I provide clients around the world with high quality studio drum tracks. I've worked with Grammy & Dove award winning artists and 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, teach,
and program drums & percussion.
I have had the pleasure of playing and recording with some of the best singers and songwriters around. Some of the artists I've worked with include:
Deryl Dodd, Charla Corn, Bart Crow, Abbey Cone, Brit Daniels,
Michael Padgett, Dustin Perkins, Marshall Young Band,
& Grammy-nominated and Dove award winning singer Kim Hill.
I love getting to do recording sessions here at my studio, Drum Arsenal Productions, as well as working with other studios around the world.
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
Black Widow Drum Web | JR Publications
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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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
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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 two MP3s with the drum part and scratch track mixed in to review and approve. You simply select the part you like best. 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!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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 "dry" sound 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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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 film-scoring genres.