Cody Iwasiuk

Vibey Session Drummer

4 Reviews (4 Verified)
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I've got a huge amount of really great vibey drums and percussion, and a nice sounding room that I work out of. I'm also lucky enough to have acquired a really nice tracking rig that sounds absolutely great! The main calls I get to record for are texture and vibe, pocket Americana, folk, and singer songwriter. I also do a lot of modern country.

I've been a professional musician for 10 years and have toured all over the world with some incredible artists. I've also been fortunate to be a sessional instructor of drumset at Brandon University. I hold a music degree in Drumset Performance.

I've got a 60's Ludwig Clubdate, and a 70's Ludwig Superclassic that are my go-to's when it comes to tracking. I've also got two great vintage Yamaha drum kits for different flavours. I use 12 different snares for all different applications, from gushy to piccolo pop.

My tracking rig is:

70's Yamaha PM 1000 16 Channel Console
Universal Audio 8p
Audient Asp800
60's Altec 1592a Preamp
Dbx 163X


Miktek c5
Miktek pm11 x2
Miktek pm 10
AKG d12vr
Warm Audio Fet 47 Jr.
Beyerdynamic m201tg x2
Beyerdynamic m88tg
sE Electronics v7x
sE Electronics sE X1d
Golden Age R1 MkII
Cascade x15 Stereo Ribbon w/Lundahl transformer mod

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Domhnall O.

    Great guy to work with. Groove based drummer.
    Good communication. open to ideas. the tracks sound great. all the stems there too and no hitches.

    I havent used them yet in the tracks and it will be more than 15 days before I get to it, so I cant review based on the final mix of the tunes. But theyre sounding good! Thanks again Domhnall

  2. Review by Jason K.

    Cody was great to work with. Really brought a great feel to the song. Communication was excellent and all tracks delivered in short time. Great drummer and great sounding kit. Hope to work with him on future projects and would definitely recommend to others.

  3. Review by Enric M.

    Cody was SUPER-PROFESSIONAL on the work done, on the communication, on stems delivered, on everything. A winning bet if your tone is around americana. He really put in the right vibe on my songs. I'm sure will work again with him.

  4. Review by Charlie W.

    cody was quick, reasonably priced, and did an excellent job

Interview with Cody Iwasiuk

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

  2. A: Generally I'm tracking drums or percussion for people. I did at one point do a bunch of mixing projects as well. But these days I'm mostly holed up in my studio making noise on the kit every day!

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

  4. A: Generally I get sent a scratch track of some sort which is often times just an acoustic and vocal. Immediately I chart the song out so I have a visual representation of the form which helps me shape the song dynamically. Next comes finding the right drums/mics for the vibe of the song. I love this part of the process. Then I'll lay a part down and send it off to get feedback. Then I make any changes.

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

  6. A: Most of the work I end up tracking is Americana, folk-rock, roots, and modern country due to those predominantly being the genres in the city I live in that employ session musicians. I am however open an able to play most other styles.

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

  8. A: Energy, pocket, dynamics, musicality, and unique sounds!

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

  10. A: My biggest inspiration is Aaron Sterling. He was one of the first people that I saw who really blended his drumming skills with his passion for engineering and finding unique sounds.

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

  12. A: To fully care about their music and to always do my best.

Cody Iwasiuk Reel

I was the Drummer (Engineer on 2/4 Songs) in this production

Terms Of Service

I do as many revisions as needed until the artist or producer is happy.
Turn around time is typically a few days unless I'm on the road.
Percussion and drums can both be done for a package fee.

GenresSounds Like
  • Dawes
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Kacey Musgraves
Gear Highlights
  • Vintage Ludwig
  • Camco
  • WFL
  • Istanbul Agop
  • Universal Audio
  • Audient
  • Miktek
  • sE Electronics
  • Cascade
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