Mark Midwinter

Remotely Recorded Drums

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I'm a drummer based in Reading UK. I record acoustic drums in my studio in a live setting for my clients. I always approach the song in a musical way and find the groove to fit the song. I always want my client to be 100% happy with the results. Please note:: I run a studio so am aware of recording and production techniques

I've been playing drums 30+ years now and offer recorded custom drum tracks from my purpose built studio.

Interested in working with me? Here's an outline of how I generally work:
1. We discuss your song(s) and see whether I'm the right person for the job
2. You send me your song with or without drums (if you don't have ideas as to what you want)
3. I'll record my drum tracks for you and send you a mixed down version with my drums in
4. You feedback and discuss whether there are any changes you'd like
5. Once you're happy with the drum parts you make the payment and I'll send the drum stems (or stereo mix over to you for your song).

All projects are recorded using multiple mics

Interested in working with me? Get in touch hit that green 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Kate Bond
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    I've worked with Mark for over a decade in several band settings both live and on recordings. He is an extremely talented musician, who is dedicated to his craft and bringing his best and a real team player. He's fun to have around but brings focus too and is a guy of real integrity - a genuine asset to any musical project he's involved with. Highly recommend.

  2. Review by Stacey O'Shea
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    I have worked with Mark for several years and have always found him to be enthusiastic & dedicated about his work. His professionalism means that he will get the very best from each project. He is a team player and easy to work with which is always a plus!

  3. Review by Dom Manton
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    Mark joined our band a few years ago after a stunning audition. He was really well prepared, sounded and fitted in great and got the job hands down.
    Since then we have found out he is a man of many talents, he can play pretty much any style, finds the groove and brings so much more to the band.
    His technical ability extends to applying samples through triggers, adding back tracks and recording, mixing and producing demos.
    Mark is a really easy going guy to get along with, he's a great listener and contributor, 100% reliable and a pleasure work with.

  4. Review by glynn morris
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    Having played and recorded with Mark over a number of years I can say it is always an enjoyable experience. Mark is a very conscientious musician with a eye for detail and accuracy, and a commitment to high standards, both in his playing and production. Always reliable, but with a relaxed and easy going persona, its always an enjoyable and productive experience working with Mark.

  5. Review by Jane Taylor
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    I work with Mark both in live performances and recording projects. He is an extremely talented musician and recording engineer with a passion and dedication to do a fantastic job. He is a great guy to work with, with a good sense of humour and commitment to ensure that the end result is perfect. Highly recommend!

  6. Review by Steve Brown
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    I have worked with Mark on and off in both live and recording environments for over a decade. He always brings 100% to the project and clearly invests time in preparation work. He is a highly skilled musician and recording engineer who is constantly learning new ideas, styles and techniques. He always puts the song first rather than trying to over play or over complicate things. I would highly recommend Mark to any project.

  7. Review by Rachel Redman
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    I have worked with Mark on live and recording projects. For both he has been exceptional in his musicianship. For the recording project I was provided with all the drum tracks (stems) for my project which were easy to insert into my track and they sound AMAZING! Well produced and recorded - this guy knows his stuff. I highly recommend Mark - he is also a nice guy - so easy to work with and always wants to make sure your happy with his work - & adaptable to make changes.

  8. Review by Libby James
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    I've loved working with Mark on a number of live and recorded projects. He is a skilled, creative and adaptable drummer and very gifted all-round musician. He brings a huge amount of skill and knowledge to both playing and production, and he's also friendly, reliable and a lot of fun to work with. Top guy!

  9. Review by Martin Edwards
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    Mark is a solid drummer in all styles and works hard at his craft. He's flexible, approachable and easy to get along with. He also knows a lot about technology, which is very useful!

Interview with Mark Midwinter

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I have a purpose built studio which has been converted and is soundproofed. There's a listing of some of my gear in the window opposite - .All the drums are multi-tracked through multiple devices and hardware but if you've got any particular questions then ask. :)

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: I think it depends on the situation - both have advantages and disadvantages.

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

  6. A: Meeting new people, making music and also helping clients to get to where they're looking to get to.

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

  8. A: Have you got a style of beat in mind you'd like me to re-create or would you like me to construct a part for your song? How quick do you want the song turned around in?

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

  10. A: The Low Cut Filter is so useful and so often overlooked. ;-)

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

  12. A: I like to think of myself as a musical player. I'm always listening to the song and don't add in more than is needed. I think playing a good groove is the most essential thing as a drummer to lock everything in together.

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Drum showreel recorded at my studio

Terms Of Service

To make sure that every client is happy I offer unlimited revisions. Turnaround time of client projects is agreed before the start of the project.

Gear Highlights
  • Selection of Current/Vintage Drum Kits and Snares. Zildjian Mixture of K's
  • Kerope current/vintage. UA Apollo
  • 1x UA 4-710d
  • 2 x Empirical Labs Distressors (EL8-X)
  • 1x UA 2-1176
  • 1 x UA LA-610
  • Selection of pro mics including C414s and M160 ribbon
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SoundBetter Deal

Discount for repeat customers, Multiple song discount - message me for more information if interested and if you have multiple songs you'd like recorded.