Hi, I'm Lenny and I play drums. I will record some groovy and great sounding drums for your music.
I've been playing drums now for over 16 years and professionally for 5 years. In this time I could get a lot of experience to help me become better at playing drums, as well as recording them and make them sound 'professional'.
I record from my home studio where I use industry standard gear to deliver the best quality possible for me.
If needed you can also hire me to record percussions such as tambourine, shaker and cowbell. I also offer to edit and time align the drums.
What you need to do is simple. You can send me your song/ audiofile in mp3. A click track or tempo of the song would be helpful, too. (When recorded to a click). You can always send me preferences of how you would prefer it to sound like.
What you get? A stereo wav mix of the drums. Or you can get the multitracks (up to 14). I usually record in 44.1 Khz and 24-bit.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. I will answer your message ASAP!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Wonderful guy, it was a pleasure to work with him again. Looking forward to more!
Lenny recorded + edited drums for a popsong I produced for a singer/songwriter-project. He was very quick & professional, and the drum sound, playing and recording quality all were great! Great energy + feel, and straightforward playing that fit the song perfectly. This guy really knows what he's doing!
Will definitely work with Lenny again in the future!
Interview with Lenny Rybica
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I always work on my recording sound and quality. Also mixing drums and music in general. But the biggest part still is practicing drums.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask for a music file and a tempo/ clicktrack. Í also ask if they have references for how they would like it to sound like. In addition I need Info for the files the client wants e.g. 44.1 or 48khz and 24- or 16-bit.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My earliest influences were solid Backbeat drummers. So playing a fat backbeat and tight is one of the first things I learned. But later I got more an more into Jazz, funk and fusion, which changed my mindset and playing a lot. I think today I'm a mix of both worlds.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always give everything I can to give the song its own character and sound. I can deliver a strong and solid groove and ad little sparkles that fit and make it stand out.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When someone sends me a song to record in my home studio I usually listen to it a couple of times while I set everything up. While I listen I think of how I can play the song, which feel it needs and how it has to sound. When I recorded everything I make a rough mix ready and send it over to the client. If purchased I do editing and alignment - quantizing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have 2 drumkits, a Remo Goldcrown set and a Gretch Catalina Club Set. I have 7 snares which I all use, such as a Ludwig 1976 Supraphonic, a Ludwig 90's Black Beauty or Pearl Premium Masters Maple snaredrum. I mainly use Zildjian and Paiste cymbals. For recording I use a Universal Audio Apollo 8p and a Steinerg UR824 Interface. With the 8p I can give the close signals and/ or others a lot of character. The unison preamps allow me to record with fantastic emulations from Neve, API and UA. I use professional microphones such as Nemann km 184, AKG c414 xls or Sennheiser MD421 Vintage to record my drums as accurately as possible.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Last year I started working with german Pop artist David Vidano. The first bigger Pop act I played for. Sadly due to the pandemic we cannot play a tour yet.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Recently I had a workshop with Alex Höffken, a drummer from Berlin/ Germany. He was very inspiring and an awesome human being.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: For me digital, simply because analog gear is very expencive. Maybe if one day I have enough money I will get some analog gear.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give great drums with creative parts and I always give 100%
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Doing what I love most.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Good drums can't make a bad song great, but better ;)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be nice, respectful, listen and everything well be great
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A pair of sticks, a snare + stand and Bassdrum + pedal.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing professionally when I was 19. Since then I played many projects in different styles and genres. In the last 5-6 years I could play several studio jobs and get experience in Studio work and home studio recordings.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sting! He is very, very musical and a worldclass bass player and singer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't waste anybodies time by not being prepared.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I often play Pop/Rock, but also Jazz, Metal and Funk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can learn songs fast and react to the music I hear very quickly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians such as Aaron Sterling, Adam Deitch, Simon Phillips, Dave Weckl, Benny Greb and many more. I love producers like Steve Jordan, Warren Huart and Bob Rock
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My main work is recording drums and play live for artists. In the studio I often have to be able to learn songs quick and get myself into a feeling where I can deliver a great performance no matter what genre or studio environment.