Jeffrey Anthony

Session Drummer/Producer/Mixer

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  1. Review by michael t.
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    Exactly what client and I were looking for on a jazz/blues drum piece.
    Jeff was a pleasure to work with, and files were sent in a very timely manner
    Will def be contracting his services again!

  2. Review by John S.
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    Superior talent, high quality recordings and quick delivery. Hope to work with Jeffrey again in the future !

  3. Review by Dan Y.
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    Had a terrific experience with Jeffrey--completely nailed what I was looking for musically and sonically. Jeffrey was incredibly responsive throughout--a true pro and genuine pleasure to work with. Looking forward the next opportunity to hire him!

  4. Review by Yunibri S.
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    Brilliant drummer, a pleasure to work with!

  5. Review by Tony M.
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    This is the 2nd time I've used Jeffrey for my songs. Once again he was prompt, delivered when he said he would, and gave me a great recording that brought the song alive. Great drummer.

  6. Review by Echo Mixing
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    Jeffrey is a true professional! Working with him was a great experience. Not only are his drum tones exceptional, he has a great ear for production and crafts his performances carefully to compliment the song. Exceeded expectations on turnaround time, and provided plenty of flexibility in the parts he delivered. Great communication. Recommending Jeffrey to all my clients that need live drums!

  7. Review by Arthur B.
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    Not enough stars here! Jeffrey gets the song the first time around and he sends back huge quality tracks. Great engineering skills and his playing is just perfect! He always makes me look good!

  8. Review by Yunibri S.
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    So professional and talented, never disappoints.

  9. Review by Arthur B.
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    Jeffrey never ceases to amaze me with his playing and the quality of his tracks. He's a PRO for sure! Just awesome stuff!

  10. Review by Dan Fuson
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    Jeffrey was quick, efficient, and most importantly NAILED the drums for two of my songs! His tones were unbeatable and he is open to any suggestions and edits you have. Will absolutely be working with him again

  11. Review by Kyle V.
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    Jeffrey is that kind of man that would bring professionalism to your work. He’s very communicative and accurate. Highly recommend him!

  12. Review by Saul
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    Easy to work with and Very Professional.

  13. Review by Tony G.
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    This was my second time working with Jeffrey.
    I am extremely pleased again!
    Highly Recommended!

  14. Review by Igor K.
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    Jeffrey is a pro. He helped me to solve rhythmic dilemma between Verse and Chorus, and found the drum parts and groove that song needed. As a bonus, he provided quite a bunch of drum tracks recorded with different mics, which allows me to mix the song now in my own way. Great experience!

  15. Review by Yunibri S.
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    Excellent drummer and nice clean sound!

  16. Review by Briar Road Productions
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    Absolute professional. His expertise not only playing the drums but of the recording process is amazing. I gave him a simple outline for the track and he took it and made it something special. Looking forward to working with him again.

  17. Review by Simon Z.
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    THE BOMB.
    Super high quality recordings.
    Fast delivery

  18. Review by Arthur B.
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    My go to drummer, period! No need to look anywhere else. A solid 10!! Jeffrey always provides awesome tracks!

  19. Review by Phuturetrax
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    Jeffrey exceeded my expectations and was fantastic to work with. I am very grateful to have found him and look forward to working more in the future!

  20. Review by Arthur B.
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    Not enough stars! Jeffrey is a 10 and a REAL PRO! Great tracks and fab sounds! Nice and big well recorded tracks too. And I dig, dig, dig his chops!!

  21. Review by Gordon
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    Excellent as usual. Jeffrey works hard to give you exactly what you want with great quality.

  22. Review by Cazz B.
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    Worked out great with Jeffrey again. I sent him another track along with some more specific tonal / performance notes and he really dug in and made it happen. Fast, too. I'll say it again...you're not going to find better musicianship plus a great setup / sound on this platform.

  23. Review by Jon-Yngve B.
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    What a fun project to do with Jeffrey! This guy is just the best! He delivers sooo fast and he goes above and beyond my expectations for what I get. The communication is great. He is a pro in all ways. And his drum tracks are just awesome. He is definitely my go to guy whenever I want to add live drums to a track!

  24. Review by Graham Hope
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    Jeff was great to work with. His response time was quick and communication was excellent. I asked him to record two separate takes of two different drum kits playing together at the same time, which is a lot to ask of a drummer. He delivered great performances, a ton of tonal options (great microphone selection and options), and did it all with a fast turn around time. His session was clearly labeled and well organized. An all around pro who I would recommend to anyone.

