James Kalis

Drum recording and programing

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Professional studio and touring drummer for 6+ years. Specializing in pop, indie, and CCM.

My name is James Kalis. I offer recorded and/or programmed drums and percussion right from my home studio. Based in Nashville, TN, I have extensive experience in recording and engineering and can't wait to bring your songs to life with high quality, and carefully thought out drum tracks. I specialize in pop music to the likes of John Mayer, LANY, Kasey Musgraves, and more. I am also well versed in CCM and Worship.

Recorded credits include: ANX, Gray, Samantha Ivilez, Waymaker Worship, and more.

Extensive and Competitive gear list including:
Drum Set:
- C&C Player date II
- Vintage Ludwig Supraphonic
- Vintage Rogers Tower snare
- Risen drums 6.5" x 14" Brass
- 24" Istanbul Agop Joey Waranker Ride
- 22" Istanbul Agop Traditional Dark Ride
- 22" Istanbul Agop Xist Power Crash
- 20" Istanbul Agop Traditional Medium Crash
- 15" Istanbul Agop Signature Hihats
- 24" Heartbeat Jazz Ride
- 24" Heartbeat Classic Ride
- 21" Heartbeat Studio Crash
- 21" Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride
- 16" Hihats (half Istanbul Agop Xist, half Dream bliss)
- 1 Telefunken m80
- 1 Sennheiser 421-II
- 2 Sennheizer e604
- 1 Sennheizer e902
- 1 AKG P170
- 1 AKG D112
- 1 Shure Beta 91a
- 1 Shure Beta 57a
- 1 Shure sm57
- 2 Behringer C2

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


Demo Pop Drums

I was the Mixing Engineer and Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

On average I like to stick to 3 revisions to accommodate for your time. I can record up to 8 recorded tracks at a time, however I can record as many passes of overdubs and percussion if needed.

GenresSounds Like
  • LANY
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Hillsong Worship
Gear Highlights
  • Ludwig drums
  • C&C drums
  • Istanbul Cymbals
  • Variety of Vintage drums
  • Logic Pro X
  • High end Microphones.
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