Gideon Berger

Punk / Indie / Rock Drummer

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With 20 years experience in touring, playing live shows and countless recording sessions with Rock, Punk & Indie artists, I am offering my services via SoundsBetter for anyone who wants a polished, tight and driving drum recording.

I can work with most genres of music and deliver a variety of sounds thanks to a wide selection of drums, including: dw collectors kit, Tama Starclassic & SLP steel kits, Ludwig Keystone kit, over 10 snare drums, variety of cymbals and a lot of high-end microphones & recording equipment

You will be provided with:
-Multiple tracks of each individual drum and cymbal as well as room ambiance mics.
-Reference mix of your song with my recording.
-In addition, I will also sample each drum and cymbal in various velocities so you’ll have options in mixing.

As for my performance, my focus is on delivering the best and tightest performance for your song with emphasis on style, groove, energy and intent. My goal is to meet your vision by enhancing the song but never distracting from it!

When reaching out, please try to include a demo / scratch track of your song. (Could be super basic, doesn't have to be anything fancy).

You're welcome to follow my recent work at: instagram.com/drums_by_gideon

Recording credits:
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-Useless ID - State is Burning, We Don't Want the Airwaves
-Tess & The Details - Runaway, Patient 139
-Kill the drive - Lady Karma, A Postcard From Hell
-The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute
-Lipstick - The Wasteland We Left Behind
-Cables & Arms - EP IV

And a-lot more...

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

101 Reviews - 20 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Pat V.
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    Gideon is an amazing drummer. He was quick and provided the exact style drums that my song needed. I will definitely be working with Gideon again on some upcoming songs !

  2. Review by Luis E.
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    Gideon is an extraordinary drummer, he is so professional, and he is also a great musician, he knows exactly what to do, and takes your project to the next level!

  3. Review by Tom Rado
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    Gideon is a pro! His turn around was quick and what he delivered didn’t need revision. :) would happily work with him again!

  4. Review by Antonio "Tonez" Fernandez
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    Gideon's attention to detail is wonderful! Great work.

  5. Review by Andre G.
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    Gideon is the real deal, the process was done with quality communication and great professionalism.

  6. Review by Kelsey F.
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    I had a great experience with Gideon! For my punk/grunge song I knew I wanted live drums from someone who could keep up with the facets of the genre and intricacies of what was preexisting in the song. I was so happy with what Gideon came up with. It makes the track so much more fun and propulsive. He was extremely timely with his delivery and I can tell he totally vibed with my song and put his all into it. I wholeheartedly recommend.

  7. Review by Adam T.
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    Gideon rips!!! Fast, pro and uber talented! Highly recommend!!

  8. Review by Luis E.
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    GIDEON WAS SO GOOD AND SO PROFESSIONAL! HE IS AMAZING, AND HE DELIVERS FAST!

  9. Review by Peter J.
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    Gideon is such a smart guy and gifted drummer! Delivery on point. Great sound. All the necessary files are there - and even some add on stuff! Great performance on video. Highly recommended!

  10. Review by Adam Buckingham
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    I’ve worked with a lot of people on SoundBetter but this has been, by far, the best interaction I’ve ever had on the platform. Gideon is great with communication, an incredible drummer and just overall and enjoyable person to work with. I couldn’t recommend any more highly!

  11. Review by Cloe
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    Gideon is talented and patient. He sent me both the mixed stems and organic stems. He also has good communication and is willing to cooperate with changes.

  12. Review by Jess H.
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    Gideon is awesome. Killer drumming, amazing recording quality, willing to go the extra mile to make you happy. For high-energy music, he is the best.

  13. Review by Len Wolf
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    Great work! Will be using again for another orig

  14. Review by Ashu
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    Gideon was great to work with. Extremely professional, courteous and prompt with his delivery! I had a very short deadline and he came through on time!

  15. Review by Ardra
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    Gideon is very professional, but yet very personal. He does quality work in a very timely manner. I cannot recommend him enough!

