Hello! My name is Taylor, I am a session drummer and producer based out of Nashville, TN.
*I am setting up my new space so i'm offering a $50 Per Song Deal*
I will record high quality drum tracks from my home studio for your song! All I need is an mp3 or wav of your song with any instruction and I will deliver tracks to you within a few days! Recording to a metronome is preferred, but if not I will still play my best to bring your song to the next level! I play on many sessions and tour professionally. I have appeared on Canadian County Music Awards, CMT's Hot 20 Countdown and many more.
Ludwig Super Classic 1960's (22, 13, 16)
Ludwig Club Date 1960's (20, 12, 14)
DW Performance Series 2023 (22, 8, 10, 12, 16)
Mapex MyDentity 2018 (26, 12, 13, 16, 18)
Ludwig Supraphonic 14x5 Snare
Ludwig Black Beauty 14x6 Snare
Ludwig Acrolite 14x5 Snare
Dunnett Stainless 14x6 Snare
Dunnett 2N Brass 14x5 Snare
Dunnett Wood 14x4 Snare
Dunnett Wood 14x6 Snare
Dunnett Titanium 14x6 Snare
Pearl Masters Limited Edition 13x4 Snare
Over a dozen Sabian Cymbal options
1. Kick in (AKG D112)
2. Kick out (Yamaha Sub Kick)
3. Kick Beater (Berhinger B-2 Pro)
4. Snare Top (Shure SM57)
5. Snare Btm (Shure SM57)
6. Hat (Shure SM7B)
7. Tom 1 (Sennheiser 421)
8. Tom 2 (Sennheiser 421)
9. Over L/R (Shure SM81 )
10. Room L/R (AKG 414)
11. Crush Mic (Secret Vintage PA Mic)
Interface: 3x UAD Apollo's w/ All UAD Plugins
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
29 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Taylor Allum
Super versatile, incredible communicative, friendly and quick - Taylor went above and beyond and gave me exactly what I asked for and tons more to work with! Looking forward to working together again toon!
My last three reviews say it all!! Every time Taylor delivers drum tracks to me, I'm stoked!! I mean it when I say he is world class and will always make sure his clients are happy. Taylor puts his heart into his work. I look forward to finishing the rest of my album with him this year.
I love working with Taylor because he truly cares about my music. When I listen to his work, I can feel the emotionality come through. Taylor's playing exudes style and groove with world-class feel and tightness. Taylor is a wonderful recording engineer with a fantastic setup as well and we had tons of fun experimenting with tones based on my references.
Taylor has just completed tracking drums and percussion on 6 songs for me. Taylor's playing is incredibly inspired, meticulous and emotional with world-class feel and amazing intuition for what a production needs. Working with Taylor made me feel he cared about the songs just as much as I do. He dove deep into my references, achieving the tones I was looking for and honoured my ideas, working hard until my vision was achieved. I will be finishing my album with Taylor this year. He is your guy!!
Taylor is a world class drummer no doubt. He has impressive intuition for what a song needs and delivers it with grace, feeling and style in his playing that perfectly amplify the emotions of a song. He is a wonderful engineer and producer as well and perfectly matched the sound I had in my head in the recordings he delivered. On top of all of that, he's just a great guy who really cares about your music. I plan to continue working with Taylor this year to finish my album.
Excellent job and Taylor was fast and professional with great communication! Looking forward to the next track!
Taylor is such a talented drummer!! I love working with him!
Taylor is an incredible drummer and I feel so lucky to have found him on SoundBetter!!
Taylor did a great job of this track, only one change from the first take and he nailed it with precision. Would work with Taylor again!
Taylor is an amazing drummer!! and I can't wait to work with him again!
Song turned out great! The drums turned out great - would recommend working with him, provided solid files too!
This is my second time working with Taylor. He is very easy to work with and records some great high quality work. Couldn't be happier.
Taylor has been great to work with. He put down deep pocket drum beats with some creative fills. The stems sound amazing and his drumming is exactly what my project needed.
Taylor has been great to work with. He really put down the perfect vibe for the tracks I sent. Great sounding stems. I'll definitely be working with him again !
Taylor was quick and very easy to communicate with. Will be back for more!!!
