Blair Sinta

Drums/Beats/CreativeSounds

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Trusted by multi platinum artists (Alanis Morissette, Annie Lennox, Melissa Etheridge), indie artists, movie and TV composers in Los Angeles for over 20 years. My focus is the right groove and sounds for your songs.

I've recorded for artists world wide in my studio from Australia, Taiwan, Russia, Japan, England through remote sessions for the past 20 years. I specialize in Rock/Pop but I play many styles. I understand how tocreate the right sound and vibe needed in different genres. I play for the song and focus on sonics to bring something unique and inspiring the music I record. I also program and create sound effects. I budget for the client so please don't hesitate to contact me about working within your budget.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Blair Sinta
  • Angus & Julia Stone
  • Haroula Rose
  • Haroula Rose
  • Stewart Lindsey
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Aoede
  • Aoede
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
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  • Andy Palmer
  • Nicky Corbett
  • Nicky Corbett
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Audra Mae
  • Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound
  • Wilson Phillips
  • Wilson Phillips
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Il Volo
  • Aoede
  • Aoede
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Scrote
  • Aoede
  • Aoede
  • Aoede
  • Mikey Wax
  • Sara Lov
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Katrina Carlson
  • Katrina Carlson
  • Haroula Rose
  • Haroula Rose
  • Wilson Phillips
  • James Blunt
  • Doc Dauer
  • Doc Dauer
  • Doc Dauer
  • Laura Jansen
  • Laura Jansen
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Cassie Davis
  • Mitchel Musso
  • O+S
  • Better Than Ezra
  • Sara Lov
  • Natalie Warner
  • Josiah Leming
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Anastacia
  • Idina Menzel
  • Natalia Lesz
  • Joanna Wang
  • Brendan James
  • Brendan James
  • Arden Kaywin
  • Ryan Cabrera
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alan Silvestri
  • Kirk Wheeler
  • Kirk Wheeler
  • Kirk Wheeler
  • Kirk Wheeler
  • Kirk Wheeler
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Low Stars
  • Jamelia
  • Annie Lennox
  • Annie Lennox
  • Jamelia
  • Anouk
  • Anouk
  • Anthony Callea
  • Anthony Callea
  • Josh Groban
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Ashley Parker Angel
  • Louden Swain
  • Louden Swain
  • Louden Swain
  • Louden Swain
  • Louden Swain
  • Louden Swain
  • Jamelia
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Splendid
  • Splendid
  • Zack Hexum
  • Zack Hexum
  • Zack Hexum
  • The Hippos
  • The Hippos
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard
  • Louden Swain
  • Kail Baxley
  • Kail Baxley
  • Jimmy Riggs Band
  • Robyn Cage
  • My Silent Bravery
  • Hot Press For Leopold
  • Hot Press For Leopold
  • Hot Press For Leopold
  • Olivia Ong
  • Sisters of Perpetual Heartache
  • Sisters of Perpetual Heartache
  • Sara Lov
  • Tiff Randol
  • Robyn Cage
  • The Blackmail Seduction
  • The Blackmail Seduction
  • The Strange Familiar
  • Hana Kim
  • Pete Mroz
  • Pete Mroz

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Emily J.
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    Blair is such an amazingly talented drummer! He did a fantastic job recording the drum track for my song and was such a pleasure to work with.

  2. Review by Glen Ballard
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    Blair has a derp pocket and groove. He is the motor for so many records I’ve made. The ultimate team mate in the trenches.

  3. Review by Jeremy Little
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    A true master! I've been lucky enough to perform around the world with Blair and he's a real professional in every sense. It's rare to find a drummer with such an understanding of color and timbre. Blair recently recorded remotely for my upcoming record and I couldn't be happier with the results. I gave him a simple beat that I had programmed as a reference and he took it to another level. Suddenly, my track had life and loads of vibe. I'm so happy with the results!

Interview with Blair Sinta

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Sean Hurley (bass).

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

  4. A: It'll be great...It'll be right what you want and need.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: I love to make music.

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: What's your rate? I budget for the client and project.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: I ask for sound and beat examples of what they are looking for. Sometimes verbal descriptions of music can get tricky.

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

  12. A: I've been professional musician in Los Angeles for 22 years and counting. I've toured and recorded with incredible artists and I strive to continue to make this my living.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Musical, dynamic, adventurous.

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

  16. A: The source has to sound good.

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

  18. A: Rock (indie or classic) Pop (country or Americana)

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: My strongest skill is a great feel and interesting drum sounds and working with clients for what they want.

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

  22. A: Something I love about recording is the ability to tailor each drum sound to the song. The sound sets the vibe. The groove should make the listener dance, bob their head, or feel the emotion of the song. Sounds corny but that's the job of a drummer. I bring musicality from years of experience working live and in studios with world class artists and producers.

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

  24. A: I like to talk to clients and get a sense of what they want in each song or project. Sonic references, do they need programming? If they have a demo should the sounds and beat match exactly or is it something I should reference but be creative. I try to turn projects around in 48 hours depending on the amount of tracks they need done. I'll send an MP3 and do a revision if needed. I'll then deliver the tracks either processed or raw depending on the clients wishes in folders labeled as "takes" or "song" through We Transfer.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I have a large selection of drums (snares, kicks, toms, various percussion) that I change out according to every song. I have high end gear: API, Chandler, Telefunken and Daking Mic pres. Classic and modern mics, 421s, 414s, Coles, M160s, FET 47. My main DAW is Pro Tools but I use Ableton for some programming.

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

  28. A: I love music that is adventurous sonically...Radiohead, Spoon, Queens Of The Stone Age but I also love classic recordings such as Steely Dan or very organic sounding records Joe Henry, Ryan Adams.

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

  30. A: Rock and Pop tracks are the main styles I'm called for. I also am a versatile player and work on TV and Movie scores.

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Terms Of Service

I allow one revision, typical turn around is 48 hours. I strive for dialog about sound examples, groove and beats to be on the same page before I begin tracking.

GenresSounds Like
  • Led Zeppelin
  • John Mayer
  • Spoon
Gear Highlights
  • API
  • Chandler Limited
  • Telefunken
  • AKG
  • Coles
  • Beyer Dynamic
  • Senheiser
  • Distressor
  • DBX 160
  • Soundelux
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SoundBetter Deal

Multiple Song Discounts. Happy to negotiate within your budget.