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

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

57 Reviews - 16 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Eric
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    Jonas is one of my go to drummers. I've reviewed him before but damnit, it's worth reviewing him again! My stuff is prog, sort of complex and he pays such close attention to detail and is very careful and meticulous to the point of being so very precise when it comes to making sure you're completely happy. I will be having him play on more of my music, so yah...i feel kind of sorry for the guy but that's what you get when you're that good of a drummer haha...

  2. Review by Reilly P.
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    Jonas does an amazing job as usual. I have used him several times now. He gets the job done. Very solid player and knows what he is doing. I gave him very basic midi tracks that were not very clear for a difficult song and he made it work. I look forward to working with him again in the near future!

  3. Review by JD W.
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    The Morrell is a great song because of the great talent on it - a great tribute to a great, legendary BASE jumper buddy lost so long ago - Jonas is fabulous - Thank you sir !

  4. Review by Michael K.
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    Jonas does a great job as allways. Awesome drumming and easy communication, transfer of files etc.

  5. Review by JD W.
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    WOW what a great experience ! Jonas is very responsive, has great ideas and gave us several options on our drum track - just awesome.
    We will be using Jonas again without doubt -
    Thank you Jonas !

  6. Review by Robert H.
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    I just finished a second job with Jonas and am reminded of what a talented and professional drummer he is. He will make your vision come to life!

  7. Review by Mark C.
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    Another amazing job! This guy is the real deal.

  8. Review by brian z.
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    Jonas IS the best drummer I've worked with period ....I have been in I I have the music business for 32 yrs plus ...thrash metal and had the pleasure to work with great talents over the years but, there is no excuses no egos here ,just professionalism ...If you want great drums he is the man:)
    Brian Zimmerman Singer/ song writer( ATROPHY)
    Pestis condemned to dream ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUxvQOwgQ8o He play the DRUMS
    also check out War Machine....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDV

  9. Review by Eric L.
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    I seriously cannot even begin to express how amazing Jonas is. He has to be the nicest, most professional, most patient person in the world. He is so talented and cares so deeply about his craft and everything he gives you reflects that.

    I approached this project with a lot of trepidation, not knowing what to expect with working with a drummer on the other side of the world and I am leaving the experience so beyond satisfied.

    I just cannot recommend him highly enough for any project.

  10. Review by Zachary R.
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    Jonas has been is incredibly professional and great to work with. He puts a considerable amount of time into learning and demoing the track before doing his final takes. Look forward to working with him again.

  11. Review by Ernie S.
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    Top drummer always the best, excellent sounds and advanced high class playing.
    AAA+++

  12. Review by Jed S.
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    This is my second time working with Jonas and it definitely won't be my last.He is a true professional, and will exceed all your expectations. This song was totally different to my first, and he absolutely nailed it. Incredibly dynamic playing and first class beats. I highly recommend working with Jonas.

  13. Review by Ernie S.
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    Jonas has all the talent and dedication anyone could ever want.
    Next level drummer !
    Pleasure to work with, super guy !

  14. Review by Mark C.
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    Another incredible job of drumming by Jonas! I thank you again sir! 10/10

  15. Review by Tom
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    Jonas is very easy to talk with. He played 4 high energy rock performances and tried some revisions, with a very fast turnaround.

  16. Review by Eric
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    Jonas is a monster drummer and a true professional in every sense of the word! He is also very fair in price and for what you get he’s probably a bargain! My tracks have a lot of proggy time signature changes and crazy tempo changes as well and he killed them like they were absolutely nothing. His double bass work is pristine and impeccable without being too mechanical and his fills are elegant and well placed. And he’s a hell of a nice guy to boot, I will be working with him very soon again!

  17. Review by mr.Gangdal
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    I truly appreciate what Jonas Schütz did with the new song by Advena Lupus. Hes a genius on drums, and a master of recording it as well. The communication was flawless, even in a stressful time for Jonas Schütz. So if you want a professional master mind on drums this is the guy to call. Something I am looking forward to doing on the next song by Advena Lupus.

  18. Review by Ernie S.
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    Jonas is super talented -a real natural drummer fit for any challenge, very dedicated and listens carefully to your requirements.
    He has all the right gear, and knows how to use it to get it's best results.
    Totally delighted with his communication and dedication.
    AAA+++

  19. Review by Yiannis
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    Jonas is a kind guy and a very capable and professional musician. I highly recommend him!

  20. Review by Jon B.
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    Jonas is a fantastic drummer!!! He will make your songs Rock!!! He worked on my entire album and more and every song rocks! I could have left a review for every song so multiply this review times 10!!!!

  21. Review by Kurtis W.
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    Jonas Is an Incredible drummer. It has been a complete pleasure working with him on my 3 songs. Very professional and thorough. A great communicator, and supplies top notch tracks. Don't hesitate, just hire him. He's the man!

  22. Review by Mark C.
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    Once again, incredible job. If you need a drummer, hire this guy. He is great! I have done an entire album with him and will be back for the next one. A+!!!!

  23. 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!!

  24. 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

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. Review by Del
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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

  32. Review by Del
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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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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!

  36. Review by Joshua
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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!

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. 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.

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. 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!

  45. Review by Mark C.
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    Another great job!

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

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

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

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

  53. 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.

  54. 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

  55. Review by Jed S.
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    Jonas has just recorded drums for my song and I couldn't be happier. This was my first time using the site and Jonas was extremely helpful, kind and patient, and willing to answer any questions I had.He will go the extra mile to make sure you are happy and is very professional. But most of all, HE IS AN INCREDIBLE DRUMMER!!!
    You will not regret working with Jonas!
    I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  56. 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.

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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 strongest skill?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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)

  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's your typical work process?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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.

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

  28. 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!

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

  30. 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!

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Unlimited 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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  • 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!