Ellis Bartholomew

Live Drums and Programming

2 Reviews (2 Verified)
Ellis Bartholomew on SoundBetter

Add a vintage sounding human feel to your tracks.

I have been working from my home studio, recording and working on music for the last few years. I am looking for new exciting projects to get involved in! If I can provide drums, either live drum recording or programmed electric sounds for you, get in touch so we can talk about your project.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by P.Necobayashi

    He knows the sound of drums and created a wonderful atmosphere for my indie pop/guitar pop.

  2. Review by Samuel K.

    Super professional, super responsive, and overall just a pleasure to work with.

Interview with Ellis Bartholomew

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

  2. A: I have been involved in all Handsome Shirt songs, recording or programming drum and percussion parts. I also contribute to the writing and production and mix the songs. Take a listen to some of our tracks to get an idea of what I can provide for you.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: Some nice sounding drums and cymbals, varied mics and a dry room. The result is punchy, warm drums.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: It can be fixed in the box.

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: How can I help your vision come to life.

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

  10. A: Anyone excited about music and anyone with similar music tastes.

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

  12. A: Get the sounds right at the source.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Listening.

  15. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  16. A: Not yet.

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

  18. A: Working on all kinds of music and dialling in different sounds and tones.

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

  20. A: Indie, alternative and funk.

  21. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  22. A: Handsome Shirt EP.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: Analog for the warm, classic sound and production choices it forces you to make.

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

  26. A: Deliver tracks that help take your song to the next level and complete your vision.

  27. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  28. A: Try to have an idea of how you what your drums tracks to sound.

  29. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  30. A: I have been playing and programming drums for a little while and learnt to record, mix my own tracks.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Minimal, consistent and classic.

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

  34. A: Warm, vintage sounding drums with a human feel.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: Listen to the track and references a few times, work out some ideas then hit record.

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

  38. A: I’m massively inspired by anything that comes out on Big Crown Records.

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

  40. A: Live drum tracks.


I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

5 day turn around, as many revisions as needed to get the result required.

GenresSounds Like
  • El Michels Affair
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Khruangbin
Gear Highlights
  • Vintage snares
  • dry/dark Cymbals
  • Ludwig drums
  • various ribbon and dynamic microphones.
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