Ty Steele Music & Media
Session Drummer, Engineer
https://vimeo.com/tyroneasteele/TySMM-demo1 I have my own in-home studio from which I have produced an entire album, with another on the way. I have produced jazz tracks, blues and rock and latin. Pro tracks! https://tyronesteele.com/media/video/studio-performances/ And this one: https://youtu.be/HGRsVi99dlg?t=150
For an example of the quality of my drum tracks, please visit:
Also, for the full length album, please visit here:
My BIO is here:
I am a freelance drummer based in the Atlanta area. I am trained in fusion, Latin, be-bop, rock, and metal. Tyrone is a staple in the Atlanta drumming community and comes highly recommended by many artists, instructors and peers for his attention to detail, timeliness, meter, creativity and ability to drive any band or music style. Tyrone is a multi-instrumental composer and lyricist.
I have been on several different EP's and albums and single releases.
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Interview with Ty Steele Music & Media
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lorenzo Price
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: No analog. Why? What's the point?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quick turn around. I do what I say I will do. I will do everything possible to provide a service better than you asked for.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge! I like to look at each song as a gig. Each song takes about as much time and is about as much work as a full gig. But I'm open, depending upon the number of songs and their complexity. It's all about my time value.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who or what band do you want the drums to sound like? What is your turn around requirement? Do you have a full-length album or is this a single? Will this be strictly online or physical CD once produced?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been at this for five years. Music is my career. I am a producer, engineer, drummer, band manager and multi-instrumentalist.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Deep sound, pocket-oriented, technical and tight snare
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I've already worked with Adam Nitti, which was one of my life goals. Next, Alex Argento (Italy).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I'll leave that to the article writers
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, rock, metal, fusion
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Quick turn around, reliable BPM time keeping, clear and solid snare, kick, toms and smooth cymbals in the mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My drum tracks are clean. I do not provide unedited drum tracks. Once you have them, and we agree in writing, then you own them. I have no claim to them, nor do I expect any album credits.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending upon complexity of the part, the turnaround can be *same day* or up to a week. I expect full communication with any music partner I'm working with. I extend a great deal of grace to clients. You send me your BPM, a play along mp3, your expectations and perhaps a concept MIDI drum track, I will send you a quick response and your tracks exactly as you asked in 44.1 / 24bit WAV (or your specification).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Besides live sound equipment, I have for my studio recording gear: Microphones: Shure Beta 91A Shure Beta 52 Shure SM57 Audix i5 Rode NTG1 AKG Perception 170 CAD M179 Sennheiser MD421 Preamps/Mixer is a Presonus RM16AI I record using LogicX I have three drum sets for various music styles and an electric kit
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by anyone who can drive me to be more than I am.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drum tracks for various music styles (blues, country, jazz, pop, rock, fusion, latin)