My name is Jason Meekins and I am a session drummer 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 charge $85 per song and I can deliver in 24-48hours.

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

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Jason Meekins

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_26693 days agoby

    Another great experience working w Jason. I had a specific idea for this track and Jason added his own flare, which I loved! And together, we shaped a really interesting rhythm section that works well with the song as a whole. Jason is an amazing drummer!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_digi111 days agoby

    Jason is a master of his craft!!!What can I say? He always delivers beyond my expectations. Look no further for polished and radio ready live drums. Thank you Jason for been exceptionally good at what you do.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 days agoby

    Good job!100%Recommendable!!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar18 days agoby

    Jason is extremely efficient and done excellent job on my track - again :)
    I'll be very happy to come back for future projects!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_100_4457_-_version_323 days agoby

    This is a very accomplished musician with a great sounding rig and an easy-to-work-with personality. I can recommend without reservation.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_vb_avatar27 days agoby

    Thank you very much, Jason! You are an amazing musician and a very good person.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar29 days agoby

    Jason delivers each and every time. Love working with him; he nails every song. Thanks Jason!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar29 days agoby

    Absolutely awesome!! Great FEEL!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_1713about 1 month agoby

    Jason did a great job, he was fast to complete the Job, and he did a great playing!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_screen_shot_2016-05-04_at_3.10.19_pmabout 1 month agoby

    Got to love that groove!!!!! super accurate and quick delivery!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_soundbetter2about 1 month agoby

    Working with Jason was GREAT! He had extremely quick turnaround. He listened to all my requests and returned exactly what I wanted. I will work with Jason again for sure!!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Mr, you great drumming

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_2669about 1 month agoby

    Working w Jason was awesome!!! I had a demo w a groove I liked and he nailed the groove, added the human element that I was looking for and together we added a couple different parts. His turn around time is also very impressive, and the overall experience was great!! Highly recommend! Thanks Jason!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Really great working with Jason,quick communication and return time was extremely fast. Great professional drummer.. I will be back for more !!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_12744442_10103033120743733_8588737531270644044_nabout 1 month agoby

    Jason has studied his craft and is more than capable in producing the musicianship you are looking for. He is professional and delivers quickly within an exceptional time frame. I would definitely use him again.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_vb_avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Thank you, Jason! It's cool...

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_cjw-05-2015about 1 month agoby

    Amazing how Jason was able put it all right so fast. I gave him a brief description of what I was looking for. He said "Got it!", and there it was.
    He sure got more work coming.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_digi1about 1 month agoby

    Excellent Job again!!! Jason is my go to drummer. He's versatile and highly skilled. Very professional and easy to work with.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar2 months agoby

    Can't say enough about Jason. He's a groove master and lays it down good. Always reliable and I know I'm getting great stuff when I work with him. Looking forward to our next gig together!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_jraw12 months agoby

    Another great experience working with Jason, he works extremely hard to get it right everytime!!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_jraw12 months agoby

    Always a pleasure working with Jason, his drums takes my music to another level.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar2 months agoby

    Jason has done it again--super easy to work with and always delivers the goods. He grooves like no other!! Thanks man!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_tom_ishizuka_guitar2 months agoby

    Great groove, clean, solid and tight. Very pleasant to work with. So glad to find him here.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar2 months agoby

    Jason was awesome to work with.
    Great communicator, quick to reply, he's an absolute professional - but the most important thing, of course: Amazing drummer! Great feel, he knew exactly how to approach the song.
    Can't recommend him highly enough!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w3 months agoby

    Another great drum track laid down by Jason. Flawless.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 months agoby

    This was my first experience with SoundBetter.com and really had no idea what to expect. I'm just getting started producing and I'm glad I made a good first choice. Jason was very responsive, friendly and professional. He said he liked the song and I knew I had the right guy. He delivered a great drum track quickly. Thank you!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_jraw13 months agoby

    Another great drum track done for me by Jason, He is definitely a world class Drummer!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_foto_-_fabio_-_instagram3 months agoby

    It was great work with Jason, he is a true professional, musician, with fantastic communication! He provided me high quality drums and bass recording, in a short period of time, since he works in his very well equipped home-studio. I highly recommend him for your next project!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_jraw14 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar4 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar4 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_screen_shot_2017-02-21_at_8.28.55_pm4 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w4 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar4 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar5 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_j_a_entertainment_business_card5 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar5 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w5 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar6 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_plusamanagement6 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w6 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_digi16 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackedit6 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_image6 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_cover6 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar7 months agoby

    Thank you for great job

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_samysoundbild8 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_screen_shot_2017-02-21_at_8.28.55_pm8 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar9 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_shot_8__2_9 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar9 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_screen_shot_2017-02-21_at_8.28.55_pm10 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_eric_on_stage10 months agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_w12 months agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_wabout 1 year agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_wabout 1 year agoby

    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!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scott_guitar5_b_wabout 1 year agoby

    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_vb_avatar27 days agoby

    Thank you very much, Jason! You are an amazing musician and a very good person.

  • Listing_thumb_p1020998about 1 month agoby

    Jason is the man! It's key for me to be able to give the musician the vision, and he/she gets it. Jason is that guy! He knows exactly where to go and is flawless! Will definitely be working again soon!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    Jason is great drummer. and he is nice person. I love his sound! Thank you so much for accepting my requests!!

  • Listing_thumb_image4 months 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_wabout 1 year 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