  16. Review by Esben K.
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    Had a great time working with this guy. He’s super talented and delivers in no time! You can’t go wrong with Gideon

  17. Review by Saurabh S.
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    Gideon is an excellent drummer. He understands the song and fills in the groove perfectly. He is quite easy to work and would go an extra mile to get what you need. highly recommended...!

  18. Review by Chris A.
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    Prompt, detailed, professional, and above all kind. Gideon was a joy to work with and his live drum performance gave my song the extra oomph that it needed.

  19. Review by Al B.
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    Very good drummer! Highly recommended. Very good communication!

  20. Review by GLUNCEIN
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    Gideon did an awesome job on the drums for my song. He was thorough and gave me multiple options both instrumentation and velocity-wise. I appreciated the care for my song and would definitely work with him again!

Interview with Gideon Berger

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

  2. A: Meeting new people and making new friends.

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

  4. A: That I'm a "punk drummer" I grew up listening to punk and playing in punk bands, but in recent years I've been exposed and performed on so many other generes, folk, rock, indie rock, pop, (even disco!) Punk drumming and punk culture thought e a lot and set an amazing foundation to how I approach music today, but it's not "all I do".

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Polished, clean, and full of intent. Everything I play and perform has a lot of thinking and calculations behind it and I make sure that I stand behind the things I play and I try to bring it to life with the intent and intensity I play my parts

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

  8. A: I'll ask the artist to provide me with a scretch guitar / reference son, if they have midi drms that's cool and can really help, and the click (BPM) of the song. I will then listen to the song a few times and start mapping out the parts (Intro>Verse>pre chorus>chorus>2nd Verse, etc.) s'nd step ould be to find the right sound, experiment with different drums and tones, different tuning, until I find the one the works best for that specific song. Then I'll go an just play along to the song untill my mucle memory feels natural and I feel comfortable with all the parts. then I start tracking, Ill usually do anything between 3-5 takes (or as many as needed) to get to the closest to perfect take. Then I will listn back and punch in the drums if needed, I don't like "edting" the drums, I'd rather just punh in parts, I found that it makes the most sense and sounds the most natual in cases you do need to fix things. And then I will sample each and every drum and cymbal and send it off to the artist. I usually provide all the drums stems raw and un processed, I also offer a high level reference mix, I usually provide a list of all the gear I used. And.... that's it!

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

  10. A: As my profile mentions, I come from punk and punk rock, but I enjoy tracking anything from indie rock, to pop, I've done a few ragea style songs, I did hardcore and thrash recording. Basically, if the song is good, recorded to a click - I can pull it off and have fun along the way (and make sure it comes through the recording!)

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: oh wow.... So my roome is not huge, but I have great acoustic and sound there from those 4 walls alone, which is a great start! I make sure to play nothing but excellent drums, I'm a huge gear nerd and always make sure my drums are tuned and fit the song, and if they don't - I change the kit! I have 6 different drum sets at my disposal and always happy to change things up until I get the tone I want. I have maple kits, oak kits, and even steel kit (yup, metal!) I have a variety of ~15 mics, and I think the most interesting thing I do.. is using Audix d6 on my toms (yup, a kick mic on my toms) that gives such a crazy amount of punch and attack to every drum fill. I recently upgraded my inteface and added another preamp that gives me 8 more channels (16 in total!) so I do: snare tom and bottom, Tom& Floor, 2 overheads, kick in kick out, HH, room mic and Crotch mic (Which is key for my sound!)

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

  14. A: It's hard to say "the most common" one... I've done everything from full 12 songs albums, to quick drum play through videos. I would say my typical client are rock/indie artists and bands who record at home and have don't have unlimited budget, yet don't want to compromise on the quality and energy of their recording. I help them set a powerfull foundation for their music by providing them with a killer drum recording in a very comfortable rates.

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Terms Of Service

Most songs up to 3 mins start at ~$150
First revision is included.
Every other revision is $35.
Please be sure to include a demo when you reach out.
Turn around time is within a few days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bad Religion
  • Foo Fighters
  • Paramore
Gear Highlights
  • dw collectors
  • Tama Big Black Steel
  • Ludwig Keystone All Star
  • Ludwig Black Beauty
  • OCDP
  • Mapex Black Panther
  • tama starclassic
  • SJC Custom drums
  • Sabian cymbals
  • Audix mics
  • Shure mics
  • Rode mics
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  • Two floor toms!!Oct 23, 2023

    For all you drum nerds, I recently added a second floor time to my DW collectors. That thing is so much fun! Surely I had to get another microphone for it, but I am really enjoying it.

