Session Drummer / Producer / Recording Engineer
Working from my home studio in Dayton, OH, I've had the privilege to provide high quality, studio drum-tracks for Artists across the world. Additionally, I have been brought on as a Session Musician, Songwriter and Producer for Static Flight Music Group based in Nashville, TN. I'm thankful to have been called upon to fill roles in touring bands crossing genres from Pop, Country-Pop, DJ/Live Drums, and Pop-Rock.
I have had the honor of joining artist rosters for many prestigious companies including: Pearl Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and sE Electronics.
- Live Drum Tracks
- Beat and Drum Programming
- Drum Track Editing
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By far some of the best drum tones out there. TJ has spent so much time dialing in his room and gear that his drums are still to this day the best drums that I have ever had in my productions. Beyond that, his playing is A List, and he always knows exactly what I'm looking for on his first take. You can't beat it.
Interview with TJ Hartmann
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep an open mind! Musicians can fall into a trap of holding on to certain sounds and setting with their gear, and sometimes when you throw all of those preferences out the window and experiment, the best ideas can happen.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Typically I'm playing on a lot of Pop and Pop Rock. I have also played on some heavier music, along with some country-pop as well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I'm offered a chance to work with a client, the first thing I do is take detailed notes while doing my first few listens of the song. From there I'll do a bit of pre-production in getting my recording session setup in my DAW and mapping out what drums/cymbals/percussion I think would serve the song the best. Then it's time to get parts recorded and sending revisions back to the client. Once the client is satisfied with my contributions, final stems and a production mix are printed and submitted!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm based in Dayton, OH - currently working from my home studio. I have a simple 2-Room setup where I monitor/edit/mix and a separate room where my kit, preamps and other instruments are recorded. I'm very grateful to have access to gear that not only helps me sound the best that I can, but continuously inspires me to be creative.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drums, 100%! Most often, clients will approach me for studio quality drum tracks for their productions or even demos. One of my favorite parts about work like this is that you never really know where a client's track will take you. It's so much fun being inspired by other peoples work and having the privilege to share my creative input. I'm thankful to have worked with artists and producers from all over the world.