That's a wrap on Season 2 of Recording Drums. Here are some insightful and entertaining moments from all of my guests this season.
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Mike Dawson has spent years reviewing gear for Modern Drummer magazine and Drum Factory Direct. Mike's creativeness and musicality along with the access to tremendous amounts of gear he possesses incredibly deep insight on types of wood, tuning and microphones. We dive straight in on this one. You're going to gain a lot from Mike's knowledge.25% ALL Courses until July 5th
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Nate Morton has been rocking your TV for many years now. As the house drummer for The Voice he's been kept busy recording and performing non-stop. His work on Rockstar: INXS and Rockstar: Supernova were a catalyst to his amazing gig. Nate also keeps busy in his home studio.
Brian MacLeod is a drummer with an incredible feel and a great heart. Brian has played on so many tracks and with so many artists it's hard to count. Some of my favorites are the Ziggy Marley and Sheryl Crow records. If you don't know his name, you've heard him on your radio.
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Chris McHugh has been on the A List of Nashville session drummers for a long time. His knowledge on drumming, sound, engineering and producing run deep. His willingness to share it is pretty special. Chris and I talked for about 2 1/2 hours...this week will be part 1 of my conversation with him.
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Jerry Roe has a rich Nashville history. He's grown up in the scene and through his fantastic playing and years of being in the scene it's paid off as being one of Nashville's busiest session drummers. His passion though is his band he has with his wife called Friendship Commanders. A lot of which he has been recording at home.
Nick Buda first recorded with Taylor Swift before she was Taylor Swift we all know. His discography is long and distinguished. In his home studio he's tracking drums and producing artists...and is able to look out on a lake from his window!
Victor Indrizzo is one of the most in demand studio drummers in Los Angeles. His feel and creativity have kept him busy for over 25 years playing on albums and film music. He seeks collaboration from songwriters and engineers but was forced home during the pandemic...with great results. The of the nicest cats I know...
Travis McNabb has laid the foundation NOLA rock band Better Than Ezra and Country megaband Sugarland. I think of him as John Bonham goes to New Orleans. Travis has a unique recording background that's helped him shape his live playing as well as his home studio work in Nashville.
Neal Daniels is a heavy hitting Los Angeles drummer. He's been holding down the drum chair with LP for the past few years. The pandemic shut down reluctantly forced him into home recording world and he's come out the other side some great knowledge...and gear!
Pete Korpela is a Los Angeles based studio and touring percussionist, recognized internationally for his versatility in orchestral, latin, jazz, world, rock, and pop music. He has collaborated with such renowned talent as, among others: Danny Elfman; Hans Zimmer; Alan Silvestri; Michael Giacchino: John Powell; Harry Gregson-Williams; Josh Groban; Robbie Williams; Jeff Russo; Henry Jackman; Marco Beltrami; Michael McDonald; Carter Burwell; Disturbed; Alan Parsons; Calle 13; Rickie Lee Jones; Al DiMeola; Kelly Clarkson; Madeleine Peyroux; Lizz Wright; Ed Shearmur; Kandace Springs; Ana Moura; Joe Trapanese; Rob Simonsen; Melody Gardot; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Seth MacFarlane; and the 91 st Academy Awards Orchestra.
One of the busiest and funniest drummers in LA. Randy began his recording career in Toronto and seamlessly transitioned to LA. He's had some unique recording situations he tells us about.
My favorite moments from every interview in season one of Recording Drums Podcast
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Aaron Steele, Adam Christgau, Ash Soan, Ashwin Sood, Brendan Buckley, Curt Bisquera, Elizabeth Goodfellow, Brody Simpson, Jake Reed, Mario Calire, Matt Chamberlain, MB Gordy, Sampson Jatto, Dan Bailey, Dylan Wissing, Jason McGerr, Matt Musty, Justin Glasco, Zak St. John, Gunnar Olson, Matt Starr
Ash Soan has been a staple in the UK drumming and recording seen since the 1990s. Becoming known through his work with Del Amitri and working with producers like Trevor Horn. His resume is full of the UK's biggest pop stars from Adel to Robbie Williams. His studio work also includes major motion pictures such as The Lion Kind and Boss Baby 2. His beautiful studio "The Windmill" is an incredibly unique and vibey space.
Samson Jatto is a UK based drummer. His credits include Nao, Mahalia, Celeste, Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware and James Arthur. Samson's recording journey started with some unique gear in a unique space. He found ways to improve his recording techniques even while being on the road. A very inspiring conversation.
