Darrell Nutt

Drummer, Mixer, Producer

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CHECK OUT THE OTHER DRUMMING SAMPLES ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. Thanks! 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 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 Waves, Steven Slate, and Izotope plugins. I use Cubase as my main DAW and Protools when I need to. I use high quality Focusrite RED preamps and interface. I really LOVE mixing material that I didn't record. I have mixed tons of releases that I have never met the artists in person - only via the phone and online. No worries! 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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52 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ricardo S.
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    Darrell brought to my composition a new breath, a very good new energy. He worked very fast and was able to really create what I was looking for. I recommend this great drummer to anyone who seeks technical and artistic quality. It is without doubt a great professional. I'm sure I'll work with him on the next projects.
    Bravo Mr. Darrell !!

  2. Review by Marco P.
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    I really like how Darrell works fast and well. These are the two main things that costumers nowadays need. I'm sure my next drums session will be with him. Thank you.

  3. Review by Marco P.
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    Darrell is a great drummer. Very good sound, fast and reliable. He gives suggestions and helps to create the perfect drumming for your track. Thank you.

  4. Review by Austin B.
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    Darrell. What can I say... What a talented individual. Someone mentioned he's there "go to" guy. Same here! He sends me great well recorded drum tracks. He has a stellar ear for my songs. He does a great mix and master that you can trust. Any of his production tips, have been on the money. Trust this guy with your song children!

  5. Review by Philip B.
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    Darrell was super easy and flexible to work with. I have no drummer lingo but he took my preferences and my vision and absolutely nailed it. Thank you Darrell. I look forward to working together again in the future.

  6. Review by cyrilia l.
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    Waw, is all I can say . Darrell is absolutely professional and listens and gives great feedback . I am and will work with him on any given day .My track sounds exactly how I envisioned and the delivery and communication was excellent! Thank you.

  7. Review by steve k.
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    Once again Darrell has delivered a beautifully played Drum track recorded pristinely! Always a pleasure to work, I consider Darrell a highly valued and trusted member of my team!

  8. Review by steve k.
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    Amazing musician, Darrell is my go to guy!
    Super talented and easy going, he gets it right every time

  9. Review by Steve M.
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    I am back again that says plenty,,, wonderful.

    Steve

  10. Review by Harreson M.
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    Darrell is fantastic. He is extremely patient & willing to make changes.
    He also has a tremendous sense of what to do with a song. I strongly recommend him.

  11. Review by Andrew L.
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    Look no further...

  12. Review by Andre G.
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    I have to thank Darrell for a job well done. He found the vibe of the song and delivered in one take. What more can I say, he has quality and is a real pro, great experience!

  13. Review by Harreson M.
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    Darrell brings so much to a song. I originally recorded the song using Logic's drummer, but it doesn't even compare to the "true" feel that Darrell brings to the song. I highly recommend him.

  14. Review by Harreson M.
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    If you are looking for a rock-solid drummer to make your song groove, Darrell is the man. I highly recommend him!

  15. Review by Andrew L.
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    I consider Darrell to be part of my band :-)

  16. Review by Harreson M.
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    Darrell is fantastic...he gives you want you want, but also brings his creative input = a great groove!
    I HIGHLY recommend him!

  17. Review by Harreson M.
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    Darrell is a fantastic drummer! I thought that my programmed drums were fantastic, but once I heard his live track, I realized how much better my song sounds. He is prompt, communicates clearly and always has a great attitude. I strongly recommend him.

  18. Review by Stephane B.
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    It's our 2nd time working with Darrell and it's been amazing again. He's really thorough in regards to our instructions and works really fast. I also love what he comes up with in the parts where we need his personal touch. It's always a nice surprise. The audio quality of his recordings is always awesome. I honestly can't wait for the next song!

  19. Review by Mark Corradetti
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    Darrell is a wonderful musician and has a great pocket. He makes it easy as a bass player. Top notch..watch out for this guy ! He listens to your needs and fulfills them like a champ ! More than happy !

  20. Review by Andrew L.
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    Awesome on every level !

  21. Review by Andrew L.
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    Darrell delivered a great performance!

  22. Review by Steve M.
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    Truly an outstanding musician, person, totally blown away and satisfied with Darrell's work.
    Magic with a big "M"

    Steve Maitland, New Zealand

  23. Review by paulo a.
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    Great guy, honest man and a brilliant drummer! Thank you Darrell

  24. Review by Wallace G.
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    Great drummer, super nice guy, easy to work with.

  25. Review by Vetra T.
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    Great experience, thank you Darrell!

  26. Review by Stéphane B.
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    We're so glad Darrell accepted to record the drums for our new song. We had some pretty intricate funk-ish/rock MIDI drums that we manually tweaked for hours and we needed the human touch and groove on it. Darrell learned it, added his magic, respected all our extensive instructions and the result is simply amazing. He was spot on in just one pass!

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

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

  29. Review by steve k.
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    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!

  30. Review by steve k.
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    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 !!

  31. Review by steve k.
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    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!

  32. Review by Sami H.
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    A great drummer and a great sound. Professional drum tracks. High quality.

  33. Review by Bar B.
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    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 !!

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

  35. Review by steve k.
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    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!

  36. Review by Neill MacCallum
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    Darrel did a great job and was easy to communicate with. Highly recommend. Thanks Darrel!

  37. Review by Bar B.
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    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 :)!!!

  38. Review by Victor S.
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    Once again Darrell did a great job for me on drums!! Followed my notes and gave me want I wanted!! Professional! Thank you Darrell!

  39. Review by Bar B.
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    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 !!

  40. Review by Victor S.
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    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!

  41. Review by Shay H.
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    Magnificent drummer! True Professional. VERY easy to work with.
    Highly recommended!

  42. Review by Michael D.
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    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

  43. Review by Bar B.
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    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 !!

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    Once again ..just PERFECT !!!

  45. Review by Bar B.
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    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

  46. Review by Jon M.
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    Wonderful job, easy to work with, quick turnaround. I would recommend Darrell very highly!

  47. Review by Steve Reynolds
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    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!

  48. Review by Tim Griffin
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    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.

  49. Review by Donovan Fraser
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    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!

  50. Review by Chris Milano - Kelly NeffBand Bassist and Solo Songwriter
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    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!

  51. Review by Michael Pinckney
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    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.

  52. Review by David C. Johnson (Bassist w/Aaron Neville, Solo Artist)
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    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?

Interview with Darrell Nutt

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: 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.

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: 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!

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Drum Track Pricing is based on song length. 0:01-3:00=$60, 3:01-5:00=$100, 5:01-7:00=$140, 7:01-10:00=$200 Percussion Tracks is based on song length. Similar Pricing up to 6 individual tracks.

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