Hi! My name is Pablo Guarnieri, i am a professional drummer with more than 20 years working on music, Session Drummer, producer and Songwriter. I work recording drums, producing & mixing music. UNLIMITED revisions, you will have the drum tracks you are looking for! Contact me and let's start working!
You send me your song, with or without midi drums, to understand what type of audio and play you need. An existing song in which you like the sound can also be a reference.
For me it is ideal to receive the file in .WAV format, with the corresponding BPM to start working on it.
My years of experience in the musical field and my variety of timbres and colors in the instruments that I have, added to the processing possibilities of my recording system will make me find the sound and play that you are looking for, I am going to record and send you a stereo of your song with my drums and I'll be waiting for your feedback.
I will make the modifications you need so that my drums give a higher level to your song and it remains just as you imagined it.
Once the recording process is finished, I will send you the racks, raw, with pre-mix, with the addition of any trigger if you wish.
I'm also going to send you a pre-mixed stereo of how I interpret the audio, for your reference.
I also enclose on a sheet the description of the set and microphones that I use, previews and processes.
Some of the equipment I use:
Ludwig Super Classic 1969 kit
Yamaha RTC kit 1989
Gretsch Catalina Jazz kit
Gretsch 60´s kit
Ludwig Supraphonic 1969
Ludwig Acrolite 1978
Yamaha Custom Snare 1991
CAF New Sonic 1969 kit
Avid Pro Tools
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
80 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Pablo Guarnieri
Always a great experience working with Pablo! Great drummer and artist.....let's keep going!!
Very professional and the quality is so good! Working with great and talented artists is so cool!!
It's always great to be able to work with Pablo!! 5 stars as always, to many more!!
Great to work with Pablo, he plays very well, captures a good sound, is versatile and professional, and his communication was very good, essential for remote recordings. I highly recommend it for your projects.
Pablo did a great job and was very friendly to work with! :)
I highly recommend Pablo to anyone seeking to enhance their music with drums or with talented production and mixing experience. The beautiful results are stunning and inspiring.
I am so very happy that I found this incredible musician and kind, understanding, patient and passionate player and person.
As previously stated, I will always always always work with amazing Pablo. Thank you for yet another wonderful performance - I’m so very happy with it!
Pablo is the only drummer I will work with. He is masterful and pays such attention to detail it's unbelievable. So easy to work with - it's unreal. He is able to easily work with complex ideas and takes everything to the next level in terms of quality. Thank you as always!
Another song comes together and with such an awesome drummer, musician! Killing it!
Always so great to work with Pablo on projects! I am so thankful for the great work!!
It's always inspiring working with Pablo. It's a fruitful experience each time, and often I am surprised with better results than I ever imagined. I feel extremely fortunate to get to work with him, he is a talented musical soul. Maximum stars for Pablo!
Everything Pablo touches turns to gold! I just love working with him. By the way, his drums sound amazing, different kits, different sounds, depending on the need of the song. Always big, always lush. Exceptional quality. Pablo knows exactly how to develop exciting rhythmic phrases that transform a song, bringing it to life in new ways. Check him out!
Pablo Guarnieri is truly a gifted artist in the purest sense. His technical abilities like lightning, his profound musical mind like an ocean, & his awareness in the moment like a surfer atop a tidal wave. A top choice for creative collaboration. I listened with astonishment as he telepathically engraved the perfect drum performance to my song with a snap of his fingers. Seriously, I am starting another project with Pablo right away before he decides to ascend into heaven and play for the angels
Pablo is an incredible drummer but even better than that he is an enthusiastic collaborator. We did 13 tracks together and I feel so lucky that his feel for music is on my album. His love for playing comes through in the recording - really made my tracks come to life. Highly, highly recommended.
Great working with Pablo! It's always great to work with great people!
Fantastic drummer/percussionist. Made things better than I asked for and, you can't ask for much more than that! great ear for catchy song improving details too - THANK YOU PABLO!
