Full drum tracking service – drum recording from home or in a studio.
Drum Tracking – How it works:
Just let me know how many tracks need drums recorded on; the style of music, the tempos, how the client wants it sent to them and precise information on how the client wants the drum tracking to be performed musically. Tracks can be sent in separate parts, the full drum part or both.
I will do re-takes for a maximum of three times per track.
The rates I charge for drum tracking are in line with the Musicians Union rates.
Drop me a line for further information about this via the contact form
Drum Tracking Rates:
£130 for up to 3 hours
£195 for up to 4 hours
My fees for drum tracking are determined using Section 5 of the BPI / Musicians Union Agreement 2019, and can be found on page 3.
View the document here.
Drum Tracking examples
I have recorded drums for Dylema Collective, Ant Law, Andre Gabriel and for a short film by Johnnie Walker entitled ‘The One Who Keep Walking’ under the direction of Athuman Zakumera and for many other projects.
Here are some varied examples of drum recordings I have done.
Session drumming on the track ‘Mine’ by Dylema Collective
Jazz X Storytelling with Dylema – Behind the scenes youtube video of the process of getting ‘Mine’ recorded in the studio
Remote Drum Tracking for a music student’s university assessment
Drum tracking during lockdown for a student’s final degree assessment.
Cover of ‘Monk’s Dream’ by Thelonious Monk
Cover of ‘Sandu’ by Clifford Brown
Ant Law Interview and Live session with Charlie Pyne
This is something that was put together by Ant Law, Charlie Pyne and myself over lockdown in 2020. Here’s a video of the live performance of Chill by Joshua Redman.
You can find the full interview with Ant Law and Charlie Pyne on Youtube
Session for Johnnie Walker Short Film
I recently played a session on an interesting short film under the direction of Athuman Zakumera called Johnnie Walker Presents The Ones Who Keep Walking.
You can watch the trailer or view the full film here – My drumming can be found at 1 min 20 secs to 2 mins, and at 9 mins 20 secs to 10 mins.
Testimonials from happy clients…
“Daniel is a reliable and solid drummer who always goes the extra mile to learn and practice repertoire. He has a meticulous attention to detail that doesn’t stop with the music. His organisational skills and willingness to help with whatever it takes to get the job done are what sets him aside from many other great players. Daniel’s warm personality and subtle sense of humour make him a joy to work with.”
Here is my kit list for playing live and recording. It’s constantly evolving and being added to.
Sonor Martini Drum Kit
14” X 14” Kick Drum
12” X 5.5” Snare Drum
13” X 10.5” Floor Tom
8” X 9” High Tom
Gretsch Black Renown Drum Kit
22” X 20.7” Kick Drum
16” X 14.5” Floor Tom
12.5” X 9.5” Mid Tom
10” X 8” High Tom
REMO Drumheads on the toms and kick drum
EVANS Level 360 drumhead on snare
12.5” X 4” DIAMOND Piccolo Snare
13” X 7” YAMAHA Recording Custom Snare
(REMO coated Ambassador Head)
14” X 6” PREMIER CABRIA PK SNARE
(REMO Powerstroke P3 coated Head)
20” PAISTE 2002 Ride Cymbal
18” SABIAN HHX Manhatten Crash
13” SABIAN HHX Evolution Hi Hats
20” SABIAN HHX Stage Ride
16” SABIAN HHX Evolution Crash Cymbal
22” VINTAGE SOUL Ride Cymbal
7” VINTAGE SOUL SPLASH Cymbal
13” ZILDJIAN Remix Hi Hats
12” ZILDJIAN Oriental China Trash
16” UFIP CLASS Series Crash Cymbal
9” TURKISH NJG Splash Cymbal
19” X 11.5” MIRAGE Cajon
MEINL Cajon Kick Pedal
2” Yellow Shaker
26” X 14.5” Djembe