I'm a grammy nominated session drummer & musician, based in Ansager, Denmark, where I record High-quality multitrack drums for songwriters, bands, and producers from all around the world. I also offer live sessions via Skype so it almost feels like we're in the same studio.
So why choose me?
I’ve been in the music industry for many years and I have two masters from the Academy of Music in Denmark, which very few people in Denmark have done.
I’m not only a drummer, but also a classical percussionist, composer, arranger, piano player and bandleader in various professional musical shows, so I have a broad knowledge in many music styles.
I also do something I haven’t seen other online drum recordings do, that’s online video sessions through Skype.
Communication is a key element when you´re recording. In a “real” recording situation, a producer and a drummer will communicate a lot throughout a recording session, hopefully leading to a creative and inspiring end result. A lot of nuances will be lost if you only mail or talk before an online drumming session.
I have made a Skype set up so that you’ll be able to see and hear what I’m playing and we can talk together, and so that it almost feels like we’re in the same recording studio.
I take a lot of pride in being a musician, which is why I always try to deliver a 100% performance every time. Reliability, being on time and fast communication is also very important for me.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
7 ReviewsEndorse Dennis P
Dennis absolutely nailed the drum track, captured the style perfectly, and submitted an extremely professional multitrack with a very fast turn-around. Highly recommended.
Dennis is simply the best. Our band was looking for a session drummer and we decided to go with Dennis because of his background in various genres of music, professionalism, and openness to communicate. From the outset, Dennis was clear in communication and things felt really personal even though we were halfway across the world. The skype session is absolutely critical and we are so thankful for Dennis's recommendation on this.
As for the tracks, wow. The tracks/stems are high quality and honestly, are some of the best drum tracks that we have come across in all of our time working wi
Outstanding player, terrific professional experience! Dennis solves the one lingering problem with the Airbags model; iterations of takes can be time-consuming and frustrating for both parties, but using Skype, Dennis is able to let you "produce" his performance, walk through what he's doing, tweak things. Very god process! And Dennis is responsive and gets what you are after. Will definitely hire again!
"I am very happy with the outcome of my drum tracks. I have had a very pleasant experience working with Dennis as he responds very fast to emails and is very well organised. Dennis also goes the extra mile to make sure you are fully satisfied with the outcome. I would have no problem recommending him to anyone looking for a top-class drummer".
- David Brennan, Composer & Musician
He’s not only a great drummer but also a great musician, which is hard to find. I’m lucky to have met you, as you change the productions where I am involved, with your playing, style and musicality.”
Baris Buyuk, Producer, Istanbul, Turkey
I hired him in 2016 to lay down drum tracks for me on an original song "A Better Day" and he provided a better mix than I ever thought I'd get. He was able to immediately get the style I wanted for the song while adding bits and pieces of his own. I really enjoyed how he approached my song. 3 years later, he laid down drum tracks for 3 out of 4 original songs for my EP, The Rush. Overall, Dennis is a professional and it shows - he is very punctual when releasing mixes to a client and drumming and mixing experience are top-notch.
Calvin Thomas - Composer & Musician
Dennis P really delivers what you want. We had a short Skype session and a few hours later there were 16 tracks of best quality. We asked for a few dubs and they came soon after. Really efficient and not expensive and we saved many hours of drum programming and got the real thing instead. This is definitely not the last time we work with Dennis P. Can only be recommended.
Morten Remar – Composer & Musician
Interview with Dennis P
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Bass drum 2. Snare drum 3. Hihat 4. Drum chair 5. Ear-plugs;-)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked a lot with Turkish artists, via a producer from Istanbul I started to work with, in 2011. We did an album with one of the most famous singers called Toygar. I played on the entire album and one of the songs has just passed a 100 mill. views on Youtube.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on an EP with a folk/pop band from Chicago, called Bird & Butterfly and a full album with a famous danish singer.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new to the site, so I can't recommend any right now.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: They have different strengths and weaknesses. Nothing can beat the sound of analog gear but it's typically very expensive and don't fit too well in a modern DAW production, with presets and templates I have a hybrid setup with both hardware and digital gear the hardware gear I have, also have digital functions, like presets, so it's the best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I take a lot of pride in doing my very best and I won't stop before you’re 100% satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To meet with so many different people from all over the world and see how they're working with music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's the price?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people don't realize how difficult it is to record a drumset and get it to sound great.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I try to get a feeling about their project and will ask relevant questions, so I can do my best when I have to record the song(s).
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be very clear about what you want and give me as much information as possible.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: - 1992-1997: The Academy of Music (Classical Percussion) - 1997 - 2004: The Academy of Music (Drumset) - 2006 - Now: Live shows, TV-shows, Musicals. 2006 - Now: My Online Recording Service.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a bit of a chameleon and can work in many different genres. I always try to play what fits the music instead of showing off. I play really tight and that's perfect for most recording sessions.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I have worked with many famous artists, but someone like Bruno Mars would really be an inspiring experience.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be a nice person and deliver more than people will expect from you.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: - Pop - Rock - Funk - Country - Blues
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: - I'm a nice person and really easy to work with. - My ability to work in many genres - My groove and musicality. - Play really tight to a click. - I always keep my promises and will never be late for a session.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'll bring my musical experience and will also come with my own suggestions if I think it will suit the song better.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. People contact me with info about the project and sometimes they have attached the song they want me to work on. 2. I answer and will try to ask some additional questions if needed. 3. If they want to do the project with me, I try to come with some date suggestions for a skype session. 4. When we have found time for a skype session, I'll require some more info about recording sample rate, bit rate, tempo, etc. I also ask if they have any ideas for the drum part? 5. They send me the tracks I need for recording, typically a full mix, and a mix without drums. 6. I work on the song and when we meet on skype, I play the song and they can come with their comments until we have agreed on what to play. 7. After the skype session, I'll record the song and send an mp3, so the client can hear my take. 8. If the client likes it, he'll pay for my service and I will send all the stems plus info about my drum tracks afterward.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Presonus 192 + 2 DP88 convertors. That's 24 channels In/Out. Some other hardware gear Like Neve 542, Wes Audio Dione and Hyperion. Many quality studio mics, like Neuman U89, KM84, AKG 451EB, Sennheiser 441, Sennheiser 421 etc...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love all kinds of music but have always loved bands like Queen, The Doors, Deep Purple, Toto, Bruno Mars, James Brown, Muse.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm mostly recording drum tracks for clients.