Carl-Michael Grabinger

Live Drums, Percussion, Loops

2 Reviews
Carl-Michael Grabinger on SoundBetter

Hey there, I am a session drummer from Lübeck, Germany. I've been playing drums & percussion for over 30 years and built my own studio couple years ago where I record vintage and modern drums through high-class preamps and mics for a living. You'll get unique sounds with a human feel or quantised takes which are perfect to add some loops on top.

Most of the time I'm on the road playing and recording for a lot of germans top artists and tv shows. My other passion is to record drums in my studio.
I started building my own recording studio 8 years ago and invested a lot of time tweaking the sounds I am recording. There's nothing more satisfying than finding the right sound and groove for your song ... almost :).

This is how it works:
- We'll check the vibe and general sound for your song
- You send your files via WeTransfer or similar (rough mix with or/and without your drums)
- I'll send you an mp3 of your song with my drum take on it to be sure that this is the unique sound & style you're looking for
- After talking about any changes you may want I'm starting to record several takes and samples


Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Alex Grube

    Grabi is my favorite Drummer on earth. His playing speaks to my soul.
    Besides from touring the world as a rhythm-section, we've been playing in the studio on many multi-platinum albums (and also share a love for good coffee).

  2. Review by Björn Werra

    Grabi is one of Germany's top drummers. Great feel, high energy and a wonderful drumsound! I was lucky to play many concerts with him and it has always been a fantastic experience. Also a very nice guy and simply great to deal with!

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Gear Highlights
  • Drums: Yamaha
  • Rogers (vintage)
  • Ludwig (vintage)
  • Slingerland (vintage) // Cymbals: Meinl
  • Zildjian (vintage) // Mics: Royer
  • Neumann
  • Shure
  • Beyerdynamic
  • AEA and Sennheiser
  • etc. // Preamps: Heritage 1073Jr
  • API 3124+
  • Apollo Quad
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