Bill McCarthy

Session Drummer

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I provide professional online drum recordings.

I am an active professional player who has developed a unique voice(s) on the drum set. I can play almost any style and enjoy collaborating with other musicians to make the best possible music. Please see my website www.williammccarthymusic.com for further info. Thanks.

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Interview with Bill McCarthy

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

  2. A: Pop, rock, blues and sometimes jazz.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: I ve great people skills however because most of my work is online I believe I have the skill and competency to deliver the goods to just about any project.

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

  6. A: A strong and solid groove

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

  8. A: I typically ask that my clients send me a high quality scratch demo track (WAV, FLAC, or MP3) bounced to zero. I can insert click track. I then have a discussion to see what they want to hear.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I have numerous acoustic drums but my main studio is a supercharged Mac Pro with Pro Tools 11 software. Plugins galore and I take pride in editing and mixing my drum sounds. However I have no problem with letting the clients utilize my tracks for their editing and mixing.

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

  12. A: I am inspired by many music professionals.

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

  14. A: Mostly pop/rock recordings but love blues and jazz projects.

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Jeff Lefler and the tune "Mile High".

I was the drummer/producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I am very easygoing and flexible.

GenresSounds Like
  • Sting
  • Peter Gabriel
Gear Highlights
  • A full assortment of Gretsch drums
  • Zildjian
  • Paiste cymbals and a full palette of plugins and effects in my Pro Tools studio.
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SoundBetter Deal

Always willing to negotiate