Hi,
My name is Jason Meekins and I am a session drum from Austin, Texas. I've been playing drums for over 20 year and I have been recording drums from my home studio for the past 5 years. I use Logic Pro X and I have excellent mics and mic pre amps. I play Paiste cymbals and Pearl drums! I'd love the opportunity to drum on your song!

All I need from you is an mp3 of your song with any instructions you have on drums. It would be best if your song is recorded to a metronome. If it isn't I can play right along with you and still hold a very steady and tasty groove.

I will send you a stereo mix wav file of my drums for your song, or I can send you each individual mic channel (13 total) for you or your engineer to mix in your studio environment.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Pearl Masters Drums
  • Paiste Cymbals
  • Logic Pro X
  • Apogee Rosetta 800
  • Daking Mic Preamps
  • Vintech Mic Preamps
  • Ludwig Supraphonic
  • A&F Snares
  • Shure SM57
  • Sennheiser e604
  • Sennheiser MD 421 U
  • Shure KSM32

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Reviews of Jason Meekins

  • Default-avatarabout 5 hours agoby Verified Review

    Jason knocked it out of the park once again! Thanks again for the quick turnaround and the great sounding tracks.

  • Listing_thumb_jraw117 days agoby Verified Review

    Jason is an immaculate Drummer. Great working with him!!!

  • Default-avatar28 days agoby Verified Review

    This is the 3rd time that I invited Jason to help with the drum tracks. His work is high quality and very efficient~ A versatile and talented drummer.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Great working with Jason,
    I needed to record a song fast, and he responded and got it done quick, before I expected. Great Drummer.
    Will be back.

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2017-02-21_at_8.28.55_pmabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Always quick, accurate. My highest regard for Jason's work :-)

  • Listing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_wabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Another great session with Jason. I asked him to try something completely different than the drum track I gave him on the demo and he came up with a great track that really helped to make the song more powerful. Thanks again Jason. Awesome work!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Superb drummer with a groove that won't quit. We'll definitely hire again.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    This man is a straight professional. I gave him, what I thought was, a long and complex song...he nailed it within a day. I would highly recommend him for your project. He ended up giving me two very different takes on the song. Now my only dilemma is, which do I like better...I love them both for different reasons.

  • Listing_thumb_j_a_entertainment_business_cardabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Awesome and Talented Musician! Great person gets the feel of the song. Professional sound quality.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason's tracks were flawless. No editing was necessary and mixing them was a breeze. Great feeling and movement. Highly recommended.

  • Listing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w2 months agoby Verified Review

    Just finished another track with Jason. Awesome as usual. One thing that I have not mentioned in previous reviews is the quality of Jason's drum sounds is fantastic. He has a great set up and knows how to record drums well.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Very efficient and sophisticated technique.
    I got the sound just like what I've expected, highly recommend~

  • Listing_thumb_plusamanagement3 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason is an amazing drummer. Knows the vibe your song needs and executes. Great guy, great drummer. Thanks.

  • Listing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w3 months agoby Verified Review

    About 6 months ago I found Jason on SoundBetter and gave him a few of my songs that needed some great live drums. Jason did a great job on all of them.

    I just submitted two more songs to Jason and once again he did not disappoint! The tracks sound great!

    I highly recommend Jason. He's a pro and a real nice guy.

  • Listing_thumb_digi13 months agoby Verified Review

    Wow!!! Jason! excellent work man! Jason is very skilled and very professional in every sense of the word. He took my song to a whole new level. His turnaround is unbeatable. Look no further if you need professional sounding drums.

  • Listing_thumb_meblackedit3 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason's drums sound fantastic. He has such a great sense of rhythm and feel. He was prompt and professional and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Listing_thumb_image3 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason Meekins is the man! Hands down, I never had a drummer to nail the session with no revisions necessary. This guy is awesome and defiantly highest recommended. Thanks Jason!

