Dustin Sisson

Drum Editor

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I will edit your drums tight, professional, and natural. 50$ a song on average. Must be recorded to a click.

I specialize in editing drums with a key focus on tight, natural, and convincing drums. Drums can still sound human while being virtually perfect. I will put the care into your drums to give your project the foundation it needs.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Dustin Sisson
  • Nick Brown
  • Screeching Weasel

103 Reviews - 22 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Elvic K.
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    He nails it every time. Another good job from Dustin. Thank you

  2. Review by Christopher
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    Dustin just crushed the last track for this session. He works tirelessly to make sure I get exactly what I need. He's fast, accurate (with an attention to detail), an excellent communicator and just an all around pleasure to work with. He will continue to be my go to guy and you should consider utilizing his services as well!!! He's the best!!!

  3. Review by Christopher
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    2nd to last song on this project and Dustin nailed a very difficult song. I new this one could be challenging but Dustin has the ear and the sensitivity to deliver the quantized goods!!! He will continue to be my go forward drum guy and he should be yours as well!!!

  4. Review by Christopher
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    Another top notch job!!! Dustin's work is gold!!! Still have a couple more tracks to tighten up and I wouldn't go anywhere else!!! His work is solid!

  5. Review by Ian C.
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    Smooth, tight editing. Dustin does the job proficiently, and I'm thankful for that.

  6. Review by Josh C.
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    Dustin cared about the session and it showed. I would absolutely recommend him if youre looking for someone to edit your drums.

  7. Review by Christopher
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    Dustin continues to crush it on this project. Every track I've handed him has only come back better. His attention to detail is bang on the money and it's a pleasure working with him!!!

  8. Review by Christopher
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    Third round...Dustin continues to knock it out of park!!! Fast, accurate and with edited with total music sensitivity. Gets it on the grid but leaves it feeling musical!!! Awesome work!!!

  9. Review by Ted J.
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    Always easy to work with Dustin! He is now my go-to for drum editing. Quick and reliable.

  10. Review by Christopher
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    Dustin has just completed a second round of edits on songs and I cannot stress enough how BANG on the money he is!!! He does EXCELLENT work and is super quick but NEVER at the expense of quality. His turning around of 3 songs in such short order had my head spinning as to how he works his magic?!? Got another 5 songs tee'd up for him to work on so that in itself should speak to his abilities and our working relationship. He will continue to be my go-to editor!!! A+++++

  11. Review by Christopher
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    Ok...my first time working with Dustin and...HIS WORK IS BEYOND AWESOME!!! A great communicator who approaches the editing task at hand with GREAT MUSICALITY and RESPECT for the original performance. And did I mention how fast and accurately he works? Believe me...I have several more tracks que'd up ready to go that I can't wait to hear his results on.

    He's just that good!!! WORK WITH HIM!!!

  12. Review by Oliver
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    Another job very well done by Dustin; on the grid drums while retaining all the feel.

  13. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin is the best! Super easy to work with, and nails it every time!

  14. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin is a total pro at drum editing. He nails it every time!

  15. Review by Zachary L.
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    Always a great experience working with Dustin. He’s the man for drum editing!

  16. Review by Zachary L.
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    Another excellent experience with Dustin- great work as always!

  17. Review by Dan G.
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    Working with Dustin was great. He is an extremely clear communicator and seeks to understand exactly what is asked of him. He edited my drums PERFECTLY and I will definitely work with him again.

  18. Review by Ian C.
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    Dustin has done a solid, efficient job as usual.

    Thank you!

  19. Review by Zachary L.
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    Another great experience with Dustin. He's the best around for drum editing!

  20. Review by Zachary Lemon
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    Dustin is the best there is for drum editing- always quick and accurate work!

Interview with Dustin Sisson

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: All of the Blizzard At Sea albums. I have been working with those guys since 2011 and its great to see how they have developed.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I just started pre production with a band called Mortality Play.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Landon Arkens for vocal tuning.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. I never record to tape but I enjoy nice hardware compressors and pres.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: I mostly work in rock

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I love that I am helping people create something they will have and can be proud of for the rest of their lives. I also love that this profession gives me something that I will always be able to work and improve on. I strive to be the best that I can and I want to make people happy doing it. When I remember those two things I am the most content.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What is your budget? Sometimes I feel people are nervous to share what their comfortable spending amount is. I firmly believe that just because a project was finished for a small budget does not mean it cannot be great art. I also think that to obtain a "radio sound" a larger budget is required. I can work within a clients goals more efficiently if I know what the budget is from the onset.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Do not be afraid to ask questions about the process. I work as an instructor for recording science so I LOVE talking and teaching audio.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: As a producer I enjoy trying to bring out what is great that the artist is already trying to accomplish. I am sure some of my style is added during the process but I do not intentionally change their art to fit what I would do. I focus more on the technical execution of both the recording and the performance rather than the creative side of developing the song.

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: Try to make your demos they best they possibly can be. This really helps everyone understand your vision and it makes for a great springboard to the final work.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Dependability

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: I like to meet with a band ahead of time and listen to the music they enjoy while talking production goals. From that point the big decision is whether to track live or to build scratch tracks and edit individual tracks as we go. For mixing I like to work on the bulk of the mix alone and send the mixes to the band where they can email me revisions or meet in person to finish the song.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: The main studio I work out of The Blast House in Madison WI. It is a beautiful professional studio with a nice sized live room connected to three isolation booths. I also work from a project studio from home for most editing/mixing needs.

  27. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  28. A: I will do my absolute best to make sure you are very happy with your project.

  29. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  30. A: I went to school to learn audio production. I did both live sound and studio internships supplementing my education until I was hired by The Blast House to work as an engineer. I have been working professionally for 8 years.

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

  32. A: On Soundbetter I mostly edit drums.

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50$ to edit drums 4 min in length. 5$ per each additional minute of audio. I do not comp takes or arrange performances. I accept Protools session folders or .wav /.aiff files. Please include BPM.

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