Drum Recording Los Angeles


Custom sounds designed to fit YOUR songs.

Ultimate Studios, Inc is your home for your drum recording in Los Angeles!

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    Anthony Salazar - Drummer

    "We had so much fun and felt right at home working with Charlie.
    Thank you Charlie Waymire at Ultimate Studios, Inc!! I will see you on the next project."

    Lee Piatelli - Drummer

    "I’ve recorded at Ultimate Studios Inc with Charlie on numerous occasions. He is truly one of the best in the business in every aspect"

    Grant Bogorad - Dankrupt

    "Easily the best drum sounds in Los Angeles! I have recorded countless records with Charlie and it's always a great experience."

    Ultimate Studios, Inc is the premier studio for drum recording in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Panorama City and North Nollywood.

    Bring On The Drums

    Getting great drum sounds is more than just “getting a great drum sound”. It’s about getting a sound that is right for the song. Context is EVERYTHING! Drum recording is our specialty at Ultimate Studios, Inc and we work tirelessly to get the perfect drum tones for each and every artist. That is our promise to YOU!

    Drums are a complex instrument to record well and capturing great sounding drum tracks is a combination of recording techniques and performance. The way we record drums at Ultimate Studios, Inc is to go over every detail to ensure the best sounds possible for your songs.

    With over 20 years of experience Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire is extremely adept at working with drummers to get the best possible performance. This is one of the many reasons that Ultimate Studios, Inc has become a home for drummers in Los Angeles to record their drum tracks.


    Chad Smith and Kevin Chown recording drums and bass with producer/engineer Charlie Waymire at Ultimate Studios, Inc Los Angeles

    Charlie Waymire, Chad Smith, Kevin Chown

    Charlie took on the daunting task of building his own drum friendly, affordable drum recording studio in Los Angeles where he could create the drum sounds he had always envisioned.

    With a fantastic sounding live room, and a Trident 88 console at the helm, Ultimate Studios, Inc has quickly become the “go to” hub for drummers of all styles including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ray Luzier (Korn), Josh Freese (Perfect Circle), Benny Rogers II (Mariah Carey), J.R. Robinson (Michael Jackson), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Mike Avenaim (Scott Weiland), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Oscar Seaton Jr. (Lionel Richie), Greg Garman (Selena Gomez), Nick Adams (David Cook), and many others.

    The live room is a spacious 600sq ft and can be completely customized to each and every project, making the room extremely versatile.

    What sets Ultimate Studios, Inc. apart from other recording studios in Los Angels is the collection of great sounding drums from Pearl, Gretsch, Yamaha, and Ludwig as well has bags full of fantastic sounding Paiste cymbals. With 5 completely different kits and over 15 snares to choose from it will be easy to find the perfect sound for your songs!

    The best part….

    All of our gear is available for you to use at NO extra charge!

    Drum Sets

    Ludwig Classic Maple
    14”x24” Kick
    9”x13” Rack
    16”x16” Floor

    Gretsch Renown
    10″,12″,13″,14″ Rack Toms
    16″ Floor Tom
    18″x22″ Kick Drum
    14″x22″ Kick Drum
    16″x24″ Kick Drum

    Pearl Session Series
    10″ & 12″ Rack Toms
    14″ & 16″ Floor Toms
    18″x22″ Kick Drum

    PDP Maple w/Wood Hoops
    14”x24” Kick
    9”x13” Rack
    16”x16” Floor

    Snare Drums

    6″x14″ Gretsch US Maple
    6″x14″ Gretsch Renown Maple
    6.5″x14″ Ludwig Raw Copper
    6.5″x14″ Ludwig Supraphonic 402 (The Bonham Snare)
    6.5″x14″ Ludwig Black Beauty
    6.5”x14” Ludwig Hammered Brass
    5″x14″ Ludwig Black Beauty
    5”x14” Ludwig Hammered Brass
    5″x14″ Ludwig Black Magic
    5.5″x14″ Pearl Steel
    3″x14″ Pearl Free Floating Maple
    7″x12″ Pearl Maple
    6″x14″ Yamaha Steel
    6.5″x14″ Yamaha Anton Fig w/Wood Hoops


    Paiste Rides

    22″ Dark Energy Mark I
    22″ Dark Energy Mark II
    22″ Formula 602 Modern Essential
    21″ Twenty Masters Collection Dark Dry
    20″ Signature Dry
    20″ Alpha Heavy Ride

    Paiste Hi-Hats
    15″ Twenty Series
    15″ Formula 602 Modern Essential
    15″ 2002/Gian Beat Combo
    14″ Signature Dry Crisp
    14″ 2002 Soundedge
    14″ Dark Energy Mark I
    12″ Signature Micro Hats

    Paiste Crashes
    20″ Formula 602 Thin
    20″ Formula 602 Modern Essential
    19″ Signature Full
    19″ Dark Energy Mark I
    18″ Reflector Heavy Full
    18″ Reflector Full x2
    18″ Formula 602 Thin
    18″ Formula 602 Modern Essential
    18″ Dark Energy Mark I
    18″ Signature Full x2
    18″ Alpha Swiss
    17″ Dark Energy Mark I
    16″ Sound Formula Full
    16″ Formula 602 Thin

    Paiste Chinas
    18″ Rude Novo China
    18″ Alpha China

    Paiste Splashes
    12″ Alpha Metal Splash
    11″ Traditional
    10″ Sound Formula
    10″ Dimensions
    10″ Alpha Thin
    8″ Signature
    6″ Sound Formula

    *Prices include your engineer Charlie Waymire plus the use of any of the studios instruments if needed.
    *A 50%, non-refundable, deposit is required to hold your booking.
    *If any session is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled time, the full amount of booked time (including any musician fees) will be due immediately.
    * Payment is due at the end of each session and before release of recording media – No Exceptions

    **Please show up to your session on time. If your session has been booked to start at 12pm, that’s when the clock starts ticking. Even if you show up at 2pm.

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