Sam Merrick

Performance | Recording | Education

Sam Merrick is a drummer based in Brooklyn, NYC.

I have a professional recording studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where I'm able to create tracks for your songs remotely, and to send back to you via Internet. Your sessions will contain a fully produced stereo mix and separate drum tracks giving you every option you will need to process and mix your way, for your sound. You can hear examples of these drum tracks on my media page.  

I am currently running Pro Tools 10 as well as Ableton Live 9 Suite.

Microphones

  • Apex 205 ribbons, modded by Michael Joly (2)
  • Rhode NT5 Small Diaphragm Condensers, modded by Michael Joly (2)
  • Cascade fathead II Ribbon w/ Lundahl upgrade
  • AKG 414
  • Heil PR-30B Dynamic (2)
  • Shure sm7 Dynamic
  • Electro Voice 635 Dynamic Omni Directional (2)
  • Oktava MC 012 Small Diaphragm Condensers (2)
  • Apex 460 Tube Condenser (1)
  • Shure sm57
  • AKG D112
  • Shure sm58
  • Sennheiser e825s

Outboard

  • Seventh Circle Audio Preamp w/ 2 API, 2 Neve, and 2 John Hardy channels
  • Universal Audio LA-610
  • RME UFX Interface
  • JoeMeek TwinQ w/ Optical Compressor & Meequalizer
  • Presonus Digimax FS 8-Channel Pre
  • Roland RE-150 Space Echo
  • Pioneer Spring Reverb

 

Monitoring

  • Focal CMS50 w/ Subwoofer

Drum Kits

  • C&C Drum Co. 6x6 Maple Brownstone Butcher Block 12", 16", 22"
  • Vintage late 60's Slingerland Orange Sparkle 13", 16", 24"
  • 1972 Ludwig Club Date  w/Maple Poplar Maple Shells 12", 14", 20"
  • Medicine Man Custom Maple 10", 12", 14", 20" 

Snare Drums

  • 14" x 6.5" Ludwig Black Beauty
  • 14"x5" Ludwig Olive Badge Acrolite (2 w/ different tunings/heads)
  • 14"x6.5" Slingerland Radio King
  • 14"x7" Gretsch Brooklyn chrome over Brass
  • 13"x7" Yamaha Musashi Oak
  • 13"x3.5" Tama brass piccolo
  • 14"x5.5" Ludwig 1960 "Jazz Festival" model, Mahogany shell