Annabel Whittle

Songwriter + instrumentalist

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Qualified drummer playing for almost 8 years, with upcoming tours across Europe and UK. Songwriter + arrangement for UK based band, LIME. Experience drummer, bassist, electric + acoustic guitar, synths, saxophone + vocals.

Keen ear for song arrangement, structure and instrumentation. I can help with adding and taking away parts, mixing and adding effects to make your track more unique. I can record drums, electric guitar, acoustic, bass, saxophone, synth, drum machines + vocals, along with mix tracks. I can write tracks with you virtually, or write for you if given a brief. I have a vast knowledge of plugins, synth sounds, drum sounds and can programme drums easily, with a variety of sounds to fit the genre. I am specialised in indie, electronic + pop.

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Interview with Annabel Whittle

  1. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  2. A: I think I bring a unique edge to my songwriting, as I am trained as a drummer, I feel I focus on the groove and how it sits in the song first, which I think is the foundation of any good track. I used an unusual combination of effects and plugins on my tracks, as well as manipulating live samples I have collected myself, which makes the tracks stand out.

  3. Q: What's your typical work process?

  4. A: I like to start songwriting typically with drums, programming or playing a groove to spark an idea. I then usually focus on the bass, either synth or electric to get a good groove. Then I focus on the melodic elements and structure of the track, bringing in a variety of synths, pads, samples, guitars, woodwind and vocals to create a layered track.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My studio setup is quite experimental. I have a Tama superstar kit with Meinl cymbals and can create a dry drum sound with crisp cymbals for more indie suited genres. I have two AKG 214 condensers which I record in Glyn Johns method normally. I have electric and acoustic guitars, saxophone, midi keys with a variety of high-end synth plugins, retro drum machines + keyboards, Korg monotron duo and more.

Moon Balloon, Dog Ate Grapes

I was the Remixer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Tama Superstar Kit
  • Meinl Byzance Cymbals
  • Yamaha Saxophone
  • Fender Telecaster
  • AKG 214 condensors
  • Casio keyboard (retro 80's)
  • Yamaha RY10 Drum Machine
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