  25. Review by Simon Z.
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    Awesome! Super fast delivery

  26. Review by Jon-Yngve B.
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    This guy!! Look no further!

    Communication with Jeffrey was smooth. He was super nice, patient with a guy who is new to online collaboration and professional all the way. I really got the impression that he caught my intention with the song, which was clearly reflected in the track he delivered.

    Not being a drummer, I didn't know exactly what I wanted or what to ask for, but Jeffrey was spot on and his drumming really took it to a new level. Can't wait to work with him on my next tracks!.

  27. Review by Simon Z.
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    Amazing drummer, superb skill, awesome recording gear! FAST DELIVERY

  28. Review by Danny
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    Jeffrey provided amazing and highly creative drums yet again! Not only are the parts great but the stems sound absolutely amazing as his gear and mic selection is top notch and his mic placement is of that of a true master!

  29. Review by Danny
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    (Late review - sorry!) Jeffrey's an amazing and creative drummer! Will certainly try and see if he's free to additional tracks!

  30. Review by Cazz B.
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    Jeffrey is a hidden gem on here. Drums are a tough ask for remote sessions in my experience, but not in this case. He has fantastic gear (drums + studio setup) - easily among the top I've come across on here, and he's happy to share + alter the setup to suit the vibe. I gave him loose direction and he found a groove that totally enhanced my track. The tone of his drums were super organic and spot on. Tasty playing, nothing overdone. He also tracked fantastic aux perc for me to go through.

  31. Review by Antonio Perina
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    Jeffrey is a great communicator ! He precisely worked out the sound and style I was looking for. Sound and playing is top notch ! On this occasion Jeffrey recorded drums for one of my songs. His drumming brought my song to whole another level !

  32. Review by Manuel M.
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    Jeff besides being a truly extraordinary person, he fully understood my needs. I wanted to get a certain kind of sound and he found it for me, playing all the instruments, the piano in a divine way, the drums and percussion in an excellent way and above all made a mix worthy of being called a mix. Professional, serious, fast and punctual.
    I will definitely work with him for other projects!
    great Jeff,
    rock on! Ciao

  33. Review by Jim
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    Wow! Working with Jeffery was a great experience. Fast turnaround and amazing results. Quality of the recording and content were top notch!

  34. Review by Michal Z.
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    Professional drummer who cares about the result.

  35. Review by Rogue Violin
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    Efficient, patient, honest and great to work with, as always!

  36. Review by Lior Z.
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    Jeffery is an amazing drummer with a great feel for music, he always over delivers. Great sound and professionalism, I highly recommend him.

  37. Review by Lior Z.
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    Jeffery is a very serious and talented drummer, he is very responsive, and he quickly understood the sound I was looking for. He also put his heart to record good takes and did an outstanding job. I highly recommend him.

  38. Review by Rogue Violin
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    Jeffrey has been one of the most professional engineers I've worked with. He approaches music with a rare and thoughtful enthusiasm and a highly skilled ear. His recording set-up offers a huge range of options and allows the artist to be incredibly specific about color and tone. Can't wait to work with Jeffrey again.

  39. Review by Michal Z.
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    Jeffrey is professional and creative drummer. I was hearing only a short sample of his skills, hopefully on next job I'll hear more ;)

  40. Review by Michael G.
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    Super skilled and really took the time to get the feel of the song. Highly recommended and I will use again.

  41. Review by Michael H.
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    Another fantastic session. Tones, performance, and attention to detail all went above the call of duty.

  42. Review by Roman Zajats
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    Great professional ! Pleasure to work with Jeffrey ! I will come back with new orders !

  43. Review by Danny
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    Jeffrey's drum takes are so good, I think I need to start filling out my tracks with other SoundBetter musicians to compliment his musicianship and creativity! He nailed it perfectly, actually better than perfectly. I'm so stoked to work on this going forward!

  44. Review by Laine D.
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    This is my second time working with Jeffrey. He was very thoughtful about what to play on drums for my songs to best serve them. And the results were awesome. He really gave my songs the extra punch of vibrancy that they needed. His playing is dynamic and I'm lucky to have his playing on my album. He is an excellent communicator and goes above and beyond. Very satisfied. Thank you Jeffrey!

  45. Review by Manny Perez
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    Beyond bananas!!!! A true pro fashooo! My go to drummer!

  46. Review by August K.
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    Fantastic! Feels it. Great communication. Killer skills. Fast response time. Couldn't ask for more.

  47. Review by Michael H.
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    Jeffrey created an incredibly imaginative and technically amazing track for me that far exceeded expectations. I could tell he put a great deal of thought and effort into this particular job. He was extremely communicative, prompt, and totally professional to work with. I am thrilled with the results.

