Chuck Sabo

Session Drummer

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I've played on loads of hit records. I'm doing online sessions now because I love it, simple as that! It's incredible how much the right drummer, with the right studio, can lift your songs! I don't believe in limiting revisions. It's finished when it's right! I'd love to hear what you're doing!

I've engineered & mixed many songs in my studio, for release and sync. I'm a published songwriter as well..... but first & most of all, I'm a drummer. This is my living, and has been for years!
If you love what you're doing, and you want it to be the best it can be, send it over to me!
... Nothing better than playing on great songs, and killing it! It gets me up in the morning!

I'll discuss the vibe and sound you want. Then you'll send your files via WeTransfer or similar.
All I need is a rough mix of your song with (if you have) & without drums starting from 00.0, & the BPM.
After I've done the recording, I'll email you an Mp3 of your song with my drum take. We'll then talk about any changes you may want. Once you're happy I'll send you all 14 individual drum tracks, and a stereo drum mix if required.
Your music is very important.... It should always be treated that way!

Your 14 separate drum tracks:

1- Kick, 2- Kick (2nd mic), 3- Snare Top (main), 4- Snare Bottom, 5- 10" Snare Top, 6- Tom 1, 7- Tom 2, 8- Overhead L, 9- Overhead R, 10- Ride Cymbal, 11- Hi Hat, 12- Room L, 13- Room R, 14- Large Room

I'm looking forward to working with you!
Chuck

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

184 Reviews - 27 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Julian R.
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    Amazing performance on multiple tracks... Great sound, and great style. Served the song in genius like fashion. I feel honored to have some one of Chuckʻs stature to be on my recording. Great sound, great style, great performance.. Top it all off, Chuck seems like a great guy.

  2. Review by Michael Featherstone
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    Always great to work with Chuck, consistently delivers high quality drums to a very professional standard. Many Thanks - Spot On !

  3. Review by Elliott B.
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    Chuck was timely in getting high quality drum and percussion tracks for the song I was working on. He was responsive and easy to work with when it came to the revision of his first take and additional hand percussion that I requested. I highly recommend Chuck and will be working with him again!

  4. Review by Mukura
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    Great experience working with such a stellar musician-drummer! He brings his creativity onto the table while still respecting your vision!
    Timely responses and delivery of files as well.

  5. Review by Christian W.
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    Chuck was very quick and his playing is even better than I have expected it. But he did not only play very well, he also had some fantastic ideas. And when I wanted him to change a little detail he did it immediately and also very well. This will not have been the last time I have contacted this icone of the drums.

  6. Review by Michael Featherstone
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    A true professional in every sense, super lucky to be able to make music with the very best in the biz ! Thank You

  7. Review by Jon Bakke
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    Chuck totally nailed what I wanted on the first attempt! He also delivered much faster than I could have anticipated. Amazing drummer and a real pleasure to work with! You're definitely in safe hands if you go with Chuck!

  8. Review by Arto K.
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    Such a pleasure and 110% satisfaction as always with Chuck !!!

  9. Review by Vetle F.
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    Chuck always gets what you are looking for! He is a great drummer!

  10. Review by Luciano r.
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    a superb drummer and a great professional, i couldn’t ask
    for more

  11. Review by Randel DeWees
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    Chuck is easy to work with. He is professional in every aspect of the transaction. His playing is tight and certainly adds to my songs. He makes them, Sound Better. The turn around time is fast just like the last time he played on one of my songs. I highly recommend Chuck.

  12. Review by Theo H.
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    I have not found a drummer simultaneously possessed of such musical instinct and as in command of his craft than Chuck. He is a master listener as well as player. Driving, dynamic, laid-back, subtle, Chuck seems to get it. And then he lays it down Just beautifully. Can’t wait to do more. Thx again Chuck.

  13. Review by Vladimir G.
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    This is our second time working with Chuck and he never disappoints. He listens trucks very carefully and gives his interpretation of the song which makes his drum tracks very thoughtful, sophisticated and extremely enjoyable. You will discover something new about your own music after you receive his drum tracks.
    As always, it is great pleasure and joy working with Chuck.

  14. Review by Graham H.
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    Pleasure working with Chuck, he plays just the right thing to compliment each track, first take finesse, super professional

  15. Review by Tj C.
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    Chuck was amazing. I gave him a couple challenging tracks with some digital drum ideas I made.. he took them and ran with them and added his own emotion to them. I would definitely hire him again in the future.

  16. Review by John Webber - AIR Studios Mastering
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    Chuck is one of the best drummers and professionals I know. He went out of his way to get the job done and carefully considered every detail and request.

  17. Review by Thomas E.
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    I used Chuck for the second time in a row for live drums recording. I think that says it all! Chuck is extremely good at what he do and he is reliable and always responds quickly. He is a great guy to work with! I recommend him.

