Christian Dorn

Top Texas Session Drummer

14 Reviews (10 Verified)
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I provide clients around the world with high quality studio drum tracks from my professional studio in Dallas, Texas. I've worked with Grammy & Dove award winning artists, producers, and audio engineers, and I can't wait to work with you on your project!


My name is Christian Dorn and I am a
professional drummer and studio musician
​based in Dallas, Texas.

I studied drumset and percussion at
The University of North Texas and now
I own a studio where I record, mix,
​and program drums & percussion.

My studio has one purpose, providing you with the best possible drum sounds and making the process as easy and budget friendly as possible. Every piece of gear and every drum is targeted towards this goal. I want you to have an incredible recording experience and get great online drum tracks.

I love getting to do recording sessions here at my studio, Drum Arsenal Productions, as well as working with other studios around the USA.

My job as a drummer and engineer is to make your music sound great.
​I take my job very seriously and I always keep the big picture in mind.

Hit the "contact" button above and let's talk about what you need for your project!

I am proudly endorsed by:
64 Audio | Porter & Davies
TnR Products | JR Publications

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


AllMusic verified credits for Christian Dorn
  • Eleven Hundred Springs
  • Eleven Hundred Springs
  • Chris Armes
  • Buffalo Ruckus
  • Buffalo Ruckus
  • Buffalo Ruckus

14 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by russell b.

    It was super easy working with Christian, and he dialed in exactly what I was looking for on our song. Great communication and had the drum stems turned around in no time. Look forward to working with him again!

  2. Review by russell b.

    Wow! A very positive experience working with Christian. Super organized professional that communicates very well. Open to my ideas and input on the changes but then still able to add his creative direction and point of view in the execution that captured the song feeling and tone brilliantly. Will definately be working with Christian in the future!

  3. Review by Carla T.

    Always fantastic. Only drummer I will use/recommend.

  4. Review by Carla T.

    Top notch. Takes your idea and takes it to another universe. Will always call on Christian for my drums.

  5. Review by David S.

    We at Big Audio Ghost cannot recommend enough the highly professional services of Mr Christian Dorn.
    We give total credit for a top level job, very fair cost, punctual service also very accommodating, great attitude and response time with total flexibility on any changes we wished to make.
    we received 14 channels we could not have asked for more within our budget and cannot recommend highly enough to other prospective clients of Christian 5 Star rating, Big Audio Ghost David Smith Owner

  6. Review by Carla T.

    Great work as usual! Always fast and Always the best! Check him out if you need drum tracks.

  7. Review by Brent H.

    Christian did a great job, everything I asked. And took the time to make it sound great!

  8. Review by Carla T.

    Christian came through on a last minute request to complete drums for a track I needed to record. I sent the request on Sunday and received the tracks within hours. Always professional and always good!

  9. Review by Carla T.

    Great drummer. Always sends perfect stems that Im able to take into the studio. Christian will also send multiple versions of one song of drum samples without even requesting this option. Love his work and will always recommend Christian.

  10. Review by Carla T.

    Christian was great and easy to work with. Very understanding with my project. If you need a drummer he is your guy! He sent 15 tracks for one song. Has gone above and beyond for me. I will be using christian again.

  11. Review by Joel Tolley
    by Joel Tolley

    I've been using Christian for several years as my "first call" drummer/percussionist on both live shows and studio work for all of the artists I endorse. He is a solid, intuitive, creative musician who is easy to work with. He is always professional, prepared and an all around great human being to be around. I know that all of my projects will be a success in the rhythm section department when he is involved. It is always a joy to have him on board.

  12. Review by Cafe Solo Studios

    I run another recording studio in Denton and have known Christian for 7 years. He is a first call drummer for me and someone to whom I send a lot of clients as well. We collaborate on a lot of projects and I always look forward to working with him, whether he is in my studio, we are playing live togther, or he is sending me tracks that he has recorded. Top notch player, musician and person. I highly recommend him for just about any type of project!

