Ben Teters

Session Drummer

12 Reviews (11 Verified)
Ben Teters on SoundBetter

I am a session drummer and percussionist based in New York, NY available for live studio drum tracks. I have recorded on many records with artists such as Satsang, Seth Walker, Cas Haley, Tubby Love, Chris Berry, The Brighton Beat and others.

First, lets discuss the sound and vibe you want for your track. Then send me a stereo mix of the track, and I will do my recording and send you files in the format of your choosing. You will send me any changes you want made, if at all. Once your happy with my performance I will send you all the individual tracks and a stereo drum mix if necessary. Satisfaction guaranteed!

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

12 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Will S.

    great sounding kits, responsive

  2. Review by Stefan R.

    Delivering promptly on a tight schedule, I was very impressed with Ben during our first time working together. Playing drums on my song, Ben was quick to acquire a taste for my sound and recorded a number of drum tracks for me to choose from.

  3. Review by Benoit M.

    Done a great job, fast and reliable, thanks Ben!

  4. Review by RĀI
    by RĀI

    Thoroughly pleased with the work Ben did!

  5. Review by Richard A.

    Delivers what is asked and with great quality.

  6. Review by Neil S.

    Ben Does great work with a quick turn around time.

  7. Review by Danny
    by Danny

    Quick work and turnaround!

  8. Review by Richard A.

    Good communication. Worked quickly and delivered what I asked. Awesome musician!!

  9. Review by Glennon W.

    Ben was great to work with. Great communication and finished the job in a short amount of time. His kit sounds great and I definitely plan to work with him again in the future!

  10. Review by Derek
    by Derek

    Ben communicated great and delivered a great drum beat! Thanks

  11. Review by Michael H.

    Fantastic drummer. Can't wait to work with him on future projects

  12. Review by Glennon W.

    Second time working with Ben and the results were fantastic! He really made my tracks shine.

Interview with Ben Teters

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

  2. A: New albums with SunDub, Satsang, and running my studio in Brooklyn, NY.

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

  4. A: Hire my sister Joanna Teters if you are looking for soulful, and smoky female vocals a la Erykah Badu or Amy Winehouse.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Depends on the situation. Personally, I lean towards the analog world.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: The gear is what matters. The gear is only as good as the person who know what to do with it!

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

  10. A: Do you have any reference tracks for song.

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

  12. A: Be direct in your communication. If you have a strict budget let me know.

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

  14. A: I was born into a musical family and have been drumming for 20+ years. I am a Berklee College of Music graduate class of 2012. NYC based session and touring drummer and percussionist.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My sense of songwriting and arrangement is strong and helps to inform my performance when recording drums. I will provide you with a drum part that fits the song, and feels good!

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

  18. A: I will cater to your needs - wether you need a solid foundation and supportive groove, or a dynamic and creative drum track that will jump out in the mix.

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

  20. A: First we will discuss the sound and vibe you want for your track. Then you will send me a stereo mix of the track via Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. I will do my recording and then send you an mp3 of the track with my drums on it. You will send me any changes you want made, if at all. Once your happy with my performance I will send you all the individual tracks and a stereo drum mix if necessary. Satisfaction guaranteed!

  21. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  22. A: I and very proud of all the work and recordings I have been a part of. Satsang's new album "Kulture", Sundub's album "Burden of Love", and Cas Haley's "More Music More Family" are some of my career highlights.

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

  24. A: Stevie Wonder and Derek Trucks. Stevie Wonder has influenced me more than any other artist through his songwriting, originality, and artistry. I feel Derek Trucks has the most soul and realness in his playing.

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

  26. A: Stevie Wonder, Steve Gadd, Rick Ruben, Lee Scratch Perry, DJ Shadow.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Creative deep pocket grooves

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

  30. A: I record studio quality drum and percussion tracks for all types of music.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: Gretsch Renown Maple, Zildjian and Trexist Cymbals, Mac Book Pro, Logic X, Apollo 8p.

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

  34. A: The creative process and the satisfaction of a happy client!

  35. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  36. A: Can you record drums on my track? I would love to!

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

  38. A: Gretsch Renown Maple, Zildjian and Trexist Cymbals, Mac, Apollo 8p, Neumann U87

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

  40. A: Make the music feel as good as can.

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

  42. A: Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop.


Terms Of Service

3 or 4 revisions, 3 day typical turn-around time.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • The Roots
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers
Gear Highlights
  • Gretsch and Ludwig drums
  • Zildjian cymbals
  • Universal Audio Apollo System
  • Pro Tools
  • Luna
  • or Logic Pro X.
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