Organic And Tasteful MIDI Drums for $75
For this gig, I'll provide you with a drum part for one song. You'll pay one price. There are no extra charges for revisions, takes, additional percussion, channels used, etc.
I've worked mainly in the Pop/Rock field. Still, I'm also well-versed in Country, Prog Rock, Gospel, CCM, Worship, Hard Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul, Singer/Songwriter, Smooth Jazz, Musical Theater, Indie, Fusion... as you can see, I'm willing to turn my hand to most things, but please check with me first as I don't want to waste your money if I'm not a fit for your music.
I use an upgraded Roland TD-27KV kit for tracking. I stay away from the onboard kit sounds, and while I have a large selection of sound libraries to choose from, I mainly use Toontrack's Superior Drummer 3 and its extensive expansions. You'll have a virtual drum warehouse at your disposal, so if you have a specific sound in your head, there's no reason we can't reach that.
Everything starts with a live take for the drums, and I treat the whole process as if I were using an acoustic setup. I'm aware that MIDI drums can sound machine-like in the wrong hands, and I go to great lengths to make sure that is not the case.
My usual workflow is to discuss what you're looking for, and then I'll track a rough part and send it as a stem for feedback and notes. We'll then work together to nail the part and kit sound down, and communication throughout will be clear, honest, and open.
Finally, once the part is complete, you'll receive the multitrack files along with the MIDI file of the performance should you wish to do your own thing with it. Delivery is stated as within five days but often sooner, depending on workload. Of course, we can extend that time if needed. However, it's safe to say I won't be happy with the part until you are.
Audio files are typically sent as 44.1 kHz/24-bit WAV unless specified. Multitrack can be provided either wet or dry. The MIDI file is created in Superior Drummer 3 and is compatible with EZDrummer 2. I will include complete MIDI note information if you use a different VST.
I'll need your guide track/demo recorded to a click to get started. Also, reference tracks for feel/sound ideas can be super helpful.
Thanks for your time, and I hope to work with you soon. If you have any questions, please reach out!
Client Work Examples
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