My name is Darrell Nutt and I have been a session drummer, producer, and mix engineer for 20+ years. I provide high quality Drum Tracks and Mix and Master Audio for artists and songwriters all over the world. Top clients are members of Steely Dan and AC/DC.

My services are rendered from my very humble little studio located in Fort Myers, Florida. A friend once said to me, "It's not always the gear, but it is ALWAYS the EAR!" My studio rig is mostly in the box. I have some waves, Steven Slate, and Izotope plugins. I use Cubase as my main DAW and Protools when I need to. I really LOVE mixing material that I didn't record. I have mixed tons of releases and never met the artists in person - only via the phone and online. Almost ALL have been repeat customers! I have worked with members of Steely Dan, AC/DC, Bad Company, Goo Goo Dolls, Parliament, Rickie Lee Jones, and many others. My specialty as a drummer is recording drum tracks for singer/songwriters for their songs.

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Darrell Nutt:

  • John Beltran
  • John Beltran
  • John Beltran
  • Stacey Allison
  • Stacey Allison
  • John Beltran
  • John Beltran
  • John Beltran
  • DJ Chus
  • David Penn
  • DJ Chus
  • David Penn
  • DJ Chus
  • David Penn
  • Pierre Zon Zon
  • Pierre Zon Zon
  • Pierre Zon Zon
  • Vee/Magsax Project
  • Vee/Magsax Project
  • Vee/Magsax Project
  • Vee/Magsax Project
  • Dave London
  • Dave London
  • Dave London
  • John Beltran
  • John Beltran
  • John Beltran
  • Darrell Nutt
  • Darrell Nutt
  • Darrell Nutt
  • Casey Weston
  • Phoenixblock
  • Phoenixblock
  • Gilbert Neal
  • Gilbert Neal
  • Gilbert Neal
  • Gilbert Neal
  • Gilbert Neal
  • Lew Del Gatto
  • Bob Keller
  • Lew Del Gatto
  • Bob Keller
  • Kat Epple

Gear highlights

  • Manley
  • Neumann
  • AKG
  • Sennheiser
  • Octava
  • Presonus
  • Shure
  • Waves
  • Steven Slate
  • Audio Technica
  • Mackie
  • Digidesign
  • Yamaha
  • Steinberg
  • Mapex
  • Amedia
  • Paiste
  • Zildjian
  • LP

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Drum Track Pricing is based on song length. 0:01-3:30=$55, 3:31-5:00=$75, 5:01-7:00=$110, 7:01-10:00=$200
Percussion Tracks is based on song length. Similar Pricing up to 6 individual tracks.

Reviews of Darrell Nutt

  • Listing_thumb_img_7516-228 days agoby Verified Review

    Darrell is the man! Great drummer, musician, engineer... you name it! Easy going and an all around great guy to work with!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Darrell was great to work with. Friendly, good at interpreting instructions and makes some very nice drum tracks. Would recommend to others.

  • Listing_thumb_img_7516-2about 1 month agoby Verified Review

    What can I say, great guy to work with! Darrell is an excellent drummer and such a pleasure to collaborate with! He's a true perfectionist, highly recommended!

  • Listing_thumb_img_7516-2about 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Darrell has been fantastic to work with!! He is extremely professional, reliable and keeps you in the loop during the entire process!! His drumming is intense with a style and nuance that really enhances the song ... he makes everything sound better than it was before... Highly recommended !!

  • Listing_thumb_img_7516-22 months agoby Verified Review

    Darrell is a hell of a player and a hell of a nice guy! He uses top notch gear, delivers an amazing performance and gives you so many separate tracks that you can really hone in and get the exact drum sound you want for your song! Highly recommend!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    A great drummer and a great sound. Professional drum tracks. High quality.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    Darrell i just love working with you i love your brilliant drums
    and i truly recommend to everyone who's looking for honest man and brilliant drummer to contact you !!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Darrell was easy and he is an excellent Drummer! 100% professional! We will return for more. Highly recommended!

  • Listing_thumb_img_7516-22 months agoby Verified Review

    Very professional and easy to work with! Darrell is a great drummer and really works hard at doing whats best for your songs! Highly recommended!