  48. Review by Danny
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    Another great set of drums! Jeffrey does an amazing job explaining mic placement and choices for the different mics and drumming techniques and artistic choices. I highly recommend Jeffrey!

  49. Review by Danny
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    Jeffrey once again created a beautiful take with the best recording technique. He also supplies descriptions of why he chose the technique of what can be done with the tracks in the mixing stage. Jeffrey provided such an amazing take, it really raises the bar for the recording - so now I need to put more effort into the other tracks!

  50. Review by Emiliano A.
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    Once again, Jeffrey really gave the perfect groove to my songs. Wonderful drummer

  51. Review by John P.
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    Great drummer! Professional, timely, good communication and good groove. Highly recommended

  52. Review by Tony G.
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    Jeffrey was quick, detailed, communicative, and delivered strong tracks that fit the song! Highly recommended!

  53. Review by Emiliano A.
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    Always a very good drummer and musician. Reliable, concrete, creative and professional.
    Great sound, very skilled in drums tuning and mics. Able to get into the song and understand the mood.
    Perfect working partner.

  54. Review by Danny
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    Jeffrey included amazingly detailed notes about what he was going to do and was a pleasure to work with. Will certainly be contacting him again for drum tracks - they sound amazing!

  55. Review by Yunibri S.
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    Excellent drummer, very professional with great sound!

  56. Review by R.J. Ronquillo
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    Excellent producer and musician, awesome communication. I've worked with Jeff since the late 90's and I can attest that he knows his stuff.

  57. Review by Laine D.
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    Jeffrey is an excellent communicator- very detailed and quick to respond. The live drums he recorded for me sound excellent- his playing and the actual recording itself is top notch. I highly recommend Jeffrey and am planning to work with him again.

  58. Review by Gordon
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    Another great performance from Jeffrey. Great sounding drums with cool variety of mics for added color. Does an excellent job of listening to what you want, plus unprompted will throw in a percussion track (tambo, shaker etc) if he thinks it will work.

  59. Review by Monterey
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    Jeffrey once again did an amazing job! He was quick to reply to all inquiries and comments and was very quick to deliver. He's definitely a mainstay and essential musician to your projects if you're looking for complete reliability and a great outcome each and every time.

  60. Review by NAMIRA Productions
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    Well done. Jeff nailed it.
    Very helpful, patient and perfect quality.

  61. Review by Emiliano A.
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    Jeffrey is an amazing drummer: professional, fast, able to understand the songwriter's needs and to put his style and creativity in the song. Always groovy with atmosphere. Great drummer, great guy. Will work again together.

  62. Review by Monterey
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    Jeffrey completed the job completely to perfection within three hours of funding, on the first try! Great work.

  63. Review by Tony M.
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    Excellent drummer, plus I felt right away that he was really trying create the best sounds possible for my song. His response time was also amazing. He had great ideas and it made the song come alive. Would definitely recommend.

  64. Review by Gordon
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    Third song working with Jeffrey and quite happy with the result. The song already had a pretty good sounding programmed drum track which I wanted to duplicate with the real deal. He was able to match the performance and take it further. Great drummer, great sounding kit.

  65. Review by Gordon
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    Jeffrey has a great groove and provided a great performance for the two songs he worked on. He also provides great information about the drums and the mics he uses and provided recorded files of excellent quality that were really easy to drop in and mix.

  66. Review by Benny
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    Again - Jeffrey did a GREAT session for me.
    great sound, great feel, awsome playing !
    RECOMMENDED again !!

  67. Review by Scott M.
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    Jeffrey is a great guy and a super talented drummer to work with. This is the second track I've done with him. His groove and feel is amazing and his recordings are pristine. His drums will really take your work to another level. You can tell he takes pride in his work and making sure you get exactly what you want. Do not hesitate to use Jeffrey for your next project!

  68. Review by Dan N.
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    Jeff can really make a track come alive with his unique feel. A song recorded to a click is suddenly transformed and feels like a live band. Excited to work with Jeff for the rest of my tracks on my new record!

  69. Review by Stephen L.
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    Jeffrey embraces every project with great enthusiasm and provides great quality work. You need only to read the preceding reviews to know and be confident that if you engage Jeffrey you receive the highest quality work. Provides great insight into his craft too :)

  70. Review by James Nagel
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    I found Jeffrey when my studio was overbooked and I needed to record drums for a client in a pinch. Not only did he promptly follow up with me about my job but he over delivered with great professionalism and a killer product! He went above and beyond in finding the right drums, mikes and room to achieve the sound I was after. Super great guy to work with and I'm glad I found him!!!

