Studio

In addition to recording at studios around the New York City area and North America, I also offer custom drum and percussion tracks for songs, television and film scores.

Sound Samples (all recorded at my studio):

Country/Rock – “Neighborhood” by Aaron Lee Tasjan

 

Big Rock Drums – “Holy Water” by Jamie McLean

 

Jazz – Brushes / Sticks

 

Brazilian Percussion – Pagode > Forró > Samba

 

Middle Eastern Percussion – “Egypt” by Brian Griffin

 

Latin Percussion – by Brian Griffin

 

Programmed / Electro – “Silver River” by Brian Griffin

 

Past Work:

“Reserved For You” – Drums played and recorded by Brian Griffin. Music composed by Copilot Strategic Music + Sound. National TV Spot for YouFit.

Microphones:

  • AKG 414 XLS Stereo Pair
  • Earthworks DK25/R drum kit package
  • Blue Spark Condenser
  • Shure SM57, Beta 52
  • Audix D2, D4, D6, i5
  • Blue Encore 100, Encore 200
  • AKG C1000S Condenser

Electronics:

  • Macbook Pro
  • Steinberg MR816 Firewire Interface (8 Class A Yamaha Mic Pre’s)
  • Reason
  • Ableton Live
  • Roland SPD-SX Sampler Pad
  • Novation Launchpad
  • Akai Midi Controllers

Drums:

  • Ludwig 1966: 13″ tom, 16″ floor tom, 22″ kick, 26″ kick
  • Rogers 1966: 12″ tom, 16″ floor tom, 20″ Kick
  • Gretsch USA Custom 24″ kick, 12″ tom, 14″ & 16″ floor toms

Snares:

  • Rogers 1965 5″ x 14″ Powertone Snare
  • Ludwig 1960 5″ x 14″ Supraphonic
  • Ludwig & Ludwig 1930’s 12″ x 15″ Marching Snare
  • Pearl 6″ x 13″ Steel Snare
  • Ludwig 6.5″ x 14″ Supraphonic Snare
  • Slingerland 1941 Radio King 7″ x 14″ Snare
  • Ludwig 5″ x 14″ Acrolite Snare
  • Ludwig 5″ x 14″ Black Beauty Snare
  • Ludwig 12″ x 15″ 1967 Marching Snare Drum
  • Craviotto 5.5″ x 14″ Euro Beech Snare Drum
  • Gretsch 5.5″ x 14″ USA Custom Snare Drum
  • Gretsch 8″ x 14″ USA Custom Snare Drum

Cymbals:

  • Many flavors and sizes of Zildjian, Istanbul AGOP, Custom artisan handmade, sound effects, etc.

Brazilian Percussion:

  • ganza, pandeiro, repique, cuica, caixa, tamborim, zabumba, triangle, repigue de mao, tantan…and more

Latin Percussion:

  • Pearl Elite Congas, Meinl signature Bongos, WFL timbales, Cowbells, Cajon… and more

Middle Eastern percussion:

  • riq, dumbek, finger cymbals, bells …and more

Misc hand percussion:

  • bells, chimes, rain sticks, whistles, shakers rattles…and more