Hey there! My name is Jonas Schütz. I am a professional drummer from Germany. I play drums for the metal bands Sapiency (Melodic Death) and Sacrosanct (Progressive Metal) 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.
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 Ludwig Black Beauty 14x6,5"
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
I'm using all Meinl Cymbals.
- Byzance series
- Soundcaster Fusion series
- Mb20 series
- Byzance Extra Dry series
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
- Universal Audio Apollo x8p interfaces (Thunderbolt 3)
- Cubase Pro 11
- Custom built Windows 10 PC from Digital Audio Networx (Germany)
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
92 Reviews - 22 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jonas Schütz
Another Killer performance by Jonas!! He makes the music grow and flourish with his creative ideas and his amazing play-ability!
It is undoubtedly my first choice in drums for my most beloved projects! Hope to keep working with him!! It is a real gem in the Sound better community!
Besides the professionalism, great communication and respect for deadlines, the recording sound amazing!
Thank you for another great job man!
See you soon!
Great drumming from Jonas as usual. Easy to work and communicate with and seems to enjoy the process also!
Great drumming by Jonas as always :)
Jonas has done it again! Absolutely took my song to another level, his playing is out of this world!
I would never work with another drummer, he is a true professional, polite, and brings the absolute heat on the drums. I highly recommend working with him.
Very good drummer, good communication, creativity and teamwork. It was a blast working with Jonas, thanks mate!
What an incredible experience with Jonas. Perfect tracks in a quick turnaround. I'll definitely be coming back for more. Thanks, heaps!
Wow. What a player. Got a relatively tough, rough, demo's drums to sound outstanding and ready for production. Will definitely be doing business again.
Another great drumming performance. Very happy with results. Very recommended. A+
Jonas is a talented drummer and treated the song like his own. Highly recommended!
He is MY drummer-hands off!
Just kidding, HIGHLY recommended.
Great drummer , i asked for some specific things and he agreed without hesitations.
Once again Jonas's skills have blown my head off!
This track was a very fast thrash song and he delivered extremely quickly and in ONE TAKE!!!
Absolutely first class drummer,I highly recommend working with him.
I definitely will be again!
Great drumming as always with Jonas! :)
Jonas delivering drumming with soul. Quick and efficient as always. Highly recommended.
Super drumming done by Jonas again! :) Easy communication and delivered very fast!
Jonas has done it again, absolutely blew me away with his skills.
I gave him a song with a simple drum loop and he delivered something that was better than I could have ever imagined.
This is the third time I have worked with Jonas, and it won't be the last.
He is a true professional and I highly recommend working with him!
It's my second collaboration with Jonas. Super professional as always and very easy to work with, he gave me on time what I needed and more. Highly recommended.
Jonas provides exemplary drum tracks and service. His drums are tuned to perfection and his tracks are clean and well recorded. My engineer was raving about his timing and how easy it was to plug & play them into our ProTools sessions. Highly recommended!
Jonas delivered us another set of high quality drum tracks.
I've had drummers in the same room who didn't communicate as well as Jonas does thousands of miles away working remotely.
Great meter and timing that will line right up to the grid in your project. Highly recommended!
Jonas is a true professional who cares about his performances and takes pride in the work he provides. Easy to work with and clear, timely communication. Oh and did I mention killer drum tracks too!
Another Incredible work that was done perfectly by Jonas!
As always, great communication, and a great exchange of ideas since the beginning!
He is a very patient professional, respecting your needed and thoughts.
Recorded different takes for me to choose, and work on many reviews of the one I like so that could be THE ONE!
He is already on my favorite list, highly recommended!
Thank you Jonas for your hard and excellent work!
Jonas hit one out of the park again. My second track with him went as well as the first and we plan to do more. Highly recommended.
Another Amazing Drum session with Jonas!!
What to say? The guy is an octopus! He is very patient and focused!
Very professional regarding deadlines, reviews, and questions!
Recording sounds very very good, professional set of microphones!
If you are looking for great drums, he is your choice!
I was apprehensive to work with remote session players but Jonas proved it was not only possible but easy and fun. Great communication skills and even better drum skills. Brought energy and personality to my track. Looking forward to more.
Another flawless playing!
Communication went very well, Jonas understood and followed every direction I gave.
Made demos for different takes with different ideas!
Fast in delivery and very professional!
