TESTIMONIALS

  • Darrell’s drum samples are just about the finest I’ve ever used! He’s recorded them with incredible detail. Every nuance really speaks in these samples. Wonderful sonics, air and space in all of them! The punch and presence on everything is astounding! I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

    Los Angeles

    Mix Engineer

    STEVE SYKES

    Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, Richard Elliot

  • Darrell Nutt Signature Drum Samples for Trigger 2 are AMAZING !!! The snares and toms are out of this world!! Thank you !!!

    Los Angeles

    Keyboardist, Producer

    ALAN HEWITT

    The Moody Blues, John Lodge, One Nation

  • ​I've had the distinct pleasure of playing with Darrell on several occasions. He is an extremely accomplished, versatile musician and a pleasure to work with.

    Romford, UK

    Bass Guitar

    CLIFF WILLIAMS

    AC/DC

  • Darrell is a hard driving groove master with fluid drive and pinpoint accuracy.

    Los Angeles

    Drummer / Producer

    CHET McCRACKEN

    The Doobie Brothers

  • Darrell is a phenomenal groovesmith and a consummate professional. He knows when to play the right part as well as find the right drum sounds for the song.

    Fort Myers

    Artist / Musican

    DAVID C. JOHNSON

    Aaron Neville, The Neville Brothers

  • Darrell is actually the best drummer I have ever worked with. (And I worked with quite a few in the last 20 years.) Darrell is highly skilled, very committed, easy to work with and, last but not least, such an awesome person. I will be back for more projects with him soon.

    Cologne, Germany

    Producer, Musician

    PATRICK LE MAR

    Just Like Honey

  • Another FANTASTIC Session !! Darrell never lets me down.

    Busan, South Korea

    Artist

    CYRILIA LOPEZ

    Singer / Songwriter

  • I Love these samples.... Clean, clear, punchy. Downloaded them on a Wednesday morning and by that evening, I was using them in a new Pop Country song here in Nashville! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

    Nashville

    Producer

    JOHN PINEIRO

    Perfect Image Recording

  • Darrell i just love working with you i love your brilliant drums and i truly recommend to everyone who's looking for honest man and brilliant drummer to contact you !!

    Televiv, Israel

    Artist

    BAR BERKOE BUSKILA

    Singer / Songwriter

  • When I have two different genres that I'm mixing that need to be done now, I know without a doubt, I can pull up Darrell's drum pack and feel at ease that I will get the right sound I'm looking for with superior sound quality. I love the flexibility I get with this pack. Thanks Darrell for helping my mixes go smoothly.

    Spring Hill

    Producer

    SCOTT BUSH

    Timeline Studios

  • My favorite thing about the Darrell Nutt Signature Drum Pack is that they sound like real drums - but better! As a producer that's mostly using real world sounds, nothing is more frustrating for me than when I pull up samples that are too processed and won't be able to easily blend in the song. These drums sound great, are easy to use, and fit an important missing spot in my sound arsenal.

    Cape Coral

    Producer

    CALEB NEFF

    Rosaline, Ashlie Smith, Tim McGeary

  • We're so glad Darrell accepted to record the drums for our new song. We had some pretty intricate funk-ish/rock MIDI drums that we manually tweaked for hours and we needed the human touch and groove on it. Darrell learned it, added his magic, respected all our extensive instructions and the result is simply amazing. He was spot on in just one pass!

    San Francisco

    Artist

    MOCHII PROJECT

    Neo-Funk Duo

  • After pouring through tons of drummers on the Soundbetter site and others, I chose Darrell. Trust these reviews and ratings - he earned every star. His parts were perfect for my project which had a wide variety of styles.

    Dallas

    Artist, Producer

    JEFFREY JONES

    The Jones Thing - Dallas, TX

  • Darrell did a great job and was easy to communicate with. Highly recommend. Thanks Darrell!

    New York

    Artist, Producer

    NEILL MACLEAN

    Singer / Songwriter

  • I hired Darrell to record drums on my latin rock song. Excellent job!!! I gave him some notes to follow and he was right on target on what I wanted! Great communicator too! Will work with him again! Thank you Darrell!

