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!
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!
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Interview with Jan Kohrt
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be a good person, be nice and say directly what you require so we as hired people can deliver the best product.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a pair of sticks, a metronome, a practice pad, a MP3 player ...ok one more pair of sticks.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take your time, dont rush but have a plan in your mind. Work focused.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Conecting to the music, feeling it and recording with absolute passion and joy.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Drums run trough a Midas MR18 direct into Cubase 11 Pro on a Mac.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.