Jonas Schütz

Session Drummer

150 Reviews (146 Verified)
Jonas Schütz on SoundBetter

Highest quality drum recordings and love for details for Rock, Metal, Pop and more! My name is Jonas Schuetz and I offer to track live drums for your song or album! I love to write and record drums for many different genres and I also do drum programming. Just write me a message and let's get started!

I can record drums for many different genres! I love to play Metal music but of course I'm also able to play Rock, Pop, Blues and Jazz.

NOTE: I cannot play any Brutal Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, etc.!

If needed, I can write drum parts for your song but you also can give me your ideas for the song and I'll record them for you!
After everything has been discussed, I will record the drums and afterwards you'll get a high quality mp3 demo of your song including my drums. If you are happy with the result, I will send you all 18 individual tracks of the recorded drums.

I'm using a Tama Warlord Bubinga kit,10"/12"/14"/16"/ Toms, 22x18" Kick and it's currently set up with a Tama Warlord 14"x6" Snare.

I'm using Evans drumheads, currently my kit is equipped with Evans EC2 clear batter heads and mostly G1 clear reso heads. On the Kick I have an Evans EMAD 2 clear.

I'm using all Meinl Cymbals.
- Byzance series
- Soundcaster Fusion series
- Mb20 series
- Byzance Extra Dry series

For a full list of my microphones and recording equipment, please contact me!

- 2x Universal Audio Apollo x8p interfaces (Thunderbolt 3)
- 1x Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB (8-channels via ADAT)
- Cubase Pro 11
- Custom built Windows 10 PC from Digital Audio Networx (Germany)

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

150 Reviews - 28 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ismael Gonzalez

    Working with Jonas is always efficient, timely, and professional! Truly trustworthy drummer and I'll be coming back again as I already have, thanks Jonas!

  2. Review by Samu Puuronen

    Jonas is a great drummer! He brought a lot to my song and made it better. Jonas was really patient with my notes and delivered high-quality files. He communicates clearly. I highly recommend him for your drumming needs. Thanks Jonas!

  3. Review by Ismael G.

    Jonas got some editing done on a previous take he did for me, everything sounds great and he got it done super quickly, huge hats off to him!

  4. Review by Ismael G.

    Second time working with Jonas. He delivered in an incredible way for me once again, paying extra attention to quality and detail. His talented fills and interpretations significantly elevated my song to another level and I couldn't be more satisfied! Highly recommend Jonas for any drum work you need. Thanks again!

  5. Review by Sean S.

    A truly excellent drummer with real feel for part design and enhancing songs. I cannot recommend jonas enough, he needed zero direction, and let his abilities guide him, great player!

  6. Review by Reilly P.

    I have used Jonas many times now. He has been perfect every time. I have given many long and challenging songs that he figures out the form to in no time. I will definitely be using him again!!

  7. Review by Tony C.

    I am a repeat customer and am very pleased as usual. Jonas has great feel and technique to go along with being very easy to work with. Add in that he has a fresh new setup for even better sound and he is a wonderful option!

  8. Review by guilherme a.

    Jonas is simply amazing!
    Besides the technical ability, creativity and the easiest workflow I've experienced here, he is very concerned about quality and is always looking for better results, buying news mics, new cables, new Audio Interface, upgrading recording room acoustics and, of course getting new hardware for his already huge collection of drums (snares, cymbals etc). He really stands out as a session musician and recording artist!
    Thank you again Jonas!
    Keep up the incredible work!

  9. Review by Sean Smith

    Jonas is an outstanding professional. He works very efficiently and communicates often; he brings great ideas to the table and is very receptive to feedback and direction; and he is a genuinely impressive drummer! His raw takes, pre-editing, are insanely tight and on time. Also, his drum kit sounds fantastic - great tones that blend so well with metal guitars. Would highly recommend.

  10. Review by Jed S.
    by Jed S.

    Again Jonas delivering incredible drum tracks.His playing is so professional,passionate and intense. Always polite and quick to get to work.I highly recommend hiring him!

  11. Review by Zachary R.

    I have worked with Jonas several times over the last couple years and he continues to be amazing.

  12. Review by Mark Coglan

    Absolutely phenomenal job of drumming. I have been working with Jonas for several years now and I am accustomed to his incredible drumming and after listening to this song I am amazed. He still has the ability to absolutely wow me. The drums I got back were superb. His playing is so absolutely tasteful even on the heavy and fast stuff I usually play.

    Wow. Just wow. A++++

  13. Review by Mark Coglan

    Another amazing job. When you hire Jonas you know you are getting an incredible drum performance back. A+

  14. Review by Ismael Gonzalez

    Jonas is an extremely professional, competent and skilled drummer, he was able to provide me with the sound I needed for my project and was was very open to my feedback and requests. He's an amazing interpreter and added the niche edge I was looking for, everything was delivered in a timely, professional manner. I would highly recommend Jonas to anyone looking for drums, especially if you have a heavier track in need of some higher energy and support from behind the kit, he's simply amazing!

  15. Review by Mike
    by Mike

    This is my third song Jonas did for me and did not disappoint. Jonas is a amazing talent

  16. Review by Mark C.

    Another incredible job. Very recommended. A+

  17. Review by Reilly P.

    I have used Jonas for several songs and have never been disappointed. Jonas is a solid drummer. He is able to nail every song I have given him with a short turnaround time. I will be using Jonas for many more songs!