  13. Review by Zach Coffey
    by Zach Coffey

    Christian has played with me a few times and I knew I wanted to have him on my record. I was able to let him know what I wanted and he just crushed it.

    Great guy, incredible musician, and I will continue to use him for anything I need!

  14. Review by Barry Russo

    Working with Christian was my first experience with contracting someone over the internet to do tracks for me (previously, I had always worked with producers who took care of that). It was an awesome experience! Christian communicated very well, was prompt in his correspondence, as well as in getting the job done. He's a very talented drummer who I highly recommend!!

Interview with Christian Dorn

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

  2. A: I recently recorded all the drums and percussion on Eleven Hundred Spring's latest album, Here 'Tis. This record has been very well received and is currently in the Top 10 on "The Texas Radio Charts" and went to #1 on "The Texas Top 25 Countdown with Shae". It has been a lot of fun watching this record, and the first single "This Morning It Was Too Late, climb the charts and get so many spins by dedicated listeners.

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

  4. A: I love helping bring clients radio ready parts that can help complete or begin their recording process. Working with clients remotely is a lot of fun and I always enjoy meeting creative people from around the world.

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

  6. A: My studio, Drum Arsenal Productions, focuses on providing clients around the world with high-quality, affordable drum and percussion tracks. Most of my work is as a session musician in the pop, country, and singer/song-writer genres.

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

  8. A: Once you book your session, I just need a scratch track that is recorded to a click to get started. We'll also talk about what sound and feel you're wanting, as well as, what types of drum sounds you're needing. Next, I'll start recording your drum tracks! Once I feel like I have the sounds and drum part you want, I'll send you an MP3 with the drum part and scratch track mixed in to review and approve.   Then, any changes that you want are incorporated in another take, and you're sent another MP3 to approve.  After you have a track that you are happy with, you will receive a zipped file with the individual WAV. files of the session. From here you can drop the wav. files into your session for mixing or send them out to be mixed by another engineer! My goal is to make this whole process as easy going and stress free as possible!

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I record all the drum and percussion tracks in my purpose-built, professionally treated studio. I usually record 14-16 tracks of drums depending on what the song needs. You get multiple kick mics, snare mics, & room options, so you have options if you need them. My goal is to give clients the best sounds possible. I want you to have the most options available when it comes to mixing. The source is the most important part to me when recording. I'm a huge fan of outboard gear and vintage preamps and all that, but when it comes down to it, if the source your recording does not sound good, no amount of mixing can fix that. Because of this, I have many drumsets and snare drums and cymbals for my clients to choose from. My main tracking kit is a Craviotto Solid Shell drumset that was built for one purpose, to be under a microphone. I also have some beautiful vintage Ludwig and Gretsch drumsets as well as a lot of high end Yamaha sets for different sound options.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I work really hard with my clients to get them the exact parts and sounds they're wanting. I enjoy being creative and working with different artists and producers.


Terms Of Service

Drum, percussion, and drum programming tracks are usually delivered within seven (7) days. Two (2) revisions free of charge. Message me for scheduling and let's get started!

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  • Midland
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Gear Highlights
  • Craviotto
  • Ludwig
  • Gretsch Drumsets
  • 30 Snare Drums
  • Lynx Aurora Conversion
  • Focusrite ISA828 (8) WA-412 (8)( API Style)
  • WA-273EQ (2) (Neve Style)
  • Sennheiser MD421s
  • Sub-Kick
  • Shure SM7B
  • SM81s
  • SM57s
  • KSM 141s
  • Beta91A
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  • New gear day! (the BEST day)Aug 24, 2017

    Picked up a couple new toys for the studio! A Shure KSM 141 and a Shure SM7b. So far the SM7b has been incredible on hi-hat and bottom snare. The KSM is working really well as a condenser on snare top. Looking forward to experimenting with these more this week on some film/cinematic drum and percussion scores. 
    I want to know what's going on with your music and your studio, let's chat!