Welcome to Chris Brush Drums – Custom Session Drums
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Welcome! Chris Brush is a Nashville-based session drummer and percussionist with a unique take on modern music recording. With more than a decade of tour and session drumming under his belt, Chris brings his experience and expertise to the web, offering his services as an online session drummer. As more and more clients turn to online session drummers for their percussive needs, Chris’ goal is to give remote clients the same excellence and quality he brings locally to recording sessions in Nashville at a price that won’t break a producer’s budget.
How does it work? Pick a package that is priced right for you, opt to include any number of offered Add-On Session Services and BOOM — drums tracks delivered with top notch quality and performance tailored to the sonic needs of your project and your recording budget. Chris’ setup offers almost infinite sonic possibilities and can be absolutely customized if desired. Whether you are a producer or an artist, independent or represented by a label, local or international, session drummer Chris Brush has a custom, creative, and musical percussive solution for your next recording. Hear and see more here.
Chris has studied and played everything from Rock to Jazz and everything in between. Folky? Check. Hard Rock? Check. New Orleans Funky? Check. Country? Check. Spacey Electronic? Check. Latin? Check. Asian/Klezmer Sub-Oceanic Fusion? Well, I’m sure there’s SOME way. Check out some of Chris’ versatility here.
Chris is not a newcomer to the session scene or even remote session drumming. Chris has been playing on various master and demo sessions in and around the Nashville area for over a decade. All that playing under the scrutiny of the mics has given Chris a great deal of experience in providing producers and artists with the professional feel, tone, and performance they desire in a minimum amount of time and with a great attitude. Find out more about Chris here.
Each session is different. Producers and artists often want wildly different things from a drum performance, but they want things done quickly and without the big budget that traditionally provided for a dedicated engineer (and assistant), equipment cartage, and the studio time necessary for switching, tuning, and miking different setups. Chris addresses this issue by providing “over-capture” — different complementary sets of microphones recording the drums that allow you to dial in the sound you’re looking for. Check out how Chris does it here.
Part of what makes Chris such an instinctual and musically sensitive player is the fact that he also is an experienced engineer and producer. His production skills definitely come into play behind the kit. Chris listens to the song as a whole, and constructs a part that fits in and communicates the intent of the music. His engineer talents ensure Chris gets the sound a client wants for his/her music, be it in the recording or mix phase. Find out more about Chris’ engineering here and production work here.
Chris’ Nashville studio is a fantastic, full-production, multi-room facility. Dubbed “PlethoraTone,” it lives up to it’s name in that it offers an enviable array of drums, mics, and outboard gear (pres, compressors, eqs, fx) with a personal, non-intimidating vibe. Years in the making, PlethoraTone is a joint effort between Chris and studio owner/guru Mark Lange. Chris always has one of four kits set up, tuned, and ready to rock at a moment’s notice. Find out more about the studio here.
Besides just recording great sounding drum tracks, Chris offers clients additional services that can further enhance their remote drum session. Choose from Add-Ons like percussion overdubs and loop creation, drum samples from your session, pre-mixing drum enhancement, note-for-note performances of programmed parts, track editing and grid alignment, and MIDI transcription. Get more form your drum tracks! Find out about Chris’ Add-On Session Services here.
Recording budgets are a shadow of what they used to be. Producers and artists are looking to get the most bang for their buck. Chris offers multiple pricing tiers to put choice back in the hands of the client. All pricing tiers yield passionately performed, top quality drum tracks. Premium packages offer valuable customizations to further enhance your session experience. Within each pricing tier, Chris offers discounts based on volume. Determine the package that’s right for your next project here.
It can be daunting for non-local producers to send tracks to someone they’ve never met or worked with and trust that the resulting parts will match the artist’s musical vision. The “Get it Right” Guarantee is like insurance for your session. Available for free with the Custom Master session package and for purchase with the Basic Master package, if you are not satisfied with your drum tracks, Chris will find time to redo and address your concerns without you having to pay for another session. That said, most first-time clients find that Chris’ studio instincts are rarely out of place. Learn more about the “Get it Right” Guarantee here.
Check it out here! Watch and listen to session excerpts demonstrating the sonic and stylistic variety of Chris’ drum tracks. Download free multi-tracks to experience what you get from hiring Chris as an online session drummer. Learn more about what Chris can do for your music!
It’s easy. You choose your pricing package, select any Add-On Session Services, and then send your raw tracks to Chris. Most send consolidated WAV stems along with tempos, notes, and any stylistic references. Chris sends you consolidated, organized, and clearly labeled WAV multi-tracks that are ready to drop into your DAW session. You can learn more about the process in-depth here.
After owning his own drum room for years, Chris teamed up with studio partner Mark Lange. Armed with decades of recording experience between them, they carefully planned and built PlethoraTone – a truly one-of-a-kind studio featuring the best of both modern and vintage recording gear. When working as an online session drummer, this is where Chris records your tracks. Find out more about PlethoraTone here.
"I have been recording with Chris for years. Beyond being a fantastic and inventive player, Chris always lights up the room, which always make for a fun and entertaining session. His work as a mix engineer and producer enables him to deliver a unique approach on drums that elevates every song Chris works on."Josh Mendez,
"Two things help me and the artists I work with make great music. Number one, talented and creative musicians that I get along with. Number two, knowing that I'm am getting the best quality tracks possible. Time in and time out Chris Brush has come through on both points. He makes it easy to make killer music."Jason Wyatt,
"I have done many sessions with Chris over the years and have used him on tons of songs and he always brings a pro attitude, lots of creativity, and delivers radio ready drum tracks very fast. He is a great hang and I would recommend him to anyone."Ryan Rossebo,
"Playing music with a true professional like Chris has been a blessing. His ability to understand & perform at such a high level is always great to work with!"Weston Burt,
"Chris not only is one of the finest drummers I know but also brings loads of creativity to every record. He's the master of catering to the song in the freshest of ways!"Brent Hendrich,
"The previous experience I had had with session musicians was not the greatest of all time, as I felt like I was not able to put in my input into how they were playing. This was most certainly NOT the case with Chris however. Chris absolutely NAILED it and was a crazy awesome guy to work with."Preston Leatherman,
"To come across a drummer that is as creative as Chris Brush is truly rare. Add in the incredible work ethic and mastery of his craft and that's what makes working with Chris a one-of-a-kind experience."Stokes Nielson,
"Chris has an astounding ability to not only deliver consistent & quality performances, but also the creativity & versatility to come up with parts that compliment whatever project he's working on wonderfully....he does this so effectively it's jaw-dropping. He's also extremely personable, easy to work with and fun to be around. Call him for your next project! There's zero reasons not to."Eric Westmaas,