  18. Review by Nicholas J.
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    Chuck was incredible and professional. His playing is perfectly in the pocket, super tight, and the sound quality he gets from his mic setup and studio is professional grade, exactly what we had wanted. He was super flexible to our every request even with the most minute changes, as we are a picky band haha. Definitely would work with him again, would recommend him highly to anyone who is serious about having professional, high quality drum tracks on their song.

  19. Review by Fabio V.
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    Dealing with such a great musician as Chuck has been a honour. I hope to work with him again :)

  20. Review by Alejandro C.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Chuck! A very talented musician, fast, and really easy to communicate with.

  21. Review by Will
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    Very efficient, well played and polished~

  22. Review by Jim
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    If you are looking to add drums to your song look no further. Chuck has worked with me on several songs now and I couldn't be happier with the results. Communication is top notch. As an artist Chuck brings top notch technique, style and perspective to a project. The recorded parts are professional and ready for mixing.

  23. Review by Lee
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    I highly recommend working with Chuck and am looking forward to doing so again. Very fast delivery of high quality sounds. Chuck's creative playing added so much energy and musicianship to my song. Thanks again!

  24. Review by Robert C.
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    Chuck was great. Really easy to work with and provided me the drum tracks ahead of time, which is always a plus.

  25. Review by Arto K.
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    Once again working and relying on Chuck was a pleasure !! 110% recommended !!

  26. Review by Steve
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    This project had a tough tempo change that Chuck helped me break through and he provided the right structure for me to build on. And as always, the recording quality and consistency with my other projects with Chuck were spot on!

    Thank you Chuck!

  27. Review by Theo H.
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    Another stellar drum track from Chuck. Look no further!

  28. Review by Michael F.
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    As always a true professional on every level, great to work with Chuck again. Highly recommend - top class stuff, Cheers

  29. Review by Clinton
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    I always get what I need from Chuck, he's phenomenal to work with. He completes everything with what seems like ease to such an incredible standard. Recommend anytime, anywhere!

  30. Review by Arto K.
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    110% satisfaction again ! Chuck is the one for the drums ! Pure skill, fun & groove with good sound and recording !!! Naturally will return when in need of drums 🙏

  31. Review by Steve
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    Thank you Chuck for your help getting the right groove on this track, you nailed it, and helped me get it done right!

  32. Review by Steve
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    It was great working on these tracks with Chuck. I am an amateur and needed help with these to get the right BPM, and Chuck, the consummate pro, was very patient and really helped get it done.

    Thanks Chuck!

  33. Review by AK
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    Chuck Sabo!! Legend, I play drum and I Really wish I could get close to his level!! I got the Deep Purple and Led Zepplin sound mixed together but with Chuck’s spin on it.

    I was completely blown away. I’ve never heard drums played like that ever!!!! Thank you

  34. Review by Joseph G.
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    Chuck has an exceptional ability to interpret the tone of the music and I found his skills and ability beyond satisfactory!

    Thanks Chuck!

  35. Review by Vaihi O.
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    When I need a pocket player Chuck is "THE MAN". A pro's pro. Easy to communicate, will take the time to find the groove that fits the vibe of the song and plays it to perfection. Mahalo Chuck for another awesome job. Aloha

  36. Review by Jim
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    Chuck hits another one out of the park! Worked with Chuck on previous projects and his efficiency and ability to translate musical ideas is superlative. Chuck's style and creativity add a dimension to my music that exceed my expectations. The sound of his recordings is top notch too, well recorded and different mic locations allow for a wonderful sonic palate.

  37. Review by Theo H.
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    I can't say enough good things about Chuck, just superb drumming and a pleasure to work with. Another song just sprang to life with his touch--timekeeping, feel and pocket all in perfect balance. Chuck's communication, turnaround and track recording quality are all top-shelf--it's amazing how *little* I have to do with Chuck's drum tracks to finish a mix, they're just..right, straight out of the gate.

    Here's to more soon, thanks again Chuck. Long may you rock.

  38. Review by Arto K.
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    Working with Chuck was superb ! Will return 100% !

  39. Review by Tom B
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    Chuck is an amazing drummer, you can hear that he loves playing, he will make you drool!

  40. Review by guido cribiori
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    Mr Sabo is as always ... amazing.
    As fast as light, perfect in understanding and entering the spirit of the song with the correct mood. no words.
    Just thanks! Enjoy!!!!

  41. Review by Joel K.
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    Absolute professional

  42. Review by Tim h.
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    It was y first time working with chuck, and first time using soundbetter. I have had an excellent experience with fast replies and the result is just very impressive and on the spot of what I could ask for, and maybe even better. Highly recommend Chuck and I wish him all the best and I will definitely use his drumming on more tracks. Thanks again.

  43. Review by Pete H.
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    Chuck is a seasoned PROFESSIONAL and knows how to lay down some seriously tasty grooves! I highly recommend Chuck and I look forward to working with him in the future!
    -p

  44. Review by Jonah O.
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    Super easy and fun to work with. Great style. Pro drummer through and through. Will work with again!

