Nikola Dušmanić

Session Drummer

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Killer rock or metal drum tracks!

I offer drum recording services on custom hand made W.odd Custom Drums (Endorsee). All recording is done on professional recording gear. My completely acoustically-treated studio is designed to capture the best drum sound possible with great lengths of versatility and adjustment options.

I’ve spent 17 years behind the kit and I have more than 5 years of studio performing experience under my belt. Over the years, I’ve collaborated with various famous musicians and bands.

My recording capabilities are extremely diverse. I’ve played and recorded everything from energetic rock classics from the likes of Motley Crue, Guns n Roses etc. to breakdown-infused progressive music styles such as metalcore and progressive metal. Recently, I’ve participated in composing 10-piece black metal album witch I recorded drums for.

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Interview with Nikola Dušmanić

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

  2. A: Ptomain released first song "Immaculate Divine" and we're finishing our first album that I wrote and recorded drums for. I also collaborated and worked with many other bands and musicians.

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

  4. A: Being able to collaborate and talk with musicians from all over the world.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I play and proudly endorse W.odd Custom Drums. My drums are handmade from high quality Walnut, Ash and Abonos wood, built using segmented shell system. I have 10"x7", 12"x8" toms, 16"x14" floor tom, 22"x18" bass drum and 14"x8" snare (maple, stave shell system). I've got Istanbul Mehmet 14" Samatya Hi-Hat, Istanbul Mehmet 17" Radiance Rock Crash, Istanbul Mehmet 18" IMC Brilliant Crash, Istanbul Mehmet 20" Traditional Medium Ride, Zildjian 10" S Series Splash, Paiste Alpha 18" Metal China. To record all that, I am using Shure PGA52 Kick, Shure PGA56 x3 Toms, Shure SM57 Snare Top, Shure PGA57 Snare Bottom, Rode M5 x2 Overheads, t.bone RB 100 Ribbon x2 Stereo Room, AKG P120 Mono Room with Focusrite preamps.

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

  8. A: Honza Kapák, Waltteri Väyrynen, Daniel Erlandsson, Joey Jordison, Nicko Mcbrain.

Slightly mixed song that I recorded drums for

I was the Arrangement, Songwriting, Drums, Mixing, Mastering in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • The Stone
  • Katatonia
  • Dimmu Borgir
Gear Highlights
  • W.odd Custom Drums
  • Istanbul Cymbals
  • Focursite preamps
  • Shure PGA52 Kick
  • Shure PGA56 x3 Toms
  • Shure SM57 Snare Top
  • Shure PGA57 Snare Bottom
  • Rode M5 x2 Overheads
  • RB 100 Ribbon x2 Stereo Room
  • AKG P120 Mono Room
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