Chris Frank

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Session drummer based in Cologne. Through my extensive comprehension in drumming and solid groove, I had the pleasure to work with a wide range of artists in various musical environments (Studio, Touring, Theaters, Big Bands, Orchestras ...)

My journey as a drummer started at an early age. I've always been amazed by drums and its sonic diversity.
Blessed enough, I was able to adapt to a potpourri of musical environments from the very beginning.
May it be Pop and Rock, HipHop or Jazz, Orchestral and BigBand music as well as commercial jingle music.

I spend most of my time working from my 225ft² and 13ft high studio called 'Buchter's Sound', from where I record drum tracks to clients from all over the world.
My studio is equipped with a substantial variety of drum kits, snare drums & cymbals, as well as professional-standard microphones and preamps.
Besides, I like to elaborate the perfect match between drums, snares, cymbals and even mic placements to contribute the best sound to your project.

I would love to work with you and bring more value to your project!
Hit me up through the 'Contact' button above.

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Interview with Chris Frank

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: A good mixture of both seems to be right.

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

  4. A: I will bring more value to your project!

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

  6. A: Being blessed to be able to do what I love.

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

  8. A: Snare Drum, HiHat, Kick, Titanium Drumsticks, Throne

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

  10. A: John Mayer for the music. Robbie Williams for the stage presence. KISS as my childhood dream

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

  12. A: It should already sound good before the recording.

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

  14. A: I try to give my best to play what the song suits the most, without overshadowing the other instruments.

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

  16. A: Matt Chamberlain, Steve Jordan, Nir Z, Jack Joseph Puig, Dave Grohl

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: My Studio is equipped with a substantial variety of 'industry-standard' equipment. Vintage as well as modern Drums from Sonor and Tama. A wide range of Snares. High-end cymbals from Zildjian, Sabian, Istanbul Mehmet, Meinl, Paiste etc. Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Audix, Beyerdynamic microphones. Solid State and Tube Preamplifiers.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Fellow musicians of mine stated, that my drumming is 'song-friendly'. I try to play exactly what the song may need. Playing for the song not just for yourself is my motto. Besides, I always try to give my best to provide a 'red carpet', so the other musicians can walk/play along with ease.

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

  22. A: I get hired to play a variety of music styles. Most I get to record Rock/Pop, Country Rock/Pop, Singer/Songwriter and Indie productions. I also often record to HipHop and Funk music.

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

  24. A: First, I will choose the best suitable instruments / drum setup from my collection for the project. Often I also experiment with different miking setups to capture the desired sound. It is all about the song!

Discography Medley

I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

I provide, if possible, 2 takes that diverge from one another with a different approach.
Revision of one take is feasible.

Gear Highlights
  • Assortment of vintage and modern drums as well as HiFi microphones and preamps. Various cymbals to choose from besides a substantial range of percussion instruments.
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