Music sounds better with real drums.
Boom Crash Drum Tracks is an online drum recording service. That means you send me a song and I record drums for it. It's quick, inexpensive, and, most importantly, the drums are played by a seasoned professional and are recorded to the highest of standards. Your drummer – me, John O'Reilly Jr. – has played with fun., The Format, Jason Mraz, EL VY (Matt Berninger from The National), Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Sara Bareilles, Michael McDonald, Josh Groban, Rachael Yamagata, Matt Maher and many others. If you need killer drums for your project, you're in the right place.
You email me your music. This can be just you and a guitar or more fully realized. All I really need is a tangible song form recorded to a click, along with some general direction for the sound and vibe.
I record the drums. I have my entire drum and percussion collection here in the studio so finding a sound that suits your music is easy. And I typically record plenty of mics to provide lots of mixing options. I then send you an MP3 of what I've done.
Once we revise and you're happy with the drum take, I send you the files. This can be individual files for you to mix on your end or a stereo mix that you can just drag and drop into your DAW. See, simple.
New to this remote recording thing?
Don't worry, it's going to be great. I make a concerted effort to not let this be an impersonal drum track factory. I'll work with you directly to realize your vision and we'll be in touch every step of the way. Watch this video (from my old studio) to learn more about how it all works.
I'm in a 750 square foot space specifically set up for recording drums. With 15 foot ceilings and movable sound-absorption panels (including an adjustable "cloud" over the drums), I can leave the room wide open for big, roomy sounds or close it up for tight, dry sounds. I've got a great selection of microphones and a mix of high-end tube and vintage solid state preamps for a wide variety of sounds. And my entire drum, cymbal, and percussion collection is here, so finding a vibe that's right for your music is quick and easy.
John O'Reilly Jr.
I have recorded or performed with Jason Mraz, Fun., Jim Adkins, EL VY, The Format, Reubens Accomplice, Jimmy Eat World, Schuyler Fisk, Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Chris Stills, Matt Maher, and many others. I performed on Broadway for the three-year run of the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. I have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusen, The Martha Stewart Show, The View, and Live with Regis and Kelly.
I have been told that my playing style is the perfect blend of music school technique and garage band abandon. I love playing all styles and feel that only occasionally should the drums be the focus...I'm just here to support the music, but, you know, great drums do make a big difference.
I grew up in Los Angeles, CA and currently live in the Philadelphia suburbs.