FAQs

Below you will find the most commonly asked questions. If yours isn't listed, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Are your drum recordings high quality?


Yes! From the preamps, microphones and AD/DA conversion, all drum tracks are recorded using some of the highest quality recording equipment available. For a full breakdown of equipment, please see this page.




What do I need to send you?


Please send your track as a WAV, AIFF or Mp3 without drums. If your track already has programmed drums on please send this too.




Does my song need to be recorded to a click track?


Ideally - yes. In order for me to provide you with a solid foundation to your song, my parts will need to be recorded to a fixed tempo. Your guide track will need to be recorded to the appropriate tempo as this is what I will be using as a reference to record my parts to. This will make it much easier if you decide to re-record new parts over my drum track.




How do I send you my files?


You can send your files via the contact form here. If your files are too large to send this way, please use WeTransfer.com using email address: max@wantdrums.com.




How long does the process take?


On average you will have your drum tracks recorded and sent back to you for approval within 48 hours. During particularly busy times this may be slightly longer, but you will be notified if this is the case.




How much does it cost to hire an online session drummer?


In order to be fair, I have moved away from a fixed pricing scheme. Every project is different, with varying levels of complexity and requirements. You can request a quote here and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours!




Will I get to make changes once you've recorded the drum tracks?


Yes! Once I’ve recorded drums to your track I’ll send you a private link to listen to it. At this point you can let me know of any changes that you would like made. We can discuss these changes via email or over the phone - whichever you prefer.




Do I pay before or after you've recorded the drum tracks?


You only make payment once you’ve heard your track and you’re 100% happy with it. There are no deposits or up-front costs with my service.




What payment methods do you accept?


All payments are processed securley via my payment portal which is powered by Stripe. A valid credit or debit card is all you need to make payment. U.K. residents can pay via BACs should they wish.




What do I get once I've paid?


With Acoustic Drum Tracks you will receive up to 15 un-processed multitracks as WAV or AIFF files. You can easily import these into your audio software (DAW) and mix them yourself. With MIDI Drum Tracks you will also receive multitracks as WAV or AIFF files as well as the original MIDI file.




Who owns the rights to your drum tracks and will I have to pay you royalties?


Once you’ve paid for your drum tracks you own the rights and therefore no royalties need to be paid.




Do you just provide drum tracks?


If you're in need of some guitar and bass tracks (or anything else for that matter), then I have access to some fantastic musicians, all of which are set up for remote / online sessions. Just let me know if this is something that you're interested in.




How do online sessions work?


For specific details on how the process works, please see here.