Clyde Stubbelfield would be so proud of how Pablo plays classic funk. What a drummer! 10 stars!
What a delight is to work with Pablo, I really enjoy his reliable delivery, creative suggestions, and unique style. 10 stars!
Pablo is really great to work with! I am really appreciative of his work and thankful to have his help! To many more....
Totally awesome! So grateful to be able to work with Pablo!
Interview with Pablo Guarnieri
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Laura Corazzina
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my studio I work with Mac, protools, univesal audio, Adam, Focusrite, krk, Beyerdymanic. Mics: Rode NTK, NT5`s, Shure sm 57´s, sm 58´s, beta 52, AKG D112, and many more ... My main instruments are: Ludwig superclassic 1969 kit, Yamah RTC 1989 made in japan, Ludwig Supraphonic 1969, Ludwig acrolite 1978, Yamaha custom snare 1986, Caf New sonic 1969 (snare and bass drum), Gretsch catalina club Jazz. Cymbals Istanbul, Zildjian, Meinl, Sabian, Bosphorus, of many sizes and colors. Other instruments: Roland spdsx, 70´s Pulser drum synthesizer made in Japan, Nord keyboards, Fender jazz bass american deluxe, pressision bass, taylor guitars, Micro Korg xl, and many more.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have really worked and worked on many projects that make me proud, some are: within this page with JazzyD, a great producer with whom I have recorded drums for various artists. I work as a drummer for Benjamin Amadeo, I work as a producer on Music Brokers, I work as a drummer for Weeper, Agustina Paz, I worked as a drummer for Julia Zenko, and worked on television shows as a live musician or producing songs for the show and for the live show, and so many other things, really many jobs make me proud.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a single production for a recording artist and recording drums for artists and producers around the world
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think that both are valid, for me the important thing is to achieve the best final result, beyond the elements you use
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The promise is to obtain the expected result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Absolutely everything without a doubt.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I can do the job. The answer is yes!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest mistake is running into musicians who care only about their performances and don't listen to the song and play for it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What emotion do you want to transmit, if you imagine a sound reference and what bpm is the song ;)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advise you to work together, you will not regret it ;)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drum set, acoustic guitar, macbook, uad apollo, headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: From a very young age I was surrounded by music and instruments in my house, from the age of 11 I started to play drums in different bands and I never did anything other than being dedicated full time to music. Study formally in various public and private institutions and with the best teachers in private classes.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Song style, that would be a good name.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: With many, it is very difficult to answer, with Paul McCartney, to say only 1
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always work for the song, capture the main emotion and focus towards that side. The song rules.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: As a session drummer I mostly work in an "acoustic" style of music, for singer-songwriters and producers. In my studio I receive a lot of varied music to work from rock or pop songs to funk, soul, jazz and fusion. I also record a lot of percussion, flamenco cajon and Argentine bass drum leguero. The same as a producer, I do work for independent artists, record labels and commercial music for radio, tv and websites.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Clearly my strongest skill is to record drums, I love songs and music, it is what I did almost all my life, recording, producing, mixing, those are my best skills.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have been playing music in the drums for more than 25 years, since that time I was lucky to participate in many projects and works with various artists in studio and I live, so I give the song all my experience accompanied by pro and super equipment versatile to get the best result.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: To record drums, I listen to the reference that the client sends and I configure the drums to achieve the sound indicated for each song, then I configure the microphones and the audio of the virtual and analog pre-uad, once this is solved, I look for the way to play the drums based on the song and I record it, I build a stereo bounce and send it to the client, if necessary I make revisions until I get the best result.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by Steve Jordan, Jon Brion, Tchad Blake, Brian Blade, The Beatles, Jim Keltner and many more ...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In my recording studio I mainly do drum and percussion recording, with super versatile pro equipment. I also work in music productions, whether for artists or TV, radio or web content.