  45. Review by Sefi Carmel
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    What a pleasure to work with Chuck!
    The turnaround was very fast and accommodating.
    The quality of the playing and recording was second to none.
    Hire Chuck if you are looking for world class drum tracks.

  46. Review by PFK
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    It was a pleasure to work with Chuck. He delivered great sounding drum takes and very quick.It fits perfect to the song.A real professional.Highly recommended!!
    I´m looking forward to work on the next production with Chuck

  47. Review by Thomas L.
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    One word.
    Excellent!!!
    Superb work, good communication, great drummer!!
    Thanks, thanks and thanks again :)
    Highly recommend working with him!

  48. Review by guido c.
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    Working again with Mr.Sabo...just...amazing.
    Amazing

  49. Review by Vetle F.
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    Chuck always knows what the song needs. Great drummer!

  50. Review by Thomas E.
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    I am very pleased with the work that Chuck has done for me. Absolute top notch quality both in terms of the playing of the drums and the audio recording. One can tell that this guy is a pro with a lot of experience. I can highly recommend Chuck for anyone's next project.

  51. Review by Philipp S.
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    It was great to work with Chuck. He delivered great sounding drum takes, nicely recorded and played with a vibe that suits the tracks just perfect. Very recommended!

  52. Review by Jim
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    My second time working with Chuck and the results are stellar!

  53. Review by guido c.
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    Hi everyone, my experience with Chuck has been fantastic. He is a fantastic drummer and a perfect professional. You can play any genre using the perfect groove and give the piece the right mood. The speed of delivery is amazing, but really the most incredible thing is that it seems that he has always played with you. Absolutely all the stars possible !!
    Guido

  54. Review by Vetle F.
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    Chuck delivered very cool drum takes for my song! It brought much life and energy to my song! He always knows what your song needs.

  55. Review by Jim
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    So far I've had wonderful results with Soundbetter. Chuck is a shining example of why this service works so well. He was professional, efficient and bought a high level of creativity to my project. The recordings sounded amazing and definitely moved my song to the next level. I definitely plan on on continuing to collaborate with him in the future.

  56. Review by AK
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    Incredible! Amazing! Genius!

  57. Review by Vetle F.
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    Chuck always delivers drum tracks that I love! He always knows what your song needs.

  58. Review by Vladimir G.
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    Chuck is fantastic drummer and true professional!
    Our project with another drummer was cancelled because of many disagreements on how drums should sound but Chuck delivered all we expected, all we wanted and all we hoped from his only first take!
    He provided great amount of energy, excellent timing, sophisticated groove including ghost notes, creative feels and ability to stay in the pocket from start to the end. His drum tracks were well recorded with multiple mics including room mics.

  59. Review by Hiro Furuya
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    Chuck did a great job again this time. I can not think of a drummer other than him.

  60. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Chuck is a total pro, excellent attention to detail with his composition with well performed drums that make you want to rock and groove at the same time! Good communication and file delivery - 5 star experience!

  61. Review by Steve
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    Once again it was great to work with Chuck, he really nailed the dynamics on these tracks, and did it very quickly as well, which is appreciated.

  62. Review by Spencer B.
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    Fast turn around, very professional, great with adjustments. Highly recommend!

  63. Review by Hiro Furuya
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    This time a job was really hard as Chuck. But Chuck made click very very excellent as his plenty of experiencing. Thank you, look forward to working with you soon.

  64. Review by Hiro Furuya
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    He is a really talented drummer. And complete professional. Looking forward to working very soon again.

  65. Review by Mauro
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    Great to work with Chuck... very fast ! a true professional delivering a top quality performance 5 STARS. tks chuck .

  66. Review by Tim V.
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    Chuck was easy to work with and come up with good ideas for the tracks. Great sounding drums and excellent playing.

  67. Review by Carl Culley
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    Chuck is my go to for drums now! He truly takes your song to the next level & is a pleasure to work with. To many more projects!!

  68. Review by Steve
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    Chuck is a pro, but also easy to work with and flexible. Super helpful!

  69. Review by Theo H.
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    Chuck's touch was just the right thing, solid chops and terrific musical instincts for the tune. Look forward to doing more work with Chuck.

  70. Review by Clinton
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    I can never fault a single thing Chuck does. Every project is better for having worked with him.

  71. Review by Vetle F.
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    Chuck brought so much life to my songs and he gave the songs exactly what it needed! I found the drummer for my future songs.

  72. Review by Ekstent
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    Excellent work on a tricky track! Thank you!

  73. Review by Ekstent
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    Professional and creative. Works hard to communicate with you to achieve what you're looking for in a timely manner. Gave me some extra tidbits that he didn't have to. Drums are very well recorded with multiple room mics etc. I will use him again if he is available.

  74. Review by Vetle F.
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    It was a pleasure working with Chuck! He knows what your song needs, and he is incredibly skilled.

