Aviv Cohen

Session Drummer with a studio

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Hi, My name is Aviv Cohen. I'm an LA-based drummer with 20 years experience playing professionally. In recent years I've toured and recorded with artists such as Air Supply, Sophie Simmons, Drugstore Fanatics and more. Collected gear and put together a studio for myself to record drums for anybody who needs them.

Throughout the years I've had extensive experience with recording for many different artists in styles ranging from Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae to Jazz.
I learned how to be diverse and flexible when it comes to providing the artist or producer what they're looking for, in whatever style that may be.
I like experimenting with different drums and tunings and finding what works best for any particular song or style and having my own studio has really given me the freedom and convenience to always have my own gear right there, always plugged in, and knowing exactly how it's going to sound.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ben F.
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    Aviv delivered the drum tracks I requested very quickly and it came out perfect. Just what I was looking for. Very musical and I would definitely love to work with him again

  2. Review by Gabriel L.
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    This is my second time working with Aviv and once again I couldn't be more happy with his work! He's super talented, professional, and always makes sure you have everything you need to get the best drums for your record. His set up is great and recordings are clear. Do yourself a favor and hire him for your project!

  3. Review by Elirancohen
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    I needed a drummer to finish the song, Aviv did an amazing job, understood the vibe of the song and the kind of drum sound I wanted, he dropped like 5 different takes for me to choose. 5 starts! I recommend.

  4. Review by Gabriel L.
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    Working with Aviv was a fantastic experience! He was very communicative, worked quickly, and most importantly he created a great sounding drum track for my song. His multi mic set up provided me with clear recordings. I would definitely recommend to any artist or producer who needs live drums on their project.

  5. Review by David
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    Great drummer who kept recording until we got the perfect take. Very professional and easy to work with!

  6. Review by Derek Frank
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    Aviv is a killer versatile drummer with a pro attitude and a sense of humor that makes him an absolute joy to work with. We've toured together with Air Supply, worked on a few projects in the studio, and I've used some of his awesome loop packs for my own productions... can't say enough good things about him. Hire this man!

  7. Review by Daniel Brecher
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    Aviv totally gets it. Every time I hire him I get exactly what I need, plus additional approaches that I never thought of that are on point.
    Tones are great and communication is great. A true professional.

  8. Review by Wolves
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    I've been hiring Aviv Cohen to play on my productions for several years now.
    Aviv is super professional, reliable, creative and always provides great sounding multi track drum recordings. He will take rough ideas or programmed drums and execute in a way that takes it to the next level and brings the music to life. highly recommended.

Interview with Aviv Cohen

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

  2. A: A loop-pack geared towards hiphop and my own musical project

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both because there are benefits in recording analog and digital

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

  6. A: Terrace Martin, Quincy Jones, Questlove, Prince, Chris Cornell, Alain Johannes, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Alchemist, DJ Premier, David Byrne, Robert Fripp, Chris Dave, Herbie Hancock, Dibiase, Beach House, Dam-Funk, David Bowie, Bryan Eno

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: My old band Drugstore Fanatics. It was a 2-person project in which we both wrote, produced and recorded everything.

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

  10. A: Provide a guide track and bpm (If you recorded your guide to a click track) and be sure to include any specific ideas u might have for the drum part

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I started playing drums at around 14 years old and by the time I was 19 I was already doing it professionally. During the next few years I was playing and recording with some of the biggest artists in Israel as well as appearing in TV shows and leading my own projects. Upon Moving to LA I again started from scratch and during the next few years I was touring with different local Rock. Pop, Reggae and HipHop acts as well as my own rock band Drugstore Fanatics. in 2013 I started touring extensively with classic rock group Air Supply. Throughout that time I collected enough gear to be able to record drums by myself in my studio which led to where I am right now. I've been playing music professionally for 17 years now.

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

  14. A: Hip Hop, Rock, Alt Rock, Reggae and Pop

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

  16. A: Musicality, creativity, attentiveness and feel

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

  18. A: Usually a client will send me a song/guide along with some notes and what they're looking for. I will then get familiar with the tune and experiment with some ideas until I find the parts that I like and then I'll record a few takes and send them over to the client. Sometimes each take will have slightly different parts from which the client could choose from.

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

  20. A: I record drums tracks in my LA studio

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  • Q drums
  • Paiste Cymbals
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  • Shure
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  • Solomon Mics
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