Frequently Asked Questions

1) How much does the service cost?

The cost for a professionally recorded drum track including 1 revision and the delivery of 8 separated source files is $300.

2) What Drum Kit does Dave use?

Dave uses Drum Workshop Drums and Zildjian Cymbals. Additionally he has an assortment of different snares that he chooses from depending on the sound that is required for the recording.

    Dave's primary drums are as follows:

    Bass Drums:
  • DW 18x22
  • DW 18x23
  • DW 16x22

  • Snare Drums:
  • Select Craviotto Snare 5 1/2x14
  • Various Ludwig Snare

  • Toms (All sizes are available):
  • DW Tom 10x12
  • DW Tom 14x16

  • Cymbals (All Zildjian):
  • Zildjian 21" A custom with 3 rivets
  • 20" K medium ride 4 single rivets
  • 20" 19" 18" 17" A custom medium crashes
  • 18" K Dark Crash
  • 13" 14" 15 " HiHats

3) How do you deliver the drum track?

The drum tracks are delivered as 8 separate source tracks as WAV files at the bit rate and sample rate that was requested at the start of the production. The 8 tracks can be imported into any DAW and lined up at the beginning of the session to be in time with the scratch track that you upload when beginning production.

Here is a list of the 8 separate source tracks that will be sent

  • Snare
  • Bass Drum
  • Hi-Hat
  • Overhead Left
  • Overhead Right
  • Toms Right
  • Toms Left
  • Room Mic (Ambience)

4) How is the drum track recorded?

The drums are tracked in Dave's home studio into a Pro Tools rig. The mics were set up by GrammyŠ Award Winning producer Steve Churchyard.

5) Can I upload a track with a suggested beat?

You can upload a scratch track of drums you have programmed or a loop that you like, but please also include the track minus the drums with instruments on one side of the stereo field and a separate click track on the other side.

6) Can I upload a track with a loop on it?

You can upload a track with a loop in it for demo purposes, but please include the track minus the drums with instruments on one side of the stereo field and a separate click track on the other side. If you would like Dave to play along with a drum loop, please provide the loop as a separate audio track when uploading your scratch tracks.

7) It says my first revision is free, how much are additional revisions?

You will normally not require more than one revision, however, if you do additional revisions are only $25 each which can be paid through PayPal. The whole system is automated and after your first revision you will be sent to PayPal if you require a new revision.

8) How long does it take to get the drum track?

Typically it takes no longer than 72 hours during the business week (M-F) for Dave to send you a finished version of the song for you to approve (or make revisions). If Dave's schedule is booked, he will notify you if the expected delivery time will be longer than that.

9) Who owns the copyrights to the drum track?

You do. When you have Dave perform on your song it is considered a "work for hire" and you own the copyright to any drum track you paid for. If you want to credit Dave on your album, please do so as "Dave Uosikkinen / DaveUDrums.com".

10) Is Dave Sponsored by anyone?

Yes - Dave is grateful to be sponsored by Zildjian and Drum Workshop. Please contact Dave here if you would like to discuss other sponsorship opportunities.

11) Why does my song say "Awaiting Payment", even though I've paid by eCheck through Paypal?

eChecks through Paypal can take up to 5 business days to clear. As soon as your eCheck clears your song will be updated. Please be aware that your payment must clear before Dave can complete your track.

12) My song says "Awaiting Scratch Track" - what does that mean?

In order for Dave to play along to your song he needs a scratch track of your song played to a click track. You can play along to a drum machine, but please remove the drum machine when you upload the scratch track for Dave. Your scratch track should have the click track panned hard left and the rest of the track (guitars, vocals, keys) panned hard right. You can upload a version of the track with the drums you are playing with too (if you want Dave to listen to a particular drum beat). Once you have finished uploading all of your scratch tracks click the "I'm Done Uploading" button and Dave will begin production on your track!

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