Ashwin Sood is known for his drumming and creativity live and in studio with Sarah McLachlan. He has a new lofi project called Pantone VU.
M.B. Gordy is a top call studio percussionist and drummer and avid educator in Los Angeles. His film, tv and video game list of credits is incredibly impressive. M.B. gives us insight into how he records for film from home and in LA studios.
Matt Chamberlain is one of the most innovative recording drummers of the last 25 years. His groove, textures, signature touch and sounds have kept him consistently working in studios with pop artists and music legends since the 1990s. Matt shows us his studio set up and gives us some insight to his recording process.
Brody Simpson has made his drumming mark in the modern age through Instagram. His incredible feel, chops and sound have resonated throughout the drumming community. Brody tells us about not just about drumming but all this skills that keep his studio busy in Perth, Australia.
Aaron Steele is a session drummer, solo artist and producer who lives and works in Nashville, TN. He?s toured and written music with artists such as Portugal The Man, Jose James, and Hayley Williams, but now he?s getting comfortable in his home studio where he?s able to spend more time working on personal projects. https://www.instagram.com/aaronsteele_damn/?hl=en
Justin spends time between LA and Nashville. He concentrates on drumming and producing. He has very creative studio environment for sounds and textures. Justin is a songwriter's drummer with a great feel and an ear for the song. Justin takes us through his gear and his route to becoming a well rounded musician and sonic landscaper.
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Curt is the drummer on some legendary recordings by Tom Petty, Seal, Bonnie Raitt and Mick Jagger to name a few. Curt is in a unique position having worked in the "classic" session era and transitioning to home recording. He shares fantastic insights of "old school" knowledge and his cutting edge home set up.
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Adam Christgau graduated with a Jazz degree from SUNY Purchase. He took private lessons there with John Riley and played mostly jazz gigs out of college. Before touring with Tegan & Sara Adam, he spent time out on the road with Sia, Brandon Flowers, Dispatch, Joshua Radin, Greg Holden, and others. Adam did a lot of jingle work for companies like Human Worldwide and Pirate in NYC. He has done session work for movies, including Beasts of the Southern Wild and a track on Great Gatsby (2013).
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Jake Reed is a professional drummer based in Los Angeles, who is quickly gaining a reputation for his ability to fit into a variety of musical situations. He has performed/recorded with trioKAIT, Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Bill Cunliffe, Bruce Forman, Cow Bop, Seth MacFarlane, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Matt Forbes, Larry Goldings, Anthony Wilson, Adam Levy, Bob Mintzer, Les McCann, Freda Payne, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Synowiec, Mako, Ellis Hall, Tommy Torres, and Frenship. -https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blair-sinta/support
Dan Bailey is the touring and recording drummer and musical director for Father John Misty. He's also recorded for film and TV such as "Handmaid"s Tale" and "The Hunger Games". Dan is a busy educator of drum recording on Instagram through his sound explorations.
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Matt Musty is the touring and recording drummer for Train. He also toured and recorded for Grace Potter and worked extensively with producer/engineer Eric Valentine. Matt tells of his experiments of having to dive into recording during COVID lockdown in his small apartment space and the challenges of his rehearsal space for recording.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blair-sinta/support
Jason is best known for his stellar drumming and creativity with the band Death Cab For Cutie. Jason tells us of his adventures of running a commercial studio vs. his home studio, his amazing set up and how he communicates with engineers, producers and students.
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Matt Star is a staple in the LA music scene. He has worked with artists and producers such as Chris Shiflett (from the Foo Fighters), Christopher Cross, Lisa Loeb (with whom he recorded a grammy winning album in 2018), Deana Carter, Glen Ballard, Alphonso Johnson, Lucy Hale, Rita Wilson, Classic Albums Live, Kiki Ebsen, Kevyn Lettau, Lily Wilson, Sara Lovell and Inbar Starr.
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Dylan Wissing goes deep in sound exploration in his NJ studio. He's recorded for some of R&B's biggest names and also educates drummers on recording through is courses on "Creating The Sound".
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Gunnar is a heavy hitting studio drummer from Brooklyn. His unique style has gotten him work with Bruce Springsteen, Pusifer, Miiike Snow, Miley Cyrus and many more. Gunnar shares a studio and knows how to dial up unique and experimental tones quickly on the days he's booked.
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Brendan Buckley has played drums for Shakira for over 20 years. He started his recording journey while at the University of Miami exploring sounds in his rental house and his roommates. Some of those early recordings made it on to major label releases. Brendan now records from his back house in Los Angeles for artists worldwide. He tells us all about his early gear, learning process and what works for him now.
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