With some of the best samples and drum software available, any sound is achievable with MIDI drums. From big roomy sounds to 808 samples; whatever you want, it’s possible.
“It’s not a big secret that I am using drum samples on our albums. For me it’s just easier to have the opportunity to change snares, whole kits etc. than to have just one drum sound. Max is an extraordinary musician and it feels like he’s a real band member, even though we never met.”
Oliver A, Songwriter & Producer, Switzerland
After much research and experimentation with acoustic and electronic drum kits, my view is that the very best technology now offers a sound that is equal to an acoustic recording. With this in mind, I have invested in the latest equipment and can provide top-quality live MIDI drum tracks for any project. These are recorded on my Roland TD-12 V-Drums kit using audio samples from the likes of Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3 and Addictive Drums. You get the best of both worlds; you will receive the MIDI file from the session plus all the individual audio stems so that you can mix the drums as if mixing an acoustic kit.
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You will receive 13 mic channels as WAV (or AIFF) ready for you to mix within your DAW. These are recorded at 44Khz, 24Bit unless specified otherwise.
These consist of:
Your session will be charted out and set up to a click.
Up to 3 revisions to your track. The first version I send you (V1) will not count as your first revision (this means we can go up to V4). Every take / revision thereafter will be an additional £8 GBP.
This might seem obvious, but you would be surprised at the amount of times I have clients tell me about poor communication when using similar services in the past. As part of the price, you will receive direct and timely communication throughout the process.
How my pricing works
Prices vary depending on the length of a track. I don't charge extra for 'complex' songs because that's just not fair! Tracks up to 3 minutes in length are charged at £45 GBP, with prices slightly increasing thereafter. I will always send you a quote before any recording takes place so there won't be any nasty surprises!
Discounts are given for bigger projects if all the tracks are done in one go. That way I can get the kit set up exactly right for your project, and give all my attention to your project with minimal changes needed between songs. Recording this way gives you the best results.
Paying for your drum tracks
As mentioned above, you only pay when you're totally satisfied with your drum tracks. Once you're ready to pay, all payments are made via PayPal® to ensure a hassle-free experience. Residents of the UK can pay via BACS payment. All major currencies accepted.
I offer a completely free demo for first-time clients. Hear what I can do for you.
Have your session filmed + £15
I can film your recording session in full high definition. This is often used by clients as a ‘making-of’ to their project, or simply something to share on social media – do whatever you want with it! The video will be delivered as a Quicktime video file.
Your drum tracks mixed & mastered + £12
If the idea of mixing drums from scratch is a little daunting then I can provide you with a professionally mixed and mastered stereo WAV of your drum track. Using top of the range monitoring equipment you can be guaranteed a stereo mix that will sound consistent on your best speakers, right the way through to your iPod earphones!
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