Ben Pham

Live Drum Tracks

14 Reviews (13 Verified)
Ben Pham on SoundBetter

Seasoned session musician with 10+ years of drumming, producing and engineering experience. My tracks focus on your songs and adding to it, making your musical vision come to life. Contact me today and let's make the next big hit!

I provide live acoustic drums for your song. I record out of my studio here in Los Angeles. Typical turn around is in a few business days - your songs are my priority!

As an experienced international touring and session musician I've performed with Enrique Iglesias, Burna Boy, Tosin Aribisula (Fela Kuti), Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Deck, Michael Lee (The Voice Finalist), Pitbull, Jaron Marshall (The Black Pumas), Iris Kroes (The Voice Winner), Zoro (Prince, New Edition), Gregg Bisonette, Steve Smith (Journey), and Tje Austin (The Voice).

I record out of my studios here in Los Angeles California. The room is fine tuned to the acoustics of my drums and my mix is provided by sound engineer master Ross Rothero-Bourge (sound engineer for Vic Firth, Schecter Guitars, Cube Recording and Zildjian). I would love to hear about your project - contact me today!

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14 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Vincent Aire

    Ben did it again for my next song. Uber talented and professional!!!

  2. Review by Raymond W.

    Great chops and a great sound from his setup!

  3. Review by Vincent Aire

    Ben is awesome! He brings a lot of energy and personality to his drum playing! He will be able to get you want. Definitely recommend! ✨

  4. Review by Raymond W.

    Awesome drummer with a great feel and sound. I hope to work with him again soon!

  5. Review by Jarel
    by Jarel

    Did a a great job

  6. Review by Ronny Smith

    Ben is an excellent drummer. He is definitely a five star. Thanks again for a great job as usual!

  7. Review by Ronny Smith

    Excellent job done. Very professional in playing skills as well as communication. A 5 star drummer

  8. Review by Ronny Smith

    Excellent trax Ben. Very timely response and just what I needed.

  9. Review by mark j.

    it was a pleasure working with Ben. He did a great job in a very short amount of time with the drum track. I will definitely use him again for other projects. Thanks Ben

  10. Review by Elvic K.

    Wonderful job from Ben. Thanks, man

  11. Review by Jason H.

    Great working with Ben. He totally got the sound I was looking for and delivered a lovely drum track.

  12. Review by Greg M.

    Ben did a great job of putting together the exact groove and feel I was looking for. He provided clean discrete tracks of all his drum parts. Very easy to work with and a pleasure.

  13. Review by Raymond W.

    Ben created a great drum part for my track!
    He delivered more than was expected with a good sense for production.

  14. Review by Ciara Mashea
    by Ciara Mashea

    Ben is an excellent drummer for both live and recorded gigs. I’ve worked with him as a singer in live settings and can say he is the most professional and good-spirited musician in the room!

Interview with Ben Pham

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: Chill, groovy

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Tom Misch - Love his music!

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

  6. A: If you want your song to GROOVE, don't quantize everything. The pocket and human feel is created by not having everything quantize all the time.

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

  8. A: I like working on challenging instrumental material to challenge myself. I always like to push the boundaries of my instrument so that when I play simple stuff, it looks and sounds easy and groovin.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: POCKET

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

  12. A: I bring the energy, groove and pocket: The drums baby!

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

  14. A: First I have the client describe to me exactly what they want and send me the tracks they want drums on. I like to get samples of what they want the drums to sound like, to get ideas. I then send an initial take and then from there, I can edit if there needs to be changes.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: My studio setup is Scarlett Focusrite 18i20, Logic Pro X, PDP Maple Drums, DW and Ludwig Snare Drums, Zildjian/Meinl/Bliss/UFIP Cymbals, Yamaha DTX. For Microphones I have Shure Beta 52 Kick, Shure SM57 Snare, AudioTechnica AT2035 Overheads

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

  18. A: Some of my favorite musicians include: Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Bruno Mars, Tom Misch, MoonChild, Stevie Wonder, Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding... and so much more!

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

  20. A: I do mostly live acoustic drum tracking and programmed drumming for my clients. Songs vary by genre as I have done R+B, Pop, Funk, Soul, Jazz and Latin songs.

Original song by Jesse Renderos

I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

For each song, 2 revisions/edits are allowed.

GenresSounds Like
  • Allen Stone
  • Tom Misch
  • Adele
Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
  • Logic Pro X
  • Shure Beta 52A
  • Shure SM57
  • AKG C214
  • Ludwig and DW Drums
  • Zildjian Cymbals
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