The Drum Editor

Drum Editing

4 Reviews (4 Verified)
The Drum Editor on SoundBetter

I can edit your drums for you, freeing you to work on what you're best at. I've edited drums on hundreds of songs, let me help you on your next one. Make Your Drums Flawless

Hello soundbetter! My name is Jon, founder of thedrumeditor. I'm here to help you comp and edit your drum recordings so you don't have to. I've edited drums on hundreds of recordings and can quickly identify what's needed to help you sound your best. I can tighten up your drum performance as much or as little as you like. Some artists prefer to go with 100% "on the grid" perfection, while other artists may want a lighter touch to maintain more of the original performance. Either way, I'll make sure everything is done quickly, and exactly the way you like. I look forward to working with you and helping you make your music sound great!

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

4 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jacob
    by Jacob

    Getting through a lot thanks to Jon- another great round of editing with perfect delivery!

  2. Review by Jacob
    by Jacob

    Another round of successful editing with Jon!

  3. Review by Jacob
    by Jacob

    Repeat business-! Jon is my go to magician for editing- great skills, attention to detail and polished delivery; makes my multitrack life much easier!

  4. Review by Jacob
    by Jacob

    Jon "The Drum Editor" has done only a fantastic job with everything I've thrown at him. He is Highly skilled with his editing, control and sense with multi tracks drums. I have been most impressed with his supreme organization and file management. I handed off several large complicated large sessions, some with different sample rates/ other particular issues- it all came back beautifully and properly packed up: POLISHED AND READY TO MIX :0 ! Saved me weeks-I got to relax and work on other stuff!

Interview with The Drum Editor

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

  2. A: Just finished editing a huge project for someone here on Soundbetter and he was very excited that he'd been finding people on here to help him make his songs great. Happy to be part of his team!

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

  4. A: Probably editing drums

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

  6. A: I'm not aware of any other providers that I know personally, but I've met some great artists!

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

  8. A: Helping artists make great music! I've met lots of interesting people and heard lots of great music!

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

  10. A: Mostly some form of "can you edit this?" And the answer is yes!

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

  12. A: I don't just quantize the drums and leave it at that. I listen to the song and see if my editing is working to make the song sound better. I listen on speakers and in headphones to make sure the edits sound clean. I want to make sure that what I send you sounds great and that you'll love it!

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

  14. A: I ask what your goals are for the music I'm working on. How do you want things to sound? How tight do you want the drums? Do you want to keep that human feel or do you want them completely on the grid?

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

  16. A: Listen to the providers previous work and read their reviews. If you like what you see and hear, send a message and see if they're cool and if they can help you with your goals.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Laptop, my sennheiser hd 600 headphones, my Martin D15 guitar, akg 414, and a phone to call for help

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

  20. A: You! And I've been listening to a lot of Khruangbin lately, I just love their sound.

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

  22. A: Honestly, I love when my clients get excited about their projects. It makes me excited for them and keeps me happy!

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

  24. A: After communicating with the client about their needs, they send me the audio files, I edit them, I send a rough mix for verification of work, and if they're happy with what I've done I send the edited files.

  25. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  26. A: I will take care of your music and make sure you're happy with how it turns out

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Digital. It's come a long way. It sounds great and has unmatched flexibility, speed, and ease, especially with editing! And it's nondestructive. If I screw up, I just hit undo and try again

  29. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  30. A: Engineering in some form since 2005

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Perfectionist

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

  34. A: Get it right from the start! The less you have to fix after the fact, the better. Never "fix it in the mix!"

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

  36. A: Open to all, but so far it's been metal, rock, and jazz

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Editing

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

  40. A: Perfection! Or at least helping your performance sound better by comping the best parts together and improving the timing

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: Primarily edit with Pro Tools

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

  44. A: My specialty is multi-track drum editing. I can comp and fix timing issues.

Terms Of Service

I typically don't put a limit on revisions, I want you to be happy with what you get! Quick turnaround time, usually within a day or two. I'll always let you know about how long it will take me.

GenresSounds Like
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Khruangbin
  • Daft Punk
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
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  • A soundcloud playlist for before/after examplesNov 03, 2021

    Here's a link for some before and after examples of my editing work. Hope you find them helpful!