  • Listing_thumb_img_26692 months agoby Verified Review

    Darrel did a great job and was easy to communicate with. Highly recommend. Thanks Darrel!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    What else can i say

    Super patient , good heart person
    and a brilliant drummer !
    He is the man you want for your next job !
    If you're reading this

    Don't think twice

    Thank you SO SO MUCH dear Darrell !!3 more tunes to finish the album :)!!!

  • Listing_thumb_victor43 months agoby Verified Review

    Once again Darrell did a great job for me on drums!! Followed my notes and gave me want I wanted!! Professional! Thank you Darrell!

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Here we are once again i t was a pleasure working with Darrell I love his style and sound and i will def work with him again soon !!! Because he is a brilliant drummer !!

  • Listing_thumb_victor45 months agoby Verified Review

    I hired Darrell to record drums on my latin rock song. Excellent job!!! I gave him some notes to follow and he was right on target on what I wanted! Great communicator too! Will work with him again! Thank you Darrell!

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Magnificent drummer! True Professional. VERY easy to work with.
    Highly recommended!

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    I found Darrel very easy to work with and he did as he said and worked quick. I failed to tell him exactly what I was looking for before he recored the first take After the delivered, I told him that it wasn't what I was thinking so he agreed to redo the track for free and gave me exactly what I was looking for on

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Wowww so once again i gave Darrell a track
    and got back a pleasant surprise !
    He really nailed it this time
    my song now is perfect and unique cuz of his brilliant drums !!!

    He works super fast
    You get a natural clean tight drums sound
    He have passion patience and a good heart you can talk to and go over some changes
    Amazing person !!

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Once again ..just PERFECT !!!

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    wowww it was a pleasure working with you
    Darrell is super professional drummer he gives you what you need (the sound you're looking for the groove etc ) and he pay attention to what you have to say and go back and fix it.
    A good heart person and we're just starting a new one together :)
    Massive tnx Darrell

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    Wonderful job, easy to work with, quick turnaround. I would recommend Darrell very highly!

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby

    I've had the pleasure of knowing Darrell Nutt for about a decade. His friendliness and good nature are matched by his skills behind a kit. Recently I've had the pleasure of working with him on my upcoming EP. Darrell is a pro, his drum tracks are perfectly recorded, his instincts are great, and his turnaround time is excellent. Thanks amigo!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    One of the most tasteful and dynamic drummers and percussionist I've ever seen. Of the many styles and genres I heard him perform and record, he always plays the best feel, and groove. He adds occasional outstanding embellishments that ad a "final touch" quality to the performance.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Watching Darrell in various bands in our area, I drooled at the prospect of ever playing with a drummer like that. Later in life, I had the opportunity to do so. His talent is endless. I've tracked 3 songs with him so far, and he has an uncanny ability to hear what's in your head and track EXACTLY what you'd want, but better. highly recommend!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    I've worked with Darrell Nutt on a few projects in the recent past, and I am currently working on a project as we speak. He gives you what you want, and has a Nack/Talent of putting down exactly what the song needs, very creative. I will continue to work with Darrell Nutt on future projects because he's great, and easy to work with. I'm sold!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Darrell was a pleasure to work with. I recorded drum tracks for an upcoming release. Three takes with the first take being the one. Great Vibe, and comfortable environment. Definitely returning.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Darrell Nutt is a world class drummer and artist that I've had the pleasure to work with in numerous situations for nearly 20 years. He has a great sense of groove, always gives you what you're looking for in a song and his drums always sound amazing! Most importantly he's a great guy and east to work with. What else do you need?

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What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am influenced by the technical recordings of Steely Dan and Roger Nichols, the vast artistry of producers Tommy LiPuma, Russ Titelman, Quincy Jones and many others.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
First and foremost, I am a drummer. I play most types of music live and in the studio. I have a drum kit ready to record at any time.Over the last 15 years I've been producing releases for clients and artists. In the last 7 years, I have been mixing and mastering releases for several artists and record labels. I love it all!