Hi ! I'm Jules, Paris based Drummer, Guitar Player and Producer. I've been a drummer for numerous Rock bands in Paris, touring and recording as drummer and guitar player for Kim Logan & The Silhouettes, Tender Kid, Sly Johnson and producing Indie Pop Singer Daphne Dro. I range from hard hitting Rock to Funk, Pop, Neo Soul and more. Let's chat ! :)
I've been into music for as long as I can remember, and started playing drums age 10. Three years later I picked up a guitar and started teaching myself, and then quickly got very interested in production shortly after.
After having a diploma in both Drums and Guitar at ATLA School of Music in Paris as well as a 5 Week Summer Program Diploma at Berklee, I've now been a professional musician for the past 6 years, working on numerous projects whether it's on Drums, Guitar or Production/Mixing. I've been fortunate enough to have collaborated with great artists over the years, with Kim Logan & The Silhouettes' first LP being mixed and mastered at Vance Powell's legendary Sputnik Sound studios for example, or producing and playing drums live with French Hip Hop/Soul artist Sly Johnson, or attending a week long mixing seminar at Studios La Fabrique with the legendary Chris Lord-Alge.
While mainly playing and recording Rock, Blues, Pop and Hip Hop/Neo Soul, I'm at ease in numerous styles and will be happy to track acoustic or electric guitars, live acoustic drums, or mix your song.
I'm extremely passionate and pay a lot of attention to detail when I record or mix, and won't settle for anything less than your full satisfaction. Let's make it happen !
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Jules Darmon
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I produce Indie Pop songs for a singer songwriter, record and arrange guitar and drums for a Trap/Metal project, and play drums live and in studio + co-produce my band Kim Logan & The Silhouettes.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: As long as it sounds good, it sounds good. I'm happy to adapt to people's views about their music and how it should be recorded/how it should sound, but to be honest digital has so many great advantages convenience wise that I mostly use digital. It all depends on the context at the end of the day, but the ultimate goal will always be the RESULT, no matter how we got there. :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Easily a Fender Telecaster, a Macbook Pro with Logic and all my plugins in it, a Midi Keyboard, an audio interface, and a really good pair of headphones. That could take me places haha.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio is a 215 sq. feet basement with tapestry all over the walls, custom-built acoustic drums with Audix DP7 Drum Mic kit as main mics, + SM57 for Snare Top and an Aston Origin for Mono Room. I also use Zildjian K Cymbals (14 HH/16/18/21). Guitar wise, I own 5 electric guitars : Fender Telecaster Standard, Gibson ES 335, 2 Fender Stratocasters, and a Gibson Les Paul w/ Slash Signature Pickups. I also have a Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 36 Tube Head with a 1x12 Orange Cab that I mic with an SM57. Everything drum mic goes through my Scarlet OctoPre which is connected in ADAT to my RME BabyFace Pro FS Interface, and I track everything in Logic Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm very inspired by the guitar work of Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Slash, John Frusciante, BB King, Angus Young and many others. Drumming wise, John Bonham, Chad Smith, Dave Grohl and Ringo Starr are my absolute heroes and mixing/production wise I'm a huge fan of Chris Lord-Alge, Vance Powell, Sylvia Massy, Jaycen Joshua, Danja and Timbaland.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drum tracking, guitar tracking, arranging, producing and mixing songs.