What’s up?! My name is Rob and I’m a drummer/percussionist from New Jersey who’s looking to give your record the best drums possible. I have worked with a bunch of artists, tracked at different studios in my surrounding area, and now have the ability to work from home. I live for making the drums in your head come through your speakers!
Around 15 years old, is when I started to track drums for my first bands record. Since then, I've been on a bunch of records for not only my own projects, but other bands who needed drums varying from 4 piece punk outfits, to a 12 piece big band. Being versatile is super important to me.
Rock’n’roll is my bread and butter. However, I really enjoy playing all genres and getting creative with various textures.
I really love creating, and basing my choices off what the song is telling me to play. I enjoy collaborating and really giving the clients what they want! If there are any questions, please feel free to reach out.
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32 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Rob Bulman
Working with Rob was such a joy. He genuinely cares for your vision and he will give more than 100% with every detail you provide. Thank you Rob!
Absolutely amazing! I’ve worked with many talented drummers over the years and I can say that Rob is the real deal. Great playing and superb drum sound. Flawless and prompt communication. Just perfect. Highly recommended!
Fantastic drummer ! Love working with Rob ! Excellent performances !
Rob is a really talented drummer and he recorded som very cool drums on my song again. Very easy to work with. I will engage him again. Thanks, Rob!
Amazing drummer, who recorded really cool drums for my song. I am so happy with the result. Rob is easy to work with and gave me multiple takes to choose between. I highly recommend! Thanks Rob!!
Rob is super easy to work with and has great performances.
enjoyed working with rob. kept me informed during the process and did a really nice performance on the drums!
Very talented drummer and a very hard worker. I highly recommend.
I get excited to work with Rob because I know he'll bring the track to another level. always looking forward to it
Rob did another great job and made it easy!
Rob is great and technical and always find the perfect groove for a track! Excited to work with again
So unique to get a reference of your desires in such quick understanding of Rob. Wow! Rob is beyound expectiations and much more.
This will be my second time working with Rob and I am again impressed with his ability. Rob is nothing but professional and an asset! Rob brought things to the table I wouldn't have thought of.
Rob was great to work with! He always responded quickly and was professional. Rob is a very talented drummer and was able to bring a lot of groove to my track and also hear my ideas. I would definitely work with him again!
Rob is one of the best drummers I have ever worked with on this platform, his skill and musicianship is unmatched. And he’s very friendly, professional and quick with his processes. Definitely recommend him.
I contacted Rob to write and track drums to two different songs for a longer-form project, and he worked professionally with me to craft awesome drum tracks for my songs. He delivered the performances quickly and efficiently, I highly recommend choosing Rob.
An excellent drummer, who serves the song, and puts his passion into every take he sends through. If your song needs a drummer, look no further than Rob, you cannot beat the tone, the rhythms, nor the professionalism that he brings!
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Rob is an amazing drummer he is professional, Versatile and on point! He's great to work with. I will be using him in the future.
Rob did such an outstanding job with laying drums on my song. I provided him with a song with varying structures, and he delivered an awesome drum track that met and exceeded all of my expectations. He has great attention to detail, very quick and prompt, and is an excellent drummer. I definitely recommend him.
Rob was recommended to me by a producer at Miner Street Recordings. He was the easiest drummer I have ever worked with and he conveyed exactly what I envisioned for my song. A super talented and versatile player who can make your tune stand out and sound amazing! Will definitely work with Rob again on future tracks!
Interview with Rob Bulman
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Providing drum tracks to those who need them!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly digital for now. I just started to get outboard gear so I can provide more sounds for clients. Digital is awesome for how clean it is, but there is something special about analog.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: “What is your turnaround time?" For in-studio sessions, I'm normally in and out in about 2-3 hours. At my home setup, I like to give myself a week while sending versions within it. I understand stuff happens, and I hate missing deadlines.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Thats TOUGH. I love all music all across the spectrum. If I had to choose, it would most likely be Bruce Springsteen. His songs and arrangements are top notch to me. You get to hit hard and rock out, but also feel like you're in a big band setting.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a growing home studio more geared towards live drums. I have enough to record bands, but I'd rather just focus on my craft as a drummer and engineer for the songs. I have a 16 channel set up and a newly built live room with various mics.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: ASK QUESTIONS! And be as specific as you want! My goal is to make you happy!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being aware of both the song and what my job in it is. Finding little details during the track to make other parts shine can be huge.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's an easy job. I just sit down, play, and send an email. But it's sooo much more than that. The amount of care that goes into it really turns everything into a process.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing when I was 3. Then all throughout elementary school. (Learning records and what not.) Got an education with reading sheet music in middle school and competed at a high level in high school. My passion was leading me to playing full time and that's what I do now. I've been a full time drummer for three years now.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Will Yip from Studio 4 has put out some of my favorite records to date. His producing skills are off the charts! Other than that, I really admire session guys like Aaron Sterling, Carter McLean, and Paul Mabury just to name a few. Not only are these guys awesome at what they do, but fantastic educators as well.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Bother None record was super special to me. It was probably my most musical collection of songs to date. My role was to lay down the drums quickly so that the vocals, guitar, and bass had the most time possible to finish their work. It was a project that was just an idea, and now it lives and breathes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Luke Anderson is a great friend of mine. He's an amazing bass player who has shared the stage with multiple times.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give them exactly what's been in their head so they can feel happy and confident about their track!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to play drums! Whats better than that?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the bpm? Key? And do you have sheet music or a scratch I can go off of? Then I'll ask if there is any additional info I need to know about? (feel, tempo or time signature changes, etc.)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Zildjian avedis 14' high hats, Meinl 21" ride, My C&C brass snare, kick and floor tom.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile. I'm hard hitting when needed, but also very dynamic and cautious. I can shed out, or just stay in the pocket forever.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to get your instrument to sound as good as possible without plugins. If your base is taken care of, then the rest of the process is really enjoyable.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually rock. But recently it's been indie, folk and country tunes!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a level of professionalism and care to the song. I believe having a great groove and tasteful parts to allow the guitars or vocals to shine is paramount. I guess you could say I wrap the whole idea of the song up and make it tangible.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually I'll listen to the song to understand the structure. Then I'll have two or three ideas or "roads" we could go down. From there, I'll explain what I was thinking or collaborate with the artist on what they want. (Usually they have a good idea of the feel and leave the fills up to me.)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Adding drums (or percussion) to a song that needs it.