WORLD CLASS HIGHLY VERSATILE DRUM TRACKS for $199
Dominic Guss comes with 40 years of experience in both session drumming AND recording engineering/production. He has performed both duties separately in various studios across the US over a relatively long period, and has worked with hundreds of artists including Tim Reynolds and Boyd Tinsley (Dave Matthews Band), Robin & Linda Williams, and Chad Wackerman, to name a few.
Make no mistake: Drumming ability is only half the battle. You can't setup your drums in any random room and expect fantastic drum sounds, even with the best of equipment. Drums are one of the most difficult instruments to record, and ample engineering experience is key to producing the most usable sounds. The equipment utilized is just a small variable in the entire equation.
Clean, pristine, lively, highly versatile and workable drum sounds utilizing my own high end advanced tracking and monitoring environment. My studio is heavily treated with custom broadband absorption and diffusion based on numerous measurements and careful listening over a long period of time, essentially neutralizing the environment and making the drum sounds very workable.
100% authentic and unique sounds. No sample replacement or augmentation (none needed or desired)!
Straight ahead basic drumming to complex rhythms played in odd and varying time signatures with special emphasis on timing, consistency, groove, and tone. All genres.
Various types of delivery formats available from stereo mixes to multi-mic arrays (12+) in raw format to more produced/polished forms.
AEA R84 (4x), Schoeps CMC62/641 (2x), DPA 4006A (2x), and many others from my locker of over fifty mics.
Manley, Forssell, Lavry, AEA, Hendyamps, Sonic Farm, Atlas Pro Audio, RME
Genelec 8351A (2x) + 7370 sub
Cylinder Traps (60x from 9" to 24" diameter)
RealTraps MondoTraps (4x)
Sonor Beech Infinite (160 made worldwide; less than 10 in the US), custom Trick, Ludwig, Tama Bell Brass snare, Various custom
Hand-picked Zildjian, Paiste, and Wuhan
Some restrictions apply. Please contact me for more info. Please note that my sounds vary widely depending on the music and your preferences. The following document goes into more detail on my AirGigs drum tracking service:
- Fusion Sample
- Rock Medley
- Folk Rock Example 1
- Jazz Example
- Folk Rock Example 2