John O'Reilly Jr.

Drums!

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8 Reviews (5 Verified)
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I've recorded drums for fun., The Format, Jason Mraz, EL VY, Jim Adkins from Jimmy Eat World, Rachael Yamagata, Schuyler Fisk, Matt Maher, Mandy Moore, and many others. I provide a highly-personalized, professional drum tracking service out of my own great-sounding studio near Philadephia.

Music sounds better with REAL drums! I've got my entire drum collection on site, great recording gear, and the professional experience to deliver awesome drum tracks. I'm also a super nice guy who's easy and fun to work with.

I realize that doing this whole "remote recording" thing can feel a little disconnected, so I do everything I can to make this a creative, personal, and collaborative experience. I work out of a 750 square foot studio in the suburbs of Philadelphia, set up specifically for recording drums. With the help of absorption panels and a movable absorption "cloud" over the drums, I can easily get tight, dry sounds, wide open ones, or anywhere in between.

I have been recording out of my own Boom Crash Drum Tracks studio for over ten years and I'll use that experience to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. All you do is send me your music and I record some drums. I'll send you an mp3 to check out, we revise until you're happy, and then I'll send you the tracks. I don't charge extra for percussion or extra takes or punches. It's quick, far less expensive than doing it a traditional studio, and you get killer drum tracks delivered to you in no time.

Contact me to get started!

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

Credits

Discogs verified credits for John O'Reilly Jr.
  • Various
  • The Pilafian Project
  • Billy Cobham
  • Reubens Accomplice
  • Sam Means
  • Hamza Namira*
  • Jason Mraz
  • Bort Ross
  • EL VY
  • Sam Means
  • Ian Janes
  • Hazelrigg Brothers
  • Marc Wagnon
  • Bizou
  • Monster Mansion

8 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ben F.
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    by Ben F.
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    John was great from start to finish. End product well produced and well engineered drums, delivered super fast. Drums were spot on for the intention of the project and John intuited the 'vibe' of the songs really well. The whole process of working with John has been a breeze!

  2. Review by John C.
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    John couldn't have been better. Fast delivery, easy to work with. He hit the groove perfectly for my song on the first take. No revisions needed.
    I will definitely be calling on John again!

  3. Review by Luke M.
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    John is an incredibly talented drummer! He hears and interprets the material exactly as it should be. Absolute world class player and person. He was so patient with me and his turn around was amazing.

    Please get in touch with him, you will not be disappointed

  4. Review by joshua g.
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    John created an awesome set of drum tracks for my psych-rock project. All well recorded and appropriate for the sound I was looking for
    I hope to work again with him soon!

  5. Review by James
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    John was super easy to work with and managed a quick turnaround despite the current difficulties (Covid etc) and time zone differences. Thanks for making it all work so well

    Results were precisely what I asked for and fit the project perfectly.

    Would love to work with John again!

  6. Review by Mike Butler
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    John is one of the finest drummers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His feel, tone and taste is second to none. He's always professional and courteous and a pleasure to work with. Can't recommend him enough!

  7. Review by Mike Butler
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    John is one of the finest drummers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His feel, tone and taste is second to none. He's always professional and courteous and a pleasure to work with. Can't recommend him enough!

  8. Review by Justin V.
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    John put down some drum tracks for a song I was working on. The sound and quality of his playing far exceeded expectations. He took some of my clunky midi drum ideas and filled in all the pieces perfectly.
    Not only is John a great player, working with him was an absolute pleasure. Very knowledgable and eager to share his knowledge; also super approachable and cool to talk with. No egos, no attitude, great sense of humor.
    5 star experience! I hope to continue working with John on future projects.

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Terms Of Service

I don't charge extra for percussion or revisions. We work together until you're happy with my work. I require payment before I send files. Typical turn-around time is just a few days.

Gear Highlights
  • 1965 Ludwig Classics
  • 1969 Ludwig Standards
  • 1967 Slingerlands
  • 1990 Yamaha Maple Customs
  • tons of snare drums
  • Istanbul Agop cymbals
  • 4 channels of D.W. Fearn tube preamps
  • vintage Yamaha API preamp clones
  • Lynx Aurora conversion
  • Pro Tools
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