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
- 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!