  • Listing_thumb_cover3 months agoby Verified Review

    A real pleasure to work with Jason ! He's a very good musician, tuned to our wishes, available and very effective in his work.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Thank you for great job

  • Listing_thumb_samysoundbild5 months agoby Verified Review

    Excellent Drummer
    Excellent Track...exactly what I expected
    Job done within 2 days!!!
    Excellent Recording Quality
    I can't ask for more :-)

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2017-02-21_at_8.28.55_pm5 months agoby Verified Review

    Second track Jason has done for me, with nearly overnight turnaround and he nailed the song perfectly.... Does not get much better than this :-)

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Very efficient and offer variety of choices in terms of fills and grooves
    pleasant experience working with Jason!

  • Listing_thumb_shot_8__2_6 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason was awesome to work with. He took direction very well and I was completely satisfied with my final product. The best part about working with Jason besides the affordable rate, was the quick turnaround!

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Very responsive and professional.
    Easy communication
    ... and very fast :)

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2017-02-21_at_8.28.55_pm7 months agoby Verified Review

    Wow, Fast, Accurate quality work.... so happy :-)

  • Listing_thumb_eric_on_stage7 months agoby Verified Review

    Really solid drummer, takes direction well and submitted his first takes the day after being hired. Will definitely contact again!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    I've now done 2 songs with Jason in the last 2 weeks. He delivered the goods on both of them. Turnaround time was very quick. Jason writes and plays great drum parts, his timing is rock-solid, and his drum kit, room and recording signal chain sound great.

  • Listing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w9 months agoby Verified Review

    Just finished another track with Jason. Awesome job as usual. Jason is very open to suggestions and follows directions well. He's a great communicator and very easy to work with. I highly recommend him!

  • Listing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w9 months agoby Verified Review

    One take perfection! Jason crushes another one! Thanks again Jason. Your drums gave this song the energy that it needed!

  • Listing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w9 months agoby Verified Review

    I just received my third drum track from Jason. Once again I am blown away!

    Jason is super easy to work with and is very concerned with getting the track just right. He is completely open to suggestions and has a great feel for works within the context of the song.

    Hire him!

  • Listing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w10 months agoby Verified Review

    I sent Jason over an mp3 of one of my songs and asked him to lay down what ever he wanted to play. I just received the mp3 back from Jason and am blown away. He just took my song to a whole new level!

    Great player! Delivered the track when he said he would. I highly recommend Jason. I want to use him on all of my songs.

  • Listing_thumb_imageabout 1 month agoby

    I endorse Jason Meekins for one reason, he's a professional drummer that can handle the task at hand without having to hold his hand. This is my second project working with Jason and he gets the job done in a timely and professional manner. He is my go to drummer for all my projects. I highly recommend Jason Meekins for you next demo/project.

  • Listing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w10 months agoby

    I am sitting in my studio listening to the drum track that Jason just sent back for another song of mine that he is playing on and I find myself laughing. I am laughing because of the pure enjoyment of hearing this guy play drums! Awesome drumming. Seriously perfect.

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Interview with Jason Meekins

Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Drum Tracking
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Music Production, Songwriting 10 years
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Rascal Flatts, Lacrae, Britt Nicole.
What type of music do you usually work on?
That's really hard to say... pretty regularly i work on rock, pop, hip hop, Gospel, r&b, country
What's your strongest skill?
Listening is one of many strengths
What do you bring to a song?
I've been playing for over 25 years both in the studio and on the road. I bring experience, groove, and feel to a song. I support the lyrics and music from the drum chair.
What's your typical work process?
My typical work process starts with listening to the clients tracks and then talking with the client to get an understanding of their vision for the track. Then i record 2 takes to send to the client for review before sending individual wav files.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use Logic Pro X with Black Lion moded Motu 2408mk3 and Apogee Rosetta 800 interfaces. I play Pearl Masters drums and Paiste cymbals. I have an arsenal of snare drums in my studio that range in size from a 4 x 14 A&F brass snare to my custom 6.5 x 16 birch snare drum.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dan Needham Will Kennedy Tommy Sims Dave Weckl Brain Frasier Moore Danny Duncan