I am a drummer/recording engineer based out of Philadelphia who focuses on creating the percussion needed to fit with your song, not with creating a flashy part that will ultimately end up out of place. I focus on feel, tone, dynamics, and maybe most importantly: vibe! Together we can sculpt a drum part that will help solidify your song.
I pride myself in the ability to work with the artist and clearly understand the artist's vision for the project, and help dial in the sounds/feel/performances that will best help goal. I'm working WITH you, and without my own agenda.
A lot of drummers spend way too much time on technique and feel hurt of they can't get their cool fill into a song; I'm here to work with you to understand the aesthetic that you as the artist are looking for, and using my strengths and as a drummer put forth the right drum part to complete the song. I'm extremely intuitive and adaptable and thorough.
I have a large and useful selection of vintage drums and cymbals that can all be modified quite drastically
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
- 1960s Ludwig Drumset
- 1970s Ludwig Supraphonic Snare
- 1960s Ludwig Acrolite
- 1940s Leedy brass snare drum Kildjian K Constantinoples
- Logic Pro X
- Focusrite Preamps/Converters
- Sytek Preamps
- Shure/Audio Technica Mics.
Reviews of Stephen Robbins
We hired Stephen to play and record drum tracks for us. He did an outstanding job: he kept true to the vision of the track, while also providing critical creative input and feedback. His recordings and mixing of the drums sounded phenomenal. I would definitely hire him again!