DiMaggio relies on Earthworks microphones to accurately capture his sound, and especially appreciates the natural response and accurate response patterns. He remembers how it felt when he first received his DFK1 Drum FullKit™ System and his DK50/R: “When I saw them and opened them, I knew they were the goods. It’s as if you wake up on Christmas morning and somebody puts a Maserati right in your driveway. Aesthetically, these mics are beautiful and when you listen back, they sound spectacular.”
Robin DiMaggio is a musical force with whom to be reckoned. Known as one of the world’s premiere drummers and Classical/World percussionists, Robin is also a highly skilled songwriter, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, and instrumentalist on the piano, bass, saxophone, and clarinet.
He has toured and recorded with music veterans such as Paul Simon, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Diana Ross, Dr. Dre, Luther Vandross, Sean Lennon, Johnny Cash, and Chris Isaak; as well as with acclaimed world musicians, sitarist/composer Ravi Shankar and violin maestro L. Shankar. He has also appeared on David Letterman and performed at the Grammys, American Music Awards, World Music Awards in Monte Carlo and the MTV Awards.
Robin is currently performing as the drummer for ‘Lopez Tonight’, hosted by George Lopez, where he has played with incredible guests artists including Slash, Carlos Santana, Jamie Foxx, Puff Daddy, Emilio Estefan, Hector Elizondo, Andrew Dice Clay, Andy Garcia, Lucrecia, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steel Magnolias, David Guetta, Charlie Wilson, Beth Hart, Los Lobos, George Clinton, Justin Bieber, John Legend and Sergio Mendez.
Having traveled extensively from an early age, Robin’s music incorporates rhythms and sounds from diverse cultures throughout the world. He has recorded three solo albums: Blue Planet, a musical tribute to his world travels, Sphere, a collection of lush, provocative piano solos, and Cinematic Lounge, a larger than life soundtrack. In addition, Robin released a drum training DVD, Planet Groove, which is a unique look into his 9 different styles broken down into 24 lessons.
Robin has some exciting new projects in the works, as he was personally hired by Cardinal Poupard from the Vatican in Rome to oversee the upcoming Cathredalia (the largest rock opera written for the SEA Vatican), to be held in Rome, Italy.
The vast array of influences in Robin’s life has made him a charismatic ambassador of the arts. He has been assigned the returning position of Music Director for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Awards and the UN’s official G Summit in New York. Robin’s most current project is Earthsong, a CD compiled of tracks from top artists in every country around the world. Spearheaded under the United Nations and Humanitad.org, Earthsong is part of a larger effort to save the environment and promote world peace. As the Senior Producer, Robin will be responsible for coordinating “one hundred and ninety-two world artists, one hundred and ninety-two songs, and seven world-music albums in a united campaign with one world message: no more war.”
Robin is currently producing former Eagles guitarist, Don Felder’s new solo album in addition to Stephen Bishop’s new album, both due out spring 2012.