Hi! I'm a remote session drummer using V-Drums and sampling software for a HUGE catalog of classic drums from the 50's all the way up to modern kits, combined with my versatility to give you a highly customize-able performance! Digital drum sounds also available as standalone kits, or to combine with classic acoustic kits for a unique modern sound!
Send your Mp3 demos my way (these can be either with or without drum tracks), and include the BPMs and any special instructions you may have; be as detailed as you want, or give me free rein! If you have a song in mind you’d like to reference for drum ideas or sounds, feel free to do so! Your tracks are recorded using a Roland TD-15 V-Drum Kit combined with Steven Slate Drums, Toontrack's Superior Drummer, and Native Instrument’s various Abbey Road Drums software. All of this software provides top-quality drums sampled from the world's best drum kits; this gives me an enormous catalog of drum sounds to choose from. This, combined with my versatility, gives you a highly customize-able performance. I’ll then send you a rough stereo mix of your song with my drums added for review. Once you’re totally satisfied, I’ll send you the isolated drum tracks as WAV files.
I’ll work with you every step of the way until you’re completely satisfied with your tracks.
All styles are welcome, but I specialize in rock, pop, and funk.
I've been a drummer on the L.A. scene for over 20 years, and have tons of live and studio experience. There's nothing I love more than performing and creating with other artists. I can't wait to work with you!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Joey Cotero did a great job on this last song project, not to mention the last songs he's worked on. He is professional, listens, and is very talented on drums.
I will definitely use him on the rest of my project songs on drums as we move forward. Definitely looking forward to it.
Interview with JoBot Drums
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To work with you until you are completely satisfied with your tracks.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My set-up is comprised of V-Drums, my PC and a few monitors. Since everything is digital, sound-proofing isn't an issue, and I don't need too much gear to get the job done (my bank account especially loves that part)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drums, drums and additional drums! I'll do the occasional live gig or tour, but I'm mostly a remote session drummer. Send me your tunes and I'll hop into my home studio and hammer out my best performance to help realize your vision! My priority is always the song, never about showing off my chops. (Skills, not pork chops)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the collaborative process of creating music; the bouncing of ideas, the growth and expansion that comes from being in someone else's perspective, and the joy that comes from knowing that something I helped create will bring happiness to others.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: HUGELY inspired and influenced by The Beatles for not just their musicianship and unfathomable effect on music in general, but for their uncanny ability to reinvent themselves on every album, and experiment without ever sacrificing the integrity of the song. Also a gigantic fan of Prince and the seemingly endless amount of work he's produced across a vast range of musical styles and genres (most of which is usually all produced, arranged, composed and performed by the man himself). As for drummers specifically, of course I'd be remiss not to mention good ol' lead foot himself John Bonham, as well as his disciple Dave Grohl. There's also Neil Peart, with his gigantic drum set-up that could house a small family, Phil (no-fills) Rudd, Mitch Mitchell, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Dave Lombardo, Bernard Purdie, and the list stretches on into oblivion....