  • Available for sessionsOct 16, 2023

    Hi friends. for the first time in a coupe of weeks my calendar is pretty free and I'm happy to work on your music.
    hit me up today to learn more about my services and how I can help you.

  • What an amzing few weeksSep 07, 2023

    I had a couple of amazing weeks here on the platform.
    A few really talented and professional folks have reached out and we had some amazing sessions together!
    I'm really thankful!

  • New kit in the studio!!!Aug 14, 2023

    I recently added a new CC Custom kit and it's amazing!
    Can't wait to test it out in my upcoming sessions.

  • Heres to 2023!!!Jan 04, 2023

    I'm very excited about this coming year!
    Can't wait to see what cool artists I'll get to work with, what kind of music I'll work on, and what gear will end up in my studio!

    Let's go!!!

  • Exciting October!Oct 17, 2022

    This month have started with a bang!
    A lot of interesting projects and opportunities.
    I'm really excited about all the artists that reached out.
    I'm thinking abut creating an "intro" video of me talking about my proces and what artists should expect from working with me. 

  • I love playing shows!Sep 26, 2022

    Hi friends, I know this is not related to Soundbetter or recording in general, but I got play a really fun show this weekend and it reminded me how much I missed being on stage in the last.....1.5 years during the high of the pendamic.

    I'm never taking it for granted again!

  • Back from Europe - back to work!Aug 29, 2022

    Hy friends!
    I just returned from Europe startight into a handful of sessions.
    Super exited abut the later part of this year!

  • Getting ready for a EU trip later this monthAug 08, 2022

    I'm really excited to take some time off later this month and spend a week in Europe.
    It is really overdue and much needed.

    I suggest all my clients to submit your projects in the next few days if you have any certain urgency around it.
    Thanks everyone!

  • Can't wait for August!Aug 01, 2022

    July has been awesome, a bunch of really fun projects.
    Can't wait to see what August will bring.
    I love my clients! 

  • July is off to a great start!Jul 11, 2022

    We're already in mid July, but this month has been awesome!
    Got to work with a bunch of new artists. super talented folks, I'm so happy!

  • NAMM 2022Jun 05, 2022

    NAMM has been awesome!

    Got to meet a lot of awesome people and learn a bunch of great tips & tricks.

    super stoked to go back tonight and get back to work.

  • Thank you!May 27, 2022

    Hello friends.
    I've had a busy week and I just wanted to jump on here and say thank you to all the artists and creator who choose to work with me.
    I truly feel blessed and humbled so... thank you!
    -Gideon.

  • Covid and other fun stuffMay 20, 2022

    So, in a very oldschool 20202ish manner - I contracted covid recently and what can I say.... It's not fun.

    I feel like 'm on the way out of it and hopping to get back to work soon.

    Thanks to the people who were patience with me, I promise everything will hit your inbox very shortly the moment I'll get this corona BS out of my system.

    Thanks friends.
    -Gideon.

  • Back in the studio!May 09, 2022

    Hi friends ! I'm back in the studio and busy more then ever!
    If you have any projects or recordings you need my help with - Don't hesitate to reach out.

    Excited about the later half of 2022!

  • Attention - April traveling plans!!!Mar 11, 2022

    To all my clients, In early April I will be traveling for 2.5 weeks and won't be able to record.
    I strongly advice if you have open running projects with me - please complete them as soon as possible so things won't get dragged.

    I really want to me all your time lines and not to rush things so please be minded - and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

    Thanks friends!


    -Gideon. 

  • New drums!!Feb 23, 2022

    Very excited to update that I recently added a new kit to my arsenal.
    A Tama starclassic Birch Walnut.
    Sizes are 22X14 (hell yeah!), 12X8, and 16X16.

