arnold_2112

Session Drummer, Music Produce

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I can put a drum punch to your song.

I will put drums to any of your songs, depending on complexity within 24 hours, with a rough mix, and 36 hours with a radio ready mix.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with arnold_2112

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

  2. A: A blues band, Blue Thorns, I recorded the drums, mixed, produced and mastered the whole project.

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

  4. A: A rockabilly artist, and blues band.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital with analog plugs, it's the cheapest way to get the saturation to make it feel like it's analog.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: The snare will sound great and kik will be thunderous

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The freedom to create and play the instrument.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can you play like "this", insert drummers name...

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Drummers over play

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What do you envision from the drums and how do they fit in the songs

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Be prepared for an amazing sounding mix and tasteful drum parts.

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

  22. A: A kick drum, snare drum, guitar and notepaper.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I started when I was 12, and now nearly 30 years later still hammering at it, and now I have added producer and mixing engineer to my resume

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I like to hold a strong groove so the song flows

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Tony MacAlpine

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Listen to the artist, maybe it's something they aren't playing or saying is the key the song needs.

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

  32. A: Fusion

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening

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

  36. A: Feeling and passion

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

  38. A: Listen to the scratch track, get a feel of the song, set up the click track, and run through the song a few times until I get parts written and then record.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have 24 channel recording capability, Lewitt, Shure and AKG Mic's. ASP, MOTU Pre amps and interface. I use Pro Tools as my main DAW

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

  42. A: Anyone I can listen to and learn something from

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

  44. A: Drum tracks for artist from jazz, rock, pop and country

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Blue Thorns song, Fly Away

I was the Drummer, mixing engineer and producer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Neil Peart
  • Virgil Donati
Gear Highlights
  • Gretsch maple drum kit
  • zildjian cymbals. I have 16 channel recording capability at the moment.
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