Jan Kohrt

Session Drummer for your music

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Hey there! My name is Jan Kohrt and I´m a professional drummer from Germany. You are looking for high quality drums, that are recorded live with feel and groove? You've come to the right place! Let´s start!

I offer live tracked drums for lots of different genres. I am mainly familiar with rock/pop and prog music but of course I´m also able to play Jazz, Funk or Fusion.

After we discussed all details, I will record my drums and send you a high quality mp3 demo of your music with my drums. If you´re happy with the result, I will send you all individual tracks of the recorded drums.

I record *16 regular channels of drums into Cubase 11 Pro trough the Soundcraft UI24R.

* stereo room, stereo overheads, hihat, ride, 4x toms, bass drum (two inside, one outside), snare drum (top, bottom, shell)

Tama Drums (22"x18" kick, 10"x08", 12"x9", 14"x12", 16"x14" toms) with a 14"x6,5" Star Walnut Snare

All Remo heads. I mainly use clear ambassadors for tom´s reso and coated emperors for the batter side. Kick has a powerstroke 3 and on the snare I use a cs dot.

I very proudly endorse Samsun Cymbals.
- Absolute series
- Janus line
- Spark line
- Eclipse line

Kick: Sennheiser e602ii & Behringer BA19a inside; SE electronics X1A outside
Snare: Beyerdynamic I51 on the top & Shure SM57 on the bottom
Toms: Sennheiser e609 silver
Overheads: Rode NT1a (matched pair)
HH & Ride: AKG C430
Rooms: Tbone RM700

Would love to hear from you! Just click the contact button to get in touch :)

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Interview with Jan Kohrt

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Hybrid ;) both sides have advantages and disadvantages.

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: Hi there! What I need from you is: 1. Your full name/band name 2. Web site/social media pages for you and/or your projects 3. Timeframe for starting and completing the project 4. Other musicians who may be playing on the project 5. Your budget for my service (I´m always open to talk about it) 6. A link to view or download the track (or a concept/similar track you have done). DO NOT ATTACH FILES TO YOUR E-MAIL. Please use WeTransfer, Dropbox, or a similar service. Thank you :) Now it's time for me to get behind the drums!

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

  6. A: a practice pad, a metronome and 3 pairs of sticks ;)

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

  8. A: I´ve started playing the drums when I was 10 years old. After playing with many different local bands I joined the Amsterdam (NL) based progressive rock/metal band "ABRAHAM SARACHE". Afterwards I also got in touch with the German band "Frolllein Motte" and the American singer/songwriter Troy Petty. Besides all of those projects, I´ve always loved studio work because you can be way more creative, I think.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: My style is probably a mix of all my influences and the music I listen to.

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

  12. A: Usually rock/pop or prog music. But I am also open to anything else.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: All my mics run through the Soundcraft UI24R directly into Cubase 11 Pro on my mac.

  15. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  16. A: My promise to my clients is my professional attitude and work mentality. I want to be happy with the product and I want to make you happy!

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

  18. A: I like the creative aspect that comes with everything music related! It's also absolutely awesome for me to be able to do the thing I love most.

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

  20. A: "Recording drums doesn't take time, it's super easy and super cheap." It takes a lot of time to master the instrument so that you are able to record something for clients from all around the world. It also takes a lot of equipment (like microphones etc.) to make the drums sound as good as possible and microphone friendly, so it's not cheap at all.

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

  22. A: Explain your project as detailed as possible right from the start, as it will make the process of recording and writing drum parts a lot faster and stress-free for both sides :)

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

  24. A: I would really like to work with Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani or Nick Johnston.

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

  26. A: I would consider this more of a recording tip in one word: consistency

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Keeping it simple when it needs to be.

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

  30. A: Fluent groove and hopefully unique ideas.

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

  32. A: If there´s a demo I will of course listen to it, collect ideas and try out different things. I usually record 3 or 4 takes and then pick the one with the best vibe.

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

  34. A: I am inspired by drummers like Simon Phillips, Vinnie or Gavin Harrison. Warren Huart is a big engineer hero of mine.

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

  36. A: Tracking live drums.

"Dream On" by German singer Deniz Eigen.

I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

3 free revisions per song. 25$ per following revision.Typical turnaround time is 5 to 7 business days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Gavin Harrison
  • Todd Sucherman
Gear Highlights
  • TAMA Drums
  • Samsun Cymbals
  • Remo Heads
  • Vater Sticks
  • Meinl Percussion
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