Rebecca Sykes

Session Drummer

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I record my beautiful Gretsch Catalina Maple drums using Audix DP7 microphones to provide a professional recording. I will play for any project in most genres for a great price.

I am a drummer studying music in college, playing in multiple small local bands, and have collaborated with a number of nationwide musicians. I can write and/or record a drum part for any song in most genres!

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Interview with Rebecca Sykes

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My band, The Kinky Velvets, just released our debut EP that was recorded in my home studio. I recorded the drums on all 3 songs and sang backup vocals on "Fortitude". I am extremely proud of this EP because we have only been together for a little bit over 1 year and produced quality songs. You can find our EP, "Misery of the Mistreated" on all streaming platforms ;)

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am currently working on writing and recording new music in both of my bands, The Kinky Velvets and Erratic Impulse.

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: I would have to go with my laptop, interface, drums, a guitar, and mics.

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: I typically work on many sub-genres of Rock (Alt, Punk, Hard, etc.), Metal (Heavy, Nu, etc.), and New Age.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: My drum tracks bring life to every song. When I write and record my drums, I like to know the story behind the song so I can understand the meaning and put my emotions into the tracks.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: I first like to discuss whatever project I am working on with everyone involved to cover any expectations/details. I then listen to the track(s) until I have the structure down, mess around with different drum ideas, and then finalize my part. Once I have memorized and mastered my drum part, I record the tracks.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I have a beautiful 7-piece Gretsch Catalina Maple kit (sizes 8", 10", 12", 14" and 22") and I use Aquarian Drumheads on all of my drums. I use the Audix DP7 drum microphone kit which includes 2 overheads, 3 tom, 1 snare, and 1 bass mic to provide professional, clean drum tracks. All of my microphones run through a Tascam 16x08 interface that goes into Logic Pro X.

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

  16. A: The Beatles, Radiohead, Colpay, Cage The Elephant, Chon, Dave Grohl, and Chad Smith

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

  18. A: I write and record live drum tracks for any song in most genres.

Terms Of Service

Up to 2 revisions, 7 day turn-around time, additional $10 to add video, additional $10 to add mixing.

GenresSounds Like
  • Nirvana
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • System Of A Down
Gear Highlights
  • Gretsch Catalina Maple Drums
  • Select Meinl Byzance Cymbals
  • Audix DP7 Mics
  • Tascam Interface
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