Nick Schlesinger

Session drummer

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Experienced and creative drummer / multi-instrumentalist with my own studio. Artists and labels choose me for sessions because of my musical versatility, attention to detail, service and reliability. I've worked with Grammy-winning producers and bands, and regularly work at Abbey Road in different capacities, and other world-class studios.

Your songs are important to you, so they should feel and sound just right. I understand this as, being a composer and producer myself, I feel the same way! Inevitably, the drums play a massive role in this and need to create/support the vibe you’re trying to convey.

As such, I like to work closely with artists, bands, and producers to get exactly what they’re after, so I’ve set up my studio and remote session schedule to best achieve this. As a remote session drummer, I aim to make this process hassle-free!

I love making artists happy with my craft, so you can rest assured you songs are in good hands with me!

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Nick x

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    Great Drummer & Drum Tech. Even better person. Love to work with Nick. Did records at Abbey Road Studio 2 with him as Drum Tech. Awesome sound and input.

Interview with Nick Schlesinger

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

  2. A: I do a lot of singer/songwriter stuff, as well as Rock and some Pop. Oddly enough, as a Metalhead and Rocker myself, I really love laying down a great-feeling groove for quirky artists.

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

  4. A: Musicality. I have a good ear for what a song requires. I also tend to think that less is more, so keeping it simple and letting the song do its thing with a solid groove supporting it is the way to go. Of course, if a song requires madness, I'll do that, but most of the time, it's making it feel and sound good. Gotta do support and create the vibes.

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

  6. A: I receive a brief from a client, and I'll listen to the reference tracks as well as their demo (with and without drums). I also always ask for lyrics where possible because this invariably helps in translating emotion into the track. I then like to map out what I'm going to do an run through the track a few times til I'm happy with the parts... I'll also tune the drums to match the vibe of the song. Then I'll do a few takes... I tend to prefer whole takes rather than comps, so I like to nail the whole thing in one go.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: My studio is a small, acoustically treated room. I use a Focusrite 18i20 interface, which is great to give clients clean, useable sounds... I use AKG C214 OHs, Sennheiser MD421 on toms, Shure SM57 on the snare, Beta52A on the kick and an SM58 as a wurst mic. Also, I like to use a Soup Can mic as a dirty room mic, which is great fun for texture. I try to keep everything simple and straightforward, so I run all this into Logic X where I have a bunch of Soundtoys plugins. The latter are simple, and just sound immense!

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

  10. A: Matt Ingram is an inspiration as well as Aaron Sterling. They're great drummers, musicians and producers.

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

  12. A: I record drums for artists. Given my musical experience, drum tech work, and teaching, I can cater to a large variety of styles with tasteful sounds and playing.

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Terms Of Service

YOU GET: 1 to 2 takes / track, preview MP3, 2 revisions. TURNAROUND TIMES: 1 - 3 days. ADDITIONAL COSTS: Drum transcription: $35, Session video: $35, Additional revisions: $25/revision.

GenresSounds Like
  • Soundgarden
  • James Taylor
  • Tame Impala
Gear Highlights
  • DRUMS: TAMA Starclassic and vintage Hayman drums. SNARES: Pearl Masters
  • vintage Ludwig LM402
  • TAMA Steel 10". CYMBALS: Sabian HHX and AAX. MICS: Shure
  • Sennheiser
  • and AKG. INTERFACE: Focusrite. DAW: Logic X
  • various plugins
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