CELEBRATING OVER 1,700 DRUM TRACKS RECORDED FOR MUSICIANS AROUND THE WORLD
LIVE CUSTOM DRUM TRACKS
RECORDED BY ONLINE SESSION DRUMMER MAX SAIDI
“If you're a Songwriter, Band or Producer in need of professionally recorded live custom drum tracks - you've come to the right place. My mission is to bring your songs to life with well played and properly recorded live drum tracks, because I know what a difference great drums can make to the sound of a recording. And I know what a difference a great recording can make to a band.”
“Having a real drummer on your music, feeling that feeling of a human-being behind an organic drum kit, is just something that cannot be replicated”
AL CLAYTON, FILM COMPOSER, PINEWOOD STUDIOS, UK
Why choose me for your music?
Experience & approach
I’ve been fortunate enough to work on so many different projects for countless songwriters, bands and producers. I’ve always strived to be as versatile as possible, from the sound of my kit to the way that I play, and most importantly, being a musician – not just a ‘drummer’. My approach has always been to play for the song – not throw as many licks around the kit as possible – unless I’m asked to of course!
Quality over quantity
I’m extremely passionate about recording custom drum tracks with great groove and feel, and not just churning through as many tracks in one go as I can. I never take on more work than I can manage, sometimes this can lead to slightly longer turnaround times during busy periods, but trying to squeeze in sessions leads to lower quality drum tracks and, while that might be an approach for some drummers out there, my goal is quality above all else.
Studio & gear
There are so many variables to getting a killer drum recording. The room the drums are recorded in and the preamps and converters used to capture them are a vital part of achieving studio-quality drum tracks. I am proud to use Universal Audio and Audient preamps and converters – this combination captures the clarity, depth, and full dynamic range of the drums, resulting in a studio-quality sound. You can find more information about the gear I use here.
“I wasn't sure how easy it would be to communicate stylistic preferences / adjustments / etc working [remotely] but it was really easy and Max couldn't have been more helpful. The drumming and recording quality is top notch. BONUS - I didn't have to help anyone drag their kit into a studio!”
LAURA KIDD, SONGWRITER, UK
Past & current clients include…
Songwriters, Bands & Artists
TV & Film Composers
App creators for iPhone/Android
Drum loop libraries
Bands without a drummer
Cover bands using my drum tracks to play along to live
Hobbyists who want the feeling of jamming with a live drummer on their favourite songs
Producers looking for a cost effective and affordable alternative to hiring session drummers