Poogie Bell

Drummer/Producer/Studio owner

Poogie Bell on SoundBetter

Over 40 years in the music industry I have worked with some of the best in the business Drumming and Recoding as well as production my credits include Chaka Khan ,Erikah Badu Marcus Miller and many more I'm featured on Grammy and Platinum and Emmy winning productions.Currently working as a independent artist and studio owner here in Pittsburgh.Pa

I will provide with my experince from every musicical situation!.. I have been part of over the last 40 year's..both live and studio!.the drums you will receive will be recorded at 96k 32bit folat or 48k 24 bit using industry standard gear we all know and love.With the right amount of Eq and compression to make my Drums sing.. your wav files will be locked at beat one. Snare,Kik,Tom tracks cleaned out if you desire to keep your work flow moving!..Two revisions per track included.More revisions or Alt takes avaible at additional cost. Live recorded drum fee is $300 per track .If you hire me for more than one track the fee is $250 per track. Production and post production,Drum programing,Hip-Hop Beat creation are also avaible.same day turn around is avaible if your tracks are received Btw 9am-5pm EST.Any track received after 5pm est will be done the following day.Take advantage of having a pro work on your tracks.My goal is always to give tthe client what they need to make their project one of a kind... Looking forward to working with you lets make some great records!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Poogie Bell

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

  2. A: all of marcus Miller records I'm on five of his records two one grammys Erykha Badu Live record went Platinum 2x as a Producer for smoothjazz artist Alex Bugnon and the work I did with Angelique Kidjo record Djin Djin which won a grammy in 2007 best world music catogory

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

  4. A: three projects two of my own RnB record and one Funkjazz record both will be released late 2020 on Gmbh Leopard records.The third is a independent Jazz guitarist artist Bobby Broom working as producer and songwriter

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

  6. A: chances are good but I dont know which of my friends are here

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: moot issue music is way more important than gear will ever be!..you go from point A to B does it matter if you walked,Jogged,Drove,or got there on a Bus?... or it more important to get there

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: you will alway get the best I have to offer!

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

  12. A: being a part of something that will live on long after i'm gone!.. the love of music

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

  14. A: if they can afford me.My answer always the same we can work it out

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

  16. A: that just because you have done a lot does not mean you lose the desire to do more ! one of the reasons i signed up here

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

  18. A: Are you open to ideas? other than your own?

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

  20. A: Not much really ...other than take advantage of my years in the game..

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

  22. A: ??? drums!

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

  24. A: my path has been going on for over 40yrs..I would not change a thing..I like where I'm at gots lots more to do

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: music is the key to all things..

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

  28. A: hmm I have worked with a lot of people ... Only one of the new I really enjoy is Robert Glasper who is a friend of mine so maybe some day that will happen.My focus is working for myself these days

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

  30. A: its ok to leave space in your music..you dont have to fill every hole with sound..

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

  32. A: I grow up in NYC in order to survive as a working musician you to be able to play it all..So this skill set has done well by me I have done everything from blue grass to free jazz and everything in between! latey I have been doingLo-Fi Soul and a bunch of Pop ,smoothjazz ,and world music..great to move around keeps me on my toes!

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Knowing how to support a song from the drum kit!..or as I like to call it playing the music not the drums!

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

  36. A: My heart and soul as music is simply the thing after my wife and son that i live for...

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

  38. A: Listen then Listen again!...which is key Listen to what the client wants! be honest with the clinet and myself..If i'm the right guy for the job?..you alway hope you are!.. but being honest with your self will save everyone time and enrgy ..So if i'm the right guy..Then dig in use my experince to offer ideas that might have been over looked..

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My set up is two fold I have a commercial studio set up and a personal home set up.what they both have in common both have had propper acoustic treament.Both have great gear...great mics and mic pres..My endorsements: Ludwig Drums Remo drum heads Murat Dirl cymbals Vicfirth sticks..I have over thrity snare drums to choose from every size tom and bass drum.So any type of drum sound is more than possible with my set up.

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

  42. A: Those who take their craft to heart!..are willing to listen to others..while being capable of trying new ideas that might not be their first choice..understanding that ego has everything and nothing to do with making great records

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

  44. A: a little of everything from Drumming to full production

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two revisions included with every project at no extra cost!..any revisions after two are $100 per. turn around time if recived btw 9-5pm est same day turn around after 5pm est the following day.

GenresSounds Like
  • Erykah Badu
  • Marcus Miller
  • Robert Glasper Experiment
Gear Highlights
  • AKG 214 setero match mics
  • sennheiser E640 drum mics
  • Presonus Studio1 4 pro
  • Presonus 192
  • Focusrite Clarett micpre
  • Slate Pulgins
  • Wavs Pulgins
  • Melodyne 4
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