I am a Drummer, Producer, & Mix-Engineer based in Nashville, TN, and I have been delivering high-quality multi-tracked drums and big mixes to satisfied clients for years.
Together, we can bring your record to life. Let's make something awesome!
I have been a music lover for as long as I can remember, and I have been fortunate enough to call my passion my career for over a decade. Everything about making records, I love. From producing and songwriting to art direction and branding, if it is part of the process, I'm in.
A quick highlight of some of my pertinent professional achievements: I've been signed to Lava / Universal Republic Records by industry legend Jason Flom, recorded with Josh Abraham, Ryan Williams, & Chris Lord-Alge and drummed for, toured with, and/or band led on behalf of artists on Atlantic and Warner Bros. Records. I have performed for crowds ranging from one to 30,000, sharing the stage with some of the highest-selling acts in modern music along with some of the best musicians in the world. And I have produced, mixed, and played on hundreds of recordings to date.
I aim to provide excellent communication and pay strict attention to detail. And I will do all I can to make sure you get exactly what you want for your project.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
My credits include
AllMusic verified credits for Tom Dupree III:
- 3 Pill Morning
- Ludwig Classic Maple Drums
- Zildjian Avedis & A Custom Cymbals
- Multiple Snare Drums
- Cascade Fatheads
- Sennheiser MD421s
- EV RE20
- AKG D112
- Shure SM57s
- Shure SM81s
- Shure SM7bs
- Focusrite & RME Preamps
- Logic Pro X
- 92 kHz / 24 Bit AD Conversion
Terms of Service
I will deliver projects within five (5) business days. Three (3) revisions free of charge.
Reviews of Tom DuPree III
Thanks to TDIII, my project has taken on a whole new feel, vibe, and color. In a nutshell, working with Tom is like working with the top translator at the United Nations. Drumming is not my background yet Tom is able to translate everything I say into his very fluent and advanced language of Drumming. I am so stoked to finish this project!
Another live drums by Tom. Excellent takes. Excellent drummer. I will be back for more songs.
Tom always exceeds expectations. Really enjoy working with him. A++
Easy to work with .. Excellent work ..
Tom did it again - excellent parts that added a lot of flavor to our tune. Additionally, I made a rather large mistake by accidentally sending Tom the wrong version of the song, which he ended up tracking to. When I realized the mistake, Tom didn't point fingers. He was very understanding and focused on the solution. Great musician. Great guy!
First time I work with Tom. I'm glad I did. Excellent work. Excellent takes and very smooth drum takes. He sends different takes also to choose from. I'm coming back for more songs Tom. Excellent musician.
Tom was great to work with on my tracks. His musicianship is on point for his drum skills to serve the songs and breath life into them. I will definitely be going back to Tom for future tracks!
I submitted an original song to Tom as an experiment to compare my "programmed drums" to his real drum playing. The improvement is astonishing. In addition to fulfilling my specific requests he added many intricate and catchy hi-hat /cymbal ride parts.. and lot's of clever drum beats between chorus / verse parts. EXCELLENT! Elevated my song!
Great quality and quick turn around. Highly recommended. Thanks Tom!
Another 5 Star Rating! Thank you Tom!
Tom did it again - this time in a completely different genre than our previous job. He displayed a great feel for parts and was extremely professional in working with us to dial in exactly what we needed. Very responsive and fast. Tom is our go-to guy for drums!
Tom is great to work with ! I chose Tom because of his range of styles and asked him to incorporate a pop/rock style into his drumming for a country pop song. I was able to give him some general guidance on what I was looking he interpreted it perfectly into the tracks he sent me. Great quality tracks made mixing easy .
It was a real pleasure to be able to work with Tom inside his studio. Tom is a true professional, with a top notch studio. I was able to come in and record vocals with ease, and comfort! I will be recording with Tom again very soon!
Tom is simply superb. He has an acute sensibility to provide EXACTLY what the song needs. He is fast, professional, and very patient. I highly recommend TDIII.
Tom did an outstanding version of a Led Zeppelin song for me. Accurate and fast! Highly recommend!
