Studio Musician Academy

Dylan Wissing- Drummer (Alicia Keys, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West)

July 05, 2023 Season 1 Episode 25
Studio Musician Academy
Dylan Wissing- Drummer (Alicia Keys, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West)
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Show Notes

Today's guest is Dylan Wissing!

Dylan is an in demand session drummer, studio owner, and educator. The New York Times applauded Dylan as “a musicians white whale.” We definitely agree and are honored to have been able to catch him for this incredible interview.

Dylan’s work can be heard on records for artists including John Legend, Alicia Keys, Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Eminem to name a few. A student of chasing down the perfect sound, Dylan has put his sonic stamp on sample packs for companies like Native Instruments, Cymatics, and Soundtrap.

In this interview, we discuss the power of mentorship and share stories from Dylan’s work with his first drum mentor, the legendary Kenny Aronoff. We explore lessons learned on the stage during Dylan’s time as the founder of ska band, Johnny Socko, unpack the breakthrough moments in his transition into a session drummer, and dive deep into the technical and creative approaches Dylan has mastered over the past three decades of work as a professional drummer, and explore what it takes to build an maintain a drum overdub recording facility. 

We are blessed to have Dylan join us for the special edition of the Studio Musician Academy Podcast, live from the Namm Show in Anaheim CA. Lets dive in!

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