Taylor is so professional and was able to easily reach the deadline I had in mind. I loved his ear for production and although I am usually super hands-on, it was nice to relax and trust that he was able to finish the project with a great sound and quality. If needed he has options for live drums or programmed. I love that he has a studio available for use and will defiantly call on him again! Thank You SoundBetter!!!
Taylor is a true professional, an exceptionally versatile drummer and a very kind person. He has the skills and knowledge to write, perform AND produce drum parts that will compliment any style. Whether you're looking for polished, radio-ready drums or a roots, raw feel, he will get it to you! Taylor went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the drums he gave me for my 5 song EP. He was happy to discuss with me, bringing clarity to my ideas in every step of the way. Taylor is your guy!
Great guy and great talent to work with! Fast turnaround and collaborative!
Amazing drummer!!! So lucky to have found him on this site :)
Taylor performed exactly as I wanted and delivered the job really soon. It's been a pleasure working with such a talented musician. Highly recommended !!!
Interview with Taylor Allum
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Paul Kinman and Lonny Eagleton. Both Monstrous Guitar Players. As Well As Matt Di Pomponio- Phenomenal Mix Engineer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My Very First Record, I Was 16 Years Old I Spent 350 Hours In The Studio With My Band. We Did A Record With Ron Thaler ( Alicia Keys, Ashley Simpson, Usher) And It Cam Out Amazing. I Was A Song Writer And A Performer On That Record I Poured My Heart And Soul Into It... Its What Created Who I Am And Really Made Me Want To Be A Musician...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Everyday Im Working On Myself As An Artist And As A Person. Gotta Take Care Of The Machine!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. It Has A Warmth To It And A Mojo That Is Just Amazing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I Promise I Wont Rest Until We Give You A Take You Are 1005% Happy With.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It Has Allowed Me To See The World. I've Even Played Drums On The Great Wall Of China!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How Long Have You Been Playing? "15 Years" Who's Your Favourite Drummer? "Too Many To Name" Are You Excited For The Session? "Yes"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I Just Play Around All Day And My Job Is Easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who Are Your Top 5 Favourite Bands. What Are Your Top 10 Favourite Songs (Right Now) Who Is Your Top 5 Biggest Influences.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: One Piece Of Advice? Hire Me ;)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 5 Pieces As In If I Took A 5 Piece Kit That Would Be All I Could Take? Or Is The Kit 1 Piece? If Its 1 Piece Id Take That, A Computer, A Generator, An Interface, And 1 Mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ive Always Been A Musician, I Dropped out Of School In Grade 10 To Do This And I Never Stopped. Ive Been Lucky Enough To Be One Of The Few Who's Never Worked A Day Job.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I Would Describe My Style As Meat And Potatoes, But Like Roast Beef, Garlic Mashed Potatoes And Yorkshire Pudding With Gravy, A Classy Dinner That Does The Job With A Little Bit Of Flair.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I Could Work With One Artist It Would Be P!nk. She's A Rocker And An All Around Bad A**!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One Music Production Tip Is To Never Be Afraid To Try Something New, You'd Be Surprised Where You Can Find That Sound You've Been Looking For...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Primarily I Get Hired For Country Music, But I Play A lot Of Blues, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock And Pop As Well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My Strongest Skill Is To Be A Chameleon. I Get Hired To Play On A lot Of Different Style Records And Gigs, And I Pride My Self On Being Able To Step Into Each Pair Of Shoes.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I Believe A Song Will Tell Me Exactly What It Needs Me To Bring, I Always Try My Best To Honour What The Song Needs In A Timely Manner.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My Typical Work Process Starts With Playing Song And Charting It Out, Then Finding The Right Drums For The Job, Once Im Happy With The Sounds I Have I Start Tracking The Drums, After Im Happy With The Take I Fine Tune The Sounds And Once Thats Done I Bounce The Track Off And Send It To The Client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Studio Set Up Is A Medium Sized Room, I Use An Apollo 16, Sennheiser 421's, Shure SM7B, Shure 57, AKG D112, And AKG 414's
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im Most Inspired By Drummers Such As Tony Royster Jr. Stanley Randolph, Nate Smith And Aaron Spears. Im Also Inspired By Producers Such As Ian Fitchuk, Joey Moi, And Howard Benson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The Most Common Type Of Work I Do Is Recording Drums, Im Also A Producer But I Spend The Majority Of My Time Recording Drums For Clients.