Vishal Nayak

Session Drummer, Engineer

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Producer, recording engineer and session drummer based in Brooklyn. Toured and recorded as a drummer with a diverse list of artists including Empress Of, Nick Hakim, Raveena, Hannah Cohen, Kimbra, MorMor among many others. Head engineer and owner of Black Lodge Recording in Brooklyn.

I am a drummer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer based out of Brooklyn, New York.

I own and operate Black Lodge Recording, one of Brooklyn's premier recording studios. Black Lodge is equipped with an array of amazing sounding drums as well as a microphone locker and list of outboard that would rival any of the city's best studios. I bring over two decades of experience as a drummer and over 15 years of experience as a recording engineer coupled with unlimited access to my own world-class recording facility to every project I work on.

Some notable recent albums I have contributed to as a drummer and/or engineer include Nick Hakim's "Will This Make Me Good" (Drums), Raveena's "Lucid" (Drums & Engineering) and Hannah Cohen's "Welcome Home" (Drums, Addl. Engineering)
For more of my credits, please visit my AllMusic page.

My strengths are getting drum sounds appropriate for most indie/pop/rock/alternative projects. My skills as a drummer are specific to most of the recordings you can hear me on. I've toured extensively with a wide range of artists like Empress Of, Nick Hakim, Kimbra, Hannah Cohen, Mormor, and others, and bring this versatility to all my recording sessions as well. I also specialize in drum programming and am extremely proficient at Keyboards, Bass and Guitar.

I'm also now accepting mixing work, and will do a spec mix of your song for FREE!

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


AllMusic verified credits for Vishal Nayak
  • Helena Deland
  • Photay
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  • Nick Hakim
  • Nick Hakim
  • Nick Hakim
  • Olden Yolk
  • Olden Yolk
  • Chrome Sparks
  • Empress Of
  • Wild Yaks
  • Nick Hakim
  • Nick Hakim
  • Lowhency Pierre
  • Nick Hakim
  • Shubh Saran
  • Photay
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Raveena - Nectar

I was the Drummer and drum engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Jon Brion
  • Matt Chamberlain
  • Aaron Sterling
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann U67
  • Coles 4038
  • Royer 121
  • RCA 44
  • AEA R88
  • Bock Audio
  • AKG
  • Electrodyne
  • Pultec
  • Tube-Tech
  • UREI 1176
  • Chandler
  • Lachappell Audio
  • C&C Drums
  • etc. Please visit website for full gear list.
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