Rob B

Session Drummer, Producer, LD

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Full-time touring & studio drummer who has performed with Billboard charted artist such as Young Bloods and Rookie of the Year; American Idols Jenna Renae, and other various artists; Alaina Cross who has been featured on Fox's "STAR",CMT’s “Music City", and NBC’s “The Titan Games”. My band The Foxies has been featured on CW's "Charmed" and NOW 65.

When I am not touring, I am working from my home studio producing, and mixing/arranging backing tracks for live performances.
Throughout college and my professional career I've been searching for new ways to fall in love with music, some of those are:

Drum tracking
Drum Programming
Mixing/Producing
Mixing Live backing tracks.
Live arrangements (set flow)
Light Automation/Programming (w/ Ableton)
Music Directing

All of which can be done remotely!

EDUCATION:
Associates- Music Performance: Monroe Community College
Bachelors- Music Performance: Roberts Wesleyan College
*Studying Drum-set privately at Eastman*

DRUM GEAR:
SNARES: 1970's Ludwig Brass Snare, Black Beauty, Pearl Steel Snare and Piccolo Snare. SETS: 1960's Pearl DRUM-SET: 12", 16", 22". C&C custom drum-set; 12" 16", 20". Sonor Martini Kit; 8", 13", 14".
CYMBALS: 22" Istanbul Traditional Ride, 22" Istanbul OM Ride, 22" Dream Bliss Ride, 14" Istanbul Traditional Hats, 14" Sabian HHX Hats, 14" Zildjian New Beats, 15" Zildjian New Beats, 18" A Custom Conversion Hats, 19" Istanbul Traditional Crash, 6" Dream Splash, 16" Sabian AA china.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Rob B

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

  2. A: Live Performance: -Drums/Percussion Ableton: -Building backing tracks/Click tracks -Programming Light shows -Arranging smooth and flowing sets Home studio: -Drum tracking or programming -Demoing Music Directing: -Organizing/Running rehearsals

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

  4. A: Justin Timberlake Dre Timberland Charlie Puth Brandon Boyd (Incubus) William Pugh (singer/producer)

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My home studio is setup for live drum tracking, and with a mixing booth. I have a variety of drum/instrument mics. My drums collection includes 1970's Ludwig Kit Pearl Master series Kit ...and a variety of Snares/Cymbals For anything I do not have I also work with Will Pugh at Pentavarit studios in Nashville.

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

  8. A: My process starts with getting to know the person I am working with, just to understand how to approach our work. I like to know their heart behind the project so we can genuinely represent that feeling. I value others time and my time, so I work as long as I need, to finish a project!

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

  10. A: I bring life and a genuine feel. It is always my heart to make sure a song evokes an emotion. Even from the drums I like my parts to truly represent the feeling that we are trying to portray!

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Hard working; I will bleed for my musical projects! I love what I do and I enjoy spending endless hours working on music.

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

  14. A: Pop Indie Rock Metal Pop-punk Fusion Jazz

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

  16. A: Take risks, try new things! You can always hit UNDO.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Justin Timberlake- because he is a genius; he is focused and passionate!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Flexible- I will bend in whatever direction we need to make the music truly sing! I have my opinions and I will let them be known, but my only goal is to make the song feel great, and I'll do whatever it takes to make that happen.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: My career path was to wake up and only think about music- performing, recording, production, and/or education. No matter what is, I just want to work with artists and within the music world! I have been playing music for well over 15 years, and working professionally in the industry for 9 years.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: 1- Drum-set (If this counts as only 1 piece) 2- Cello- because I've always wanted to learn. 3- Roland SPD-SX 4- Grand Piano 5- Tape recorder

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Ask questions!

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

  28. A: What is your goal behind this project? What does this mean to you?

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

  30. A: Working with new creative minds everyday!

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

  32. A: That I will work hard for your passion!

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: Both- because they both have purpose.

  35. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  36. A: Lany C- A female vocalist; a powerhouse vocalist, with a deep understanding on how to write the catchy melodies you've ever heard.

  37. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  38. A: The Foxies 2nd EP release in 2019...A rock band from Atlanta called Dogs in Slow Motion ...Sync music for an upcoming DC movie. Performing with various artists based in Nashville

Terms Of Service

Revisions: Two sets of revisions included. An additional cost will be $50 per revision.

Gear Highlights
  • Pentavarit and Home Studio: Tom mics- Senheiser 441
  • Kick mics- Audix D6
  • AKG D12VR
  • Snare mics- 201
  • SM57
  • Room Mic- AEA r88
  • Overheads- Coles 4038.
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