I am commited to delivering professional quality tracks that will bring your recording to the next level.
I've been a musician for most of my life and play drums and percussion in a variety of atmospheres. I play jazz clubs, outdoor venues, acoustic gigs, churches and many more. I currently play in a rock/americana band called The Moore Brothers Band. I also compose and produce my own music. I understand the process of putting the pieces together first hand and I have a deep appreciation for the importance that the quality of the drum tracks plays in that process. I have great equipment and am fortunate to have a great space to record.
My philosophy on providing a quality product is to ensure good communication and to have openness about the artists desire for the song. I am diligent to be a good engineer when recording the tracks, such as proper drum choices, tuning, mic placement, and gain staging. This is an art that I take seriously.
I am thrilled any time I get to work with musicians on a project. I love doing research on different sounds and experimenting to achieve the artist's vision. Please contact me with any further questions about my services. Also visit my website: www.jkldrums.com
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Interview with Kyle Laughlin
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I recently finished tracking drums for The Moore Brothers Band's second EP.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I grew up playing in church from age 12. I played in every school band, musical, and drumline I could in high school. I played in the Marine Corps band (Okinawa, JP and San Diego, CA) from 2006, 2010. I played in some college level ensembles, and continued to play in local churches. I now play in a Rock/Americana band called The Moore Brothers Band. I have been working on some of my own songs and productions recently. Visit my website, www.jkldrums.com
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be patient, enjoy the process, commit to a sound and go for it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is creativity. I get my approach to the drums by studying many different genres. I've found that studying many genres gives me ideas that strengthen my overall playing. For example, my rock playing benefits my jazz playing and visa versa.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When receiving music from a client, I will study the song and explore options for drum sounds. I will chart out the song and ensure accuracy of the song form. When I have the drum sounds and mic options that I think will be best suited for the song, I'll track some takes. I'll send you a demo of the work done to see any feedback you have. I will then track any revisions and send you the final tracks.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have two professional grade Ludwig drums sets to choose from. I have five snare drums that give me a wide array of sound and tuning options. I typically will record drums using 8-12 mics, depending on the genre and the needs of the music. I have the capacity to record up to 16 channels. I have an approximately 300 square foot drum room with sound treatment and bass traps. I sometimes use an adjacent tiled room for an echo chamber.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Zach Williams, Crowder, We Are Messengers, For King and Country, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Alter Bridge, Audiosoave, Moon Taxi, Nothing But Thieves, Ripe, Norah Jones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Live drum set tracks for Rock, Pop, Country, Christian and Gospel.