Rock, Pop, and Indie style session drummer / engineer. The way the drums are captured defines the style you are going for. I get the drum sounds and take YOU want.
The drums can make or break the "Life" of your recording. I focus on bringing the right energy, character, and quality of sound to each song.
During my process, I spend time discussing and articulating what kind of sound the artist / songwriter / producer is looking to achieve. Once we have a good vision in mind, I'll dial in the drum sounds, record, edit, and mix a stereo drum take. You will have the option of drum stems and/or a stereo mix of your desired take.
In the past, I've had the opportunity to record with producers such as Howard Benson, David Bendeth, and Aaron Sprinkle. In addition, I've spent time as a drum technician for bands such as Underoath and Gym Class Heros. I continue to work with other producers, engineers, and musicians in Nashville recording and engineering quality drum sounds.
With 15+ years of experience, I've crossed over many genre's such as Rock, Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Country, Modern Folk, and Independent Post-Rock.
I bring all my experiences along side of every recording.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Reviews (7)Endorse Aaron Tosti
Aaron is a phenomenal drummer, person, and creator. I've worked with Aaron on the road as a Drum Tech for Underoath. He was always able to produce the exact sound out of Aaron Gillespie's kit that I was looking for each night while at Front Of House. Also, we had the pleasure of collaborating together on a personal recording project after one of our tours during some downtime in Nashville.
More! If you put Aaron in a room with other pro-drummers and they all took turns playing the same song you'd get more with Aaron. His emotion speaks through his playing. Is he skilled? YES.
Is he versatile? YES. He just adds that something "more" to the sound. We've hired him to track in our studio & remotely via his studio. Paul & Marnie (the Hollybells) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plH5vXq
"Aaron can tackle any style or genre with a unique swagger coming from deep experience. I've done many sessions with Tosti over the years, and he always brings a great feel." - Shane Tutmarc (artist/producer)
Only have great things to say about working with Aaron. We worked on a track together where I already had some drums laid out. Aaron tracked with precision while adding his own style and feel to the mix, and communicated with me throughout the process. You can't substitute a real drummer, and Aaron is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!
HIGHLY recommend working with Aaron. Killer chops, gets tracks done fast and really knows how to serve the track. You can tell he's a veteran player. Worth every penny.
Not only is Aaron a fantastic drummer, He truly has an ear for what parts fit in each song. He pays great attention to detail when it comes to each mic being placed according to the room and the kit. He is truly great at what he does.
Steven Denmark (artist)
Aaron defines what a great drummer is. Pocket, tone, and space! His drums always sound great when they come to me and the choice of space and groove are always perfect for the track! I highly recommend using Aaron for all your drumming needs! Don't waste time programming fake drums when you could get the real thing!
Nathan Thomas (producer)