  71. Review by Manny Perez
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    Excellent! Will use again!

  72. Review by Joseph L.
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    Jeffrey went above and beyond and brought my song to a new level. Great communication as well! Well done!

  73. Review by Manny Perez
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    Excellent! nice solid drums, plenty to work with. Will use hopefully in the near future!!

  74. Review by Stephen L.
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    Jeffrey is so very efficient and provides great quality work/beats and tracks. Have no hesitation in choosing Jeffrey to work with. His work adds to the character of the song and he is very easy to deal with. Personally, I prefer to let Jeffrey choose the style and set up he feels suits the songs and the results are great.

  75. Review by julie d.
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    Jeffrey us amazing to work with - his engagement, communication and sincere desire to get everything just right blew me away. He put his heart and soul into my very confusing project, not to mention did a great job professionally and quickly.

  76. Review by Benny
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    Jeffrey did another live drum track for me, and suprised me with a different new set. Sounds great! So good to work with a drummer that really have the right sound and acts super fast and pro !

  77. Review by Benny
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    Great drummer!
    Very satisfied from Jeffery's sound, feel and groove. He sent me 5 or 6 versions until I was happy with every note and every feel.

    Highly recommended!

  78. Review by Stephen L.
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    Couldn't help but engage Jeffrey again so soon after the last work he did for me. Great communicator, explains his processes and above all else, he provides such great quality drumming tracks that encapture the spirit of the project.

  79. Review by Stefan R.
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    I was very impressed working with Jeffrey for the first time. Attentive, motivated and committed to realising my creative vision, Jeffrey was fastidious in our exchanges, addressing every detail and making time to effect further changes where necessary.

    Experienced across a host of musical disciplines, I appreciated having a second set of ears across my project, most specifically involving drumming, percussion and time alignment.

  80. Review by Stephen L.
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    First song with Jeffrey and a great experience at that too. Jeffrey's interpretation and subsequent drumming/percussion has lifted the song to another level. Clearly loves his craft and provided so much beyond what I expected. Quite an honor for me to be able to collaborate with such talented people as has been my experience with this site. Thanks Jeffrey.

  81. Review by Stephen Sims
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    What can I say?! You NEED to work with Jeffrey! He is an absolute pro and got my song completely. Not only did he go into detail about how he would play the percussion pre and post sending, but he also clarified each mix and room used for recording. I'm completely blown away by his work.

  82. Review by Scott M.
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    I'm incredibly thankful I came across Jeffrey on here. I had a acoustic guitar and vocal mix and gave him only few notes and he was able to arrange and record a performance that just blew my mind. Elevated my song to a level I didn't think was possible. Amazingly talented drummer. Excellent communication. Easy to work with. Prompt responses and delivery. Top notch recording quality. Looking forward to doing more tracks with him. Jeffrey is the man!

  83. Review by Jon-Yngve B.
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    This guy!

    Communication with Jeffrey was very smooth. He is super nice, patient and professional all the way. I got the impression that he caught my intention with the song and the result he delivered was awesome. His drumming really took my track to the next level. Not being a drummer I didn't know how I wanted stuff or how to ask for it, but Jeffrey was really spot on, so no worries there. I was also impressed with the quality of what he delivered. Great multitracks!

    Can't wait to work with him again for my next tracks!

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    Jeffrey Anthony delivers great drum tracks! He is so musical and knowledgeable. He is also very professional, and sent me great drums right away. I had a great experience working with Jeffrey. He is top notch!

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    I had a great experience working with Jeff. After recording at home in non-ideal circumstances, I wasn't sure if adding drums later would work at all, but Jeff was able to come up with the perfect parts for my songs. He was able to capture exactly what I was hoping for with professional recordings that still somehow fit the vibe of my home recording set up. He made the tracks come alive in a really exciting way. Jeff plays to the song above all else so would be a great fit for many different types of projects. I can't wait to work with him again in the future.

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    Jeff is almost always my first call when I'm looking for live drums.
    He is a very musical drummer and has great feel and swing. Whether it be for Rock, Pop, country or improvisational based music, Jeff Anthony has a wonderful work ethic and is always prepared.