Thanks again for another Great drum track Tom. I have been reading some of your reviews, hmmm, what can I say that hasn't been said....hmmm...Hey I know, when I finally start that band again, I know who I want as my drummer lol. Good work bud.
Tom is an exceptionally epic musician and a Musical Genius King while being super humble and ultra helpful. Tom will bring you musical magic with a smile and he is extremely kind, considerate, thoughtful, and most importantly amazingly passionate about making the best music possible. Tom gives maximum effort, total focus, and phenomenal support.
Go Tom! Professional, talented, polite, all round super dude. Thanks for the great drum track bud.
Tom is a great producer who regardless of the genre is always able to bring out the best in not only the artist but the performers as well. He understands where a song needs to go and takes it there while explaining his creative intentions to those around him. He understands what makes a song enjoyable and is able to replicate it. Highly Recommend.
Tom is a great drummer who always delivers professional, creative, and tasteful tracks. He is a very fast while still maintaining precision and thoroughness is his work. His ability to work with the artist or producer is paramount and streamlines the work flow. Highly Recommend.
Tom Dupree III KNOWS how to record drums, on top of having incredible timing. ive futzed around with more then a few drummers online, this guy works with you not against you. he has no ego to boost he just wants to do whats best for you. his cymbals come out so clean, all his tracks do. never have to 'fix' a thing. hes the guy you are looking for
Tom is psychic...I'm convinced now. He is able to interpret my song and play exactly what I need with the perfect amount of emotion. He is super patient, very helpful and fun to work with. His drums provide an inspiring foundation.
Tom is a great drummer and very musical. He developed the drum ideas I had to really fit my song. Thank you!
Such a great drummer! He gives his all to make sure the drums are the best they can be!
Tom killed it! True professional and great guy to work with - I'm sure this is the first of many collaborations. Couldn't be happier with what Tom contributed!
Tom is a talented drummer and excellent producer. I had a great time working with him and would love to do it again. He's quick, objective and very musical. Communication was a breeze and I had room to be creative. I strongly recommend Tom, both as a producer and session drummer. His groove is so solid you can set your watch by it.
Tom created exactly what I told him to. He exceeded my expectations and I am definitely going to use him again
Again, Tom hit it out the park! Super drummer and great guy, does his absolute best to give you the perfect drum track for the song.
Tom is an amazing musician and a really nice guy to work with, the sound of his recordings were incredible. Really couldn't recommend him highly enough!
9th song with Tom and he nailed it!!!
Did real nice job and on a quick turn around
Awesome guy to work with, fantastic results!
Tom is a class act, both on the drums and in general. He performs an elite professional service in a timely manner, and is a pleasure to deal with. We've worked together twice so far, and I'm sure there'll be plenty more collaboration in the future.
Another great set of drum tracks from Tom! He was quick to respond with a small adjustment when asked, too. Professional and easy to work with.
Tom is very quick and professional! Really enjoyed hearing what he did! A++
Tom delivered 3 great drum tracks, was fast and professional and I look forward to working with him more.
Tom is excellent and 100% professional powerful drummer. He is able to catch my idea and follow my preferred style to provide drum tracks. He also provided many additional tracks for me to select during the final mixing. If you are looking for a drummer, Tom is 100% a REAL DEAL. One of the best musician ! A+++++ Thanks again Tom !
As usual Tom hooked it up! Thank you Tom!!!
I think Tom is actually a psychic who happens to play drums, and play them expertly. Tom has the uncanny ability to read my mind and play exactly what I was hearing in my head. The hardest part truly is deciding which of Tom's tracks to use! He is very patient and always takes the time to make my songs come alive!
Worked incredibly quickly & gave me exactly what I needed for the track. Super impressed!
Tom just nailed another 3 songs for me! I think I've done around 7 songs with him and it's been such a great experience! Thank you Tom!!!
Highly recommended! He's always on point and he gives you 3 amazing takes!
Tom did exactly what I needed and his drums sound fantastic! He has such a great sense of rhythm and feel. He is a pleasure to work with and an amazing drummer!
