrite preamps that I run through depending on the instrument and desired sound. I'm using a variety of dynamic, confessor, and ribbon mics by Shure, Sennheiser, Akg and SE Electronics.