Jonas Schütz

Session Drummer

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Hey there! My name is Jonas Schütz. I am a professional drummer from Germany. Do you need very high quality live drums for your song or album? You've come to the right place! Lets start! I offer to track live drums for your project! I love to write and record drums for many different genres. I also program drumtracks. Just feel free to message me!

I offer live tracked drums for many different genres! I love to play Metal music but of course I'm also able to play Rock, Pop, Blues and Jazz.
If needed, I can write drum parts for your song but you also can give me your ideas for the song and I'll record them for you!
After everything has been discussed, I will record the drums and afterwards you'll get a high quality mp3 demo of your song including my drums. If you are happy with the result, I will send you all 16 individual tracks of the recorded drums.

Equipment:
DRUMS:
I'm using a Tama Silverstar Acrylic kit,10"/12"/14"/16"/ Toms, 22x18" Kick (stainless steel) and it's currently set up with a Tama Warlord 14"x6" Snare.

HEADS:
I'm using Evans drumheads, currently my kit is equipped with Evans EC2 clear batter heads and mostly G1 clear reso heads. On the Kick I have an Evans EMAD 2 clear.

CYMBALS:
I'm using all Meinl Cymbals.
- Byzance series
- Soundcaster Fusion series
- Mb20 series
- Byzance Extra Dry series

MICROPHONES:
Snare top: Shure Beta 57A, bottom: Audix i5
Toms 1-3: Sennheiser MD421
Floor Tom: AKG D112
Bassdrum inside: Shure Beta 91A, outside: Sennh. e602 MK2
Overheads: AKG C 414 XL II
Ride/Hi Hat spot mic's: Beyerdyn. TG I53c

RECORDING:
- Universal Audio Apollo x8p interfaces (Thunderbolt 3)
- Cubase Pro 11
- Custom built Windows 10 PC from Digital Audio Networx (Germany)

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

126 Reviews - 25 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Oha Cade
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    Once again Jonas has delivered beyond my expectations. He really cares about getting it right and is so easy to work with. The final product has been elevated so much and I'm very thankful!

  2. Review by Mark C.
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    Absolutely incredible. Again. A+++++

  3. Review by Mark C.
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    Another great job. Jonas is the real deal. Amazing drummer and really good guy! A+

  4. Review by Dave D.
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    It was my first time on SoundsBetter. I decided to go with Jonas and I'm really happy with the result. He's professional with his work.. He delivers good drum recordings quality.

    His drum records really enhance the song overall feeling and quality. I wouldn't hesitate to work again with Jonas for other song.

  5. Review by Nathaniel M.
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    Jonas is an amazing drummer! He quickly and precisely got the job done. I'd highly recommend working with Jonas. He's very easy to communicate with.

  6. Review by Mark C.
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    Gave Jonas another hard song to do and he crushed it. Again. Amazing drummer. Very happy with experience.

  7. Review by Oha Cade
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    Another amazing job by Jonas. He knows exactly what to contribute to a song to make it the best it can be. Looking forward to working with him again!

  8. Review by Tony C.
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    This was my second time working with Jonas and he was again very friendly and fast with great results. I will soon be putting out a short 3 song EP that his drumming has helped elevate far beyond what I was able to do on my own with programmed drums.

    Highly recommended!

  9. Review by Ale G.
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    My project was a bit complicated because the piece had many variations in style, and it was lengthy, so getting the proper playing on each part was paramount to me. Now that it is over, I can attest that all the excellent reviews about Jonas are genuine. It has been a pleasure to work with him, and I am grateful for his magnificent playing, natural intuition, professionalism, proactivity and excellent communication skills.

  10. Review by Mike
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    This is my second time working with Jonas he is amazing very happy with his work. I can't wait to work with him again

  11. Review by Mark C.
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    Another fantastic job by Jonas. A+

  12. Review by John A.
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    Excellent drummer. Professional, fast, and did the job right. Will definitely use again. Pleasure to work with.

  13. Review by Samuel C.
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    Jonas is a pleasure to work with. He's quick with providing tracks, amenable to suggestions, and the tracks he provides are clean and well recorded.

  14. Review by Chris Y.
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    My band enlisted Jonas to play all the tracks on our new album. He is easily the most talented and creative drummer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He took our ideas and created the foundation our songs needed. Insane skills and creativity. Easily one of the best metal drummers you could find today.

  15. Review by Jed S.
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    Another amazing job from Jonas. He took the song to a another level and was extremely quick and polite as always. Jonas is the guy, do not hesitate to hire him for your project!

  16. Review by Tony C.
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    I worked with Jonas on a metal track with atmospheric elements that I did not feel i was able to do justice with using my programmed drums.

    He took the time to listen to the track and show that he cared even at the proposal stage when many other simply stated "I can write drums for you."

    He was very responsive through the whole process and the drums came out great and elevated the whole track. Would highly recommend.

  17. Review by Chris Y.
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    Jonas has been laying down drum tracks for my bands album and consistently performs better than we had anticipated. He is an exceptional rock/metal drummer that can play virtually anything we throw at him, and he makes it look easy. Easily the best drummer I've ever recorded with.

