Dylan Wissing

Platinum-Selling Session Drums

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I play drums on "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys, "In America" by John Legend, "Lord Knows" by Drake, Kanye West, Jay Z, Eminem, Needtobreathe and many more. I want to play on your songs, too!

I've recorded for and performed with hundreds of independent artists all over the world for decades. I create drum loops and samples for Native Instruments (EMPIRE BREAKS and RHYTHM SOURCE), Sounds, Cymatics, SoundTrap and Patchbanks. My drumming is on national commercials for AT&T, Valvoline, Banana Republic, Behr Paints and Reebok, and I've been featured in the New York Times for my work in recreating the legendary "Funky Drummer" breakbeat.

With all this experience, I've learned what works on a record, how to get the right sound and feel every time, and how to keep clients happy and coming back. I bring the exact same care, attention, gear and experience to mega-stars and unsigned artists.

Your song is unique, and I set up a custom-tailored collection of drums and percussion for each session. Since 2008 I've been providing drum tracks from my own Triple Colossal Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey. My space sounds great, is very adaptable for a wide range of sounds and vibes, and is full of just about every percussion sound you can imagine.

Highlights of some of the projects I've worked on include:
- Two Grammy-Winning records, with four nominations
- Eight million total Sales, with five Platinum and Gold records
- Seven Billboard Top 100 Records, with four #1 hits

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Dylan Wissing
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
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  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Kanye West
  • Alicia Keys
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Skidmore Fountain
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  • Skidmore Fountain
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  • Chris Coolidge
  • Johnny Socko
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  • Johnny Socko
  • Small Town Sleeper
  • Kirsten Thien
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  • Needtobreathe
  • Needtobreathe
  • Taigá
  • Taigá
  • Needtobreathe
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Cordelia Stephens

215 Reviews - 39 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Machmarie
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    Drum expert who brings attention to detail and great energy to his licks. Guaranteed to spice up any track.

  2. Review by Nian T.
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    Another one with Dylan. Professional as always!

  3. Review by Matt H.
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    Super clean, 100% pro drums, excellent service, knows his stuff. Overall great work and excellent communicator. Will definitely hire again.

  4. Review by Frank S.
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    Exceptional musicianship and talent! Can’t wait to work with Dylan again!

  5. Review by Megan M.
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    After working with Dylan, it's very easy to see why he works at the upper echelons of the music industry. Phenomenal job from beginning to end - Dylan was communicative, collaborative, very attentive to listening to my vision, a hard worker, and devoted to doing the best job possible. The modt important question is does it sound good? Its FIYAH!!! Will absolutely be working with Dylan again, highly recommend.

  6. Review by Connor King
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    Dylan was a pleasure to work with and a true professional! He understood my project and over delivered. Thanks again.

  7. Review by Jan K.
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    Good experience with Dylan, tracks sound great - would recommend :)

  8. Review by Christine Baird
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    Dylan was my first repeat booking on Soundbetter and for good reason! He took every note, delivered a great product and got me the tracks much earlier than expected. Thanks, Dylan! Can't wait to have you on the next project.

  9. Review by Julian S.
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dylan, he was very prepared, super fun to work with and the results speak for themselves. Couldn't recommend more!

  10. Review by Cordelia S.
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    Yet another great session with Dylan Wissing. Seriously, hire Dylan for your drum needs. You won't regret it!

  11. Review by Cordelia S.
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    It is always a total pleasure working with Dylan Wissing. He cares a lot about the music and lyrics and it shows in the parts he writes which can be very detailed and expressive when it's called for, or they can sit back and make the song move and swing. He does it all with a smile and masses of skill and experience.

  12. Review by Daniel M.
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    We asked a lot of Dylan and he delivered in every way possible, and then some. Dylan is a true professional and technician and was a pleasure to work with. I offer my highest recommendation to anybody looking to take their drums & percussion to the next level!

  13. Review by Anne F.
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    Remarkable, as always.
    Each time I receive a new track from Dylan, I know I'm going to be amazed. I feel so lucky to have worked with him.
    I'll come back !

  14. Review by MVP
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    Awesome tracking! Great sound!

  15. Review by Anne F.
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    Wow ! Dylan Wissing is very talented, professional, fast and kind. I can hear a lot of details and qualities. I'm amazed. It's a great experience to work with Dylan. I'm very happy and honored.
    I'll come back.

  16. Review by Howe C.
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    Great sound and playing!!

  17. Review by Ariel E.
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    Amazing, quick, and gave me exactly what I needed. I Will come back again and again.

  18. Review by Josiah Mann
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    Great work and done very quickly as usual

  19. Review by Frank S.
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    What an awesome drummer! He has the ability and instinct to understand the music he’s playing on, and has the creativity and technique to execute the delivery. World class!

  20. Review by Daniel
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    Dylan Wissing promises the highest quality, professional drum tracks and delivers!
    We worked together on a single track that was a cross-genre hip hop/electro pop vibe. He crushed it! He was completely responsive to suggestions, notes and the mock-up that I provided initially. He also added some significant hits and details that really elevated the impact of the most important riffs in the track (things that I hadn't considered initially). I would definitely utilize his talent again!!

Interview with Dylan Wissing

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: I'm a very song-oriented drummer, and generally subscribe to the "less is more" approach unless the music calls for something different. The most important thing for me is that the song and the band sound great. Whether that means I play two notes for the whole track, or am building up a massive wall of drums and percussion, the song is the star of the show for me.

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

  4. A: I started out as a baby banging on pots and pans with wooden spoons, which follows the family tradition – my great-grandfather was a drummer and songwriter in the circus and vaudeville, way back in the day. The music that was around me as a child had a big impact, and set me on the path I’m on today – Hendrix, Stones, Ohio Players, Otis Redding, Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Sun Ra, Ohio Players, Pharaoh Sanders, EWF. I still have the old family vinyl, scratched and scribbled on.

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

  6. A: I provide drum and percussion tracks to clients from my own recording studio. The process is the same whether it's a mellow Americana song or a single measure loop for a hard-hitting Hip Hop track - find the right sounds from my extensive collection of instruments, record them to capture the unique sounds that each production needs, and play the right parts to bring the song to life.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Alicia Keys
  • John Legend
  • Kanye West
Gear Highlights
  • 8 drum sets - 40+ snare drums - mountains of cymbals and percussion - preamps by SSL
  • Daking and Sebatron - mics by AKG
  • Coles
  • AEA
  • Telefunken
  • Audio-Technica
  • and a pile great dynamics/ribbons - conversion by RME
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