Ryan Bannigan

Remote Drum Tracking

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specializing in remote drum tracking, drum programming, and overall production.

My approach to music starts with drums. Creating a unique and undeniable groove while still serving the song is my goal. I love sampling, and drum programming as much as I do working with live drums and percussion. I especially love mixing the two worlds in ways that feel both natural and authentic.

My current drumming style leans more towards jazz influenced beat music like dilla, robert glasper, & even yussef dayes, but I actively write and record r&b, neo-soul, pop, & rock. I can be a chameleon of sorts and have had the opportunity to play on records that were completely different from the session before.

I record my drums through some outboard gear- UA 6176, WA-2A, Focusrite ISA One Preamp, & dbx-160x into my interfaces- UA Apollo x8p & Scarlett 18i20. I can provide clean, raw multi-track drum stems & a stereo file drum track.

Reach out if you have any questions, I'd love to work on your next project!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Ryan Bannigan

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Here's my gear list: UA 6176 WA-2A Focusrite ISA One preamp dbx-160x UA Apollo x8p Scarlett 18i20 Neumann TLM 102 Neumann TLM 103 Sterling ST6050 AKG C214 (Pair) Audix D6 Subkick Sennheiser e602 Blue Bluebird Sennheiser md421 Sm-57 (x2) Sennheiser e609 AT4041 (pair) MXL-992 Ludwig Mahogany Kit - 20” kick, 12” tom, 14” floor tom, 16” floor tom converted to kick (major subby low end) Ludwig Bell Brass Piccolo, Black beauty (5x14) supraphonic, acrolite Truth Custom 14x8” bell brass snare, Sugar 14x6.5 Mahogany snare 1948 Leedy 24” Kick

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

  4. A: I love finding elements that complement the song. If the song seems to want a technical, busy groove, that's awesome. It may just as easily want a basic loop for the duration of the track. I'm happy to play either as long as it complements the mood and aesthetic.

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

  6. A: writing/recording live drums and percussion, programming drums, recording/engineering my peer's music.

Beautiful Faces

I was the Drummer, Engineer, Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

All per track fees include revisions. Turnaround time varies depending on project. Pricing negotiable, contact me for more info.

GenresSounds Like
  • J Dilla
  • Yussef Dayes
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
Gear Highlights
  • Ludwig Mahogany Kit Black Beauty Bell Brass Piccolo Acrolite Supraphonic Meinl Cymbals UA Apollo x8p Warm Audio Wa2a UA 1176LN UA LA-2A Audix D6 Sennheiser e602 Blue Hummingbird Bluebird Sennheiser md421 AKG C214 Sm-57 Sennheiser e609 AT4041 MXL-992
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