Interview with Jeffrey Anthony

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I am launching a music publishing company, I track drums 4-6 days a week, and I am learning to be a dad.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. My studio has more analogue than digital, I have a ton of outboard compressors, mastering EQ's, etc, but I still use UAD plugins and other fancy plug-ins. Each have a role, and each are tools.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I will take the time to find the best parts and sound for each song I work on for you. I really care about the work I do.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: BAE 1023's, Distressor EL8X, AEA R 88, A&F RAW steel snare

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: 25 years as a professional musician. I currently compose film music, and produce pop songs for artist, and I now even do string arranging. I have also spent 16 years as a music analyst at Pandora working on the Music Genome Project and this has given me a unique insight into song structure and composition. I also have launched a publishing company.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: play quiet with accuracy and intensity and you will get BIG drum sounds.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Singer-songwriter, folk, rock, pop, R&B, jazz, some fusion, blues shuffles, inde-rock, experimental rock

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I currently offer 16 channels of high quality audio tracks through a combination of preamps such as a pair of BAE Neve 1023's , BAE NEVE 1073, API 512c's UnderToneAudio MPDI-4, Chandler Limited TG2, CAPI VP 26 & 28's Avedis MA5's and I am now incorporating some outboard compressors, such as a distressor for my mono color mic, API 560, DBX 560A, and also the Placid Audio Resonator B. I use MOjave MA 200 tube mics for overheads, MD421's and RE20 for toms, AKG d112, Mojave MA 300 FET and DW Moon sub mic for kick, Shure SM7b for top snare, Shure SM57 Unidyne III for bottom mic, Beyerydynamic M160 for hi hat, AEA R 88 and Royer 121 for room mics and some other random mics depending on session. I have 2 rooms. A tight controlled room. I hired an acoustician to come into my studio and tell me what I needed to do to get the best drum sounds from my space then I (and my wife) cutom built and installed over a dozen sound panels to get that sound. I have a big, I mean BIG, open room with tall ceilings and that allows me get a big drum room.

  17. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  18. A: My favorite producer right now is Joe Henry. The sonic characteristics of the record he produces are just jaw dropping. When it comes to influential drummers currently they are Matt Chamberlain, Jay Bellerose, Jim Keltner, & Stephen Hodges.

  19. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  20. A: I am typically hired to come into the studio and provide musical drum tracks in a wide variety of styles to a click. I usually make my own charts with the provided demos, or in the studio the day of tracking. I can quickly change the approach, feel, type of fills, on the spot, making the client happy with the final result.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: I like to get the tracks, import them into my DAW, get levels set, then I make a chart of the song. If the client has sent any notes about which songs, or drummers, or specific drum parts they want emulated I then listen to all of those, and take notes. Then I choose the appropriate drums for the specific track. I will mix and match drum sets if necessary, and then I place the mics, get levels and record a few passes. I don't always use the same mics, and same pre's for each track, I try and get an appropriate sound for each track. I'll send over the raw files to the client and if any revisions are requested I make those.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: Here is what I don't bring, an ego. I live for the art of crafting a drum part for a song.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Joe Henry I believe Joe Henry is producing some of best sounding records being made currently. Not to mention the song-craft of his own songs is truly incredible.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Listening.

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  • General Update April 2020Apr 10, 2020

    With social distancing and stay at home orders here to stay for months and even years to come, remote session collaborations are going to be the norm. As such I have been upgrading my studio and even writing a book to help guide new drummers and collaborators learn the ropes of becoming a remote session musician.

  • New Neve, Avedis and Daking preamps!Jul 11, 2019

    I got some new Neve 1073 preamps with EQ a pair of Daking Peamps with EQ and a pair of Avedia MA5's. And holy wow, have these preamps upped the sound quality! 

    Coming very soon, BURL convertors! Can't wait to get these in the studio. 

  • European Tour April 21-May 15 & New WebsiteApr 19, 2019

    I'll be hitting the road in a few days to support Josh Smith's latest record. This will be a fun and challenging gig. Josh is one of the best blues guitarist on the planet and he works with some heavy cats and it is an honor to be asked to do this tour.

    I also just launched a new website and have made some serious studio upgrades. Much more exciting news will be announced later in the year!

  • New Record Release Plus SoundBetter Deals!Oct 21, 2018

    I just released a new solo record that features string quartet, upright bass, piano and drums. It is called Harbor and a Lighthouse

    I did all the string arrangements, and performed the piano and drums.This was recorded in my studio, Harbor Lighthouse Studios.

    I am offering a super deal>book me for 3 songs and pay only $250. This is a smoking deal since I charge $125 to $150 on a per song basis.


  • Released 1st single, new gear, touringSep 15, 2018

    I just released the 1st single
    I wrote and produced in my new studio,I play all the instruments except upright and vocals


    I just upgraded my studio to the brand new Apollo X8


    I'm releasing my a solo record on Oct.12 will feature string quartet, upright bass, piano, and drums


    On Oct 11, I start a 5 week tour with The Portland Cello Project