Session Drummer & Producer

Pete on SoundBetter

Recorded drums for Capitol Records, toured with GRAMMY-winning bands. Can read music. Rock, Pop, Jazz, Soul/R&B, Country & more. Let's work together!

Greetings musicians of the internet. My name is Pete and I am a drummer, producer and mixer. I hope there is some way I can help you with your track, be it live drumming from my studio, producing, mixing, drum programming etc. Would love to work together.

As a drummer, I come from a pop and jazz background. My main teachers and mentors were Peter Erskine, Ndugu Chancler and more. I have taught drums at 3 different universities and toured 4 continents of the world with indie bands and GRAMMY-winning artists.

As a producer and writer, I have composed and produced music for independent artists (My favorite thing to do as a producer!) as well as TV/film music for NBC, MTV, Peacock, Oxygen, YouTubers and more.

When working together, I welcome any input you may have on drum sound/tone, feel etc. I can also read music so if you have a chart all the better. After recording I will send a stereo mp3 mix with drums and if you accept I will send all stems.

Happy music making!


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

Interview with Pete

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

  2. A: Working from home.

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

  4. A: The amount of time needed for prep on a recording.

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

  6. A: While I can play something that I am just hearing myself, if you have any input prior to my recording that really helps.

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

  8. A: Music, I suppose. I have been doing music for 20 years or so now.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: I try to fit into any style.

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

  12. A: Take the time to play with your mic setup first before reaching for an EQ.

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

  14. A: All kinds, but mostly indie, pop, jazz, soul/RnB.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Drumming.

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

  18. A: Feel. Tones.

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

  20. A: I prefer getting a WAV or MP3 file to record to (with BPM information please), then I will try out some tracks and send you a rough mp3 of what I played, if you approve, I will send over the stems (11-16 stems)

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I use Pearl Reference, Pearl Reference Pure, and Gretsch Drums. All kinds of cymbals. Logic Pro X, Neve, api, Vintech, Universal Audio, AKG, Neumann, Shure, etc.

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

  24. A: I am inspired by really great producers and mixers and writers. Good songwriting always is so important.

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

  26. A: Live drum tracks


I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

• I allow one revision
• Turnaround is 1-3 days
• By default I deliver dry stems, wet stems (with EQ and compression) is an extra $50.

Gear Highlights
  • API
  • Vintech
  • Neve
  • Universal Audio
  • Empirical Labs
  • Warm
  • AKG
  • Neumann
  • Shure etc.
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