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Recording Studio
Apart from his vast performance and studio experience, Alex has also developed expert skills in the areas of recording and music production. Working out of his own studio, Alex performs and records percussive parts for national and international musicians and producers, exchanging files by dropbox and ftp. The various percussive parts are recorded as wav files at 24 bit 48,000 Hz. The following are some excerpts from percussive sessions conducted for the rock band Powderfinger which featured on their last number one Aria charting album Golden Rule, from contemporary jazz vocalist Lisa Young featured on her album Grace, from his project Alex & Nilusha as well as from various personal releases. Some of the excerpts presented here are 'percussion mixes' from these projects, as such they showcase the percussive work upfront. Alex has amassed a vast collection of percussion instruments from around the world gathered in over thirty-years of research and touring, he is also endorsed by Meinl percussion and Vic Firth sticks and mallets. Please click here to contact Alex about a percussion session for a project.


Excerpts From Studio Sessions

Artist: Powderfinger
Album: Golden Rule
Track: Burn Your Name [excerpt from percussion mix]
Percussion: shakers, tambourine, ibo, kanjira
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Powderfinger
Album: Golden Rule
Track: Poison In Your Mind [excerpt from percussion mix]
Percussion: surdo
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Powderfinger
Album: Golden Rule
Track: Stand Yourself [excerpt from percussion mix]
Percussion: shakers, tambourine, maracas
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Powderfinger
Album: Golden Rule
Track: Awake [excerpt from percussion mix]
Percussion: pandeiro, claves, maracas, Indian ankle bells
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Lisa Young Quartet
Album: Grace
Track: Mani's Samba [excerpt from percussion mix]
Percussion: shaker, conga, tamborim, agogo bells, frame drum
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Alex & Nilusha
Album: Tales To Tell
Track: Falling featuring Mike Stern [excerpt]
Percussion: bongos, ibo, shaker, surdo, glockenspiel, cymbals, shekere, percussion effects
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Alex Pertout
Album: Lusambo
Track: Lusambo [excerpt]
Percussion: congas, shekere, timbales, rototoms, floor tom, cowbell, maracas, marimba
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Alex Pertout
Album: Lusambo
Track: Manaus [excerpt]
Percussion: congas, berimbaus, cymbals, percussion effects, marimba, vibes
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Alex & Nilusha
Album: Moments In Time
Track: Waters Of March [excerpt]
Percussion: kanjira, ibo, surdo, woodblocks, percussion effects, marimba, tubular bells
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Artist: Alex Pertout
Album: From The Heart
Track: Salvador [excerpt]
Percussion: congas, caixa, repenique, shaker, triangle, percussion effects, marimba, vibes, glockenspiel
Percussion performed and recorded by Alex Pertout at Che-Chi Studio




Other Examples Of Studio Sessions
Artist: Daryl Braithwaite
Album: Rise
Track: The Horses
Percussion by Alex Pertout: shaker, sleigh bells, vibraslap, tambourine




Artist: Powderfinger
Album: Odissey Number 5
Track: My Happiness
Percussion by Alex Pertout: shakers, tambourine




Artist: Hunters & Collectors
Album: Ghost Nation
Track: Blind Eye
Percussion by Alex Pertout: congas




Artist: Little River Band
Album: No Reins
Track: It Was The Night
Percussion by Alex Pertout: congas, cowbells, shakers, triangle, tambourine, percussive effects




Artist: Goanna
Album: Oceania
Track: Common Ground
Percussion by Alex Pertout: timbales, tambourine, triangle, percussion effects




Artist: The Black Sorrows
Album: Hold On To Me
Track: The Chosen One
Percussion by Alex Pertout: congas, bongos, shakers




Artist: Mark Gillespie
Album: Flame
Track: Without You
Percussion by Alex Pertout: congas, tambourine, glockenspiel




Artist: Peter Cupples
Album: Fear Of Thunder
Track: Sweet Summer Nights
Percussion by Alex Pertout: congas, cowbell, shaker




Percussion Collection
Drums: congas (quinto, conga, tumba, super tumba), bongos, timbales, timbalitos, quinto cajon, bata (iya, itotele, okonkolo), tambora, cajon, repinique, surdo, bombo, timbal, snare drum, floor tom, rototoms, djembe, bongo cajon, talking drum, dumbek, dhol, geta bera, tammattama, tabla.
Rattles: maracas, shekeres, shakers, afoxe, cabasa, caxixi, palo de agua, cascajuellas, sleigh bells, bean shaker, axatse, sakara, swordstick, angklung, kokiriko, monkey drum. Scrappers: güiro, güicharo, güira, quijada, reco reco, washboard.
Bells/Blocks: cowbells, claves, cuá, catá, agogo bells, wooden agogo, frigideira, cajita, triangle, tambourine, castanets, spoons, woodblocks, temple blocks, toy hammers, gankogui, log drum, slit drums.

Percussive Effects: mark tree, key tree, bell tree, wind chimes, shell chimes, bamboo chimes, stone chimes, flexatone, slapstick, ratchet.
Frame Drums: pandereta, tamborim, frame, pandeiro, kanjira, reque, mazhar, tar, duf, bendir, bodhran, rabana, uddaki.
Gongs: wind gong, Chinese gongs, crotales, zodiac gong, resonating bells, Balinese gongs, singing bowls.
Cymbals: splash cymbals, crash cymbals, ride cymbals, hand cymbals, hi-hats, finger cymbals.
Tuned Percussion: glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba, kalimba, karimba, nyunga nyunga mbira.
Aerophone: samba whistle, bird wistles.
Bow: berimbau, chipendami.
Pots: clay pot, ibo, udu.
Friction Drum: cuica.

 


Samples Of Percussion Instruments
Berimbau



Congas



Ibo



Cajon



Bombo



Vibes



Marimba




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