Live Session Drummer - Versatile and skilled in the interpretationes of different music styles.
Hi! I'm Alejandro Pérez Schuster, a session drummer from Bogotá, Colombia.
I've been doing online and in-person sessions for over 8 years and I'm versatile and skilled in the interpretation of various musical styles.
Those of us who are drummers know that our instrument is one of the most complex to record, both because of the number of microphones and channels it requires, and because of the space and acoustics it requires.
One of the main pursuits in my journey as a musician has been to find the best way to record my instrument. In this path I have had the opportunity to reach that ideal and unique space, where I can try and experience the various recording techniques, having everything that is necessary to be part of your musical projects.
I would like to share my recording studio with you!
How does it work?
Send me a folder that contains:
1. A document with the bit/sample rate and tempo of the track
2. Track with demo drums
3. Track without demo drums
I will contact you to determine the final details of the production/recording (style, sound, arrangements, etc.)
I record your tracks.
You will receive the consolidated tracks separately (RAW) or processed (at an additional cost) in the chosen resolution.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Alejandro / SCHUSTERDRUMS
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I´m working on recording drums for a progressive rock album for a Colombian band. I'm also playing shows with some colombian artists.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Santi Torres
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm not done until you're not satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To be part of someone else´s dream.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: ¿How much is a drum recording?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: ¿What kind of sound are you looking for? ¿Do you want me to record as you programmed or do you want me to be creative?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you really want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drumsticks, snare, kick, hi-hats and stool.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been recording drums for almost 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern and tasteful.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The "Wurst Mic". In addition to your close mics, you add another cardioid dynamic mic at the kit’s “sweet spot" (Typical placement will be mounted on a boom stand shot out over top of the bass drum and place the “Wurst” mic 2-5 inches directly above the drum and pointed in the direction of the snare).This mic picks up the sound of your kit with a unique sonic footprint, which you can then blend in to your liking.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, rock, metal, funk, latin
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Groove, creativity, tempo, sound and patience.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy, power, groove.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Step 1 Send me a folder that contains: 1. A document with the bit/sample rate and tempo of the track 2. Track with demo drums 3. Track without demo drums Step 2 We will determine the final details of the production/recording (style, sound, arrangements, etc.) Step 3 I record your tracks. Step 4 You will receive the consolidated tracks separately (RAW) in the chosen resolution.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: -Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd generation and a Scarlett Octopre with another 8 channels (16 in total). -Shure SM57, AKG D112, Aston Spirit x2, sE Electronics VBeat x3, VKick, V7X, sE8 x2, Audix i5, D6, D2 x2 -I endorse Bosphorus Cymbals, so I have as many cymbal types and sounds as possible. -5 snare drums: Ludwig Black Beauty 14x6,5, Sonor Prolite 14x5, Pearl Sensitone Steel 14x5,5, PEM cherry and Walnut stave 13x7 and a Sonor Birch Limited Edition 13x6,5. -Two drum kits: 6 piece Sonor Prolite and 3 piece Gretsch Broadkaster -Various bells / cowbells, tambourines and shakers
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record drums for many genres.