Riccardo D'Acunto - CTO of DRAPsound
- Faculty of Electronic Engineering Federico II of Naples
- SAE (School of Audio Engineer) of Milan
- Rock/jazz guitar studies
Riccardo started his career as Sound Engineer in1987 at the Logic Studio in Milan where he worked on the main Italian productions of that period (Pooh, Paola Turci, Ornella Vanoni, Fiorella Mannoia, Gianna Nannini, etc.). After tis experience he started his own recording studio (Zedak studio) still in Milan where he continued his activity for Italian discography (Luca Jurmann, Carlo Marrale of Matia Bazar, Simona Bencini, Saturnino, Lolly Pop, Corrado Rustici, etc.) while collaborating with Dario Mazzoli (SOUNDnVISION) for 5.1 mixing of Movies for Home Theater and TV commercials.
At the same time, he supported live activities (Francesco Baccini tour as FOH Sound Engineer and collaborations with various national PA Rental companies)
He moved to Rome in 2006, where he continued his freelance sound engineering activity, until 2019 when he became a founding partner of DRAPsound.
Alessandro Palumbo - CEO of DRAPsound
- Degree in economics and business
- PCC® (Professional Certified Coach) international certification at the ICF - International Coach Federation
- Modern guitar studies (fingerpicking, pop, blues)
Over the time he integrated his corporation experience with a significant focus on leadership, selling competencies, strategic marketing, management techniques and related business applications throughout the PNL models (Dilts, Bandler, Grinder, Goleman and Kolb). Alessandro is still maintaining his focus on the development and competencies empowerment developing high performance in individuals and teams.
He has patented a person development model called Leader-Gym©, and he designed, implemented and managed training programs in the areas of leadership, customer care & satisfaction, commercial/sales, integrating different models (AT, Kolb, Lateral Thinking, Systemic Thinking, Neurolinguistic Programming).
Alessandro has been for decades enthusiast about analogue and digital Guitar Tone and Gear and all related Home-Live-Pro-Studio applications
Emiliano Girolami - DRAPsound collaborator
- Master Degree in Electronic Engineering - Università La Sapienza, Roma
- High School Diploma in Telecommuinication - ITIS L. Di Savoia, Chieti
- Blues Guitar Course - University of the Blues, Dallas, TX
Emiliano hand assembled his first tube amplifier in 1978. In the seventies that kind of things were taught in High Schools.
His own education continued with the acquisition of the Master Degree in Engineering with a course focused on Digital Signal
Meanwhile, in his teen age, he started to play the guitar soon getting experienced thanks to many live sets
in the worst italian clubs and locations.
The first music publication arrived in 1992 when he joined a team of artists from Abruzzo to publish the album "la magia della
musica" (DSR - Dream's Studio)
In 1996 Emiliano moved to Dallas (USA) were he had the chance to improve his blues skills at the University of the Blues
with Kenny Wheeler.
Once back to Italy started the band No Trip For Cats (www.ntfc.it) with Carlo Di Francesco, Matteo Di Francesco,
Remo Gallipoli and Elijah Porter.
The band, in several different configurations, had released, so far, five albums and it is actually working on
two new releases (Fotografie and #roundshoulder).
From 2008 to 2015 Emiliano has worked with accordo.it and Chitarre Magazine reviewing pro audio systems and tools,
guitar's amp and effects, musical instruments. He also interviewed and reported emerging artists as well as famous
Since 2013 he is working with Audio Central Magazine for pro audio systems test and reviews.
Francesco Passarelli - DRAPsound collaborator
- Professional audio engineer courses for studio/live, starting from Venice September 1979, leaded by RAI and recording industry audio professional engineers
- Continuous updating through scientific texts and manufacturers website.
In 1980 created his own recording studio, which became his secondary activity since 1986, when he started working in the pro audio industry for import/export, technical support, digital audio demonstrations, and participating to the most important world audio exhibitions and conventions.
His current activities are:
- Writing audio technical texts/manuals (over 500 texts) in ENG + ITA
- Translating from ENG to ITA (over 900 texts)
- Education (at Forum Music Village and Forano Metacultural Center, financed by Lazio and EU regions)
- Writing didactic audio articles for MusicOff
- Studio and concert audio engineer, especially for classical orchestras & jazz
- Consulting for artists, sound engineers and rental companies
My existence motor is the curiosity towards everything allowing a sound reproduction with greater accuracy from the smallest detail to the fortissimo.
Salvo Correri - Guitarist
Salvo Correri is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and session man. Born in Palermo in 1961, he has been touring with most of popular Italian singers such as ORNELLA VANONI, FRANCESCO BACCINI, GATTO PANCERI, FABIO CONCATO, ANTONELLA RUGGIERO, SAGI REI, AMANDA LEAR, ANDREA MIRO’, DIROTTA SU CUBA, MAURIZIO CROZZA and many others. He performed with the above-mentioned artists in national TV broadcasts, experiencing an intense and successful gigging life. In 2008 his first solo album is released POLYHEDRIC, a mixture of Sicilian roots music and rock, his best music expression. He also teaches modern guitar, bass, drums and piano. As he mainly manages electric guitar, Correri collaborated with some Italian guitar producers to create his own signature.