I'm a pianist / keyboard player and I work as a session musician, arranger and producer for some of the greatest and most successful Italian artists. I started studying piano in 1978 when I was four years old and since 1991 music became my job.
I can record my Yamaha C3 acoustic piano using two DPA-4090 microphones through a Neve 1073 DPA preamp stereo. You can hear it on the audio samples on this page. My major is pop music but I can also record piano tracks in jazz, blues, funk, soul or any common style. I can record also any kind of keyboard sounds using excellent samples such as pad, hammond, rhodes, wurlitzer and synthesizers.
The acoustic piano session involves a piano tuner that cost 135$ (included in the 300$). You can also choose the cheaper choice with some of the best piano samples I use to work with (in that case the cost is 150$). In my opinion the "real" piano is recommended on acoustic arrangements. A real instrument has dynamics, harmonics, sustain pedal noise and why not also some imperfections that you can't find in a sample sound.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Fabio Valdemarin
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Passion, love for Music, honest collaboration. I can't remember one day without Music in my life. I can't betray her. I'll do my best to help you shape your music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every day's new adventure. So many places, so many friends. Music is an universal language that doesn't need explainations.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Forget your ego and do everything you can for the final result. You don't come first, the project does.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop music but also some jazz / fusion / latin. I like to vary.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record my acoustic piano, sample piano or keyboard audio tracks for my clients, most of the time for pop productions.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Recently I recorded two songs in an intimate acoustic version with legendary italian singer Ornella Vanoni. Arcobaleno (Ornella Vanoni and Giuliano Sangiorgi) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vQBhnELl2Y Un Sorriso Dentro Al Pianto (Ornella Vanoni and Francesco Gabbani) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arEhjt-_dH8 I also worked on last two shows of “the legend of quick-change” Arturo Brachetti. I composed, arranged and recorded all the music that surround the show during the world tour. The two shows are "Brachetti Che Sorpresa" and "Solo". Here's some samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siI4Kx47vwo I also realized a demo of my way of composing music for movies. Here's my version of a Hollywood classic opening intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ydBuT2jq8
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on Angelo Branduardi’s 2019 record "Il Cammino dell'Anima" as a composer, arranger, producer and session musician. Angelo is a legendary italian pop singer and violinist that creates his unique sound by mixing pop and ancient music. I’m also a multi-instrumentalist in this project: I played piano, keyboards, backing vocals, electric bass, acustic and electric guitars, accordeon and pecussion. You can hear it here on Angelo's YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8skV48PSJn0&list=OLAK5uy_mc94pCpYk-KI8wUYxOUKTMsoAGEW-C7LQ