Sönke Reich

Exquisite grooves from Berlin

5 Reviews (1 Verified)
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From my remote-studio I produced full-blown drum-arrangements for grammy nominated recordings, multiple platinum awarded and also one diamond-status single. I always search for the perfect sound and emotion with only vintage-drums (with 6 very diverse sounding kits and dozens of awesome snares) and the full percussion-spectrum.

The only thing you need to do is to send me your track with a clear starting point as mp3 without drums. If already done, send me the programmed drum-track separate so I can get your idea. Let's also discuss the musical vision and maybe some inspirational tracks.
You can also be part of the recording and work with me via stream. Feel free! I would be happy to have you with me.
My recording setup concentrates on boutique-preamps (BAE, API, Neve, Daking) and microphones, awesome drums and a versatile recording-room.
You get dry sounding and healthy drumstems and also an awesome sounding stem of a big room too.
I also provide you with a little mix of my drums.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


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5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Felix S.

    Sönke and Tim were great to work with. Excellent sounding room, drum sounds and engineering, beautiful playing, and good communication. Really good sense of what the song needed creatively but also willing and able to play parts 'as written' when needed. Highly recommend.

  2. Review by Marius Goldhammer

    Sönke is one of Germany's top drummers and one of the most musical guys I've ever worked with. I've played with him on several tours and some of the biggest stages over here. We've also played together on a #1 hit-live-album that wasn't edited at all. There are not a lot of musicians that are able to do that. If you need great sounding, grooving drums, Sönke is the man!

  3. Review by Björn Werra

    Sönke Reich is a fantastic drummer and wonderful person! Great sound, feel, perfect drum balance plus very sensitive ears for a song! His feeling is always on the point! I was lucky to do many tours and studio sesions with him and it was always the highest pleasure to work with!

  4. Review by Julian

    Sönke is easily one of the top 5 drummers in Germany.
    I've worked with him on multiple productions and it keeps being a pleasure to watch and hear him play. He has mastered the art of drum sound and will deliver you anything you ask for. On top, there's a steady, no-questions-asked drum-groove, explosive but tasteful drum fills, and a great guy to communicate with. No wonder he has played for so many famous German artists. I'm amazed!

  5. Review by Axel's Woodwindroom

    I worked with Sönke both touring live as well as recording drums in studio in pop & rock productions. His drumming is outstanding and he has a good energetic vibe, a very quick song reception and a wonderful "meaty" drumsound.

Interview with Sönke Reich

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

  2. A: Always be humble towards the song.

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

  4. A: I will first find the sound and groove that you wanted for your production. Only after you really are committed to my interpretation I will start with the recording. I'd prefer having you live on the session via live broadcast. I will provide you with a link to my session.

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

  6. A: I deeply believe in the idea, that you can transport emotions with drums. I love listening to drummers like Matt Chamberlain, Jim Keltner, Joey Waronker or Jay Bellerose that are absolute masters in this very special part of the profession. Getting into the right mood is really an important part of the process.

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

  8. A: I always concentrate on style, groove and sound. The things I care for the most are the best drums I can offer for the track and to really feel what the singer/producer/songwriter wants to tell with his song and the style of the track.


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GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Ludwig Classic Drumset
  • BAE Preamp
  • Telefunken Preamp
  • Slingerland Rolling Bomber Drumset
  • Gretsch RB
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