Derek Swink

Session Drummer

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From LA to Brooklyn and now Denver, I've been a singer/songwriter's drummer. Otherwise I fill my time playing in jazz clubs, for Saudi Princes, and in the pits of musical productions.

I've wanted to be a studio drummer since I picked up my first pair of sticks 20 years ago. I've collected a diverse selection of drums and microphones so that I can achieve a wide range of sounds/vibes.

My favorite part of tracking remotely is the extra time I can afford to spend on dialing in specific and unique sounds for each artist I work with. I love finding that signature vibe that will make a song come alive.

Background: I've been tracking in studios for over a decade while playing and performing live in LA, NYC, and across the country. Having recently relocated to Denver, I have a large home studio with professional gear and sounds.

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My main drummer inspirations include: Aaron Sterling, Brian Blade, John Bonham, Max Roach, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner etc.

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Terms Of Service

12 Tracks Simultaneous. Typical turn-around in 1-2 days. Flexible revisions (although I've never had an artist need more than one).

Gear Highlights
  • Multiple kits
  • Dozens of Cymbals
  • Half a Dozen Snares
  • Aux Kicks
  • Dozens of Microphones
  • Larger Room.
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