I recommend and definitely will keep on working with you!
Thank you Jonas!
Jonas is not only a great drummer he is a great musician, meaning he plays for the music! He follow instructions as well as improvises and ad ideas to the music!
Playing - great!
Communication - great!
Deadline - great!
Had no problem at all with reviews!
I recommend Jonas and will definitely work with him again!
Thank you very much Jonas!
Another fantastic job from Jonas. Great drummer, super professional and reverted much faster than I was expecting. Outstanding job, highly recommended!!!
I had a great experience working with Jonas on a very complex track. He was super attentive and worked on every detail. Super organized and clear on communication, I highly recommend Jonas to anyone who wants to do a serious work and obtain the highest quality in results. I am super happy working with him, and happy to be working with him again!
Another amazing job by Jonas. A+
Jonas helped me with a small but crucial task - making sure my programmed drums are playable and sound natural as possible.
A professional prog/metal drummer, he quickly found all of my mistakes, and since I am not a drummer at all, also upgraded parts that did not fit the music well enough.
With great attitude and high quality results, I'd recommend to check this guy out if you need complicated metal drums related work.
Jonas was amazing to work with. Very friendly and professional. We sent him a lengthy, fairly difficult song to track for, and he did a fantastic job. He wrote the drums for scratch for us using only guide guitars and a metronome. He kept us updated the whole time and sent demos along the way so that we could hear his approach. The drums sound amazing sonically, I can't wait to begin mixing. We will definitely use him for the rest of the songs on our EP, as well as any future projects!
Another great job. This was another very difficult song with a billion changes and some really funky time signature stuff in it and Jonas did an amazing job. Again. Very recommended.
I'm developing a rock dance track, and it was a great pleasure to have Jonas laying down the foundation of the arrangement! The communication, playing and recording are impeccable. When you have dry drums powerful and punchy already, you're having it right! Thank you Jonas for taking care of every minute detail!!
Jonas delivers quality metal drumming as always. :)
It was a real pleasure to work with Jonas, he's an excellent drummer, he's accommodating, efficient, fast and transparent about the way he works :)
I highly recommend him! :D
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...
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!
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 !
Jonas does a great job as allways. Awesome drumming and easy communication, transfer of files etc.
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 !
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!
Another amazing job! This guy is the real deal.
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
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.
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.
Top drummer always the best, excellent sounds and advanced high class playing.
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.
Jonas has all the talent and dedication anyone could ever want.
Next level drummer !
Pleasure to work with, super guy !
Another incredible job of drumming by Jonas! I thank you again sir! 10/10
Jonas is very easy to talk with. He played 4 high energy rock performances and tried some revisions, with a very fast turnaround.
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!
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.
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.
Jonas is a kind guy and a very capable and professional musician. I highly recommend him!
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!!!!
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!
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+!!!!
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!!
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
Another incredible job. Amazing drummer. Fast results too.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Once again had a fantastic run on recording drums with Jonas! Cool drummer and even a cooler guy.
Highly recommend him
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
Very professional, highly professional and highly dedicated to delivering the most professional sounding tracks possible
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.
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!
Another great job. This song presented some new challenges and Jonas rose to them and produced another great set of tracks.
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
Another great job. Very quick to change a couple of parts that I needed done. Great communication.
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!
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!
Another great job!
Another great job by Jonas. Very good communication throughout. Very recommended.
Jonas did an awesome job he went above and beyond to get what i wanted. Extremely friendly and hard working.
Awesome drummer. Very professional. Quick. Good guy. Excellent quality. Whats not to like? Definitely be working with him again.
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!
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.
Jonas did a great job, and really made the effort that was needed.
Jonas is an incredible drummer with intense skills, great work.
Jonas is a real talent, a great communicator and is quick with delivery. He has a mastery of drumming that is intense.
Great tracks for my death metal outfit! Really really flexible. Not a question as to who I will work with again! Thanks Jonas
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.
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.
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
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would be my timing. I always try to play as precise and tight as possible.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never do 'fix it in the mix'. Get it right at the source!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd take my 6-piece Tama drumkit...wait...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I'm working on several new Youtube-videos and content for my channel in general.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I play many styles of music. Mostly, I play Metal, but I also love to play Blues, Jazz, Rock and Pop.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking live drums, editing, cleaning and manual quantizing of the recorded tracks.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
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!