Artist Spotlight: Nick DePirro

Hosa Music Artist Testimonials | Nick DePirro

Finding the Right Creative Flow

This month, we were fortunate enough to talk with riff wizard Nick DePirro, guitarist for Night Verses and Headcave about his creative process.

Between jamming in person and being able to quickly record and mix ideas, creativity is just as much about efficient workflow as it is about the instrument. Nick’s style is every bit about atmosphere as it is about the riff, so being able to quickly hear how an idea is turning out goes a long way to adding new layers and ideas.

Nick DePirro, Night Verses, Interview

My name is Nick DePirro, I play guitar in the band’s Night Verses and Headcave.

My favorite thing about playing music really is just the form of expression and being able to really get what’s in my head out in the form of a song or a riff. I feel like everyone kind of has a beat in their head, and when you’re listening to music it can be inspiring being able to actually play guitar and get those ideas out, it’s super satisfying. I’ve always enjoyed that; recording, performing it, it’s a lot of fun.

Finishing a song is one of the most rewarding things that I can experience as far as putting in the time to develop an idea, and seeing it grow into a full song, and then take that even a step further when you get to release that music and you see a response, whether it’s good or bad. If people enjoy it, it’s awesome because you created something from nothing.

We meet up, as Night Verses, to write songs pretty often in a practice space. We’ll jam in person and come up with ideas that way, or we bounce things off each other in the moment. But a lot of times, especially as of late, we’ve been meeting up here in my room where we can actually record ideas on the spot and try things and hear it in the moment, and what it could actually sound like as a finished product. I think that’s one of the best parts about being able to have this environment where I can have my computer right here and all of my effects and all my different tools to kind of fully get those ideas developed. It really helps speed up the process when you can record it, and mix it real quick, and hear things back. That’s something I’m super grateful for and I’m glad that I put the time in to be efficient enough to make that useful for my band and my friends that we work on music with. I think that’s one of the best things we have going for us is our demo process.

As a touring musician and as a person who’s recording a lot, you need reliable cables and you need the factor of that just to be gone as far as any issues you could have. That’s one of my favorite things about Hosa’s products, is that they just work. One of the coolest things too is they have varieties of cables. There’s different sizes. You can smash a bunch of pedals together because they make very accommodating cables in that context, so for someone like me who likes to run a lot of effects, it helps aid that scenario a lot, and it helps take away some of the worry that one might have running so many pedals. Everyone would benefit from having a quality cable because good quality cables last longer, they eliminate sound, and cheaper cables will provide more issues even if you’re just at home. I think Hosa’s for everybody, everyone from a professional touring musician to someone just jamming in their room.

Hosa Cables That Nick DePirro Uses

Hosa Edge Guitar Cable
Hosa Edge Guitar Cables are designed to provide a lifetime of outstanding performance. Genuine Neutrik® plugs combine with world-class manufacturing techniques to deliver the most neutral, dynamic tone in their class.

Hosa Pro Flat Patch Cables
Hosa Edge Speaker Cables are designed to provide a lifetime of outstanding performance. Genuine Neutrik® plugs combine with world-class manufacturing techniques to deliver exceptional quality.

Hosa Edge Speaker Cables
Hosa Edge Speaker Cables are designed to provide a lifetime of outstanding performance. Genuine Neutrik® plugs combine with world-class manufacturing techniques to deliver exceptional quality.

Hosa Pro MIDI Cables
Our low-cost, high-quality Hosa MIDI cable is designed to interconnect MIDI devices. Unlike other cables, the Hosa MIDI cable is wired 5-pin discrete and compatible with all MIDI standards, including SysEx. These durable MIDI cables come in several lengths, from 1 foot to 25 feet, so you can get the right length for your needs.

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