Dustin Sisson

Drum Editor

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I will edit your drums tight, professional, and natural. 30$ a song on average.

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

51 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Brenton L.
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    Dustin put together a killer mix, from some less than ideal recordings. Would not hesitate to work together again!

  2. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin is the best! He's gotten the drums dialed in for all my music, and always does a great job!

  3. Review by Daniel R.
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    Dustin was fantastic! Gave an amazing result, completed his work on time, and kept great communication throughout the course of working together!

  4. Review by Brenton L.
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    Dustin did fantastic work tuning up my drum tracks, with a good turnaround. I highly recommend.

  5. Review by Joran
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    Needed to fix some timing issue's so I could start recording the bass and guitars :-).
    Did a good job and still feels natural

  6. Review by Bríon
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    Dustin is a total pro! Nailed the job and was very helpful and communicative on all the little details. Will work with him again 100%. A++++

  7. Review by Zachary L.
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    I count on Dustin and his incredible drum editing skills on all of my songs. He’s the man!

  8. Review by Zachary L.
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    Great work every time, Dustin is the man! A total professional and a great guy!!

  9. Review by Zachary L.
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    It's always a great experience working with Dustin. He is my go-to guy for fine tuning drums. Fantastic results every time!

  10. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin is the man. Quick, accurate drum editing and always excellent communication!

  11. Review by Dan S.
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    Another great job by Dustin for a project I'm tracking. He took some shaky drums and polished them to be mix ready. He also rushed the turn around. Dustin is my go-to-guy for drum edits!

  12. Review by Dan S.
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    Dustin edits seamlessly and his turn around was really quick even though its near the holidays. We will continue to work with Dustin!!!

  13. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin is the best!!

  14. Review by Oliver
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    2nd time working with Dustin and as before he delivered great drum edits that really retained their natural groove.

  15. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin did such a great job editing the drums for my album that it inspired me to take on a few more tracks. He always delivers!!

  16. Review by Zachary L.
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    Just finished a ten song album with Dustin, and I recommend him highly! He did a fantastic job.

  17. Review by Zachary L.
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    This is my 9th experience working with Dustin. Thanks to him the drums on my album are locked in and sound great!

  18. Review by Zachary L.
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    Another great experience with Dustin. My go-to guy for drum editing!

  19. Review by Per S.
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    It was great to work with Dustin again! He is easy to communicate with and the results are great! I will be back with more material soon.

  20. Review by Vincent P.
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    Dustin is prompt with communication and really good at drum editing

  21. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin is the best! He works quickly, and got my drum tracks sounding great.

  22. Review by Zachary L.
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    Accurate, fast, friendly. Always a pleasure working with Dustin!

  23. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin is the best! The drums always come out sounding great!

  24. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin does an incredible job with drum editing. I've worked with him several times, and he is my go-to guy. I highly recommend him!

  25. Review by Zachary L.
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    Always a great experience working with Dustin! He’s a total pro and a great guy.

  26. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin is a total professional and a great guy. I highly recommend him!

  27. Review by Zachary L.
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    Dustin did an excellent job fine tuning the drums on my song! He works quickly, and was so easy to work with. He'll be my go-to guy for the rest of my album!

  28. Review by Danilo C.
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    Dustin is awesome . He did a great job, responded in a timely manner and delivered quickly . What else could you ask for ?

  29. Review by RATNANG S.
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    Dustin did a great job time aligning the drums for me. Quick to respond, clear communication and delivered on time as promised.Thank you Dustin! I'll be back with more!

  30. Review by Per S.
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    Dustin made a great job with our drum recording! Quick and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended! We will be back!

  31. Review by Ian C.
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    On point, on time, on beat. That's Dustin for ya!

  32. Review by Taiwo H.
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    Great working with Dustin again!

  33. Review by Oliver
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    Dustin was very professional and courteous and delivered drums that had a smooth sounding groove sitting right on the beat. He provided a quick turnaround and an overall solid service.

  34. Review by Taiwo H.
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    Amazing editor, I'll be using him again really soon. Like within the next week... you can't go wrong with this guy!

  35. Review by R2 R.
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    2nd time this month that we've gotten drums worked on by Dustin and he didn’t disappoint. Great work and very quick. Thanks again!

  36. Review by R2 R.
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    Very quick, easy to communicate with and got the drums sounding nice and tight. Thank you very much!

  37. Review by Ian C.
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    Dustin gets to the point and gets the job done. No hassle!

  38. Review by Taiwo H.
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    Dustin was quick, easy to work with. He takes his work seriously, and he did a great job! I can't recommend him enough.

  39. Review by Elvic K.
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    Dustin did a very nice job. He got and understand the groove. My song sounds more mutch better. I really recommend you to work with him. :)

  40. Review by Elvic K.
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    Destin did a wonderful job. Really made my drums sound good and good communication skills. I really recommend you to work with him.

  41. Review by Tom C.
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    Wow....Dustin pulled off the impossible by lining up a sloppy drum take with the correct tempo! Highly recommended.

  42. Review by Ryan A.
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    Great work again, a pleasure to work with!

  43. Review by Jed B.
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    Dustin is a skilled editor who can get your tracks on-beat, on-rhythm, locked-in, but still with plenty of good feel and vibe. That's not an easy thing to do, and Dustin nails it. Definitely highly recommended.

  44. Review by Ryan A.
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    Dustin did a great job and Co. Pleated the job very quickly (and accurately!) I will definitely be using his service again

  45. Review by Charlie W.
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    Dustin did it again! Super quick but effective work and great communication. Highly recommended.

  46. Review by Charlie W.
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    Dustin did an awesome job editing drums for me! Will definitely hire him again

  47. Review by Dominic B.
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    Dustin was great to work with. Super Cool dude. He definitely knows his stuff. He edited my drum tracks better than i could have ever hoped. Will definitely be using his services again! :)
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  48. Review by Landon Arkens
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    Fast communication and great results. I'll definitely hire him again! Thanks!

  49. Review by Landon Arkens
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    Dustin's communication was perfect and he sent files exactly as I asked for. A pleasure to work with!

  50. Review by Lena Z.
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    Dustin is an absolute GEM. As a drummer, I’m so thankful to have found someone that truly knows the instrument and the tools to get it sounding the best it can be. He has an amazing sense of time, and goes above and beyond to deliver quality, quickly. I found my go-to drum editor!

  51. Review by David M.
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    Working with Dustin was an excellent experience! Besides a good track I wanted to learn how the sound engineer works with music and what he listens for. Not only did I end up with a top-notch recording, but I had a 3 hour immersion into the process. Dustin was pleasant, open, focused, and understood what I was looking for and made it even better!

Interview with Dustin Sisson

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

  2. A: On Soundbetter I mostly edit drums.

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Dependability

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

  14. 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.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. A: I mostly work in rock

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  28. A: Landon Arkens for vocal tuning.

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

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

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

  32. 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.

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Terms Of Service

30$ 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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