Jonathan Smith

Engineer / Producer / Drummer

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I'm a drummer, engineer and producer with an affinity for big open drums and unique soundscapes.

I love recording. Being around creative people and making things that will last beyond our years is an endless source of inspiration.

I grew up in Massachusetts listening to a variety of music and picked up the drumsticks at an early age. Fast forward twenty-something years and I have a music degree, a recording studio and a somewhat unhealthy addiction to gear.

Drop me a line and let's see what kind of sounds we can make together.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

10 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Adam P.
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    Jonathan was fantastic to work with and the song turned out fantastic! Great depth of sound and just really high quality overall. He has a great feel for what I was hoping to achieve as an end product. Super helpful with drumming help, too. Highly recommend!

  2. Review by Dion A.
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    Jonathan helped bring my EP from 50% to 100%. While the mixes were balanced and clean, he also did a great job adding flourishes and even drums/percussion for parts. He has good taste, knows what a song needs, and will keep working till things sound right. Will definitely work with him again!

  3. Review by James b.
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    Jon’s a five-star drummer and a pleasure to work with. His communication is always fantastic and he puts tremendous pride and heart in his work.

  4. Review by James b.
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    I’ve now worked with Jon on 3 songs, and he’s been consistently great. He’s committed to making a musical contribution that enhances a song and a mix. He’s a team player and a creative force. Deepest recommendation.

  5. Review by James b.
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    Jon is an awesome drummer, a creative intellect, a fantastic engineer who knows exactly how to capture a beautiful drum sound, and a genuinely nice guy to work with. Five stars!

  6. Review by James b.
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    Jon is a fantastic drummer and the consummate professional. His communication is outstanding and he knew exactly what needed to be done to improve my song. Highly recommended.

  7. Review by Josh Pawley
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    Jonathan gets the job done. He provided great sounding Multi-tracked drums with lots of character. I would definitely use him again!

  8. Review by Benjamin Jacobs
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    Jon is one of the best engineers, producers and musicians I have ever worked with. Though he is extremely versatile his true strength is the sonic identity he has cultivated over the years. He always leaves his mark and every project we've worked on together has been that much better for it. I would highly recommend him for your next project!

  9. Review by Jeni Magana
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    I've hired Jon as an engineer for multiple projects and they have always come out sounding great. He works hard to get the right sounds, but is able to stay attentive to the best performance of the players. Just finished recording 2 songs with him and it's been a great experience-he even played drums and helped connect me to musicians for overdubs!

  10. Review by Marc Plotkin
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    Jon is one of my favorite producers/engineers/drummers to work with. He has impeccably good taste and will work his ass off to get you where you need to get to. He's knowledgeable and experienced with a huge array of music styles and makes anything he contributes to 10x better. I definitely recommend working with him on your next project!

Interview with Jonathan Smith

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

  2. A: Mixing and Drum Recording

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

  4. A: To get them a finished product they can be proud of.

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