I was really nervous coming to Tom for drums, because Ive heard so much hype before and gotten really crappy takes, or really bad recordings. This couldnt have gone smoother, I clearly have a new go to guy, as this guy is on point! I love what I got and I love the recording quality, what more could you ask for! oh yeah, impeccable timing!
Great musician, great guy, great communication,always creates great sounding drum tracks I'm happy with. Takes my ideas up a notch. Will work with again.
Tom DuPree III is a national treasure on this site. Here's what my experience is like: I have a song. I send it to Tom. Tom inputs the song into his supercomputer brain and delivers exactly the right feel...the right groove...and the hardest part is choosing which take to use!
Tom was an absolute pleasure to work with! Communication was a breeze and he delivered the 3 drum takes with quick turnaround. Tom's playing has a great groove and he brought some great creativity to my track.
I will definitely be working with Tom on some future tracks!
If you're wondering who to hire to play drums on your tune, hire Tom!! This dude is a seriously musical drummer, and extremely professional. Will definitely be working with him more in the future!
Tom was great to work with! I asked him for a last minute job and he delivered in record time with several different options for me to choose from. He was a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to working with him again on future projects.
Great setup and sound was stunning!
Always great to work with, professional, great communication, will work with again.
Tom is a top notch and versatile drummer, specially if you need hard hitting rock drumming. He’s got great attitude and amazing communication skills. Turnaround time is quick and costs are very affordable. If you want great pocket, tone, technique, and style, then Tom is your guy. I couldn’t be happier. Highly recommended!
I got 3 killer takes back the same day I sent payment. He nailed exactly what I wanted right away in regards to both the groove / timing and sound / style. Will be using him as my go-to session drummer.
Once again I got some insanely good drum tracks for my song! Tom is just an incredible drummer and without a doubt one of the best professionals I've met on SoundBetter so far. Your tracks can only benefit from his input.
Tom has done 3 songs for me and all of them have sounded so good. I mean wow I cant believe how good your drums make my song sound good. I plan on working with again and hopefully soon.Tom is definitely a top level pro in my book.
Tom recorded multitracked drums for a rock song I am working on. He worked from my guide track and made the performance work really well with the song. He also provided three takes so I could comp the perfect drum track. Thanks man!
Again, stand out drum tracks, who filled out my music with life
I spent hours trying to find the best drummer on the site... and I quickly figured out... Tom is the most skillful/most professional drummer available.
Tom is one of the most professional musicians I've worked with. He came up with exactly what I wanted. He gave me 3 incredible takes and the rest is history!
Thank you so much Tom!
A great drummer with a good sounding recording setup. I came to him with a song but with just programmed drums and told him to do what sounded good. He came back with something that really completed the song. Plenty of mics with all the essentials covered, and fast turn around. He also went the extra effort of mapping the parts onto the wav stems
Tom is an amazing musician / drummer. He has a great ear and knows how to play for the song. The audio files he provides sound great! He is now in my band!! (Even if he doesnt know it) :) As I said in my last review.....This Guy!
Such an amazing talent, Great service, very quick turnaround.
I will definitely work with Tom again, I could not imagine anyone better for my songs. ******
All I can say is that Tom is gifted and delivered big time. Drums sounded absolutely fantastic.
Exellent Drummer! More than I expected, beyond the price i payed. Quality tracks, great professionalism. 3 different ideas hard to choose, all great! Would love to work with again. Thank You!
Tom was a pleasure to work with--great communication, quick delivery, and even another take when I asked for a different type of sound. Highly recommended and I hope to work with him again!
I think Tom is psychic because he seems to inherently know exactly what I want for my songs. His approach to playing the drums is inspiring me to take a much closer look at my songs. Re-tracking has never been so much fun before.
Ok, let me put it this way, Tom provided platinum level service and made this tracking process EFFORTLESS. Tom is patient, a superb communicator and played drums in a way on my song that I was inspired to re-track my guitars and bass to match his killer groove. I am so grateful that Tom is part of my project!
Great working with Tom, excellent drummer with nice chops!!!!
