I will record great sounding custom drum tracks for you and you don't even have to leave the house!

Remote Drum Recording Sessions

Hi, my name’s Chris Reed and I’m a professional online session drummer. From my studio, I remotely record great sounding custom drum tracks for bands, artists and producers all over the world. No project is too small and I’ve drummed for a huge variety of people, playing many styles. From bedroom musicians, to Nickelodeon video games, to recording for bands where the tracks have been produced by Curtis Mathewson (who has worked with Foo Fighters, Train, Motorhead, NOFX), mastered by Jack Endino (whose credits include Nirvana, Soundgarden) and mixed by Jeffro (who mixes OKeefe Music Foundation). I’d love to work with you!

I know you’ve worked really hard on your songs and can’t wait for the world to hear them, so I want to support you and give you the best possible custom drum tracks for your music.

Working with me as a remote session drummer gives you the freedom to choose what you want from your music. I always listen to your vision and ensure you get exactly what you need from the drum tracks. In addition, remote drum recording saves lots of time and money (two things we never seem to have enough of).

“Being an online drummer means we can work together easily, no matter where you are in the world!”

Why Choose Me as a Remote Session Drummer?

I’m really passionate about music and will work with you on a personal level to make your amazing music come to life.

It’s not just great sounding custom drum tracks that I can bring to your songs, but also my musical experience that comes from my years of composing music, studio drum recording and touring with many different bands and solo artists. I’ve played everything from rock to pop, metal to folk and punk rock to prog. With all this in my arsenal, I understand what drums are needed to make a song sound great and really shine. This means listening carefully to what you want, understanding the style and playing musically for the song; not trying to show off and stick drum chops over everything.

I will always discuss what you need and work with your vision. You might want me to put my own take on the drum track, or you might have programmed drums that need a real drummer with a human touch. Sometimes people like to reference one of their favourite bands and ask for something in that style. There’s endless possibilities, so just let me know what you’d like and we’ll work together to achieve it.

“Being happy and excited with the final drum track is what’s important.”

Here’s Some of the Benefits of Me Remotely Recording Drums For Your Music:

  • I play for the song
  • I care about making your songs sound incredible
  • I’m responsive to what you need and easy to work with
  • I work fast, but don’t rush
  • I make sure you’re totally happy
  • The whole process is quick, simple and affordable
  • I’ve a wealth of top gear which enables me to choose the best sounds for your songs
  • The custom drum tracks sound incredible!

Check Out Some Reviews of My Online Session Drumming:

Remote Recording Drum Samples:

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The Remote Drum Recording Process

The recording process is really easy and just four simple steps!

1) Get in touch
Get in touch and let me know what your requirements are. This can simply be “I need drums / what can you do / HELP!”, or you can provide me with a full breakdown of the specific parts required, e.g. “I want the drums to sound like that band / that drummer / that record / it needs to sound vintage / huge etc”. Also let me know when you need to receive the final drum tracks. The more information you can provide, the closer we can be to getting exactly what you want in the first take!

Drums Email

2) You transfer the music
I’ll get back in touch to discuss the details and you can transfer your music to me. This could be a guide demo track or final version of your song, such as an MP3 or WAV.

Drums transfer

3) I remotely record your custom drum track
I record the parts based on your requirements, then send you an MP3 version of my drum track mixed with your song. You can then let me know if any tweaks are required. I will record until you are happy, but as we’ve discussed what you need from the start, it’s rare that more than one amendment is needed, if any are needed at all.

Recording Drums WAV stem

4) We’re finished!
When you’re happy with the drums, I transfer you the files. Depending on your requirements, this could be a stereo mixed drum track, all the individual drum stems, or perhaps even percussion tracks and videos. The job’s done and we both smile!

Thumbs up drum recording

Get in touch and let’s make some music

More Great Feedback About My Remote Drum Recording:

What I Send You When The Custom Drum Track Has Been Recorded

As an online session drummer I can offer different options based on your needs. The choice is completely yours, and can be a combination of the following:

  • A stereo drum track in a single WAV file
  • The individual raw drum stems for each microphone. Depending on the needs of your project, I can provide 10 or more drum stems and an example of these are as follows:
    Snare Top, Snare Bottom, Bass Drum Inside, Bass Drum Outside, Tom 1, Tom 2, Tom 3, Hi Hat, Overheads, Room Mics
  • A percussion track which can include things such as shakers, djembe, tambourines, claps, slapping a door with a chain (whatever’s percussive and sounds good!)
  • A video of me remotely recording your custom drum track from one or two angles
  • Midi maps, should you need electronic drum tracks instead of acoustic drums
  • A mix of your song with the drum track

How Much Does Hiring an Online Session Drummer Cost?

When recording drum tracks online, I want to make sure you get what YOU need. I can offer a range of different services and therefore let you choose everything you want and nothing you don’t. As an online session drummer I understand that each song is unique, so I can price the drum recording based on your requirements. In addition, I can also offer a discount for recording multiple drum tracks.

I hate it when I see something I’m interested in and there’s no price listed. However if you let me know what you need, I can offer you a hassle free quote. I want to have a great relationship with you, so there’s no pushy sales talk. It’s all about getting what’s right for you and making your songs the best they can be with my custom drum tracks.

Get in touch and let me know what you need. There’s no pressure or sales talk. It’s all about getting what’s right for you.

Can I Hear Examples of Your Custom Drum Tracks?

Of course, check out any of the sample drum recordings throughout this page which will give you a feel for the different styles and sounds I can create for you. 

If you want to check out some of the tracks I’ve recorded drums for, then have a listen to any of the songs below. There’s a mix of rock, singer-songwriters, punk, folk, metal, pop, indie, soul, world percussion and more! 

You’ll hear my love for different genres of music throughout the tracks. With my experience in writing and playing so many different styles, I’ll be able to give you a great custom drum track.

I also update my Sound Cloud with sample drum recordings from my online drum sessions.