Itunu Joe

Session Drummer & Producer

22 Reviews (20 Verified)
Itunu Joe on SoundBetter

Hello there! My name is Itunu. I am a drummer, music producer and mixing engineer. I would like to be part of your amazing record. I have worked on various records across many genres from buyers all over the world. I believe the best of your music is your next. Together, we can make the finest music you have made yet.

Looking for a top-notch drummer to take your music to the next level? Look no further!

With years of experience behind the kit and a passion for drumming, I record from my state-of-the-art studio using only the best equipment. My setup includes PDP DW Concept Series Maple Drums, a Black Panther Snare, and Murat Diril Cymbals, all recorded using Logic ProX, and a selection of premium mics including the Shure SM57, Audix D2s, Audix D6, AKG D112 MkII, and AKG C1000 S Condenser Mics.

Simply send me an MP3 of your track with any instructions you have, and I'll take care of the rest. While a click track is preferred, I'm comfortable playing along to any style and can hold a tasty, well-pocketed groove with ease.

Within 24 hours, I'll send you a stereo mix demo file of me playing your song, which you can revise until it's perfect. From there, I'll send you individual stems, including two kicks, two snares, three toms, one hi-hat, two overheads, and one room mic.

Ready to take your music to the next level? Don't hesitate to get in touch using the contact button above. I can't wait to work with you!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

22 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Levion
    by Levion

    Great job even switch a part I wanted switch no problem

  2. Review by Jesse W.

    Fantastic! Everything you could want as a drummer: such an intuitive beat maker, hits are always clean, beautiful, & feel great. His compositions breath life into the song & radiate joy like the summer sun. The tone of his kit should not be underestimated. It’s obvious by the character of the sound that he is in intimate relationship with his instruments. Courteous and a pleasure to work with. My number one goal now is to send more songs to Itunu that he can add his musical magic to my recipes

  3. Review by Michael T.

    Itunu is the groove master!

  4. Review by Amen K.

    Solid work.
    Quick Turnaround.

  5. Review by Francis L.

    Itunu has been for me - a versatile and talented drummer. He demonstrated flexibility and skill playing drums on my somewhat complex arrangement. He is the man!

  6. Review by Michael

    Itunu Joe is an amazing drummer. The best drummer we've worked with. He interprets the songs beautifully and plays with an enviable feel - totally adept at numerous styles. Extremely easy to work with, professional all the way. Thank you so much again, Itunu.

  7. Review by Francis L.

    Itunu has done a fantastic job for my song. He has proven to be versatile in various styles of music and cooperative. I will definitely use him again.

  8. Review by Jose H Gonzales

    He did a great job on my project and His drums sound great! He completed the work very quickly and communication was great. I'm very happy and I will be using him again for other projects.

  9. Review by Kuhle
    by Kuhle

    Awesome work as always.

  10. Review by Roger H.

    Fantastic as always!
    Aced every single song.

  11. Review by John Palmer

    The best drummer on here hands down!

  12. Review by Roger H.

    Fantastic. Always a great working experience with a truly talented drummer.

  13. Review by Gustavo T.

    HiteeSticks was very fluent and quick to get back to me. Thanks to him I was able to get my song to where it needed to be and it paid off. If you need good quality and arrangement, this is the right musician to go to.

  14. Review by Roger H.

    Brilliant drummer and talented engineer. What more do you need?!

  15. Review by John Palmer

    Thanks for coming through. Always on point!

  16. Review by Toni
    by Toni

    Once again Itunu's drumming put a smile on my face. Very tight playing with good technical skills to pull of some difficult stuff. Great work!

  17. Review by Maya
    by Maya

    I tried a number of drummers for my project... after I met this guy, I was sure this is it!
    The feel, the confidence and quality with which he approached my song was breath taking.
    Moved it all to another level. Thank you!

  18. Review by Roger H.

    Top quality of work. Wonderfully professional, musically talented, great groove, feel, energy etc.
    Highly recommended!

  19. Review by Erik
    by Erik

    Great feel, and good understanding of music! Will definitely hire again.

  20. Review by Nana J.

    Itunu is a great drummer and producer! We had great chemistry and hope to work with him again. He keeps a tight groove and plays exactly what the song needs. His touch and musical understanding lifted the song! Definitely worth it!

Interview with Itunu Joe

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I played drums to Ascension by the Amazing Iros Young. I did the track in 45 minutes and it came out so beautiful. You can look it up on Youtube

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

  4. A: Quite a number of projects. I run a weekly drum cover on Youtube.

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

  6. A: I am totally new here.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: That's a tough one. I play drums, so it's analog. But I love digital processing. I think it's potential is bigger.

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

  10. A: I promise to blow their minds at my first attempt!

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

  12. A: I love the fact that I play at work, literally.

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

  14. A: They ask, "Are you available?" I answer, "YES!!!"

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: A lot of people think that being expressive on the drums is the way, but in reality, the simpler the sweeter.

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

  18. A: I ask them what they want to achieve with their sound. This leads to loads of other questions.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Please keep an open mind. You never know what the end would be sometimes. Let the music take the lead.

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

  22. A: Bass drum, snare drum, Hihat, one mic and a pair of sunglasses. :)

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

  24. A: I have been playing drums in churches and gigs for 15 years but only started freelancing 2 years ago.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: A lot of my buyers say that I seem to speak with my drumming. They say it communicates with the music and also with the listener.

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

  28. A: You can never finish a song, there is always more to do.

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

  30. A: I have worked on many genres over the past two years which I have worked freelance. This is because in freelancing, you expect sales from all over the world, so I have not limited myself to only one style. My core style is gospel but in my work I have recorded less gospel.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My strongest skill is in creating patterns. I can create so many patterns with little similarity.

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

  34. A: I bring the taste. The right feel. I put the song in the right direction. Many of the times, I play the drums before other music is added.

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

  36. A: I begin work after I have received information from the buyer. I listen to the original song to learn it and then I put my ideas to the table and play them. I do a rough mix to put my playing in proper perspective before I forward it as a demo to the buyer. If there are no revisions, I will go ahead and export the stems for the buyer.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: My setup is pretty basic. I work full time as a freelancing musician, so I work from home. I have a pair of Behringer Truth Monitors. I have an array of Mics ranging from AKG, Bluebird, Blu Encore, Samson, Digital Refrence, Audix and Shure. I play PDP DW Concept Series Maple Drums, Black Panther Snare and Zildjian Cymbals.

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

  40. A: Quite a lot of them. Calvin Rodgers is a phenomenal drummer. Jon Bellion may not be a drummer but his approach to music making makes me think nothing is impossible.

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

  42. A: I record live drums for singles, EPs, albums and other projects.

Gospel Track

I was the Drummer/Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Typical turnaround time is 24 hours for drumming services.
I revise until You are satisfied.
Please send correct info and reference music if available.

GenresSounds Like
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Mary J. Blige
Gear Highlights
  • Zildjian
  • PDP
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Audix
  • Shure sm57
  • Blue Encore
  • Neuman
  • Murat Diril
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SoundBetter Deal

I will record on every 3 songs for 180 usd.