I offer studio recording time. You send me the file, we discuss what you want, I record out of my studio and send you the tracks. I have many percussion instruments to choose from and have years of experience picking out instruments to compliment songs. I play for the song and not to show how many notes I can fit in the measure. I, unlike loops, will listen and interact with the emotional content of your lyrics and music. No need to pay for studio time and an engineer. Just pay for the percussion tracks I record. This is a quick inexpensive way to add percussion tracks to your song.
I love percussion and the vast array of instruments. Over the years I have amassed a small arsenal of percussion instruments from all over the globe and from many different cultures and styles of music. I have been recording these instruments on recordings for many different artists over time and have loved collaborating to bring a fresh sound or interesting flavor to an artist's song. When I am working with an artist on their song, I will find several different percussion instruments that are options to work with their song as well as a few different patterns on each instrument. Often times, there may be an instrument played in an unconventional way that ends up working on a track too. Sometimes artists also will have an idea of what instrument or sound they want already and I can quickly find that for them. When working remotely or in person, I like to have clear communication with the artist to make the process easy and fun.
Offering remote percussion recording for artists is a way for the artist to save money and have more options. When I record out of my own home studio I have many more percussion options. I have all my instruments - big and small - available. There is no picking and choosing and wishing an instrument was magically at the recording studio. It saves multiple sessions or compromising on not using something that might have been the flavor to push it to another level. The artist only pays for me recording the percussion track(s). No need to pay for the studio time and an engineer.
How It Works:
~ You send me the music file (WAV or AIFF) of your song.
~ We discuss the options and what you are looking for and I record it.
~ I send you my track(s) with some effects on them or just the raw track(s).
~ You can pay in several different ways that are convenient and easy for you.
I Can Help:
~ You know you don't want drum set but you want some type of percussion.
~ You know you want a specific percussion instrument and possibly some other small percussion parts.
Here are some of the instruments I can record for your track. I have many more pictures coming and many more instruments so don't hesitate to contact me if you don't see something.
PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT LIST
Steel Drums or Pan
Steel Tongue Drum or Handpans
Temple Blocks (LP Granite Blocks)
Tongue Drum - Wooden
Various Sound FX
"I've been recording Meg Thomas in her home studio for almost a decade. She's performed on many of my tracks, playing dozens of percussive instruments she's mastered from around the globe. Meg has a great sense of which instruments work on a given track, what mics to choose, and how to position them for the best sound for a project. Most importantly, Meg knows what kind of energy to put into her performances, bringing each track to life in her own unique way. Meg's exceptional knowledge of musical styles & percussive instruments, incredible patience and helpful suggestions make her an asset to any project." - Nevin Hersch (Nevin S. Hersch, Voxbox)
"Still haven't met as versatile percussionist as you are. Thank you for all the great work you did on my album." - Eres
"[You rock] . . . Thank u for working on this album. We are overwhelmed at how amazing you sound. . ." - Susie (The Sweet Maries)
"I really enjoyed our recording session hearing you bring life to my songs. It's just so much fun for me to listen to those fantastic grooves that you laid down... just as I was hoping for." - James McCandless
"Great versatile percussionist, easy to work with, professional!" - Frank Nims
"Thanks again for coming out to lay down the percussion! Everything sounded great!" - Marshall Hong