  75. Review by Bill
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    Chuck's fantastic. He replaced programmed drums on three songs. Really nailed the part. Great great dynamics timing and feel. All around excellent and fun to work with.

  76. Review by Gordon
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    It's been great working with Chuck. Easy communication, quick turnaround, great quality to the final sound files and the performance was outstanding.

  77. Review by Michael Featherstone
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    Great to work with Chuck, a true professional delivering a top quality performance. Spot on

  78. Review by Michael F.
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    Chuck has it all, a true pro. I've had a great time making music this year with a great drummer. Spot on !

  79. Review by Steve L.
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    Chuck is brilliant, I had a sound in my head and he totally nailed it. Amazing recording and playing. Top notch

  80. Review by River Sultan
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    Chuck is great! Always happy working with him. He is patient, supportive and has a wonderful personality to top it all off.. I learn so much from this legend with every song i send him. My music wouldn't be the same with out him!

  81. Review by Michael F.
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    Great to work with Chuck, top quality live drums by a real pro - Spot On

  82. Review by Tim K.
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    Thanks for the drums, Chuck! Really glad with the progress on the song.

  83. Review by Tariq J.
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    Chuck really has a great ability to find the groove and feel of a song. He also takes the time to get it right. I highly recommend him.

  84. Review by Michael F.
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    Great work and very professional, spot on as always !

  85. Review by Fadi M.
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    Chuck just nailed another song! He is very patient, responsive and inspiring. I look forward to the next song with him.

  86. Review by Joel D.
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    This is my 2nd time working with chuck on a song and again is has been a wonderful experience! He is a Total Pro, tracks delivered on time, and I love his drumming is always perfect for the song!

  87. Review by Vaihi O.
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    This is the second time I've worked with Chuck, and like the first time he killed it. What an incredible player as well as patient and understanding. It's a blessing to be able to hire players like Chuck. Again Mahalo Nui.

  88. Review by Fadi M.
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    Phenominal Artist! I sent him a bed track, he sent me a world class performance. I couldn't be happier!

  89. Review by Michael F.
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    A top quality drummer with a great professional working attitude - really good, Spot On.

  90. Review by Vaihi O.
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    A true pro, nailed the track on the first take I'm so stoked with the pocket groove. Will definitely use again, again. Mahalo Chuck

  91. Review by Michael Featherstone
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    Spot on, a pro drummer with a pro attitude - fantastic.

  92. Review by Clinton
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    I always look forward to working with Chuck, he takes my sketches ideas and makes them sound like fully realised songs, recommended any time!

  93. Review by AK
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    Perfect, Talented and Awesome. Dreams really can come alive.

    Thank you

  94. Review by AK
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    Awesome, incredible can’t wait to work together on more tracks.

  95. Review by Michael Featherstone
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    MR Chuck Sabo - the number one rock drummer in the world, spot on.

  96. Review by Scott B.
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    Chuck did an awesome job on a complex arrangement, Fantastic!

  97. Review by James B.
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    Chuck did an amazing job for me on a pretty difficult song. He was very professional and really went the extra mile. Would definitely recommend.

  98. Review by Luke Davis
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    Chuck nailed the groove for this track!! Extremely easy to work with & delivers quick, great results. Look forward to working with him again in the future!

  99. Review by Kim P.
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    Awesome drum sounds! Chuck is very responsive to feedback and he will make sure you are happy. Would work with again... Thanks!

  100. Review by Josh Pawley
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    Chuck came up with some great rhythmic parts that suited my track!
    I would highly recommend him!

  101. Review by AK
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    Brilliant, Awesome. Thank you

  102. Review by Øyvind B.
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    Great work :)

  103. Review by Avery B.
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    my experience with Chuck exceeded my expectations. I sent him my song along with a few creative notes and a reference track. The next day he sent back a proposal that perfectly captured the sound I wanted. And it sounded great! I highly recommend him!

  104. Review by Michael F.
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    A pro drummer that knows what to do and how to do it, great stuff !
    Super Happy.

  105. Review by Roman J.
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    Excellent drummer with experience. He listens to any references you might have and will do his best to implement them. Also, he is a grest communicator so you can feel free to talk with him about any changes to the track whenever you need.

  106. Review by Michael Featherstone
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    Chuck was outstanding, can't thank him enough for all the hard work he put in to the track. Absolute professional.

  107. Review by Andy F.
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    It has ben great working with Chuck! Total Pro and has done a fine job on the track I sent him, nailing the vibe immediately and adding his own point of view to expand on my ideas. Quick and efficient to work with, fast response times and it's been a total pleasure. As soon as I have more material that's ready, I'll be heading back his way.

  108. Review by David Yasmer
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    I was glad to have worked with Chuck. Has good timing and feel.

  109. Review by Prince T.
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    Chuck is a great dude to work with, who took the time and utilized his communications to engage the track, and offer the right amount of musicianship in order to compliment the track. He really took the time to get a feel for the track and for what I desired as an artist. I would definitely recommend!!

