Hi, my name is Calvin Fenner and I am a professional session drummer, session editor, mix engineer, and mastering engineer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. I attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music majoring in Drum Set Performance, and Contemporary Writing and Production.
Live Drum Tracks: I have been playing drums since the age of two, so drumming is definitely a part of me. I am well versed in all styles of music (except heavy metal), and would love to be a part of your music project! Due to my vast knowledge and experience with recording and engineering, I can assure you that all files will be recorded to the utmost quality. All files can be delivered as stems or a stereo mix, either pre-mixed or raw. Sample rates up to 96khz.
Mixing, Editing and Mastering:
All of my mixing, editing, and mastering are done ITB (in the box/software). All mixes, edits, and mastering prices will include one revision, all sessions are remote.
Pearl Masters Maple Complete Drums
Sabian HHX Line of cymbals
Pre-Sonus QUANTUM Thunderbolt Interface
SSL 2+ Audio Interface
MIDAS XL48 Pre-Amp
EARTHWORKS Microphones for Kick, Snare, Toms, and Overheads.
SE Electronics for HiHat and Ride Cymbal Microphones
Dynaudio LYD 48 Monitors
Various plugins including Slate Digital, Melodyne, Vocalign, and more.
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8 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Calvin Fenner
Very clean, well thought out drum tracks for my session. Thanks Calvin!
High quality musicianship with sensitivity to the songs' character, recorded with top of the line equipment, knowledge beyond his "axe" but most of all playing with a feel few drummers possess, is what Calvin has consistently demonstrated. Horace
Calvin is a good drummer and you can count on him to deliver what he promises on time.
Calvin demonstrated musicality and creativity in his playing and utilized production skills in addressing some loose tracks. The work met all expectations. Lastly, he asked questions to clarify the needs and outcomes of the work. If you are looking for an experienced musician, Calvin is a great choice.
Calvin is absolutely fantastic,professional and immediately able to grasp what I was looking for. He brings a diverse sonic palette, great feel, and superb results!
Calvin is an amazing musician, extremely professional and very fast. I highly recommend using him for any drums that you need recorded, he has amazing feel and an insanely good recording set up to get great sounds.
Excellent communication and delivery. I was most impressed with the quality of his sound. Extremely clean sounding drums. Absolute pleasure to work with!
I HIGHLY recommend Calvin as a session drummer. great feel, timing and positive attitude in general. A pleasure to work with!
Interview with Calvin Fenner
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear and precise with communicating expectations and parts
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Gain staging!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Pop, R&B, Soul, Funk
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Yamaha Drums Sabian HHX Crashes, Ride, and HiHats Pre-Sonus Quantum Interface Midas XL48 Earthworks mics for Kick, Snare, Toms, and Overheads. SE Electronics mics for Snare Bottom, HiHat and Ride Solomon LoFreq outside Kick
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: BOTH! Digital makes setup quick and easy via recall. Analog provides the warmth and roundness.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality, accuracy, and quick turn around.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making people dance
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Accuracy, Energy
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen and study song, understanding what each instrument is doing. Practice with the record after listening a few times. Record, send back to client
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Coleman, Calvin Rodgers, Aaron Spears, Vinnie Colaiuta and many more!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide remote live drum tracks for clientele mainly.