    Stoked on the tones I'm getting with these bad boyz!

  • Upgrading my recordings!Jan 31, 2022

    Hi friends.
    You all know how much of a gear head I am- and it's only getting worse lol.
    Recently I added a new toy to the lab - an kick our condenser mic to capture all the low end frequencies from fro bass drum. what a game changer!!!!
    I'm stoked!

  • First session of 2022Jan 11, 2022

    Hi friends !
    I am just about to leave the house and go track my first session of 2022!
    Couldn't be more excited for this upcoming year and all the collaborators and new friends I'm going to be making here!

    Stoked!

  • Starting to get an itch for a new kit.....Dec 20, 2021

    As we're entering 2022... I'm starting to get an itch for a new kit.
    Surly I don't need one..... but I'm starting to wonder what would be a nice edition. perhaps I'll get my feet wet with the "vintage" world.... who knows

  • Happy Holidays!Dec 13, 2021

    Hi friends! I just wanted to drop a quick "happy holidays" to all my fiends and clients.
    I appreciate you trusting me with your music, and thank you for your buisness!
    See you all in 2022. Exciting times ahead!

    -Gideon

  • 2022 is around the cornerDec 03, 2021

    I'm really excited for next year!
    My studio is looking so different from how it started and if effects and impacts how I play and the projects I take on.
    I'm really looking forward to 2022.

  • More channels - more sound opportunitiesNov 15, 2021

    I recently upgraded my studio and am now happy to offer more channels to accommodate my clients and recordings.
    So can offer up to 16 channels. 

    Excited!

  • Big milestone!Nov 08, 2021

    Exactly one year ago I pulled the trigger and moved to my own studio, and man the past few months have been nothing but bliss.

    I want to thank all the friends, musicians, producers, songwriters & bands, who invited me to contribute to their music, These people either know me for years, or never even met me, yet still trusted me with their music, craft, time and budgets....

  • Expansion aheadOct 25, 2021

    Hello Friends, I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.
    I want to thank all the bands, artists and writers who worked with me and booked me in the last few weeks and booked me for the coming few weeks.
    I'm happy to update that soon there will be expansion in my production and the quality of my recordings will step up even further.



  • Busy week ahead!Oct 18, 2021

    Hi friends, I have a busy week ahead, super looking forward to track drums for a new friend from Australia (I think that's my first collaborator from overseas)

  • My brother is now on SoundBetterOct 12, 2021

    Hi friends, my older brother Ishay Berger is now also available on Sound Better.
    Ishay is a guitar & bass player and an incredible producer and song writer!
    Please don't hesitate to reach-out to him if you have any interest in getting him involved with your music.

    https://soundbetter.com/profiles/452003-ishay-berger

  • September has been super busySep 22, 2021

    Hi friends.
    I'm really excited about how September had turned out.
    Lots of fun and exciting projects, I'm super thankful for all my customers and partners!

    Cheers

  • I'm thinking about doing a little studio tour video.Sep 13, 2021

    I wonder if people would appreciate that.
    If you came across any good studio tours on soundbetter (Or even youtube) please send them my way.

    Thanks!

  • Busy week ahead!Aug 30, 2021

    I have a bunch of sessions coming up this week and I'm super excited about it!!!
    I am always super appreciative that people reach out and trust me with their music, this is awesome!

  • New Rack tom mic!Aug 25, 2021

    Earlier this week I finally got my 2'nd Tom mic - an Audix d6.
    "Isn't that a bass drum mic"? Sure is!!!!
    But it sounds BIIIIG on toms.

    Stoked!

  • Wrapped up a fun week of recordingAug 16, 2021

    Last week I had an awesome week recording 2 remote projects.
    These recording sessions are so much fun. I really enjoy joining forces with musicians from all over the world.
    Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

  • New snare added to the arsenal!Aug 11, 2021

    Hello friends, I've added a new snare to my gear list, it's a 7X13 OCDP Maple snare and it's perfect for low fat tuning.
    I'm really looking forward to utilize this drum in future sessions.
    The snare can be heard on this video.

    -Gideon