  110. Review by Clinton
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    I couldn't be happier with what Chuck delivered, I had high expectations and they were surpassed! I would recommend him to anyone.

  111. Review by Carl Culley
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    Once again, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Chuck! He is an extremely talented & versatile musician that has added some incredible sound to my projects.

  112. Review by Terry A.
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    Once again, an amazing job from Chuck! Not only is he a master musician, he is also a wonderful mix master as well! Bravo! You can not go wrong using Chuck as BOTH a master musician as well as an engineer! Highly recommend!

  113. Review by Michael Featherstone
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    Consistently good, great to work with Chuck again. Top class stuff !!!

  114. Review by Michael F.
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    Top drummer that gets on with the job, a real professional !!! Spot On.

  115. Review by Craig K.
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    Chuck's timing was spot on. I was out of town for a few weeks and communication was a bit mixed up but the end product turned out great.

  116. Review by Terry A.
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    What a wonderful experience working with Chuck. He is the ultimate professional. He delivers exactly what you are looking for. Highly recommend using him for both drums as well as percussion. work.

  117. Review by Keith S.
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    Chuck Sabo is a pro in what he does.. He just adapts to any song or any style. He has a great skill set and very good knowledge in music. He works precisely and responds to the suggestions very quickly. He has done a fantastic job on my song, being 7:25 minutes long. He recorded the drums in a single take, which is commendable. Thank you Chuck.

  118. Review by Carl Culley
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    Incredibly happy with the work Chuck did with my track. He gave me so much to work with!

  119. Review by Karen H.
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    Chuck was really great to work with. Kind, very prompt in his messages and feedback, not to mention an amazing drummer! I'll look forward to working with him again!

  120. Review by Giampaolo Pasquile
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    Very professional, very fast, very good sound and very gentle person! Highly recommended!

  121. Review by Josh Woods
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    Chuck is an amazing player, he nearly nailed the parts on the first take. He was patient and understanding with my requests and delivered a professional final product. Thanks again, Chuck, you brought the song to life!

  122. Review by Michael F.
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    Really enjoyed working with Chuck, a true professional !!!
    Spot on.

  123. Review by Nick F.
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    This guy is phenomenal! Perfect experience. I truly look forward to the next one.

  124. Review by Charles S.
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    Awesome job! Chuck recorded drums for and mixed a fairly challenging song with ease. He was always very responsive to communication and quick to provide revisions, accommodating all my feedback no matter how small.

    I am quite satisfied with the results and will be having Chuck work on the remaining 8 tracks on an upcoming LP. Highly recommended!

  125. Review by John Webber - AIR Studios Mastering
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    Chuck is always a pleasure to work with!

  126. Review by Masoud B.
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    Working with Chuck Sabo was easy and straight to the point. Excellent drummer and extremely happy with his work. I will be back for more songs. That is for sure.

  127. Review by Sherriff C.
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    Thanks to Chuck again, he is able to follow my instruction to provide the drum track. Since i didn't provide the reference drum info at the very beginning, which cost him to revise many times. But he is still very kind to help me and make the final version to meet my expectation. Excellent drum skill and very easy to work with A+++ ! best drummer.

  128. Review by Joel D.
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    Chuck, Thank you so much! -
    Chuck has been absolutely wonderful to work with, I am looking forward to working with him again on future projects! He is an absolute professional with integrity in his work - and his drums sound great -

  129. Review by Bjarne S.
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    Chuck is the man to get if you want a good solid groove and good sounding tracks.
    He is a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. What more can I say, hire him!

  130. Review by Chad G.
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    Chuck is good and quick and is easy to work with. His double bass drumming is on-point. I could have asked for another take or two with him, but he was able to give me what I needed with just two takes. Will work with him again in the future.

  131. Review by Philippe Q.
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    This was my first song with Chuck Sabo. Without hesitation, it was a 5-star... I should have said a 6-star online drum session. Chuck is a very friendly person to collaborate with and above all an amazing professional drummer and musician!
    Thank you, Sir !

  132. Review by Zachary S.
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    Chuck Sabo is a classic. Expect the top quality from his work.

  133. Review by John Webber - AIR Studios Mastering
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    Thanks again to Chuck for making my job easy with great mixes and excellent communication!

  134. Review by Chris M.
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    Excellent drummer, did it first take, and he interpreted where I was going with it although he did not have all the details. True professional.

  135. Review by Sherriff Choi
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    Chuck Sabo is very professional drummer and easy to work with. He understand and catch my idea very fast and even i am not a native English speaker. He provided the drum tracks for my Chinese song and form very strong motion to the music. I strongly recommend all people internationally to work with Chuck. He is really wonderful !!! :)

  136. Review by Chris M.
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    Excellent drummer, I gave him a fairly difficult piece with specific details and he handled it brilliantly. Excellent musician. I recommend him thoroughly :)

  137. Review by Ed G.
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    Chuck Sabo,
    Is a pro-determined to get it right.
    He gave me more than I asked for and was patient throughout.
    I am a pro drummer with no time to do this, and I'm picky !
    Very generous with his stem allocation and willingness to please.

