Live drum tracks, pro-level recordings, any style, low prices.
Hi! My name is Sotiris Petridis aka Sot. Stone, i am a session drummer and sound engineer.
Working with many bands and musicians on almost all music genres for the last 25 years.
I'd love to work with musicians from all over the globe.
My drum recordings, mixes, and videos are taking place at my home studio.
The files you'll get are WAV 24bit 44.1kHz or 48kHz audio and 30fps 1080p Full HD video.
(up to 8 stems - 1 stereo overheads, 1 mono snare, 1 mono Kick, 3 mono tom mics, 1 stereo room mic) + 1 stereo drum mix.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Snares: Ludwig Black Beauty-brass, Pearl Dennis Chambers signature-maple.
Drum sets: Mapex Saturn maple/walnut 10",12",14",22". Pearl export-Pro 100% birch 10",14",18",22".
Cymbals: Zildjian- 20" K Crash Ride, 14" A New Beat Hi/hat. Sabian- HHX 15" Groove Hi/hat, 18" AAX stage Crash. Bosphorus- Gold series - 22" Ride, 16" Crash, 10", 8" splash, Turk series 21" Ride.
Mics: Sennheiser 602-kick, e604's-toms, Shure SM57-snare, AT2020's-overheads,
ZOOM Q2n Full HD Camera with XY stereo mic (video/room mic).
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Sot Stone
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask me if i can provide separate stems. The answer is yes.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Sugah Galore's debut album Spacecakes. It was my first album, I was a founding member, co-writer and the drummer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog for the sound characteristics and Digital for the convenience
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to provide what the song needs and make you happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making people happy through music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Recording drums for a client and producing a song for another client.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Clive Deamer. He is great drummer.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that what i do is easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a reference? What you want to accomplish? What is your goal?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is to know what you want to accomplish and be specific on what you want me to do.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Something that i can listen to music like a mp3 player and some drums like snare, kick and hat's.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 25+ years now, mostly as a gigging drummer. I'd love to take my career to the next level as a recording artist and producer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It's like a chameleon. It can adapt and fit in.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dave Grohl because they say that he is the coolest guy in rock.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your ears. If it sounds good then it is good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Pop, Funk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring what the song needs. Musicality, excitement, depth, quality. My personal style, taste, and character.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Learn the song, set up, recording, editing, mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm using a very simple setup in my home studio, all done in my PC with Reaper. Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 and Saffire LE audio interfaces, Yamaha HS 8 studio monitors, AKG K240 headphones, Shure SM57 snare, Sennheiser e602 kick, e604's toms, AT 2020's overheads, Ludwig Black Beauty snare, Pearl Dennis Chambers signature snare, Mapex Saturn acoustic drums, Roland TD-9 electronic drums, a midi keyboard and lot's of plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are too many. Just to name a few. John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Clyde Stubblefield, Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Grohl and producers such as Glyn Johns, Brendan O' Brien, Rick Rubin, Andy Wallace, Garth Richardson and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording drums, mixing.