Over the years I have been fortunate enough to record and perform drums on over 2000 tracks through various online and remote portals. With 20+ years behind the kit and 18 years behind the mixing desk you can be certain I will supply high end drum tracks for your project.
Hello, my name is Glenn and I'm a Drummer and Recording Engineer, based in Richmond, United Kingdom. I have recorded drums on over 2000 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-focused and always aim to deliver the best results possible!
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42 Reviews - 8 Repeat ClientsEndorse Glenn Welman
Glenn did a great job for me! We have recorded the whole album and it was a wonderful journey! Glenn is an outstanding drummer and uncommon musician.
Glenn did a great job for my song! He is a real master of heavy metal stuff. Recommend for everyone!!!
Glenn is a great drummer. He did another song for me (already 5th). He feels the mood of the song and embodies his drive in it.
Glenn is great as usual! I like his feelings and grooves which are never ending up.
You always get so much more than what you pay for with Glenn. Super tight playing, great communication and always very responsive towards your songs.
Pure perfection! Nothing much to add!
What can I say, brilliant as always! Superb work and a really nice guy to work with!
Glenn was great as usual! Great and talanted drummer! Recommend to all Who loves to Rock!!!
My go-to drummer. Professional, quick turnaround and great communication!
Did it on the first take! Professional to work with and knows what he's doing
Glen is doing a great job! I've got what I needed at first take. He has an excellent feeling of the song and good sound. Feel free to trust him with your creations.
I gave Glenn really specific directions where I wanted the drums to go in a song and he nailed it first take... great job. It totally makes the song. Thanks.
I love working with Glenn. Give him a try. He's really good.
Awesome Drums added to my song, Very fast and accurate turn around. Will definitely work with Glenn again!
I'm so glad I found Glenn on Soundbetter. I'm sure you will too. Give him a try!
We have finished the second track "Martyrdom Race" with Glenn. This guy was indescribably cool again. There was quite complicated stuff but he made that look easy. Thank heavens I have got a great drummer and good friend!
Do yourself a favor and work with Glenn. You won't be disappointed.
Another one take wonder from Glenn. Not only is he talented, my recording engineer keeps telling me how impressed he is with the quality of his recording.
I'm going to start calling Glenn the "One Take King". He's great at what he does. Great instinct.
Glenn did a really great job for me again! It was so fast and qualitative. The track has become groovy and dark. Can't wait to collaborate with him again.
Just had my first track with Glenn mixed and mastered. The first thing the engineer told me was, "wow! The drums sound great!" Thanks Glenn. On to the next song
Glenn is perfect!!! Grooving, driving and fast! He has incredible feelings and intuition. It was so absolute pleasure to work with him. Recommend to anyone!
Glenn is the best. Consumate pro. Easy to work with. Willing to make changes if necessary... but gets it right the first time.
What Can I say? Glenn is the man. So happy to collaborate with him. He is such a musical drummer.
Always a pleasure to work with Glenn. He is a very musical drummer and really understands how to build the right rhythm track. The Sound Quality is also top notch which makes mixing a breeze.
Just finished my third song with Glenn and hit a home run. Initially, I made the mistake of not giving him much guidance on how I wanted the song to sound, so I wasn't 1000% happy for the first attempt. I sent him a detailed description of how I hear the song and his second take was perfect. He listened and gave me exactly what I wanted. Awesome work!
I just did my second project with Glenn. He got the drum tracks down on one try and they sounded great. He definitely adds another element to the song... super talented.
Glenn laid down drum tracks for a song. He sounds great. He's talented. He communicates quickly and got the job done very quickly. Highly recommended.
Glenn is awesome to work with. He is a great drummer, precise, and he gets back to you in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend working with him if you need quality drum tracks!
Glenn drum playing and the recorded tracks he sends back are just top notch quality. He has just the smoothest groove. I really enjoy working with him and will recommend him anytime.
Glenn recorded drums for my track. What can I say other than I was speechless and did not have a single word of feedback for him. On my short list of drummers I’ll hire again.
Glenn was great to work with. Very responsive to notes and requests but put his own taste on the track. His playing is tight and solid, and the recording quality is great, 11 tracks, gives a lot of options for mixing a thick drum sound. Would definitely recommend.
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!
Great to work with and very fast delivery. Would definitely work with again!
Amazing to work with and really got the vibe of my track! I love his drum sound and kit. I asked for dry stems, but may very well end up using the mix he gave me instead as it was so good. Can't wait to have him on more of my projects.
It was a good bit for me to work with Glenn! Driving, grooving, extreamely hot hitting! The track was not simple but he did it with ease like playing the game in a short time-frame. Looking forward to meet him again. Recommend!
top notch. Knows what to do and where
Interview with Glenn Welman
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Session drumming, mixing and mastering.
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: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Steinberg Nuendo 7 DAW. MOTU audio interfaces. M-Audio and Allen&Heath pre-amps.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Work hard until its right!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Hopefully groove and musicality above flash.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Audio production without doubt.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock to Metal.
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: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who is passionate.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean and polished.
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: 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 advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go with your gut.
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's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Must I record to a click track. Yes!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything. I wouldn't change it for the world.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always go out of my way to deliver beyond expectations.
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: 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: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mix and Master project.
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!