I will record solid Complimentary drum parts for your rock, metal, funk or punk rock songs.
I will record drums to your rock , metal, funk or punk rock song using my simmons electronic drum set and vst drum kits for sounds. I will strive to give you exactly what you are looking for. I don't play overly technical or flashy and tend to play for the song in a complimentary manner. Nailing the groove and getting a solid backbeat are what I really tend to focus on. I am open to communicating and collaborating with you to get what you want on your song. Ive been playing drums for 30 years and have been recording in waveform for the past year learning all the ins and outs of creating well mixed drums to fit with pre-recorded guitar tracks. The audio samples included are drumless guitar tracks that I wrote drum parts to and recorded and mixed them in my home studio. What you hear is exactly what I'll be using to record the parts for your song. I will provide a mixed version of your parts plus mine and I will provide you just the drum parts so you can put it in your daw if you want to do additional mixing.
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Interview with David Mitchell
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The first song that I recorded myself this past year. It was rough and at that time I was still learning about mixing and mastering, but once i got it dialed in and sounding pro level i was very happy with my results.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just recording to drumless tracks and honing my mixing and mastering skills on my daw.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, easier to use and more affordable for me right now.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do my best and give you exactly what you want within a 4 day time frame.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The feedom to work from home and stilll have time to spend with my family. And i just love music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: No customers yet
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Nothing. I'm a pretty straightforward and honest guy. What you see is what you get.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: See above, oh and provide what bpm you want for your song
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm big on trying to give you exactly what you want in a song. So clear communication will help the most to make sure i can complete my work for you as effeciently as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My acoustic drum set as i am assuming that there would be no power.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing drums for 30 years now. Started in middle school concert band, then 4 years of marching band in high school. Got my first drum set at 17 years old joined a few local punk rock bands. Played hundreds of shows, recoded 2 albums. Then after those 2 bands ended I've played with several other friends on little rock projects mostly for fun. Last year (2020) I got my first electronic drum set and after discovering how eady they are to record, I downloaded a daw and started taking some online courses on mixing and mastering music. I've spent the last year recording stuff and mixing and tweaking things to try and get the best sound on the recorded parts.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A culmination of solid playing with some fills. I don't like the term meat and potatoes drumming but I guess I kinda fall into that category.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Either clutch or foo fighters. I love their style of music and feel most comfortable playing in that pocket of music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Dont overplay on a song. Playing drums to the riff and not stepping on any parts and solid time keeping should be paramount to drum parts in rock and roll.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, old school stoner and doom type metal, punk rock and i've dabbled with a little funk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Serving the song without trying to take it over with the drums. I do my best to use the M.U.S.IC. method of writing. Make up somethin interesting and Complimentary.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Solid playing, not overly flashy and not step on any parts that need to shine i.e. holding back on fills and excessive cymbal crashes over guitar solos or certain vocals that the artist wants to shine.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the song first to get a sense of the direction and compose the part in my head. Make a rough draft recording to see what works and make changes as necessary. Once I feel I have a good solid part then make a final recording, Then I mix and master the song with the drums to get a good mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Simmons electronic drum set, windows laptop, waveform daw, vst instruments and effects.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dave Grohl, taylor hawkins, neil peart, jp gaster and niko mcbrain.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Write drum parts, record, mix and master the drum parts to your song.