Rocco Brunori

Conductor, Arranger, Brass

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I am multi instrumentalist (trumpet, trombone, sax) with a long experience in arranging and recording horn sections, string sections and for orchestra. I recently conducted a symphonic orchestra for award winning director Luca Guadagnino.

I compose, arrange, play and record horn sections. I compose, arrange and record string section and orchestra. I have an extensive experience in working on a brief and I have a no nonsense attitude towards my work. It has to fit your needs.

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Interview with Rocco Brunori

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Tamales de Chipil. We performed hundreds of time across Europe and Mexico. I was very young and I grew a lot thanks to their support.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Some horn section tracks for a Universal Artist

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Lorenzo Cosi, he's a phenomenal producer.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. It is much easier to edit it and share it. In order to appreciate analog, you'd need a system that only 0.0001% of the world has.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I will surely do my very best. If you give me space to experiment, I will give you something interesting (whether you will decide to use it or not)

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Getting to support artists I have never heard before.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Q: How soon can I have that done? A: As soon as possible. It wil take x days (here's why)

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Classical music is not in opposition to all the other styles. I see all the music styles as different dimensions of the same field.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: - What do you want to convey? - Can you show me examples? - How simple or complex do you want this to be?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: The better you communicate what you have in mind, the easier it is to provide. Try your best to explain what you want (even if it's intimidating, sometimes) but then be open to surprises. You might receive something you didn't know was possible.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Trumpet, percussion, piano, bass and trombone.

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

  24. A: I started about 15 years ago

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Eclectic: I regulraly conduct, arrange and compose classical, jazz, funk and pop repertoire

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I'd love to work with whoever wants to experiment with musical ideas, using the colorful tools of arranging.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: The voicing of your string section will make a huge difference in terms of results. Experiment with close voicings when trying to achieve something emotional.

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

  32. A: Funk, jazz, classical and pop.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: The broad spectrum of performance activity I have, in combination with a strong academic background.

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

  36. A: The energy a horn section can add to a track is hard to explain. The elegance a string section brings to the song is obvious. Orchestral arrangements are the most colorful addition to any musical track.

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

  38. A: I pay attention to details to make sure my customers receive the type of result they are hoping for. I ask for reference audio and work hard to recreate the requested atmosphere.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have my own personal studio with Fireface UFX II, a number of microphones (used depending on what I kind of sound I need) and hundreds of instruments. Trumpets, trombones, flugelhorn, French horn, Accordion, Piano, Guitars, Bass, Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Percussions, etc.

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

  42. A: My favourite is Quincy Jones. Immense musical abilities as a performer, arranger, conductor and producer.

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

  44. A: Horn section arrangement Horn section recording String section arrangement Recording conductor (string or orchestra)

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Universal Brass

I was the Composer, Arranger, Horns players, Mixing, Mastering in this production

Terms Of Service

I normally allow 3 revisions. I am quite flexible with timing, depending on the job, I can record a trumpet part in a few hours. Arranging depends on the size of the job.

GenresSounds Like
  • Mark Ronson
  • James Brown
  • Tower Of Power
Gear Highlights
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • RME UFXII
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