Recording for Andy Whitmore (Elton John, Diana Ross), Camilo Velandia (Jennifer Lopez), Pete Rizzo (MTV). With 25 years of experience, I play all styles of music and I can get you any drum sound you want. I have my own pro 130 square meter recording studio, and can deliver recorded drum tracks as soon as you like.
I'm a Norwegian drummer recording for artists and producers world wide; US, UK, Norway, Colombia, Russia and more. I work in all genres, everything from pop to electronica, and strictly focus on giving what is right for your music when it comes to playing and sounds. I have a broad collection of drum kits, snares, cymbals, microphones and preamps to give you any drum sound you want. My live room is exceptionally well balanced and very organic sounding, the studio also has three smaller rooms for a more dead and narrow sound. Apart from the drum playing itself, I have specialised in drum tuning, which along with the right combination of drums, heads, cymbals and microphones and a great sounding room, is the most important element in getting a high-end drum sound. Having my own studio, I can deliver recorded drum tracks as soon as you like.
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8 ReviewsEndorse Sindre Skeie
Sindre has provided me with some incredible drum tracks. Full of life and energy. He has a great ear for song arrangement and production. Seriously solid drumming and engineering. He also has multiple kits in his room to choose from. Did I mention... that room! Super easy to work with and all around great guy. Quick to deliver files that are mix ready. His attention to details is second to none.
Sindre put drums to my artist's tracks and brought the songs to life – he is an amazing drummer! The drum sound was exactly what I was looking for, the playing was tight and full. Very quick turnaround too.
Sindre is a fantastic, versatile drummer. Very easy to work with, and knowledgable in different styles. The quality of his drum tracks is fantastic. Great sounding kits, in great sounding rooms.
Sindre has provided me with some incredible drum tracks. Full of life and energy. He has a great ear for song arrangement and production. Seriously solid drumming and engineering. Super easy to work with and all around great guy. His attention to details is second to none
Excellent solid grooves with superb time and feel, extremely professional sounding. Sindre is pulling the other musicians towards him with his playing. It's so steady it's almost robotic, but he still keeps the warm, human feel over it.
I was totally amazed by Sindre's drumming, an unbelievable talent.
Sindre is amazing on the skins.
Great playing, nice room.
Interview with Sindre Skeie
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That playing drums and training your ears for tuning and for achieving a great sound are easy things to do
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you looking for high class drum tracks?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you want high class drum tracks delivered fast, look my way
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm playing very steadily with a warm human feel, and I add what the song need in terms of drum parts and drum sound
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: She Said Destroy - Succession, which will be out late 2021. Each song is in a different musical style, each song has a different drum sound, drum setup, mic setup and playing approach. I was really challenged to push my limits and boundaries, and I'm extremely proud of the result. I'm the drummer on this album.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A folk-pop album with an artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. Amazing melodies and songwriting.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dylan Wissing
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I do a bit of both - whatever sounds and works best for you
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Playing drums
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How fast can you deliver my track? Today.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Kick, snare, hats, computer with songs to play to and headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Opening my own studio and touring, which I have been doing for 10 years now after playing drums for a total of 28 years.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Radiohead - they are the best pop/rock songwriters I know of
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never add anything that does not benefit the music
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, rock, singer/songwriter, folk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Hearing what the song needs in terms of playing and sound. I have specialized in drum tuning, which is a very important element in achieving a great drum sound.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring real life to a song with my drumming, and I never overplay or play anything that does not benefit the music
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will start recording as soon as I receive an MP3/WAV file of your song along with sound references and instructions for the drum parts. I can copy your programmed drum parts, come up with my own parts or do a mix between these two. I will upload the recorded drums for you to listen and give feedback, do possible revisions and then send you WAV files of each separate track. I do 2 revisions for free. My delivery time is 2-3 days, but I can do it sooner for an additional fee. I also offer extra services like adding percussion tracks, editing the drums to a grid, mixing, mastering and filming a 4k video of the playing for an additional fee.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Drum kits: 70s Ludwig Maple SJC Custom Drums Birch w/ Maple Re-rings Ludwig Classic Maple Ludwig Fab 4 Classic Maple Yamaha Maple Absolute Custom Tama Starclassic Maple 80s Tama Artstar I Birch Cordia 70s Premier Mahogany 70s Ludwig Vistalite Smoke Snare drums: 60s Slingerland Maple Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Ludwig Black Beauty SJC Custom Drums Birch RTCustoms Birch Ludwig Hammered Bronze 80s Tama Mastercraft Steel Ludwig Classic Maple Ludwig Coliseum Maple 60s Beverley Cosmic 21 Aluminium Yamaha Piccolo Brass Mapex Stinger Steel Microphones: Brauner VMA Flea 47 Royer R121 Coles 4038 x2 Neumann U87ai AEA R84 Beyerdynamic M160 x2 AKG c451 x 4 Neumann KM184 x2 AKG-414XlII x2 Shure Beta 91A Shure 520DX Beyerdynamic M201 Electro Voice RE20 Blue Baby Bottle Sennheiser MD441 AKG D112 Sennheiser MD421 x2 Electro Voice EV 868 Shure SM57 x4 Shure SM7 Beyerdynamic M88 Audix D6 Solomon SubKick LoFReQ Hardware: Neve 1073DPA API 3124 Universal Audio LA-3A JDK Audio MP-R20 D.A.V. Electronics Bg No 8 Audient ASP880 Chandler Limited Germanium Tone Control x 2 WesAudio Beta76 Empirical Labs EL8 Speakers: Amphion Two18 & BaseOne25
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I draw inspiration from a huge variety of producers and musicians in all styles of music
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record drums and percussion in any style of music for producers and artists world wide