Nate Barnes

Session Drummer, Producer, Mix Engineer

Session musician with 15+ years of session drumming, producing, engineering, mixing, and writing experience. My tracks focus on delivering the best performance of the perfect part for your songs with emphasis on energy, groove, sound, and vibe. My goal is to serve the writer’s vision and serve the song by enhancing without ever distracting.

All I’d need form you is a WAV version of your song with and without and programmed or placeholder drums, bounced out at 0:00 in your recording software, and BPM of the track. Any notes about how you envision the drums (cut out here, come down for 3rd verse, etc) are great as well as any sonic or stylistic references for what you’re going for.

Hi, my name is Nate Barnes. I have drummed for artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rodney Crowell, Ryan Bingham, Hiss Golden Messenger, Rose Hill Drive, and many others. I’ve made records with producers such as Brendan O’Brien, Jim Scott, Nick DiDia, and more, and I’ve also had my original compositions placed with companies such as HBO, Ford, Target, Chase, Facebook, and many others.

I’ve been doing online and in-person sessions for over 10 years for countless artists- my roots are in Rock n Roll and I’ve branched out from there into Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Country, Folk, and Americana. I also offer electronic drum programming for various genres in addition to full instrumental productions and mixing. I’m a writer and composer as well, and have my own solo project called Plutinos. I’m endorsed by Ludwig, Sabian, and Vic Firth.

I record drum tracks at my own purpose built state-of-the art facility. The room is acoustically treated with a great room sound, and features API/Neve style preamps and great mics. I have engineered in major studios and know my way around a full console, patch bay, and outboard gear, and I bring this experience to my recordings. I record up to 18 channels with sounds ranging from dirty and greasy to clean and polished; from tight and crisp to big and bombastic. Feel free to reach out with any questions- I’d love to work on your project!

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Nate Barnes Drum Reel 2020
Plutinos- Falling Away

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