I recently booked Ben's remote drum sessions for an album I'm producing and I'm amazed at the musicianship. The quality of the recording has taken my tracks to another level. He played exactly what was needed for every track. Ben is a top guy who went above and beyond my expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and I can't wait to work with him again real soon.Matt Bishop (producer, Inspire Music, Honey Rider)
Ben Stone has delivered without doubt the best drums I have ever received from a remote drum session. Ben totally understood what we wanted, his suggestions were perfect, and if you want beautifully recorded drums using the very best mics, Ben is your man. An absolute pleasure to work with, and a lovely chap too.Carl Moreton & Steve Berrington, songwriters
Global touring/studio session drummer, percussionist, programmer and producer to the stars Ben Stone is offering remote drum and percussion sessions as well as midi drum sessions for use with virtual instruments. All of the highest possible quality using the best gear that is used on all of the biggest modern and classic recordings from legendary studios the world over. This is all done from his 1200sqft live room which includes a real life echo chamber (the variable magic hallway) and all within your budget no matter how big or small!
Remote sessions can take place for just one of your songs, your ep or a full album and sessions are not limited to just drums. Ben offers bass, guitar, piano, synths, vocal recording and programming. The full producer package is also available which can include Ben as producer and multi-instrumentalist. This is ideal if you’re a new artist needing help with the whole process of making a record or ep including the final mix. Ben can also enlist any of his top UK/USA session people to play on your recording if you so wish!
Get in touch today and take your recordings to the next level with the best quality live drums and percussion and all within your budget! Ben looks forward to speaking with you soon!
Ben has worked with a long list of the worlds biggest artists as a drummer, percussionist, programmer, songwriter and/or producer and in some of the best studios including Abbey Road and Fischer Lane Studios. The latter is owned by the legendary band Genesis!
- Sir Tom Jones (Drummer)
- Mike + The Mechanics (Drummer)
- Leona Lewis (Drummer/Percussionist)
- Helene Fischer (Percussionist)
- Bonnie Tyler (Drummer / Percussionist)
- James Walsh (Drummer / Percussionist)
- Roachford (Songwriter / Producer / Engineer / Drummer / Multi-instrumentalist)
- Rick Wakeman (Programmer)
- Michelle (Drummer)
- Plus many more…
The Demo’s below have been taken from published songs Ben has played on and were recorded using the high quality / vintage equipment used for his remote sessions. These demo’s show a small selection of both the audio recording as well as the midi drum performances available. More styles will be added to this demo section as time goes on.
Ben prides himself on offering anything from Rock to soul, folk to dance music plus many more styles including pop and singer songwriter style performances. Get in touch to ask about the remote session service regardless of your musical genre. Almost all styles can be professionally and skilfully accommodated.
PLEASE USE HEADPHONES or GOOD QUALITY SPEAKERS FOR LISTENING. Tracks noted as Raw Tracking Sessions are how the multitrack files sound when they arrive with you. Pre-mixing is a purchasable option which saves you much time in the mixing process.
With more and more studios sadly closing their doors and budgets getting smaller and smaller or sometimes non existent, a lot of songwriters / artists / bands and producers are at a loss for wonderfully recorded drum tracks. How do you get the highest possible quality drum tracks recorded within budget by a global session player today? Easy… Simply book internationally renowned drummer/producer Ben Stone on a remote drum session via this page! You won’t be disappointed and just like Ben’s existing Client list you’ll be happy to come back time and time again collaborating and recording great music this way!
Ben has a wonderful and vast collection of some of the best drum kits, snare drums, Meinl percussion and Zildjian cymbals available, both modern and vintage to cover almost any style of music.
Tracking takes place on a variety of World renowned gear depending on the project requirements. Acoustic drum tracking takes place via an SSL E-Series board with Focusrite Red 2 or via Protools HD interfaces directly into Protools and/or LogicX along with an assortment of the best classic outboard compressors and eq’s along with studio mics from Shure, AKG, Neumann, Coles, Telefunken, Aston plus many more… All of this in a dedicated GREAT sounding large drum room! You can even ask Ben to record drum tracks directly onto 2” tape!!
Midi drum sessions take place using Roland V-Drums (TD-30K) as the performance input source and can be sent back simply as a midi file or with multitrack/stereo audio from most VI’s like, Slate Drums, Addictive Drums or BFD3 among others.
Studio Monitoring is handled via Genelec, Quested (with sub), Yamaha NS10’s and JBL.
How It Works
Use the contact form to the right to enquire about Ben’s session services and include the following information –
• How many songs you want him to record along with any other info you feel is pertinent to the session.
• Let him know your budget and wether you want to attend the session (attended sessions cost more)
• Once everything is agreed you pay via Paypal / Revolute or Bank transfer and Ben will schedule a date for the recording as soon as possible. Sometimes this is the same day depending on work load
• Send Ben your song files over and await your multitrack drum session to be sent back over the web or if it’s a midi session you’ll receive an email with the midi files along with stereo bounce of the drum session
• If you’ve attended the session then you can take the recorded files away on your hard drive (once rendered) or they can be sent via email link to be downloaded when you get home
Remote sessions can take place for just one of your songs, your ep or a full album and are not limited to just drums. Ben offers bass, guitar, piano, synths, vocal recording and programming. The full producer package is also available which can include Ben as producer and multi-instrumentalist. This is ideal if you’re a new artist needing help with the whole process of making a record or ep including the final mix. Ben can also enlist any of his top UK/USA session buddies to play on your recording if you so wish!
Get in touch today and take your recordings to the next level with the best quality live acoustic drums and percussion all within your budget! Ben looks forward to speaking with you soon!