Drum Recording Los Angeles

Custom sounds designed to fit YOUR songs.

Ultimate Studios, Inc - Your home for your Drum Recording in Los Angeles!

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Ludwig Class Maple Drums at Ultimate Studios Inc
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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
Rack Toms: 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 9x13
Floor Toms: 14x14, 16x16, 16x18
Bass Drums: 14x18, 14x20, 14x22, 14x24, 14x26

Gretsch Renown
Rack Toms: 8x10, 8x12, 9x13
Floor Toms: 14x14, 14x16, 16x16
Bass Drums: 14x22, 18x22, 16x24

Pearl Session Series
Rack Toms: 8x10, 8x12
Floor Toms: 12x14, 16x16
Bass Drums: 18x22

Snare Drums

6x14 Gretsch US Maple
6x14 Gretsch Renown Maple

8x14 Ludwig Black Beauty
6.5x14 Ludwig Classic Maple
6.5x14" Ludwig Raw Copper
6.5x14 Ludwig Supraphonic 402 (The Bonham Snare)
6.5x14 Ludwig Black Beauty
6.5x14 Ludwig Hammered Brass
5x14" Ludwig Black Beauty (10 lug)
5x14 Ludwig Black Beuty (8 lug)
5x14 Ludwig Classic Maple (8 lug)
5x14 Ludwig Hammered Brass
5x14 Ludwig Black Magic
3x13 Ludwig Classic Maple

5.5x14" Pearl Steel
3x14 Pearl Free Floating Maple
7x12 Pearl Maple
6x14 Yamaha Steel
6.5x14 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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