Hi, I'm Joe I specialise in Rock & Pop drum recordings. Most recently I have been the touring drummer for LYRA (universal). My drumming is currently in the running for "Best Soundtrack of the Year" and I can produce high quality drum recordings for your project. Pease feel free to drop me a message to discuss before purchasing.
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
-Top Quality drum tracks (Raw Files)
-Collaboration; we will work on the song's until you are 100% satisfied
-Video recording of my performance
-Mixed stereo file of my drums (optional)
Bachelor of Music WAAPA
Send me an email: Please describe the project and attach a demo if possible.
Zoom/Video session: We can meet each other and discuss your project.
Recording: After I have recorded the drums/percussion tracks I'll send you an MP3 mix of your song with my drums. Here you can give me your comments and I can make any changes you want until you're 100% happy! When you're happy I will send you a link where you can download all your high quality drum files.
Please listen to my tracks so you know you're in great hands and feel free to drop me a message to discuss before purchasing.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Joe Snelgrove
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a feature film called Zanka Contact. Im really proud of the drum sound because it tied all the other instruments together. Its also been nominated for "Best Soundtrack of the Year"
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im currently preparing for a session with Lyra at the end of the month. Im also constantly working on drum sounds.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both because both can sound great
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will get the result you want and I will help you along the way if needed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love creating and being part of something bigger.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you try it with this vibe/feel/tempo? Yes
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That computers are just as good as drummers.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you after? Who are your influences? What time frame are we looking at? Do you want multiple options?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don’t t be afraid to send a message and start a conversation.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Kick, Snare, Hi-Hats, Guitar & Piano
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in rock bands to then go on to study music and get a Bachelor of Music. From there I moved to London and started touring Europe with many Pop & Rock bands. I have also been doing regular sessions and creations with artists over the past few years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It comes from the heart, its passionate and exciting.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer - Because I love his music and the incredible musicianship.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start with a raw drum sound, then add the effects.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock & Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Drumming & Creating
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring years of experience and a unique drum feel.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Firstly I listen, listen and then listen some more. Then I will talk to the artist and try to embody what sounds/vibe they want. Then I will select the drums and mic placement to get the sound thats needed for the song. Finally I will record a minimum of 3 takes to choose from. After I am happy with a take I will sent it to the artist. I will chat to the artist and see if anything needs to be improved to then do revisions. Once everyone is happy I will sent all the tracks over.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is great, I'm very lucky to share it with another drummer so we cover all bases when it comes to drum sounds. I have included a list of my gear on my profile page if you want to check it out.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My drumming biggest inspirations are Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan & Taylor Hawkins. I am also inspired by many songwriters producers and art in general.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I have is with musicians and producers. I work closely with them getting the drum sounds they want.