Makoto Izumitani

Session Drummer / Producer

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Makoto is drummer based in Los Angeles. He has been fortunate enough to work with some major artists including Gwen Stefani, Eve, Rickie Lee Jones, and Missing Persons just to name a few. He also has had the chance to play with great musicians in Los Angeles like Michael Landau, John Beasley, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Haslip, and Armand Sabal-Lecco.

Hi guys! My name is Makoto Izumitani. I've worked with artists such as Gwen Stefani, Eve, Missing Persons, & many more. I have been fortunate enough to perform at Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Brit Awards.

I've been a professional drummer for 25 years. I specialize in RnB, Pop, Country, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Jazz, label ready demos, music production, mixing and drums, percussion, loops, arrangements.

Send me a message and we’ll discuss your project and see if I’m a fit for you! I’ll send you an mp3 rough mix for your approval, do one round of revisions if needed, then once you approve and release funds, I will send you either stereo drum track or all stems as .wav files dry/processed. Fast turnarounds are my superpower, but recently I've been quite booked :) Expect 3-5 day turnaround.

Contact me and let’s talk about your project!

Terms and Conditions:
I will provide you with 2 FREE revisions, (additional edits will be subject to a variable fee).

Full dry stems will be delivered upon final payment

Turn Around Time:
Usually 3-7 days depending on the size of the project

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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  1. Review by John DePatie

    Makoto is a fantastic drummer, highly recommended. He has a broad knowledge of a lot of different drums styles and really pays attention to the details. He gets a great tone and takes care to match the sound of the drums to the sound of the song. He's fast and he'll do what you ask him to do and give you a great track.


Terms Of Service

I will deliver drumming projects within five (5) business days and full productions within ten (10) business days unless we discuss otherwise. Two (2) revisions free of charge.

Gear Highlights
  • Gretsch USA Custom Drum Kits
  • A & K Zildjian Cymbals
  • Multiple Snare Drums
  • Percussion
  • Sennheiser MD421s AKG D112 Shure SM57 Shure SM91 AKG451 Neve Mic Preamp & Equaliser
  • Focusrite mic pre
  • Protools.
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