    He can "lay it down" like he means it and be polite in an email.. a very nice combination . Thank you Chuck !

  138. Review by Iggy B.
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    Fantastic job! I always receive best comments from music critique and listeners about the drums that Chuck was working on!
    Chuck, thank you very much!

  139. Review by Pierre van Vuuren
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    Communication - flawless, Drums (first take!) - flawless... What more can I say? A true professional with a wicked sense of humour. Chuck is THE MAN if you are after great, driving drums! Will use him for all my future projects!

  140. Review by John Webber - AIR Studios Mastering
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    Chuck is super easy to work with and a top basher of the skins & producer!

  141. Review by Andre G.
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    Great drums tone, good fills, fast turn around time and a real professional. A real communication expert.
    Andre

  142. Review by Don Bowles (Bol-Z.com)
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    Chuck is amazing! solid skills, professional, accommodating, and just seems like a real nice guy! The turn around was remarkably quick and spot on! Can't wait until our next project together. Thanks Chuck,
    Don Bowles

  143. Review by Randel DeWees
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    Spot on drum track. The song has a better feel to it now. Chuck is a proffessional and replies promptly. I certainly will consider Chuck Sabo for my next project.
    Randel (Dr. D.)

  144. Review by Iggy B.
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    It is always a pleasure to work with Chuck, he is always professional and results are great!
    I hope to work with Chuck in the future on my new projects!

    Thank you!

  145. Review by Grand Moustache
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    Chuck delivered professional percussion overdubs for me on a tight turnaround. Thanks Chuck.

  146. Review by Mike C.
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    Having Chuck mix my song was a great experience. Chuck is a true professional and a really nice guy. His input and ideas for the mix were invaluable and worked perfectly for the song. I will absolutely use Chuck for all my mixes going forward If you're reading reviews looking for someone to mix your songs, look no further, Chuck is your go-to guy.

  147. Review by Igor
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    This is my second project with Chuck and I am very happy with the results.
    Chuck has a great feel for music and significantly improved my composition.
    Definitely recommend Chuck, and hope to work with him again.

    Thank you, Chuck!

  148. Review by Andrew L.
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    If you need drums he's THE man.

  149. Review by Iggy B.
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    High quality of work, quick turnaround, very professional. Definitely recommend Chuck.

  150. Review by Giovanni Rosina
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    Simply a GREAT Professional with a GREAT Sound. Thanks Chuck !!

  151. Review by Mike C.
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    Once again Chuck delivers a perfect performance. A mix of live drums and percussion to bring an instrumental piece alive and to the next level. If you're looking for drums or percussion for your next project, look no further.

  152. Review by Mike C.
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    Chuck is a true professional and an amazing drummer. Everything is great when working with Chuck. Fast responses, great ideas, patient, and perfect drum tracks. I couldn't ask for more. The best drummer you could ever ask for to be part of your music.

  153. Review by Accord de Voix
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    Chuck has been a pleasure to work with and an absolute gentleman from the word go! Happy to take on board our preferences, and willing to go the extra mile extremely quickly for us, we can't rate him highly enough :) looking forward to more songs with him in the near future!

  154. Review by Christian B.
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    Another great performance by Chuck on a complex, syncopated, old school motown tune :) His composition was perfect for the song and the drum sound was amazing! Chuck is extremely professional to work with and I highly recommend him.

  155. Review by Christian B.
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    I am extremely satisfied with Chuck's drumming on another song :) In addition to being a great composer, solid drummer, and very professional to work with, Chuck proved on this song that he is also extremely versatile stylistically. Highly recommend.

  156. Review by Alan H.
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    Look no further, Chuck is your man! Great tone, great feel. Listened to feedback and not only acted on it but went above and beyond what was needed.

  157. Review by John H.
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    If you're searching for world class in the pocket drums to breath life into your songs, Chuck Sabo is your man. Plus he is a true pleasure to work with, so helpful and a genuinely great guy.

  158. Review by Christian B.
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    I am a very happy repeat customer of Chuck's. He is a great composer whose drum parts complement the music perfectly. He is very professional to work with, his drums sound great, and he is a perfectionist. Everything you could ask for in a drummer.

  159. Review by Christian B.
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    Chuck is the best drummer I could ask for. He added the perfect drum part to my song. His drums were not only well composed, great sounding, and professionally played, but they also conveyed exactly the right emotion to complement the lyrics. Highly recommend :)

  160. Review by Christian B.
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    Chuck nailed it! With very little direction, Chuck composed the perfect drum part for my song. Very quick turnaround, great sounding drums on the recording, very professional to work with :)

  161. Review by Marc
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    Fantastic drummer!! Easy to work with. Will be working together on more tracks. Thanks for your great contribution.

