Jonas Schütz

Session Drummer

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Hey! My name is Jonas Schütz. I am a professional drummer from Germany. I play drums for the metal bands Eraserhead (Death Metal), Diësis (Metalcore) and Sapiency (Mel. Death). I offer to track live drums for your project! I love to write and record drums for many different projects. 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 14 individual tracks of the recorded drums.

Equipment I use:

DRUMS:
I'm using a Tama Starclassic Performer Birch/Bubinga kit,10"/12"/14"/16"/ Toms, 22x18" Kick and it's currently set up with a Tama Warlord Praetorian 14x6" Bell Brass 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: Beyerdynamic TG D70d
Overheads: AKG C 414 XL II
Ride/Hi Hat spot mic's: Beyerdyn. TG I53c

RECORDING:
- Focusrite Saffire Liquid 56 / Pro 40 Interfaces (Firewire)
- Cubase Pro 8
- custom built Windows 7 PC

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

34 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mark C.
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    Another great drumming performance. This one, I think, is my favorite yet. Absolutely filled with killer little extras and fills and things I never would have thought to put in there. Incredible job!!

  2. Review by Mark C.
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    Another amazing job! This is guy really nails the drums that I want. Very much recommend Jonas. He adds a huge amount to the songs

  3. Review by Mark C.
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    Another incredible job. Amazing drummer. Fast results too.

  4. Review by Vic G.
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    Jonas is very receptive to ideas on what your vision is. His recordings are very high quality and will result in a very professional set of drum tracks. He wants to have you happy with the results and if you listen to his tracks on here and you like those, his skill on your tracks will come through.

  5. Review by Reilly P.
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    Jonas is an excellent drummer. He responds quick and is very friendly. It only took him a couple takes to get I wanted. I will definitely be using him again.

  6. Review by Jon B.
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    I am working with Jonas on several songs. He is an excellent communicator and has exceptional drumming ability. He listens and understands what I am looking for and makes it happen! I am very pleased with his work and would recommend him to others.

  7. Review by brian z.
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    Jonas is a top notch drummer, very smart, easy to communicate with!!understanding music and how to record easy,, I was very worried at first he would not feel or get what we were trying to do but it has been almost to easy , what a pleasure!! Brian Zimmerman

  8. Review by John L.
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    It was really fun working with Jonas. Excellent drummer!!!
    He was very easy to communicate with, and very professional.

    Looking forward to do more stuff with him in the future.

  9. Review by Del Tremens
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    Once again had a fantastic run on recording drums with Jonas! Cool drummer and even a cooler guy.
    Highly recommend him

  10. Review by Del Tremens
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    Man, did I have a great time working with Jonas! Not only is he nothing short of amazing drummer, who learns his parts fast like crazy and has his chops, but also he's one of the sweetest and easy going dudes. Can't wait to do some amazing stuff together again

  11. Review by Mark C.
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    What can I say? The music on the album is now completely finished and Jonas did an amazing job on all of it. The drumming is superb. His drumming will add a huge amount to the songs. Not only his playing but his creativity in doing so is incredible. Even outside of the actual songs, his handling of the "business bits" of it was great. The communication throughout, the demos, the putting our heads together and pushing through problems that arose, everything was excellent. My hat is off to you.

  12. Review by Gideon H.
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    Jonas is a super professional drummer. I pretty much just gave him free reign to do whatever he wanted on my track and he delivered. Easy to talk to and discuss with about the project. Would definitely recommend and would work with again.

  13. Review by John L.
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    Jonas is first and foremost a great drummer, but also a superb communicator. He works quick and delivers great sounding drumtracks. Could not be more happy. Hire him!

  14. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Jonas is a talented drummer and composer, as well as a hard worker. His communication was great and detailed. He goes out of his way to make sure you are getting what you want. He also does a great job of mic-ing his drum kit which makes things easy on my end when it comes to mixing. Thanks again Jonas, you rock!

  15. Review by Angus M.
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    Very professional, highly professional and highly dedicated to delivering the most professional sounding tracks possible

    Highly recommended

  16. Review by James Q.
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    Exactly what everyone wants from a session musician, A+ communication (which is essential when you're working over the net) and gets the job done. There's "session drummers", and then there's professional session drummers, and Jonas is the latter.

  17. Review by Robert H.
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    Jonas was the most ideal drummer I could have found for my album. He is immensely talented, professional and detail-oriented in his work ethic. He's able to stay true to what you wrote while also providing his own flare and creativity. Timely, responsive, patient and extremely polite to boot, he was a pleasure to work with and I fully recommend him!

  18. Review by Mark C.
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    Another great job. This song presented some new challenges and Jonas rose to them and produced another great set of tracks.

  19. Review by Michael K.
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    Another great drum track provided for one of my tunes :) And if we haven't learned this lesson before, we know it now: Backup, backup! Thunder storms and PC equipment do not go well together :P

  20. Review by Mark C.
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    Another great job. Very quick to change a couple of parts that I needed done. Great communication.

  21. Review by Michael K.
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    Yeah working with Germans is the way to go! :)

    Seriously, though; Jonas delivers great drum performances and is easy to communicate with and follows and understands directions very well. Highly recommended!

  22. Review by Dilian N.
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    It was amazing working with Jonas, he has very professional approach and the results match it! Both the playing and the sound of the drums are very high quality. Highly recommending him!

  23. Review by Mark C.
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    Another great job!

  24. Review by Mark C.
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    Another great job by Jonas. Very good communication throughout. Very recommended.

  25. Review by mortalvirtue
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    Jonas did an awesome job he went above and beyond to get what i wanted. Extremely friendly and hard working.

  26. Review by Mark C.
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    Awesome drummer. Very professional. Quick. Good guy. Excellent quality. Whats not to like? Definitely be working with him again.

  27. Review by Matt M.
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    Jonas is a true professional and an incredible player. I needed someone who can handle more technical metal parts, and at the same time play with feeling over more mellow parts. Jonas delivered hugely in both areas. Highly recommended!

  28. Review by Henke
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    Really like Jonas work. Great drummer and he gives a lot extra for me to use when editing. Also very fast witch is really appreciated.

  29. Review by Henke
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    Jonas did a great job, and really made the effort that was needed.

  30. Review by Scott B.
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    Jonas is an incredible drummer with intense skills, great work.

  31. Review by Scott B.
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    Jonas is a real talent, a great communicator and is quick with delivery. He has a mastery of drumming that is intense.

  32. Review by Michael W.
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    Great tracks for my death metal outfit! Really really flexible. Not a question as to who I will work with again! Thanks Jonas

  33. Review by Mahram G.
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    I think there's no need to express how much Jonas is talented. All you need is just watch his videos and you'll be highly impressed! My first experience of collaboration with him went fantastic and I'm pretty sure that he is my number one choice for my future projects.

  34. Review by J
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    Jonas takes great pride in his recordings and wants to deliver the best take possible. He works until the customer is happy. I recorded our band's latest album with him being our drummer and he really delivers.

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 are you working on at the moment?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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.

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

  28. 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)

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

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

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Terms Of Service

Three (3) revisions per song. Typical turnaround time is 3-5 business days.

Gear Highlights
  • Tama Starclassic Drums
  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Evans drumheads
  • Tama Warlord Snares
  • Shure SM7B
  • Beyerdynamic
  • Presonus
  • AKG C414XL2
  • Sennheiser MD421
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Discounts for 5 songs or more.

  • 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!