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Check out my drum tuition book: Concepts

Sessions & Production

WORKING TOGETHER TO NAIL THE SOUND AND VIBE YOU’RE AFTER.

Your songs are important to you, so they should feel and sound just right. I understand this as, being a composer and producer myself, I feel the same way! Inevitably, the drums play a massive role in this and need to create/support the vibe you’re trying to convey.

As such, I like to work closely with artists, bands, and producers to get exactly what they’re after, so I’ve set up my studio and remote session schedule to best achieve this. As a remote session drummer, I aim to make this process hassle-free!

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Raw or Produced

I deliver high-quality drum tracks. Whether you want raw stems or a fully produced mix to match your vibe, you’ll get great sounding and feeling drums.

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Songs First

My approach is to always serve the song, playing them sympathetically to the vibe you’re after. I can also tune the drums to match the key of your song(s) should you require it.

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Deadlines

Delivered on time to our agreed deadlines.
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“We recorded the songs live, in singular takes, repeatedly, with the drums remaining locked without compromise to feel or fluidity. This only left me with the difficult task of picking which of the takes I liked best.”

Mikhail Daken
Singer/Songwriter

Samples

I’ve worked with many great artists across a wide range of styles, in many settings and studios, including my own. Whether recording on-site or my drum studio, we’ll work together to ensure you get the best sounding drum tracks.

I’ve put together a short medley of selected tracks I’ve worked on for you to have a listen to.

I will soon be adding solo raw and produced drum files for you to check out too. You can sign up to my newsletter to receive a FREE monthly drum loop.

Selected Discography

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Thank you again! Drums sound fantastic.

Tim Pagnotta
Multi-platinum songwriter and producer (Sugarcult, Walk The Moon)

Full Service Music Production

As a composer, guitar and bass player too, we can work together to produce fully-realised song(s) based on your original ideas. We’ll take your demo and bring it to life in a one-stop-shop fashion.

Have a listen to some samples below.

Equipment

As I mentioned above, I’ve set up my studio to get you great-sounding, drum tracks with all the information you need to produce them as you like.

I have different drum kits and snares to deliver both modern and vintage vibes, with cymbals to match.

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Drums

KITS

  • TAMA Starclassic Maple: 12×8 / 16×16 / 22×16
  • Hayman Vibrasonic (1973): 13×9 / 16×16 / 22×14

SNARES

  • Pearl Masters Premium Maple: 14×6.5
  • Ludwig LM402 (1979): 14×6.5
  • TAMA Steelworks: 10×5

CYMBALS

  • Sabian: HHX (dark) and AAX (bright)

PERCUSSION

  • Various percussion instruments

 

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Recording

INTERFACE/DAW

  • Focusrite 18i20
  • Logic X

MICS

  • AKG C214 Stereo Set
  • Sennheiser E 904
  • Shure SM57 LC
  • Shure Beta 52A
  • Soup Can Mic
  • Sure SM58

GUITARS 

  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Fernandes 80s Lawsuit Stratocaster

Process

In short, the remote session process is simple. You just provide me with a demo or drum-less track, and I record the drums for your song from my studio, which I then send back to you.
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Packages

Download the PDF for pricing details for all my packages.

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Checklist

Download the PDF checklist to help me nail your requirements. Then send it along with your initial email.
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Process

1. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

Send me information about your project via email or phone; please download, complete and send me the checklist to provide me all the necessary details.

2. SEND ME YOUR DEMO OR DRUM-LESS TRACK(S)

Send me the demo(s) or drum-less track(s), and once I’ve received them, I will record the first take and send it to you for review.

3. PROVIDE ME WITH YOUR FEEDBACK

Provide me with feedback or notes based on what I’ve done. I will then re-track with those changes accordingly, and send you the files.

4. YOU NOW HAVE DRUMS FOR YOUR SONG

You receive your drum tracks sent to you as high-quality WAV stems. I can send them raw for you to mix and produce, or I can send you mixed and produced tracks.

 

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“I had the opportunity to work with Nicholas on two projects at Abbey Road Studios in London. He’s truly committed to his work and brings his artistic approach produces great results.”

Max Scenna
Engineer/Producer (Shakira/Living Colour)

Drum Tech & Support

I can provide expert drum tuning, setup, and equipment sourcing.

Working in world-renowned studios such as Abbey Road, A.I.R Studios, Eve Studios, Urchin Studios, and more, I’ve provided drum tech and support for a wide range of projects.

Here are just a few of the projects I’ve worked on…

If you have any questions or want to make a booking, send me a message and I'll get back to you asap...