  18. Review by Sami R.
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    Jonas is an extremely good guy with great attitude. The final result shows that he put a lot of work into the project. Communication was easy and fast. Jonas is a talented drummer with lots of experience. I will be returning with new requests in the future.

  19. Review by Mike
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    Jonas is amazing he will meet your needs you wont be disappointed

  20. Review by Chris Y.
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    Jonas is an absolute professional heavy metal drummer and hands down the best I have recorded with in my entire career. An amazing talent that delivers an amazing performance every time.

Interview with Jonas Schütz

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

  2. A: My promise to my clients is my professional work mentality. I want you to be happy with the product I want to make for you and I don't have any shortcuts!

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

  4. A: I like the creative aspect that comes with everything music related! It's also absolutely awesome for me to be able to do the thing I love most and make a living from it!

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

  6. A: "Recording drums doesn't take time, it's super easy and super cheap." It takes a lot of time to master the instrument so that you are able to record something for clients from all around the world. It also takes a lot of equipment (like microphones etc.) to make the drums sound as good as possible, so it's not cheap.

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

  8. A: I'd love to work with the above-mentioned Adam "Nolly" Getgood to get some more insights on how he works and to get some tips and tricks for recording and mixing.

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

  10. A: Explain your project as detailed as possible right from the start, as it will make the process of recording and writing drum parts a lot faster and stress-free for both sides.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: For recordings I'm using two Focusrite Firewire interfaces (Liquid 56 as main, Saffire Pro 40 as slave for 8 additional channels) that go straight into my custom built PC running Windows 7 Ultimate and Cubase Pro 8. The PC has got 32GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7 running at 3,7 GHz, 3TB harddrive and a 256GB SSD built into it.

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

  14. A: Typically I first write some drums to a song that I think fit the needs of a song. I always want to work for the song and the music. After the drums are written, I then proceed to record them at the best of my abilities. After all the recordings are finished, I send them to the client.

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

  16. A: Tracking live drums, editing, cleaning and manual quantizing of the recorded tracks.

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

  18. A: I'm inspired by guys like Adam "Nolly" Getgood of Periphery, Anup Sastry (ex-drummer for the Band Monuments) and Alex Rüdinger (drummer for bands such as Threat Signal, The Faceless, Conquering Dystopia)

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

  20. A: I bring my own style of playing into a song, I always want to make the best out of every song. For me, music is life.

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

  22. A: I play many styles of music. Mostly, I play Metal, but I also love to play Blues, Jazz, Rock and Pop.

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

  24. A: At the moment I'm working on several new Youtube-videos and content for my channel in general.

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

  26. A: I'd take my 6-piece Tama drumkit...wait...

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

  28. A: Never do 'fix it in the mix'. Get it right at the source!

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My strongest skill would be my timing. I always try to play as precise and tight as possible.

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Terms Of Service

3 free revisions per song. 20$ per following revision. Typical turnaround time is 3-5 business days. Depends on complexity of the material.

Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo x8p
  • Tama Silverstar Drums
  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Tama Warlord Snares
  • Shure SM7B
  • Beyerdynamic
  • AKG C414XL2
  • Sennheiser MD421
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  • Merry Christmas!Dec 25, 2021

    I would like to wish each and every one of you merry Christmas and a happy new year!

    Here's to much more exciting projects in 2022! :)

    Cheers,

    Jonas

  • New recording equipment!Feb 18, 2021

    I recently have upgraded my recording equipment! Now I'm running two (2) Universal Audio Apollo x8p interfaces which go into a newly customized audio and recording PC. This gives me all the power that I need to record killer drums for you!

  • New music video!Aug 26, 2020

    About two weeks ago, my band Sapiency released a brand new music video for our first single "Everest" off of our new album which will be out on September 25th.


    Check it our here: EVEREST

  • New drum cover!Mar 27, 2020

    Hey guys,

    I recorded a new drum cover a few days ago! It's a cover of "Royal Beggars" by the band Architects!

    Feel free to check it out here on my Youtube-Channel!

    Cheers and all the best,

    Jonas.

  • Happy New Year!Jan 02, 2019

    2019 has arrived and I'm excited to see what will happen this year! I'm looking forward to a lot of new and old clients that will give me the opportunity to create music with them and to be living my dream of a life as a professional musician! Happy new year to all of you!

  • Recording a concept album!Sep 03, 2018

    Very recently I finished recording a complete concept album of 9 songs and about 50 minutes of music for a client based in Brooklyn, New York! Lots of tricky stuff since it was a mixture of Progressive-, Power- and Symphonic Metal. 

    It was great fun and a cool challenge working on this project! And I'm looking forward to hearing the final product once it's done!

  • New Microphones!Oct 14, 2016

    New addition to my recording setup: AKG C 414 XL II!

  • Lates album from my band Diësis!Sep 26, 2016

    We in Diësis released our new album which is called "Seven Plagues". We've worked pretty hard on this one!

    You can check out the songs here!

    Cheers!