Max Saidi UK Session Drummer

A brief introduction

My name’s Max Saidi and I’m an independent drummer based just outside of London, UK. I spend the majority of my time working out of my home studio as an ‘online session drummer’. From here I record drum tracks for songwriters, bands and producers from all over the world.

I’ve been playing drums since the early age of 10, and since then I’ve had the pleasure of performing and recording with some fantastic bands and artists.

Some of these include: Shane Filan (Westlife), Will Young, Gianna Nannini, Wil Malone (Massive Attack, Black Sabbath, Depeche Mode) to name a few.

Outside of my own studio I’ve recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios on a number of occasions, as well as many other London studios. With this knowledge and experience gained from recording at these studios, I have invested a great deal of time and money in sourcing the best gear around so that I can provide studio-quality results from my own remote recording studio.

The direct benefit of hiring a remote session drummer is you’re not having to fork out for expensive studio time, paying a recording engineer to run the session, paying session musicians or even having to leave your front door!

Outside of my studio

Some of the things I get up to outside of WantDrums.com

Live Session, Abbey Road Studios, London UK

Will Young ‘ Thank you’

How WantDrums.com Began

The rise of remote recording

How it all began

2011 - 2018

The problem

WantDrums.com was born out of the frustration of musician friends of mine who were fed up with programming drums or using drum loops in their songs. Traditionally, in order to have live custom drum tracks on your songs you would need a recording drummer, the appropriate studio space, ideally an acoustically treated room plus all the gear required to record drums (preamps converters, microphones etc) and that alone can run into thousands.

The solution

Recognising that budgets are tight for most, I decided to set up a unique online drum and percussion recording service. Musicians, bands and producers send me their tracks via email, I record the live drum tracks at my own studio and then I email the high-quality drum stems back to them. There’s no hiring studios, engineers or drummers. It’s quick, easy and most importantly it's affordable.

Since I set up my recording service in 2011, my client base has expanded rapidly. I have recorded drums for independent artists, hit-record producers and worked on large commercial projects for Television and Film.

I'm not the only Online Session Drummer out there

So why choose me for your next project?