Major record labels, budgets and studios are disappearing. Most bands and artists have become 100% “indie” and DIY. Unless you are Alanis Morissette or The Rolling Stones, you are probably going to be recording your next song or album at home, or at a project studio. With the amazing developments in recording equipment technology over the past 10 years, anyone can now own an affordable recording setup and produce a professional sounding vocal, guitar, bass or keyboard track at home. However, drums have always been, and will always be, the most complicated instrument to record. To record a drum set properly, you are going to be using multiple microphones (usually more than ten). This sounds easier than it is. Microphone placement, isolation, phasing issues… Recording drums is a science in itself that no one would be able to master overnight at their home-studio. Despite the affordability of recording equipment per channel these days, a professional multi-channel recording setup for drums is still a big investment. If you want it to sound good.
A great recording always starts with a great sounding drum track.
Next to playing the drums, audio engineering has been a passion of mine since the day I started playing the drums. Recording such a complex instrument has always fascinated me. Over the past 25 years I have honed my skills as a recording engineer through a combination of working at many major and project studios all over the world, as well as my own studios in The Netherlands, New York City, and now Los Angeles.
With the record label budgets as a thing of the past, I am thrilled to be offering professional quality drum tracks at “indie band budget” prices from my studio in the heart of Van Nuys (Los Angeles), across the street from the legendary Sound City studios.
Let’s talk about your music.
I am always more than excited to talk to you about your music, what you are looking to do and have done, and how I can help take your production to the next level by adding killer drum tracks. Drop me an email any time and we will discuss the options and your budget. Check out the music page for samples of various songs I’ve recorded over the years.