__________PRESENTATION__________  
  Hello ,

My name is Franky COSTANZA , drummer for the french bands DAGOBA and BLAZING WAR MACHINE.

I'm available to record drum tracks for your band or projects .

I'm specialized in Metal, Hard Rock , Rock , Punk, Hard Core...( from Glam Rock to Black & Death Metal....)

I record at my own « SERIAL DRUMMER Studio » ( Marseilles - FR )

The Studio Services (Location, Gear & Time ) are completely FREE for my recording sessions ! ( but I can also record in a great expensive Studio in my area , depending on your budget )

My Drumkit and Microphones are permanently installed and the Studio is always ready to record drum tracks.

Endorsed by Mapex ,Meinl,Remo... I have different drumkits , snare drums and dozens of cymbals available to get the best sounds for each situation.

I will do my best to respect your musical identity and enhance your songs .

I can also take multi-angle video of my recording sessions ; this can be interesting for the promotion of your project ( possible to use it for your teaser or multimedia part of your CD )

( Discography : http://www.frankycostanza.com/disco.htm )

 
 

THE METHOD :

 
 

* 01 : All I need is a demo of your songs (MP3 or CD).

This should consist of :

- 1 / a stereo drumless guide track ( All instruments if possible with Click at low volume and without Drums) / ( The minimum is just : Guitar & Click )

- 2 / a stereo track of the same song with a basic drum machine programmation (This is not necessary but good for me to understand your songwriting very quickly)

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A GOOD PLAY-ALONG EXAMPLE ( by Mika " ORESKAH " . Thanks ! )


* 02 : After some listening sessions , I'll tell you honestly if I really like the songs and if my drumming is the most adapted to your project.

Then , I can start working for your songs with the best drumkit configuration for your project .


* 03 : We can choose different methods to record my drums :

a : Only Acoustic Drums

b : Acoustic Drums + Midi Recording ( by Triggers )

c : Electronic Drums ( Midi Recording by Pads ou Mesh heads ) + Real Cymbals = I called it : The " Hybrid " Method

The " Hybrid " Method ( Electronic Drums in MIDI + Real Cymbals with microphones ) can be the quickest method ( don't need 16 good mics , pre amps , drumheads tuning...I just focus on 5 good overheads ) ; you will be able to change the sounds of the kick , snare and toms as you want with your virtual instrument ( Steven Slate Drums, EzDrummer, Drumkit From Hell , BFD , Addictive drums...)and you will have very clean and pure cymbals sounds cause drum pads are very quiet.

Some examples of my previous recording sessions :

OBSZON GESCHOPF " Insane Impulse ": http://youtu.be/yvKigjxlEMY?hd=1

WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE Revisited by Franky COSTANZA : http://youtu.be/4T-TuyGrYPQ?hd=1

LAST RESORTAL " Pray " : http://youtu.be/awUMsgJ0WC0

DAGOBA " Orphan of you " : http://youtu.be/4vMTONYRGiY

TOMMY LEE Contest " The Fight " : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_HKUm9LuMo

DAGOBA " Man you're not " : http://youtu.be/XwMubpU8IwU

TOMMY LEE Contest " Blame " : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ab5ou4DiKk

DAGOBA " 20 Minutes MEDLEY " : http://youtu.be/EZ7hoJKHfA0

ROB ZOMBIE Contest " Sick Bubblegum " : http://youtu.be/peB82h5KC6k

BLAZING WAR MACHINE " Manu Militari " : http://youtu.be/gJ3t2Bdkzls

DAGOBA " Sudden Death " : http://youtu.be/RJ1di6XTqKs

DAGOBA "Back from Life " : http://youtu.be/TzzbwsCwtjQ

YOUR SHAPLESS BEAUTY : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn4aBTp2wFk

YOUR SHAPLESS BEAUTY DRUM SOLO ( Mp3 Mixed by JM Abate ) : http://www.frankycostanza.com/YSB_GnothiSauthon_DRUMS_SOLO_Hybrid_Method.mp3

ORESKAH " Slaughter's Night " : http://youtu.be/unZwxeaJwOU

* 04 : After my recording , I send you a rough mix ( mp 3 ) of my drum tracks.

When you have approved the results, I consolidate the tracks and send you all the individual tracks ( 24 bit 44.1Khz or 48Khz ) ( by DVD , Hard Disk or FTP server...) ; you can mix the drum tracks however you like and lay down the other instruments.


* 05 : If you are interested , email me at : franky_costanza@hotmail.com for prices and availability. ( Please write : DRUM RECORDING SESSION in the email object and copy and paste the following questions with your answers ; and add an MP3 of your music, if possible. )


1 / What is your name and contact information ( Band Name , Label , Location , Myspace , Facebook...) ?

2 / How many songs are you interested in getting drum tracks for ( with lenght & tempo for each song ) ? Is it a demo , Ep or LP Album ?

3 / Do you have a desired drumkit configuration for the recording ?

4 / When do you need the drum tracks completed?


For more informations , feel free to e-mail me at anytime ( Please serious Inquiries Only )


Thanks and Keep on Rockin' !!


FRANKY