Remote Session Drummer

3 Reviews (2 Verified)
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My name is Habbert Cheeks, III and I am a session/ touring drummer originally from New York but now living in Pennsylvania. I have played for some of your favorite artist from the soulful voices of Yolanda Adams to Chrisette Michele to Max Frost to guitarist extraordinaire Dave Fields. I would love the opportunity to drum on your song!!!

I have been playing drums professionally for 20+yrs and I have been recording drums remotely from home for some time now. I use Logic and Protools. All that I need is the MP3 of your song(s) with any instructions that you may have pertaining to drums. It would be best if your song is recorded to a metronome and if not have a drum loop present but if not I can add a click.

I play DW and Crush drums and have an array of cymbals from Zildjian, Sabian, and Dream. I am an endorsee of Vater drumsticks and Ultimate Ears.

I charge $200/ song.

I can send you the Protools session, a stereo mix wav file or each individual mic channel (8 channels) for you or your engineer to mix in your studio environment.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ronny Smith

    As usual, Great drumming, musicianship and communication.
    Definitely a 5 star musician.

  2. Review by Ronny Smith

    Definitely a 5 star drummer! Provided just what I was looking for.

  3. Review by SL Frink
    by SL Frink

    I've have worked with Habbert on many engagements live and in the studio. He is a consummate professional, critical listener, and extremely proficient drummer. He is driven to bring the best out of your project and provides valuable insight.

Interview with HabbertDrums

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

  2. A: multiple shows and laying live drum tracks

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Sermone Frink a killer pianist, composer and writer

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: both in that they both have unique qualities unto themselves

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

  8. A: To provide what it is that they are looking for in a timely manner

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: What type of feel are you going for? Do you want straight or a little busy? Or both?

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

  12. A: You will be happy with my work

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

  14. A: full drumset, sticks, drum keys

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: 30+yrs

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Aggressive but subtle when it is called for

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

  20. A: Less is more sometimes

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

  22. A: All genres

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Playing with the music

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

  26. A: Dynamic drumbeats and fills within the context of the song

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

  28. A: To have a quick as possible return rate

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

  30. A: I provide live drum tracks for song(s), EP, album, YouTube cover, show or tour

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: Drums: DW, Crush Cymbals: Zildjian, Sabian, Dream, SoulTone Mac computer Logic Protools

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

  34. A: Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Chick Corea, Jeff Davis, Gary Novak, Joe Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Victor Wooten, Reggie Young, Mike Stern

Chrisette Michele What U Do

I was the Drummer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band
  • Chick Corea Elektric Band
  • Chrisette Michele
Gear Highlights
  • DW
  • Crush
  • Zildjian
  • Sabian
  • Dream
  • SoulTone
  • Mac
  • Protools
  • Logic
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