Matthew Carter

Acoustic Drum Programmer

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Are you in need of a drummer? Let me help you! I specialise in programming REAL sounding drum parts for Rock & Pop. I have 15+ years drumming experience, over 1 million Spotify streams and have had tracks aired on BBC Radio & played at GlastoFestival 2019. My beats are fat, polished and won't break the bank. Message me - you'll be glad you did!

FEATURES
• A large variety of drum kits
• Ghost notes, flams and other drum rudiments
• Musical drum beats and fills, based on many years of drumming experience
• Separated stems, mono or stereo, raw or processed, MIDI files and more. Tell me how you want your files and I'll sort it.
• Mixed as part of the cost.

BEFORE YOU ORDER
Send me your track, both with and without drums. Tell me what artists/bands/drummers you like & how you want the drums to sound. If you're a drum nerd we can delve into the fine details. If you know nothing about drums, get in touch and we'll figure out what's best for your song.

AFTER YOU ORDER
I'll create the first draft and send it to you. If you like it, I'll carry on refining, udpating you with drafts until the final drum take is complete. During any of these stages you can request changes: Kit sound, beat choice, fills, dynamics etc.

ONCE ORDER IS COMPLETE
I'll bounce down the track to your specifications. I can provide separated drum stems in the same way an acoustic drum kit is recorded (kick, snare, HH, toms, overheads and room) as well as individual crash and ride cymbals. Alternatively I can bounce the drums as 1 audio file.

Whatever you need, I'm confident you'll come away satisfied. Give me a message and let's get to work!

YOUR TRACK MUST BE RECORDED TO CLICK :)

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

37 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Verkevo
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    Great acoustic drum programmer, great person, great creative musician. Working with Matthew Carter is working with one of the top best. We´ll continue working on future projects. Highly recommended.

  2. Review by Verkevo
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    Matthew Carter has a great criteria for music analysis. Besides his drum programming skills, Matthew can contribute with great ideas and interesting points of view for the improvement of the project. Highly recommended.

  3. Review by Verkevo
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    Matthew´s drums are perfect, hi has an excellent attention to detail. Communication was perfect. He knows and dominates his profession; has an extensive and deep knowledge on drums. This is our first collaboration, I will continue collaborating with him. Highly recommended, top tier quality.

  4. Review by William D Lucey
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    Matt did an awesome job again. He nails the feel but also manages to get the sounds right. Really nice work...

  5. Review by William D Lucey
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    Matt did a great job on these drums. Really nailed the sound and the feel. Highly recommend..

  6. Review by William D Lucey
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    Matt did a great job of prgramming the drums for this production.. I most often use a real drummer but sometimes you just can't get the sound you are after. Matt was able to deliver a great drum performance with exactly the feel and sound I was looking for. Excellent job. And goes the extra mile every time. Will definitely use Matt again and highly recommend.

  7. Review by Carol G.
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    Matthew is my go-to drummer for all my projects. Very easy to work with. I highly recommend him!

  8. Review by Carol G.
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    Love this guy! Great work!

  9. Review by Carol G.
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    I love this guy!!!

  10. Review by Carol G.
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    Another great performance by Matthew!

  11. Review by Saral N.
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    Matthew is a fantastic drum programmer! He took my patterns and made them come to life with his awesome sound design chops. He is extremely patient, kind, and communicative. This is my second time working with Matthew and he has gone out of his way both times to make sure I am satisfied with his work. Definitely plan to hire him again, and you should too!

  12. Review by Carol G.
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    Matthew is the best! Love his work!

  13. Review by Carol G.
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    Another great job by Matthew! He added some great flavor to my latest song. Thanks!

  14. Review by Carol G.
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    Love working with Matthew. He makes it easy and fun.

  15. Review by Carol G.
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    As always, Matthew came through with another great sound on the drums for my song.

  16. Review by Nick M.
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    It was a joy working with Matthew. Loved his ideas and finally, he delivered great drums for my song.

  17. Review by Sebastian K.
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    Good drummers are rare to find, even on this plattform with so much people of talent. But Matt stands out! 10/10!

  18. Review by Danyaal R.
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    Working with Matthew is the best decision I ever made! His drums are creative and serve every song perfectly! Matthew really found the perfect drum sound for this song and with the perfect energy to elevate the song to the next level!

    Do your song a huge favor and hire Matthew!!

  19. Review by Gabriel S.
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    Matthew worked on the drums till I was satisfied, so great job...

  20. Review by Danyaal R.
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    Matthew is a genius! There's no other way to describe how thoughtful, creative, and wonderful these drums are! Matthew really took to the time to explore and get to know the sound with me and the result is AMAZING!!!

Interview with Matthew Carter

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

  2. A: I'm often asked to create a drum part for songwriters with original songs. If they have good drumming knowledge, they'll provide specific instructions for what they're after, or, if they little to no experience with drums, they'll suggest bands or tracks that they like the sound of. I can then take over and craft some beats to match their criteria. It's a very fun experience, and most of my clients are very happy or excited after hearing the first draft. I also design drum kits and drum sounds. This is useful for people that want to program their own patterns but aren't experienced at designing the actual drum sound. I can provide a set of quality drum, cymbal or/or percussion samples to be used in someone else's DAW or Sampler.

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: I've spent a lot of time working with the artist behind 'Charity Shop Kids'. We have a long musical history and can bounce ideas off of one another very well. The album 'An Introduction' was a very special record as it was the first full length album that we worked on together. All the drums are programmed by myself, and I'm very proud of the way they sound on the tracks.

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

  6. A: I will put in 110% effort for you. This means I will ask plenty of questions at the start of our project to ensure I understand exactly what you want. I'll also send you multiple drafts throughout the process so that you can ask for something to be changed at any point.

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

  8. A: Programming drums has such an element of freedom to it. I can change anything I want - ANYTHING! This means that no matter what stage of the project I'm at with a client, they can ask for anything to be amended, and it's simple to do. I love it.

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

  10. A: That programmed drums will sound fake, stiff or just plain bad. They really don't. In most situations, they sound better than if you tried to record yourself. Technology has come a long way, and programmed drums are a brilliant example of this progression.

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