James McAlister

Producer, Drummer, Beat Maker

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Hello, I'm a longtime session drummer and sound maker...I'd love to bring my musical perspectives to your project. My recording credits include Sufjan Stevens' catalog, The National, numerous Film and TV scores, as well as Taylor Swift's Grammy-nominated album Folklore and Evermore.

Having been recording remotely from my studio for clients worldwide for many years, I have an efficient workflow that also leaves space for creativity. My goal is always to serve the song, while also bringing something fresh or unexpected.

I'm able to track acoustic drums or add drum programming as well as various percussion sounds. I also have a generous collection of analog synthesizers and effects if the session calls for that.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Gear Highlights
  • Slingerland Radio King Drums
  • C&C Custom Drums
  • Vintage WFL
  • Keplinger Custom Drums
  • Moog Model-D
  • Neve 1073
  • Vintage Neumann KM84
  • Soyuz 013
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