    Cleveland

    Artist

    VICTOR SAMALOT

    Musician / Songwriter

  • A great drummer and a great sound. Professional drum tracks. High quality.

    Helsinki, Finland

    Producer

    SAMI HOLTI

    Singer

  • Darrell is a hell of a player and a hell of a nice guy! He uses top notch gear, delivers an amazing performance and gives you so many separate tracks that you can really hone in and get the exact drum sound you want for your song! Highly recommend!

    New York

    Artist

    STEVE K.

    Singer / Songwriter

  • Darrell Nutt saved my life. My first recording project had not been going in the direction I wanted it to. After hearing what Darrell could do with my unfinished material, I was sold on being his client from that point forward. He brilliantly mixed, mastered, and managed the release of my EP, Here I Am. Without him, I wouldn't have ended up with a product anywhere near as professional. Since then, we have recorded numerous songs together and plan for a full-length release soon. He has played an integral part of my music career!

    Naples

    Artist

    SARAH HADEKA

    Singer / Songwriter

  • ​Darrell and his team have produced two promotional videos for our band, affording us the opportunity to effectively compete in major markets from New York to Miami. Our collaboration with Darrell yielded a great depiction of the unique product we offer. He captured the essence of our performance and we have a full calendar as a result!

    Fort Myers

    Singer

    MARCI G.

    CTO High Voltage Band

  • Darrell Nutt and Def Media are incredible. Often recording and shooting video can be stressful, but Darrell and his team made the experience fun and easy. They worked around our schedule and produced a top-quality product. We could not be more pleased with the results. Thanks, Def Media!

    Fort Myers

    Artist

    ANDREA CORAL McCAIN

    Stolen Fruit

  • Darrell is a badass drummer !!! He is so accurate with his stick placement which of course creates great sound. He can play the tightest groove to a huge Rock song with ease. If you want "the machine" for your session, he’s the Man!!!

    Los Angeles

    Keyboardist, Producer

    ALAN HEWITT

    The Moody Blues, John Lodge, One Nation

  • Darrell brought to my composition a new breath, a very good new energy. He worked very fast and was able to really create what I was looking for. I recommend this great drummer to anyone who seeks technical and artistic quality. It is without doubt a great professional. I'm sure I'll work with him on the next projects. 
    Bravo Mr. Darrell !!

    Bologna, Italy

    Artist

    RICARDO S.

    Singer / Songwriter

  • Darrell was super easy and flexible to work with. I have no drummer lingo but he took my preferences and my vision and absolutely nailed it. Thank you Darrell. I look forward to working together again in the future.

    Nashville

    Artist

    PHILIP BAITES

    Singer / Songwriter

  • Purchased all three of Darrell's Expansions for Trigger 2. I already have CLA and Blackbird Studio, which are good, but Darrell's are by far the best I’ve tried. Great sound, great variety and totally worth the price. Thanks Darrell ! Keep’em coming!

    United States

    Drummer

    MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

    Musician

  • Darrell is the best in the music business. He is very professional, courteous, helpful and most of all honest. If you're wanting a caring person to help you with all your professional music needs then look no further. Darrell is the one to get the job done with the quality and professionalism you would expect. I would definitely recommend Darrell to anyone in the music business.

    Nashville

    Artist

    AYLA LYNN

    Singer / Songwriter

ABOUT ME

I have been a session drummer, producer and mix engineer for over 25 years. I provide high quality Drum Tracks, Loops and Samples for clients around the world from my studio in Southwest Florida. I feel very fortunate to have recorded or performed with members of Steely Dan, AC/DC, Goo Goo Dolls, YES, The Moody Blues, Bad Company and Parliament Funkadelic. In the 1990s, I toured Internationally with country music artists and appeared on National TV shows and I loved every minute of it! Today, I enjoy directing and editing music related video content.

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DARRELL NUTT SIGNATURE DRUMS
drum samples for Steven Slate Trigger 2 plugin

 

DRUM SONG TOOLS
acoustic drum loops, one-shots, multitracks

 

DEFMEDIA STUDIO
audio recording, video production, print design
 

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podcast about music, songwriting, and life

 

THE MOOTS

music by darrell nutt and matt baxley

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