John O'Reilly Jr.


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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.

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2 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by joshua g.

    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!

  2. Review by James

    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!

Are These My Jets by EL VY

I was the drummer and recorded the drums in this production

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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