Hi!! I´m Jason Castellanos and I would love to participate in your project. I can delivery high quality online drum tracks for you, knowing how is the process of making music and be aware of the layers of it, let me be part of the rhythmic foundation of your inspiration!
I´m a professional graduated drummer, since university I always been focus on drums and how to record it properly.. Been working in the studio as main engineer and as assistant, help me to achieve tips and resources to record the drums the best way possible, it is my passion make things right and record right the drums for the song (even to admit that maybe, sometimes there is no need of drums)
Born and raised in Latin America, I spent a lot of years touring, recording and performing all around.. including Usa, Europe and now in the Middle East focused recording professional drums.
- Meinl Cymbals (A lot of crashes, rides, splash and effects)
- Accesories (muffins, dampeners, shakers, BFS, Cympad, etc)
- A lot of snares to try different kind of sounds
What I need it is your instructions:
1, Vibe, groove, know what kind of sound are you looking for (any tip its welcome from youtube, mp3, souncloud)
2, BPM, Sample Rate and if you have a programmed drum idea it´s also welcome.
3, Communication (I love this, all feedback its received in the process)
4, After I have the first idea recorded, I´ll send to you the mp3 with the drums, you can hear and let me know if you like it.. After we approved I´ll send you the tracks separately (11-14 depends how many toms the song needed)
- 3 Kick mics
- 3 Snare mics
- 2 Oh & 2 room mics
- Oh Mono
- 3 toms mic
- Hat mic
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Jason Castellanos
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A huge recording for our city national day. Was like 18 years ago, And I have almost no experience recording and in the studio... That day I suggest that we should not use a drum set, instead we could use 5 snare in different pitch to simulate a street band in the middle of the center.. The producer love the idea, we did it.. And was printed and sent into almost every human being of my town with the credits in a story book.. My mom cry and they helped me to continue my dream at the University.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I´m working in a Dragone Show, it is a cirque show with water, fx, fire, acrobats flying around and musicians creating and amazing atmosphere every 5 days of the week. And in the morning - afternoon recording drums and doing tutorials for my social media channels.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever sounds better and fit the music is needed. There is no right or wrong, only music being music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Share ideas, create music with different intentions, meet people and communicate emotions across the world
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I want a fat snare (lol) Let´s do it!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Camilo Silva
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, reggae, jazz, funk and rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Tempo and groove
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Solid basement, creativity and Vibe
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen the example given by the client, play the song just for fun, try to really hear what was made and let the music talks to you.. Check the record made and find pro and cons, after all of this, record an principal idea and send it..
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have tons of cymbals, that´s a main thing to check the proper sound for the song. Also, a lot of snares and high quality mics
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Classical, folk, jazz, indie.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The main thing it´s try to understand and get the idea/vibe of what the client wants, always good vibe and positive communication, respect and looking forward to make things perfect. With that, it´s easily to record tons of ideas and the creativity will flow.