DRUM TRACKING, PROGRAMMING AND COMPOSING
Craig has a fully equipped and diverse recording studio and records drums and programs for many projects all over the world. From large record companies, independent labels or freelance songwriters, to projects that need drums for TV or film, Craig has a range of over 20 set ups to choose from to get the perfect sound for the album every time.
If you would like Craig on your album, EP or single no matter where you are in the world then get in touch. Ouside the Progresive genre of which he's made his reputation, Craig is a hugely versatile musician whose playing vocabulary spans a huge variety of genres at the highest level. Composition wise, Craig also creates music for TV, Radio, online magazines and websites for many clients including The BBC, Channel 4, The Gadget Show, Jaguar, TalkSport, KPMG, CocaCola, Shell and many others, and still plays drums on a huge portion of the jingles on BBC Radio Two.
From 2015 to 2022 Craig has tracked and programmed well over 100 different projects and played on over 50 albums, including 6 UK top 10 albums from Steven Wilson to Steve Hackett and contributed drums and programed for from Game soundtracks to mainstream Movies and TV, the latest one being the new BBC comedy "Toast of Tinseltown" with Matt Berry. For more information please use the contact page.
Kick: Sennheiser e901 inside and e902 outside Neumann TLM 107 (various vintage mics as options)
Snares: Sennheiser e905, MD441u, 8040 on tops and Sennheiser 8040 or Neumann KM184 on the bottom, e914 top end attack/shell
Toms: Sennheiser 421MK2 or e609 for location recordings
Overheads: Neuman U87s/Neumann KM184
Hi-Hats: Sennheiser 8040 mzx8000 / Sennheiser e914/Neuman TLM193 KM184
Room mics front: Sennheiser 8040 mzx8000
Room mics Rear: Neumann TLM107/Neumann U87s
Gong Drum: Neumann TLM 107
Vocal: Sennheiser MK4, Neumann TLM193
Monitors: Neumann KH310
Interfaces: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, 2 x Clarett Octopre, QSC Touchmix 30 Pro
DAW: Ableton Live, Logic Pro X & Protools
Various: Roland Jupiter 80, Roland Integra, Dave Smith Mopho, Roland CR78 drum machine, Roland TB3, Roland TR8 drum machine ,Roland VT3 vocoder, Roland D2 beat maker, Roland TD50Kx drum kit, Roland System 1 Synth, Boss GT-100 Guitar FX, Roland Integra 7, Roland TR-09, Roland Vocoder VP-03, Boss RC 505 loop station, Roland 808, Arturia synths, Zoon Arq Drum Machine, Modal Cobalt 8x Synth
Drums, Cymbals and Heads: A vast collection of modern, rare, vintage and unique drums, large range of cymbals and percussion that can span a huge variety of genres