I've been playing drums for close to 30 years and performing for 25. I love drumming to all styles of music. My goal when recording is to give the music a living, breathing sound from the drums. Modern recording technology is great and has its advantages, but it also has the risk of dehumanizing the music. I strive to always sound human!
I will do whatever it takes to give you complete satisfaction and happiness with a recorded drum track. I know the process is different for different people so we can always do it YOUR way. We can start from scratch and figure out what you want on your song and go from there, or you can send me a scratch track with drums that I can add too, improve upon, or give you another version of (kind of like getting a second opinion). However you want to do it...I'm very flexible in the creative process and I love to work with as many new people as I can. It's always a learning experience! I'm also a performing guitarist/vocalist and bassist, and I believe that helps me to play more for the music and less for myself or ego. My expertise lies in drumming but I also offer guitar, bass, keys/synth tracks. I love working on many different eclectic styles. Please don't hesitate to contact me and get a discussion going. Hopefully we can have some chemistry and work together to make some great music we can both be proud of!
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Interview with Brian Weinberg Music
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually I am hired for live performances or play in my own bands. After years of making my own recordings/demos and the technology now available I have moved into online session recording
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have my heroes on all the instruments I play. Drums-Steve Gadd, Danny Carey, Neil Peart, Art Blakey, Jon Fishman, Elvin Jones, Dave Lombardo, Jimmy Chamberlain, Carlton Barrett, Claude Coleman Jr. Guitar- Doc Watson, Alex Lifeson, Steve Vai, Trey Anastasio, BB King, Jerry Garcia, David Gilmour, Dean Ween.... Bass- Donald "Duck" Dunn, Geddy Lee, Mike Gordon, Paul Jackson, Les Claypool, George Porter Jr.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I have the drum part all worked out I hit the record button and capture it usually in 1or 2 takes. If I don't get it in 3 takes usually I'll do something else for 15-30 mins and then come back and do it again.... that way I feel I can get a good fresh and enthusiastic sounding performance.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the element of a living breathing drum sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a multi-instrumentalist but my expertise is in drums. I feel I'm a mature player who plays for the song and not for myself or my ego.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on anything and everything. I really love all music so it comes down to who I'm working with. I prefer to work with positive and passionate people who want to make something they can be proud of.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My drumming style is usually pretty on top of the beat.... that's just the way I like it....although I have no problem laying way back in the deep pocket.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been drumming for almost 30 years and performing for close to 25.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I say find someone you have chemistry with beyond the price. A recording is forever and you should want to make something you won't cringe at every time you hear it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to know what they are listening to lately... or what's really influencing their ideas. Or I'll ask is there an artist or particular recording you would want this to be compared to.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be happy with my drumming performance!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: They both have their place.