Jan Kohrt

Session Drummer for your music

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Experienced studio and live drummer. Music is my life and I will always give my best to contribute to your music. Let´s start the musical journey!

Hey people,

my name is Jan Kohrt and I´m a German based drummer.
Currently playing with the Amsterdam (NL) based alt/progressive rockband "Abraham Sarache" and German rock/pop band "Frollein Motte".
Been successfully doing studio jobs since 2020 for artists and bands from Germany (mainly) but also from the Netherlands or the US. I am open to all genres because it really depends on the music. If I can feel a connection to the music that is presented to me, then I will start having ideas for the drums.

At home I am recording 14 regular channels of drums trough the MidasMR18. I have all the close mics (kick, snare, hi-hat, ride, toms) plus a pair of overheads and a pair of room mics. This way, I am flexible when it comes to creating different sounds for different musical styles. Depending on what the music needs, I might add some more special miking and secret weapons.

For both, mixing and recording, I use Cubase 11 Pro on a Mac.

You can receive a finished drum stereo mix, premixed buses, or of course all raw drum tracks. It´s up to you and what fits best to your project!

For more information please head over to www.jankohrt.com or simply leave me a message! Always open for direct contact!

Jan Kohrt

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


  • English
  • German

Interview with Jan Kohrt

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

  2. A: Be a good person, be nice and say directly what you require so we as hired people can deliver the best product.

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: a pair of sticks, a metronome, a practice pad, a MP3 player ...ok one more pair of sticks.

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

  6. A: Sting, he inspires me musically and seems to be a fantastic person. From a drummer´s point of view surely Vinnie Colaiuta and Gavin Harrison - my two biggest heroes.

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

  8. A: Take your time, dont rush but have a plan in your mind. Work focused.

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

  10. A: Pop, Rock and Prog are my biggest genres, also because of the bands I work with. But recordsing wise also working with Jazz, Funk or Blues.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Conecting to the music, feeling it and recording with absolute passion and joy.

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

  14. A: Always trying to support the music and not be too flashy. Sometimes it is more important to play simple and straight than doing a fill every four bars.

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

  16. A: When I start listening to the material that I´m gonna record to and start marking things and taking notes on ideas. Transferier those ideas to the drums can take a few hours, days or a week. I like to try out different things to maybe not come up with a beat that has been heard a million times already - unless the music requires that clearly. I like to record 3 or 4 whole takes per song and then choose the one withthe best vibe. Afterwards come editing etc.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Drums run trough a Midas MR18 direct into Cubase 11 Pro on a Mac.

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

  20. A: Highly inspired by drummers like Vinnie Colaiuta, Gavin Harrison or Steve Judd and bands like Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, Tool, Katatonia. But also acts like Sting, Brian Culbertson or Phil Collins. I am inspired by people with a professional attitude and musicians who really care about their sound in every little detail.

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

  22. A: Mostly I am recording the drums in my studio and then send them to the client or a mixing engineer the client works with to let them be mixed.

Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions because it is most important that you are happy with your song(s)!
It shouldn't take longer than 14 days until you receive my drum tracks - if I need more time we talk about it!

GenresSounds Like
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Abraham Sarache
  • Frollein Motte
Gear Highlights
  • TAMA Drums
  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Remo Heads
  • Vater Sticks
  • Meinl Percussion
  • Adam Audio
  • Beyerdynamic/Sennheiser/Shure/AKG/Rode microphones
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SoundBetter Deal

If you want me to record more than one song you will get a discount on the total!