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Session Work

Interested in having me mix and/or drum on your next release? Please feel free to reach out with any questions using this Contact Form.

We can start discussing your budget, scheduling, & an overall plan. Include as much detail as possible about your project, & I'll do my best to answer any questions, while providing more details about the process.

For session work, I normally write & program drum parts first, which we can revise until you're 100% happy. I'll then track live drums exactly as we've programmed. You'll get fully edited multi-tracks at the end of the process.

Mixing and Editing

I’m available for mixing & editing work. Please feel free to reach out if you’re interested in having me mix your next release. Visit my discography page for a list of artists & bands I’ve had the privilege of working with, both for session drumming and/or mixing.

Tama Starclassic Walnut Birch

  • 10 x 7 Rack Tom
  • 12 x 8 Rack Tom
  • 14 x 12 Floor Tom
  • 16 x 14 Floor Tom
  • 18 x 16 Floor Tom
  • 22 x 16 Kick Drum

Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga

  • 10 x 8 Rack Tom
  • 12 x 9 Rack Tom
  • 14 x 14 Floor Tom
  • 16 x 14 Floor Tom
  • 18 x 16 Floor Tom
  • 22 x 16 Kick Drum


  • 14 x 6.5 Tama SLP Black Brass
  • 14 x 5 Tama SLP Bronze
  • 14 x 6.5 Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga
  • 14 x 6.5 Tama Starclassic Walnut Birch
  • 14 x 6.5 Tama Starclassic Bubinga
  • 14 x 6.5 Tama Starclassic Maple
  • 14 x 6 Tama Starphonic Maple
  • 14 x 6 Tama Starphonic Brass
  • 14 x 6.5 Pearl Reference Brass
  • 14 x 5 Pearl Masters Studio Birch
  • 14 x 6.5 Ludwig Universal Black Brass
  • 14 x 6.5 Gretsch Black Nickel Over Steel


  • Kick In - Shure Beta 91A
  • Kick Out - Shure Beta 52
  • Snare Top - Shure Beta 57A
  • Snare Bottom - Shure SM 57
  • Toms - Sennheiser MD 421
  • Overheads - AKG C414 XLS
  • Close Room - Coles 4038
  • Far Room - Soyuz 013
  • Cymbal Close Mic - Shure SM 81
  • Cymbal Close Mic - Shure 98 D/S
  • Misc - Stam Audio FET 47

Preamps & Gear

  • Kick In - Prodigy Engineering Anima
  • Kick Out - Prodigy Engineering Anima
  • Snare Top - Prodigy Engineering Anima
  • Snare Bottom - Progidy Engineer Anima
  • Toms - BAE 1073
  • Overheads - Heritage Audio DM73
  • Converters - Lynx Aurora 16 and 8 (24 channels total)
  • Clock - Apogee Big Ben
  • Outboard - Empirical Labs Distressor x 2
  • Outboard - TK Audio BC1-S
  • Amphion One18 Monitors
  • Dangerous Audio Monitor ST


"If you ever listen to my albums, you will notice that the most intense drumming can be found on the albums that Anup played on. That's no coincidence. The guy raises the bar wherever he goes."
Marty Friedman
"I had the privilege to work with Anup on my two EPs. He covered everything, from recording to re-arranging parts, helping with the production, to fully mixing the latest EP. Anup goes above and beyond to ensure you're satisfied with his work and that the outcome is the best possible. He's not only one of the best and most professional drummers out there, but he´s also a fantastic mixing engineer that´s super easy to work with, always bringing a positive attitude toward the process. I feel lucky to work with him, and I look forward to continuing to make music together."
Enrique Paris - PAARIS
"Working with Anup Sastry gives me complete confidence that I will get not only the perfect performance, but also amazing sounding takes that sit perfectly in the mix for all my projects.The professionalism and attention to detail is second to none, and I highly recommend Anup Sastry to anyone who looking for a great drummer regardless of what style or genre."
Peter Wichers
"Anup is simultaneously one of the most professional, yet, easygoing people I’ve ever worked with, all while being greatly inspiring to me as an artist. Having tracked drums with him at his home studio & then putting together drum transcriptions for him later on, I can confidently say he’s one of my favorite people to work with."
Brody Smith - Invent Animate, Exist, Satyr
"I've known Anup for a long time and worked on many different types of projects with him, including recording, mixing, and even shooting play-through videos. He knows exactly how to treat my bass tone and is always super professional and easy to work with. Absolutely one of my favorite guys to work with!"
Alex Weber - Exist, Svengahli, Malignancy, WAIT, Obscura
"Anup is one of my favorite musicians/engineers to work with - he's punctual, responsive, & his work is always to specification & of the highest quality"
Charlie Eron - WAIT
In addition to being one of my favorite drummers, Anup is an ace engineer. He was my first call to engineer drums for the second Ever Forthright record, and he did not disappoint. Anup's extensive experience working on so many records was apparent as he dialed in massive and punchy drum sounds out of the box with very little post production required - all done on a very tight schedule with no stress. An absolutely pleasure to work with.
Jerad Lippi - Ever Forthright