Recording Drums With Blair SintaOct 08, 2021
Brody Simpson - Owner/Engineer/Producer/Drummer @studiounderground
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.
Mario Calire - The Wallflowers, Ozomatli, Lyle Workman
Mario Calire is a veteran LA-based drummer, celebrated for his long affiliations with The Wallflowers and Ozomatli and his wide-ranging freelance work. Lately he's been recording for renowned film composter Lyle Workman.
Aaron Steele - Jose James, Hayley Williams, Portugal The Man
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.
Adam Christgau - Sia, Tegan & Sara, Troye Sivan
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 - Seth MacFarlane, Bill Cunliffe, Larry Goldings
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. -
Dan Bailey of Father John Misty
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.
Matt Musty of Train, Grace Potter, Keith Urban
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.
Jason McGerr of Death Cab For Cutie
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.
Matt Starr - Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Christopher Cross, Lisa Loeb
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.
Dylan Wissing - Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake
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".
Brendan Buckley -Shakira, Perry Farrell, Damien Rice
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.
Justin Glascoe - Andrew Bird, Christina Perri, Avril Lavigne, Blake Mills
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.
Curt Bisquera - SIR ELTON JOHN, MICK JAGGER, TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, PHARRELL WILLIAMS
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.
Gunnar Olsen - BIG DATA, MOTHER FEATHER, PUSCIFER, THE EXIT, MIIKE SNOW
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.