Professional drums recorded for Artists, bands and musicians around the globe!
Let’s elevate your music to the next level, you supply the music and I will bring the drumming passion, musicality, feel and groove and make your tracks come alive!
PAST CLIENT REVIEWS
You’ve put in the hard work and time making your track the best it can be, but is the drum part not quite working for you? This is where I come in, to realise the full potential of what your music can really be, I can take over from here!
ThomMillsDrums.co.uk is a remote drum recording service, supplying you with high quality professionally recorded multi drum tracks for your music, no matter where you are in the globe!
Take your songs from being great to fantastic in one easy step and achieve the sound you’ve always wanted!
PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH
- Skinny Lister (Xtra Mile Recordings)
- Public Body (FatCat Records)
- Mechanical Bride (Transgressive Records)
- Sunless ’97 (Abeano)
- Foals (Warner Bro) as Percussionist and Drum Technician
- Ed Prosek (SCOLA Records)
- Frank Turner & Nathan Gray (End Hit Records)
- Fur (777 Music)
- Anna Rossinelli (Universal)
- Youth Sector (Family Values)
- Lucy Feliz (Ok Pal Records)
- Shady Baby (Nice Swan Records)
- Holy Vessels (Hello Babe Records)
- Alfie Firmin
- Sam Brace
Remote Recording Portfolio:
How it Works!
Get in contact with Thom to discuss your project through your preferred method of communication be it email, phone or video conferencing. You will then have a discussion about the live drum recording tracks on your planned project, agree on a price and what services you require and a timeframe, and then simply send your music to Thom to get started. Simply send over your music files and any tempo information about your required drum recording, and your music brief with Thom.
Thom will then get to work on creating your live drum tracks in RedDrum Studio. He will provide you with a listening version of the track or song within 2-4 days. Once you have listened through you can give feedback on the live drum tracks and provide input for any amendments that may need to me made. Thom will then do a revision based on your input, and through open communication with you will repeat the drum recording process until you are completely satisfied.
Thom will provide you opportunities to make any revisions necessary. Once you are happy he will then send all the raw stems for you to import into your session. You will be able to drag and drop these files straight into your project at home and onto your music software; Digital Audio Workstation, Logic, Pro Tools Ableton etc
“I have worked with Thom on a couple of projects, the last being the latest Skinny Lister record. Thom is fantastic to work with and always has the heart of the song at the forefront of his approach. He also sounds amazing, I don’t think we had to work on his drum sound at all! Couldn’t recommend him more.”
Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott – Skinny Lister, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys (producer, mixer) UK
“Thom is just great. Amazing drummer, lovely to work with.”
Frank Turner (artist) UK
“Thom is a true pro, fantastic live and studio drummer plus he’s a lot of fun. Would highly recommend him for any of your drumming needs. ”
Toby Faulkner – Newton Faulkner (artist) UK
“I can honestly say that Thom is one of the best musicians I’ve ever worked with. We’ve collaborated on several recording projects and his input has always been top-notch. His vast knowledge of music, coupled with his tasteful creativity, makes him my go-to guy if I’m looking for drums or percussion to really bring a project together. Also, he’s a lovely man… which helps! Highly recommended.“
Derek Meins – The Agitator, Derelicts, Vex Message (artist) UK
“I’ve worked with Thom on countless projects and he is always an absolute pleasure to work with. The quality of his recording studio is excellent and live drums recorded in there sound huge.”
Theo Verney – Egyptian Blue, Home Counties, Public Body (producer) UK
“I’ve recorded Thom on multiple sessions now and I can honestly say he’s one of the best drummers I’ve had the pleasure to work with! He has an amazing feel and always delivers. I would highly recommend.”
Tom Bishop – (producer, mixer, engineer) UK
“Thom is an outstanding and highly innovative drummer whom I have had the pleasure of recording on many occasions. He brings the highest quality performance every time, and is always able to provide a unique perspective or idea to parts that make him a dream for any producer. And as a person his professionalism and character make him a total pleasure to work with every time.”
Charlie McClean – (producer) Germany
READY TO GET GOING?
Thom’s gear list includes: Gretsch 1961 round badge ‘Name band’ drum kit in anniversary sparkle, C&C custom drum kit, (22″, 12″, 16″) & Sonor Centennial Phonic drum kit in vintage Orange. Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 & 402 snare drum, Ludwig Copper Phonic snare, Tama Superstar snare, C&C custom wood snare, and Sabian Artisan range cymbals. He uses Audio Technica, Audix, Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser & Shure microphones, Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 & Octopre interfaces, and a wide range of percussion instruments, including Roto Toms, to achieve high quality live drum recording. (See the full list of gear below)
GRETSCH 1961 ROUND BADGE ‘NAME BAND’ OUTFIT – 22×14, 16×16, 12×10.
C&C CUSTOM DRUMS OUTFIT – 22×14, 16×14, 12×8 (2011)
SONOR 1975 CENTENNIAL PHONIC OUTFIT – 22×14, 13×10, 16×16
14 x 6.5 LUDWIG SUPRAPHONIC 402 (1983)
14 x 5 LUDWIG SUPRAPHONIC 400 (Early 1990’s)
14 x 6.5 LUDWIG COPPER PHONIC (2015)
14 x 8 TAMA ‘MASTERCRAFT’ SUPERSTAR BIRCH (Early 1980’s)
14×6 C&C ‘DECO’ CUSTOM MAPLE (2011)
14×5.5 DW COLLECTORS KNURLED BLACK NICKEL OVER STEEL (00’s)
14″ SABIAN ARTISAN HI-HATS
17″ SABIAN ARTISAN CRASH
19″ SABIAN HHX XTREME CRASH
20″ SABIAN ARTISAN CRASH
21″ SABIAN HHX LEGACY RIDE
22″ MEINL BYZANCE RIDE
ZILDJIAN TRASH CRASH STAX
LOGIC PRO X
APPLE IMAC 24GB
FOCUSRITE PRO 40 SAFFIRE INTERFACE
FOCUSRITE OCTOPRE PLATINUM LE INTERFACE
NEUMANN KM184 (X2) – OVERHEADS
AUDIX D6 – KICK IN
AUDIO TECHNICA AT4047 – KICK OUT
AUDIX I5 – SNARE TOP
SENNHEISER E604 (X2) – RACK & ROOM MIC
SENNHEISER MD421 – FLOOR TOM
BEYERDYNAMIC M201 – HI-HATS
SHURE SM57 – SNARE BOTTOM
SHURE SM58 – ROOM
EM 800 (X2) – STEREO ROOM MICS