Timmy Boom Bap

Pro Drums/Producer/Songwriter

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As a professional session endrosed touring/recording drummer Ive worked with the who's who of the West Coast music scene and beyond. Hired by artists such as Pomo, Shad, KOS, Daniel Wesley, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hey Ocean, producers such as Ben Kaplan, Dave Ogilivie, Gggarth Richardson, Tim is now taking that experience to his own production studio.

Taking all that session, performing, touring, & Industry knowledge Im now running a full production facility called "Baptone Studios" in East Vancouver at the Blue Light Studios facility. I specialize in live drum and programmed drum production as Ive been an award winning jazz drummer since an early age. Born into a family of Juno nominated, and internationally known jazz & music educators, I was given drums at the age of 3 yrs old, started playing guitar and songwriting at the age of 12, toured and was awarded as the best drummer Nationally by Zildjian cymbals, and was picked as the best drummer at the Lionel Hampton Jazzfest in1998 (Biggest jazzfest in N.America at the time). At the age of 15 yrs old, was playing in the local club scene in Vancouver and touring BC with musicians like the Bachman family and Famous Players. In his professional career hes now a top call session player in Vancouver, endorsed by Evans/Promark, has worked with the biggest musicians & producers in Canada and beyond. Im now offering production services in my studio, including the capabilities of tracking live drums and programmed drums with Native-Instruments Maschine3. Im a multi-instrumentalist with a wide assortment of high end gear from guitars to synths, high end mic pre's from Neve and Universal Audio, about 5 different drum kits, 7 snare options, and about 50 different high end cymbals.

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Interview with Timmy Boom Bap

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

  2. A: The biggest misconception about what I do without a doubt is that people think im solely a drummer, nothing less, nothing more... When I show people some of my productions, with music that Ive written, played all the instruments on, produced, and mixed myself, they are so surprised!!! Some of these people Ive known for a big portion of my life! I just havent had that much of an opportunity to showcase my talents, as Ive excelled as a drummer in my career so thats just what im known for... True Fact - The first song I learned on guitar was "Rosemary" by Lenny Kravitz, taught to me by my sister Kelly when I was 10 years old... I also had about 50 songs written between the age of 10 - 16 years old. Thats when drumming really took over my primary focus. Its been a real treat to play more guitar lately, especially when it comes to writing songs again,

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

  4. A: Most of my work has been as a session musician, hired to play drums on records. At this point Ive played on a ton of records, and worked with some of the best talent in the industry, and every session im on im like a sponge, always taking in whats going on around me, listening, learning, and paying attention to details. On sessions im able to internalize songs within one listen, and can often provide whatever the tracks need within three passes with options for the producer to work with. Now that im tracking drums myself in my own studio im now being very hands on with the mixing process, and also doing lots of writing and arranging.

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

  6. A: There are so many, but ill name a few here. 1. Currently Anderson Paak is my favorite current artist. He embraces everything in music that I seem to love. Hes a great rapper & singer, and is incredibly melodic with his ideas. To top it off he was a session drummer before he was committed to his career as an artist, so the way he incorporates his lyrical skill while playing drums is just the best. Hes like a New School Modern Urban Levon Helm to me. 2. I love what Robert Glasper is doing, and really his whole camp around him. Its so refreshing to hear an artist coming from the traditional jazz background and taking that knowledge and influence pushing it into new territory. 3. Danger Mouse... He is just brilliant. It is always such a treat to listen to his mixes in the studio. He has an incredible way of using lush rich sounds with real instruments hes recorded, mixed with current and modern sounds. and the Grey Album is just next level. 4. Bob Powers & Questlove... Because of one record that changed my life probably more than any other... D'Angelo's Voodoo... What a mix on that masterpiece!

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: My main DAW im working on is Logic X... I do have Protools, Ableton, and Cubase in my system, but have found im proficient in Logic so thats what I stick with. For an interface im using an Apollo x8, with an Apollo firewire rack and Apollo Twin slaved to it. Here is a list of the Universal Audio Plug-Ins I use. - 1176 UA Compressor and Limiter - Ampeg SVTVR Classic - Ampex ATR-102 - API 550A - API 560 - Capitol Chambers Reverb - EMT 250 Reverb - Eventide H910 Harmonizer - Fairchild - Fender 55 Tweed Deluxe - Helios Type 69 EQ - Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ - LA2A - Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects - Little Labs VOG - Manley Massive Passive - Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip - Marshall Plexi Classic - Neve 1073 EQ & 1073SE EQ - Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ - Neve 33609 & 33609SE Compressor - Ocean Way Studios - Oxide Tape - Precision Enhancer Hz - Precision Mix Rack Collection - Pultec-Pro - Raw Plug-In for UAD-2 - RealVerb-Pro Plug-In for UAD-2 - Softube Amp Room Half-Stack - Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 - Softube Vocoder - SSL E Channel Strip - SSL E Preamp and Channel Stripl - UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ - UA 1176 Limiter Collection - For Mic Pre's im using a Universal Audio 4-710d, Vintech 473, Neve Portico 5012, as well as the built in Apollo Mic Pre's. - Outboard Compression im using a Serpent Audio mkii FET Compressor, as well as the Classic Distressor. - I have 2 vintage space echos. The re-201 and also the sre-555 rack version. - For synths im running a Moog Sub37, Moog Voyageur, Dave Smith Prophet 08, Dave Smith Vintage Pro-One, Microkorg, Roland Juno. - I have a very deep extensive collection of Drums & Cymbals. Im also an endorsed player with Evans Drum Heads & Promark Drumsticks. - 1978 Vintage Ludwig "John Bonham" Kit - Original Owner custom ordered before I got them. Sizes 24" Kick, 13" Rack, 18"x18" Floor - This is used primarily for Vintage Rock, Country, Pop applications. - Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Sea Blue Finish - Sizes 22", 10", 12", 14", 16" - Modern Rock, Fusion, Funk, Jazz, Gospel - Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Champagne Sparkle Be-Bop Kit - 18"x14" Kick, 10", 12", 14" - Jazz, HipHop, Funk, Experimental - Tama Starclassic Maple Hyper Drive - 22" Kick, 10"x6.5", 12"x7", Short Stack Toms, 16"x16" Floor - Reggae, world music, latin, experimental - Converted 16" Floor Tom turned into Kick Drum - Used for experimental, hiphop, funk, jazz, drum & bass applications. Snare Drums - Ludwig Black Beauty, Ludwig Supraphonic, Dunnett "Jara Wood", Yamaha David Garibaldi Signature, Gretsch Oak, Tama 10" Firecracker Cymbals - Assortments of Zildjian Vintage and current K's, Sabian, Paiste, Istanbul, Zion Mics - Shure sm57's, Shure 421s, AKG d112, AKG C 451B, Yamaha Subkick, Antelope Verge Pencil condenser & Antelope Edge Duo Condenser Modelling Mics, Neuman TLM 103, Rode NTK Condensor Im also deep in the Native Instrument world and Komplete 12. I use Maschine 3 as my main sampler, as well as the S61 Komplete midi keyboard.


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GenresSounds Like
  • Robert Glasper Experiment
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • The Dapkings
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo x8/Firewire/Twin
  • UA 710-D
  • Vintech 473
  • Neve Portico 5012
  • Serpent Audio mkii FET Compressor
  • Distressor
  • Native-Instruments MK3
  • Komplete 12 s61 Midi Sequencer
  • Vintage Roland Space Echo re-201 & sre 555 Chorus/Delay
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