Sweetwater Studios drummer/engineer assembles the finest drum manufacturers in the world for the ultimate “drummer’s” album
June 16, 2020, Fort Wayne, IN – Sweetwater Studios, the state-of-the-art recording studio arm of music retailer Sweetwater Sound, has just released an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of drummer/engineer Nick D’Virgilio’s latest solo album Invisible. Ten years in the making, Invisible showcases some of D’Virgilio’s most ambitious songwriting and playing to date, with a range of musical styles and sounds that run the breadth of his decades of musical experience. Equally ambitious was his decision to involve all of the major drum manufacturers in the recording — an unprecedented gathering of percussion flavors that demonstrates the full range of sounds available to the modern recording drummer.
D’Virgilio initially conceived of the project while on a five-year tour with Cirque de Soleil, writing material that explored his love of pop, rock, prog, funk, and R&B music. Realizing that he wanted a palette of drum sounds for the record that would suit each of these diverse pieces of music, he reached out to all of the major drum and cymbal manufacturers to involve them in the project. The goal, he says, was to show how you could use this gear in context to bring out the best in any piece of music. “I really wanted to show how you can use all these incredible flavors that are available and record them in such a way so that you could really hear what each company is bringing to the table in a project like this,” D’Virgilio said. “It’s a drummer’s dream.”
All photos credited to Erick Anderson
Nick D’Virgilio’s Invisible will be available on streaming, digital, CD, and vinyl on June 26, 2020. For more information and to preorder the album, please visit: http://www.nickdvirgilio.com/
For more information on Sweetwater Studios, please visit: http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com/
About Sweetwater Studios
Sweetwater Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sweetwater Sound, Inc., the largest online music instrument retailer in the country. With three world-class studios designed by Russ Berger and access to a greater diversity of musical equipment and professional audio gear than any other recording studio in the world, Sweetwater Studios is able to accommodate just about any recording, mixing or mastering project, no matter how simple or complex. Sweetwater Studios also has an exceptional staff of producers, engineers, session musicians and studio technicians to ensure that any artist will get personalized, first-class treatment from start to finish.