Great musician, great communication, and very fast turn around. Highly recommended!!! He does NOT disappoint. Seriously raised the bar on project.
This Guy! Simple as that!
Tom is the most amazing drummer I've ever met. He keeps surprising me with incredible drum tracks that end up evolving my song, and influencing the remaining instruments to create a much better overall project. Very creative and professional. He completely nailed it with the initial three takes. You made my day again, thank you very much Tom!
Once again, Tom delivered an incredible performance!
Awesome drummer. Listened thoroughly to what I wanted and then delivered. Also, cut me an awesome deal for doing multiple songs with him. A definite dedicated pro. Thanks again Tom.
Working with Tom was an absolute pleasure. The quality of his work was stunning. He ensured I was 100% happy with the results, and even went beyond and delivered over expectations.
I'll definitely reach out to him for my next projects, since the songs wouldn't be the same without him on the drums.
Tom is will give the result you're looking for. Just like any musical relationship, you have to be patient and understand the other person might not know exactly what you're looking for or feel your groove right away. Give Tom the chance and he'll take the time to understand your song and drum the heart out of it. Thanks for a rockin' drum track!
Brilliant experience working with Tom. He is professional, service-oriented, friendly and knows his stuff as his mix of the drums I outsourced came out sounding slick and professional. Will use him again on future projects.
What can I say, Tom was super easy to work with, I look forward to working with him again soon!
Once again, Tom has worked his drum magic, we couldn't be happier and will be lining up track 3 shortly to finish our new EP. Do your music a favour and book Tom Dupree III
Tom DuPree III is our new hero!
We had struggled with Local drummers and couldn't find anyone with the vision or talent to help us finish our tracks, but once we signed up to SoundBetter and found Tom everything changed.
Tom gave us the drums we couldn't get anywhere else, totally professional and right on the click...A true star...Thanks Tom
It is always a pleasure to work with Tom!
This time he mixed some drums for me. Nice !
His Presence,always positive & ready to go : )
I love it!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Tom. He is a fantastic drummer and he pays great attention to detail in order to deliver exactly what you need. His drum tracks sound absolutely amazing and your tracks can greatly benefit from his drumming and mixing experience.
Tom is a really natural drummer with a great sense of time and what the song needs. He is now my drummer of choice.
I will have to say that Tom
Is very proffesional !
He is So Easy to work with !
And a Good Drummer !
Awesome drummer and nice guy. Had the drums recorded in only a few hours.
It is easy to work with Tom !
He is really professional,helpful & on time !
And a great drummer of course !
Irene ( Norway )
I`ve just started to play with Tom in Cyberspace
He`s a cool guy & a very good Drummer !
Easy to get in touch with , correct ,nice : )
On time !
Cheers from Norway ..irene
Tom did exactly what I wanted and gave me three awesome takes to choose from. His experience and level of professionalism was exactly what I want when working with someone. I appreciated his effort and talents on this song. Fast turnaround and easy to work with. He get's it!
Tom is amazing to work with. He was attentive and contributed to my song passionately. He's a perfect piece for the puzzle! This wont be the last time I work with him!
When it comes to drummers, Tom is as solid as they come! While having incredible timing, Tom takes direction very well. He is also a very creative player, and he knows how to get just the right drum sounds for each song. Great person, great talent, and he gets it done quickly! I look forward to many more projects together!
Tom is a great musician to work with!
I had a great time working with Tom. He's a very talented professional and objective producer, yet warm and friendly. Communication was a breeze and things went great from the get go. I strongly recommend him and hope to work with Tom again!
I'm not good at reviews...but I just want to thank Tom so much because he took my tracks to a level that I could have never gotten to. I didn't give him any instruction and he came through with his experience and skills to give drums that I could of only dreamed of...I recommend Tom so much and I will be working with him from now on. Thank you Tom!
Great drummer and person!
Great Working with Tom. He is very knowledgable and efficient in all aspects of his work. He can produce very creative tracks while still being able to do so in a timely fashion. Gets great drums sounds and is a pleasure to work with.