  162. Review by IRVING JACK
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    Working with Chuck Sabo is an honor and a pleasure. His turnaround is so fast and his attention to detail so extensive it doesn't seem possible to have your cake and eat it too - but you can have everything with Chuck. Would I work with him again? Try to stop me!

  163. Review by David Glenn Recording
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    Incredible experience working with Chuck. Extremely professional and turned things around exactly as I envisioned. My first thought in the future will be to call on Chuck.

    Cheers!

  164. Review by Bernard Z.
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    Chuck is a very professional musician! Fantastic drummer!Trust me ,if you have one song that need a Live drum,he must be the Best Choice!

  165. Review by Bernard Z.
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    Awesome Drummer! Chuck is a true Artist

  166. Review by Bernard Z.
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    Great Musician! I Really Like the Energy and the passion he has,also like his drum tone,it's awesome!

  167. Review by Onur S.
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    A true artist, a very talented musician... He has everything that can touch and boost your music with all that modesty. From the first second to the last he delivered the project with great professionalism. He is a true magician and an upright man, after all...

  168. Review by Arnold Hermann
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    Meeting Chuck Sabo through Soundbetter is the best thing that happened to our music. The consummate professional: helpful, dependable, uncomplicated. A great drummer, but even if you don't need drums, hire him for his unparalleled contacts to the industry. Whatever instrument, player or style you need, Chuck will get you the best. Guaranteed.

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    Chuck Sabo!! Legend, I play drum and I Really wish I could get close to his level!! I got the Deep Purple and Led Zepplin sound mixed together but with Chuck’s spin on it.

    I was completely blown away. I’ve never heard drums played like that ever!!!! Thank you

  170. Review by guido c.
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    Hey people, this guy is awesome !!
    You are faced with a super professional musician, who has worked with really important people. The most surprising thing is that it will seem to you that he has always played with and for you! His availability is exemplary, his playing is absolutely eclectic and ... total.
    Exceptional groove, dynamic ... everything! Furthermore, the work was carried out very quickly. Thanks again Chuck, as I wrote you it was an honor to work with you.

  171. Review by Peredur ap Gwynedd
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    I have worked with Chuck many times for over twenty years, he's one of the best drummers on the planet, and an embodiment of the word "pocket".

  172. Review by Roman J.
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    Chuck did a profound job when I need some drums for my alternative rock song in the works. Not only did he have expertise in the field, but he was also willing to listen to the reference I provided during our conversations and apply them the best way he could to the song. Totally recommend this guy.

  173. Review by Chris Mars
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    Working with Chuck on different projects has been an honour and a delight - a true professional who knows what the tracks need, along with crystal clear superb mixes - A very friendly and honest work ethic - I highly recommend using his services and cannot wait to work with him again. My drum tracks have never sounded better!

  174. Review by Randy Hope-Taylor
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    Chuck and myself go way back, he's my brother from another mother ;-) we've worked on projects in the studio and from home (online) with artists old and new, Heaven 17, Chaka Khan, Tashan, Sarah Jane Morris, Billy Preston, new artists; Anna Graceman Mike Cook,and soundtrack recordings."A big sounding with a gentle Spirit".

  175. Review by Hugh Richardson
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    Chuck is a fantastic drummer. Extremely professional, very easy to work with and always delivers an amazingly high quality of work. I can't recommend him highly enough!

  176. Review by Jay Stapley, guitars & mixing
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    The best: he plays for the song and produces such a good sound that it fits easily into the mix.

  177. Review by Simon Edwards
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    Chuck has such a deep and precise groove. He has brought great musicality to every session we have done together. Great guy to work with. I hope we can do another soon !

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    I've worked with Chuck for over twenty years. Every session he has played on has been exceptional. In my opinion the best groove machine on the planet. The epitome of "Pocket".

  179. Review by Neil Taylor
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    Chuck always comes up with the goods. He is very quick & always a pleasure to work with such a pro!

  180. Review by Randy Hope-Taylor
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    Chuck and myself go way back, he's my brother from another mother ;-) we've worked on projects in the studio and from home (online) with artists old and new, Heaven 17, Chaka Khan, Tashan, Sarah Jane Morris, Billy Preston, new artists; Anna Graceman Mike Cook,and soundtrack recordings."A big sounding with a gentle Spirit"..

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    Incredible value!! I never could have afforded to hire Chuck Sabo in the past! How amazing is the online era....... Also, he translates Japanese!

  182. Review by phil de la pluie
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    WOUAH GREAT !! i m a big fan of XTC ,,wich is rare in france , and specialy this album ; Very good sound !!!

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    Whatever the deadline, whatever the budget, Chuck always delivers. I've used him on albums, TV shows, ads- you name it- and he consistently brings that immaculate feel and magic to whatever I'm working on.

