Over the years I have been fortunate enough to record and perform drums on over 700 songs!!
Hello, my name is Glenn and I'm a 39yr old Drummer/Composer and Recording Engineer, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have recorded drums on over 700 songs with outstanding results and feedback from Artists and Producers from all over the world. I aim for groove and musicality in all that I do, but can also bring some "chops" where needed. I pride myself on being customer centric and always aim to deliver the best results possible!
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7 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Glenn Welman
Seriously worth every penny - This guy just knows when to play and when not to - takes the time to listen to the song and gives it exactly what it needs. Timing and feel are exceptional - I will use him again without question - it's just to good and too easy not to. Really ...just....wow
Exceeded my expectations and delivered first try. I could tell he took the time to get to know the song as he showed a very good understanding of what the song called for. In the pocket the whole time and great feel. We will be using him for future songs without question.
Glenn is amazing. He is very quick to respond, and it was very easy to communicate back and forth regarding ideas. He is very professional and friendly, and I would definitely recommend him.
open-minded and fast turn around time. great results, looking forward to work again.
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glenn is an excellent professional! always likes my stuff instantly and that's pretty good :)
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Always a pleasure to work with Glenn! Great song to work in, and TOTAL FREEDOM to do whatever I want :) cheers Glenn! Till next time!
top notch. Knows what to do and where
Interview with Glenn Welman
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Drumming for a British Prog Rock band called War Elephant. Really pushed me technically and the results where spectacular!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mix and Master project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. Alex VanTrue - unbelievable vocalist that I have used several times!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's what I know and what I can deliver with in a high quality, time-efficient manner. Analog is great, but if you dont know what you're doing it will not get great results.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always go out of my way to deliver beyond expectations.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything. I wouldn't change it for the world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Must I record to a click track. Yes!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Many. It is important to be 100% sure of requirements and expectations so as not to waste anyone's time.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go with your gut.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ukulele, loaded iPod, Kick, snare and hats.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been going for 17 years plus. Initially doing more Film, TV and Radio production, but lately going more into music production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean and polished.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who is passionate.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it sounds good, you're doing it right. Don't get caught up in too many "rules".
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock to Metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Audio production without doubt.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Hopefully groove and musicality above flash.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Work hard until its right!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Steinberg Nuendo 7 DAW. MOTU audio interfaces. M-Audio and Allen&Heath pre-amps.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As far as drums go, the groove god - Steve Gadd. Production wise, Rick Rubin, Terry Date, Kevin Shirley.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Session drumming, mixing and mastering.