I am a recent college graduate living in Nashville, Tennessee hoping to help out on any projects I can! I've worked on many projects as a session drummer ranging from all corners of rock, country, singer-songwriter, and punk. I also co-own and operate a studio here in Nashville!
With my drumming services, I will provide you with high quality raw stems as well as a rough mix of the drums in your track. I'd ask for a few musical influences/references you feel would fit your music best, and I will come up with original parts for your songs.
I also co-own and operate a studio here in Nashville called The Welcome Matt. We provide high quality tracking and mixing services; the audio provided was recorded and produced at our studio!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Matthew Estevez
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do one or two extra takes after you feel like you've got "the one" (if you can), once you get a mix you love, wait a day so your ears can reset and listen again before sending it off! These two things I've learned to practice have boosted my confidence in my work more than I can describe.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill has nothing to do with music, but I believe is the most important skill in the industry; being a people person and a listener. As a session musician, I'm here to make the client happy, so I make sure I hear and understand exactly what they want out of me.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Originality and character. With my biggest influences for drumming being Dave Grohl and Ringo, you can solo their drums and always know it's them playing. That type of musicianship is something I pride myself on.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After listening through reference tracks, I hit record and play through the song 3-4 times while coming up with different parts. After workshopping some ideas, I then start to record the parts I came up with, and then comp the takes to sound the best it can. After I finish comping, I take a break so my ears can rest and then reassess my work; if I still like my parts I send them over!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've built up a home studio with a control room, isolation room, and drum room. I always have drum mics set up so I can record at any time, and walk to the next room to listen to what I played.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is recording live drums for their projects. More often than not, they look for raw stems so their producer has a clean slate to work with.