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    I've worked with Chuck on many occaisions and thouroughly recommend him.
    Professional, calm, great feel and usually nails it first take!

Interview with Chuck Sabo

  1. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  2. A: Great sounds, Excitement, Creativity, & Fat Pocket Grooves!

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Creative Pocket Groove Drumming

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

  6. A: Online / Remote Live Drumming & Percussion. Also programming! And lately, more & more Mixing!

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

  8. A: I received the files, right out the arrangements, and record! Then my manager Mike sends out an MP3 of my performance. If there are any revisions required, I will discuss them with the clients. Then do my best to make sure they're very happy, & come back again & again! Communication is very important to me!

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

  10. A: Steve Gadd, John Bonhom, Steve White (Earth Wind & Fire), Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Foo Fighters, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Singer Songwriter, Folk, and many others!

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Groove & creativity, & getting a great sound!

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

  14. A: Melodic & groove oriented music.

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

  16. A: It usually sounds right when it feels right! Another GREAT tip is.... avoid the Demoeyetis Disease! When a musician is replacing a programmed part that they've grow so accustom to, Take the time to get used to that musicians contribution, and avoid just getting your programed parts copied!! Listen with a open creative mind, before reacting!

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: I've already worked with so many greats, but I would enjoy working with Peter Gabriel, Earth Wind & Fire, Foo Fighters, and many more..... I love the songs, the grooves, and the pros that they are!

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

  20. A: You always get what you pay for! If it looks too good to be true, it probably is! Do the best job you can, and finish it, before playing your songs to any industry people. Do not expect them to imagine what you hear. Spend a little & do it right!

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

  22. A: Creating great sounds, and playing great original rhythms, in the pocket. Also playing to some great new songs!

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

  24. A: Unfortunately online sessions are not as personal as being in a studio together. But with the right communication, it should still be very enjoyable and great for the songs! That they can enjoy the process, and walk away happy!

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

  26. A: As drummer and musical director for all Natalie Imbruglia Tours & records. The Elton John albums 'The Lion King' and 'Duets For One. The XTC album 'Apple & Venus'. Obviously for all the Hit records & great LPs I'm drumming on!

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: Online / Remote work.... Because of so much under pricing, people think they can get quality work, that sounds great & adds to the song for next to nothing! But, you really do get what you pay for!!

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

  30. A: What feel, vibe, & sounds are you looking for? Do you have a reference song that may help? Are you open to suggestions?

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: Are you available to play on this song? It'll be my pleasure!

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: It's personal choice! I know for a fact from recording on 2" tape, it sounds warmer & fatter. Especially drums. But the editing and sound of Pro Tools, is amazing!

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

  36. A: I've had nothing but good experiences with all the artists and producers I've worked with through SoundBetter! I know a lot of great players who are now with SoundBetter, and I'm always happy to recommend the right player for the right job.

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

  38. A: An LP for a new signing to CBS, at Big Sound Studio. Then online recording for two songwriters from SoundBetter. But every week/month is different! My solo album 'Running The Human Race', (release early 2019) and single 'The Politician' released end of 2018.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Big Sound Studio - There's a live room and a control room. I use a valve mic in the control as well (with the door open) for a larger room sound. Another valve mic in the live room, and close mics on the Bass drum, Snare top, Snare bottom, Tom 1, Tom 2, Hi Hats, & Over Heads Left & Right. 10 separate Drum tracks in total. Yamaha Maple Custom Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, lots of percussion. Assortment of Top End microphones, Neuman, AKG, Shure, etc. including a couple vintage valve mics. Pro Tools 11, Mac with latest OS. Allen & Heath 2400 mixing desk, Urie LA4s, TL Audio Dual Valve pre amp, and similar Valve pre amps, and the list keeps growing

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Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions and 2 day turn around, I'll make sure you're happy! Additional percussion costs can be negotiated. But usually, I'll just add it for no extra charge. :-)

GenresSounds Like
  • Steve Gadd
  • Dave Grohl
  • Steve Jordan
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Maple
  • & Beech Custom Drums
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • Pro Tools 11 & Mac
  • Allen & Heath GL2400 Desk
  • All the Best Valve Pre Amps & Microphones for Recording All Drum Styles!
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Reduction on fee, for 4 or more songs!

  • First Blush for NYC is about to release his 1st LP! 1st song 'Gold' is now on YouTube.Jun 12, 2017

    I played drums and mixed this LP at my studio, Big Sound Studio. It was all done via online sessions.

  • I Recently finished drumming on, and mixing 3 LPs at Big Sound Studio. Two have been receiving award winning reviews so far!Sep 09, 2016

    I'm now hearing some of the songs on the Radio, and bits of the songs all over the Telly.

    It's very exciting.... Watch out for Earth Prayer, Mike Cook, and Looking For Liam!

  • A lot of Great Music coming in!Jul 20, 2016

    A Big Thanks to all you songwriters out there!    


     Thanks for the great music, & Thanks for coming back!   

     Chuck