  18. Review by Chris R.

    Jonas is one of those rare drummers who really knows the genres he excels in, but has the musical chops to step outside of it in service of the song. This is why I work with him. I send him demos, some vague notes and he turns it into gold on just a few passes. It never feels like we're out of sync which makes collaboration a breeze. I have more songs in the works and will be working with Jonas again in the not too distant future! You should too.

  19. Review by Jon R.
    by Jon R.

    It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jonas. Drums were completed to perfection, he was quick, and he was very willing to make small adjustments along the way to suite my tastes. I would definitely work with Jonas again. Highly recommended!!!

  20. Review by Mark C.

    I have worked with Jonas for several years now and I am quite used to being impressed and amazed by his work by now. Well, this time he absolutely floored me. The clever fills, the obvious overall talent and just the taste he uses in coming up with the beats is really incredible. Recommended X 1,000,000!

Interview with Jonas Schütz

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: My promise to my clients is my professional work mentality. I want you to be happy with the product I want to make for you and I don't have any shortcuts!

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: I like the creative aspect that comes with everything music related! It's also absolutely awesome for me to be able to do the thing I love most and make a living from it!

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: "Recording drums doesn't take time, it's super easy and super cheap." It takes a lot of time to master the instrument so that you are able to record something for clients from all around the world. It also takes a lot of equipment (like microphones etc.) to make the drums sound as good as possible, so it's not cheap.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: I'd love to work with the above-mentioned Adam "Nolly" Getgood to get some more insights on how he works and to get some tips and tricks for recording and mixing.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Explain your project as detailed as possible right from the start, as it will make the process of recording and writing drum parts a lot faster and stress-free for both sides.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: For recordings I'm using two Focusrite Firewire interfaces (Liquid 56 as main, Saffire Pro 40 as slave for 8 additional channels) that go straight into my custom built PC running Windows 7 Ultimate and Cubase Pro 8. The PC has got 32GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7 running at 3,7 GHz, 3TB harddrive and a 256GB SSD built into it.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: Typically I first write some drums to a song that I think fit the needs of a song. I always want to work for the song and the music. After the drums are written, I then proceed to record them at the best of my abilities. After all the recordings are finished, I send them to the client.

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Tracking live drums, editing, cleaning and manual quantizing of the recorded tracks.

  17. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  18. A: I'm inspired by guys like Adam "Nolly" Getgood of Periphery, Anup Sastry (ex-drummer for the Band Monuments) and Alex Rüdinger (drummer for bands such as Threat Signal, The Faceless, Conquering Dystopia)

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: I bring my own style of playing into a song, I always want to make the best out of every song. For me, music is life.

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: I play many styles of music. Mostly, I play Metal, but I also love to play Blues, Jazz, Rock and Pop.

  23. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  24. A: At the moment I'm working on several new Youtube-videos and content for my channel in general.

  25. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  26. A: I'd take my 6-piece Tama drumkit...wait...

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Never do 'fix it in the mix'. Get it right at the source!

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My strongest skill would be my timing. I always try to play as precise and tight as possible.

"Longing" by Blue Bedlam

I was the Drummer in this production

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    "Longing" by Blue Bedlam
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    Valcata - Paralyzed
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    Condemned by Diësis
Terms Of Service

3 free revisions per song. 25$ per following revision. Typical turnaround time is 3-5 business days. Depends on complexity of the material.

Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo x8p
  • Tama Silverstar Drums
  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Tama Warlord Snares
  • Shure SM7B
  • Beyerdynamic
  • AKG C414XL2
  • Sennheiser MD421
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  • Vacation time is over.Aug 25, 2023

    Hey everybody! I took some much needed time off during August and I just wanted to let you know that I'm back in action as of now! Please feel free to send me a message if you'd like to work with me! I'll answer as soon as possible! :)



  • Merry Christmas!Dec 25, 2021

    I would like to wish each and every one of you merry Christmas and a happy new year!

    Here's to much more exciting projects in 2022! :)



  • New recording equipment!Feb 18, 2021

    I recently have upgraded my recording equipment! Now I'm running two (2) Universal Audio Apollo x8p interfaces which go into a newly customized audio and recording PC. This gives me all the power that I need to record killer drums for you!

  • New music video!Aug 26, 2020

    About two weeks ago, my band Sapiency released a brand new music video for our first single "Everest" off of our new album which will be out on September 25th.

    Check it our here: EVEREST

  • New drum cover!Mar 27, 2020

    Hey guys,

    I recorded a new drum cover a few days ago! It's a cover of "Royal Beggars" by the band Architects!

    Feel free to check it out here on my Youtube-Channel!

    Cheers and all the best,


  • Happy New Year!Jan 02, 2019

    2019 has arrived and I'm excited to see what will happen this year! I'm looking forward to a lot of new and old clients that will give me the opportunity to create music with them and to be living my dream of a life as a professional musician! Happy new year to all of you!

  • Recording a concept album!Sep 03, 2018

    Very recently I finished recording a complete concept album of 9 songs and about 50 minutes of music for a client based in Brooklyn, New York! Lots of tricky stuff since it was a mixture of Progressive-, Power- and Symphonic Metal. 

    It was great fun and a cool challenge working on this project! And I'm looking forward to hearing the final product once it's done!

  • New Microphones!Oct 14, 2016

    New addition to my recording setup: AKG C 414 XL II!

  • Lates album from my band Diësis!Sep 26, 2016

    We in Diësis released our new album which is called "Seven Plagues". We've worked pretty hard on this one!

    You can check out the songs here!