Chuck Sabo

Multi Platinum Drummer

418 Reviews (398 Verified)
Chuck Sabo on SoundBetter

Over 2,000,000,000 streams with the help of my drum tracks. Including Elton John, Pulp, XTC, Suggs, Brian Eno, Right Said Fred, Gary Barlow, Natalie Imbruglia, Etienne Daho, Chaka Khan, Shakespears Sister, Brian Adams. Special price here on SoundBetter, for the unsigned songwriter. **1/3 of my label fee + free studio time**

Over 2,000,000,000 steams with my Drum tracks. Also used on loads of TV & Film, and released on Cd/vinyl.
"So you're in good hands"
I record in a professional commercial recording studio.
I'm also endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, Remo Drum Heads, Audio Technica Microphones, Adam Audio Monitors, and Yamaha Audio

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Let me know what you'd like, style & sound wise. Links to references are very helpful.
All that's needed is a rough mix of your song with (if you have) & without drums starting from 0.00, & the BPM.
After I've done the recording, I'll email you an Mp3 of your song with my drum take. Then we can talk about any changes you'd like done. Once you're happy, and mark the job completed, I'll send you all 14 individual drum tracks, and a stereo drum mix.

Send an email through 'Contact' button above and he'll get back to you asap.

14 separate drum tracks:

1- Kick, 2- Kick (2nd), 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

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

418 Reviews - 66 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Lo Bellver

    This is the third time hiring Chuck ;)

  2. Review by j. K.
    by j. K.

    Once again, Chuck has delivered an outstanding performance on one of my tracks. He’s very professional, personable, and always gives the music what it needs in a timely manner. Chuck will continue to hear from me on upcoming projects. 😊

  3. Review by Doug
    by Doug

    This is my second time working with Chuck. His contribution to the project is exceptional!! I look forward to working with him again.

  4. Review by Paul S.

    Chuck is a great drummer, attentive and patient.
    Great sound and top-class professionalism.

  5. Review by mrbrownsky

    Great Drum feel , really quick turnaround , very pleased

  6. Review by Michael F.

    Always great to work with Chuck ! a top professional with the ability to add those all important live drums. Fantastic results from a brilliant drummer - Thank You

  7. Review by Quiana
    by Quiana

    He is my go to and the reason why I started and continue to use sound better. Creative and articulate on the drums, every sound was exactly what I wished for with feeling and conviction. What else can I say but he is professional and delivers a professional product. I will forever be grateful.

  8. Review by Sefi Carmel

    As always, Chuck delivers excellent results with a fast turnaround!

  9. Review by Jack Holston

    Chuck's kind and talented. His drumming skills are next level. I'd highly recommend working with him. Thanks Chuck!

  10. Review by Glen R.

    A fantastic job by Chuck. Nailed the brief, brought so much life into the song, and added color and variation to suit and elevate above and beyond in the various sections and overall arrangement.
    Would 100% work with this guy again in the future. Master in his field.

  11. Review by Servellen Music

    Chuck was great to work with. Very positive and clear communication, fast turn around, and great sounding results that fit my project.

  12. Review by 5ivestar

    Incredible. The Master!!! Don’t go anywhere else!!

  13. Review by Kurtis S.

    Chuck did a Fantastic Job! Highly recommend!

  14. Review by Mark R.

    Chuck has such a feel and is so tasteful it’s amazing! His communication and timeliness were awesome as well. Deserves 10 stars not five! Thrilled!

  15. Review by Sefi Carmel

    Chuck is AWESOME. If you want killer drums on your song, just hire Chuck! Simple.

  16. Review by Gian C.

    An other killer drum track from Chuck. He's easy to work with!

  17. Review by Vetle F.

    I'm so happy with the drums Chuck recorded! The drums Chuck delivers are so thoughtful! He always have a new approach for every new song. He just gets it.

  18. Review by Edwin W.

    Thank you for the stellar drumming and professionalism. Cheers!

  19. Review by Michael Featherstone

    Worked with Chuck for many years now - fantastic professional on every level - without doubt the number one session guy that very kindly shares his talent. Spot On ! Thank You

  20. Review by Gordon
    by Gordon

    Another great session with Chuck. Excellent sounding kit, great feel and touch. Provides a great sounding mix as well as stems and detailed info. Really pleased with the result.

Interview with Chuck Sabo

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

  2. A: Only good music! Something that inspires me. Melodic & groove oriented music I guess.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Groove & creativity, & great recordings! I'm a songwriter, so naturally I play for the song. Many times I recored drums to just a vocal and a guitar, and it was built up from there.

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

  6. A: Another Level! Great sounds, Excitement, Creativity, & Fat Pocket Grooves!

  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 happy, & come back again & again! Communication is very important to me!

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Big Sound Studio - Is A recording studio, designed and built by Flavio Acoustics Ltd. for the main purpose of recording drums. Check out his Instagram, you'll be blown away by his designs! It's equipped with a Mac Pro, ProTools 11, Urie LA 4s (vintage) valve compressor/limiter, Studio Spares Valve pre Amps, TL Audio Dual Valve pre amp, and similar Valve pre amps, Allen & Heath 2400 mixing desk, and the list keeps growing. 2 Stereo valve mics, and 1 mono Neumann TLM 103 in the live room, and 2 close mics on the Bass drum, Snare top, Snare bottom, Tom 1, Tom 2, Hi Hats, Over Heads Left & Right, 10" snare Top, Ride cymbal... 14 separate Drum tracks in total. Yamaha Maple Custom Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, lots of percussion. Assortment of Top End microphones, Neumann, AKG, Shure, Audio Technica, etc. including a couple vintage valve mics.

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

  12. A: Online / Remote Live Drumming & Percussion/ Programming/ and Mixing!

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  24. 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!!

  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 your 'promise' to your clients?

  28. 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!

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

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

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

  32. 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!

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

  34. 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!

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

  36. 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!

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

  38. 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!

  39. Q: How would you describe your style?

  40. A: Creative Pocket Groove Drumming

1st drum takes sent to SB clients

I was the Drummer/Percussionist/Engineer in this production

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    1st drum takes sent to SB clients
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    Gary Barlow Live 'Open Road'
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    XTC 'You & The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful'
Terms Of Service

Tracks always delivered on agreed date. 3 free revisions.
Additional percussion can be negotiated, but usually done at no extra charge.
I do not get any share of your songs publishing.

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
  • Assortment of professional Valve Pre Amps (Focusrite
  • Urie LA4
  • etc) & Microphones for Recording All Drum Styles!
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SoundBetter Deal

Reduction on fee, for 4 or more songs!

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

    A Big Thanks to all you songwriters and producers out there!    

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