Our online session musicians have been handpicked from some of the best in the world. They have an amazing list of album credits from working with the top artists you hear on the radio every day.
Our music players will deliver world-class music tracks because they’re experienced players. Our large team of music professionals allow you to chose from bass, drummers, guitarists, horns, percussion, strings, or vocalists.
At Sundown Sessions, we make this top level of talent accessible to everyone at a price they can afford. More importantly we want the quality of our online session player tracks to be first-class so your song can be the best it can be.
If you are serious about your music, we want to give you the chance to have the very best at your fingertips.
Mary J Blige
Chad Smith (RHCP)
Iron & Wine
(The Black Crowes)
We are often approached by artists who had some tracks recorded by other online recording studios that didn’t turn out the way they had hoped. It’s not to say that there aren’t some stellar online session musicians out there, but the problem is anyone who plays an instrument or has a studio these days can advertise themselves online as a pro. We don’t want you to waste your time and money trying to separate the great players from the mediocre. We believe if you want to sound like the top artists, use who they use.
A great session player is more than someone who knows how to play their instrument. They are musicians who understand the importance of listening to what is going on with the other tracks in the song they are playing to. Each one of them has the best instruments available and the right “touch” from years of experience, so great tone is guaranteed. They also have the knowledge not to step on other players’ parts, plus they have a consideration of the whole song as they are laying down their tracks. Once you hear what our world-class session players have recorded for you, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. So much of the sound of the top artists is created by the session players, programmers, mix and mastering engineers they use.
In addition, you get one-on-one collaboration on your song with our senior producer, Chris Shreenan-Dyck. He has worked with multi-platinum selling artists and five of the albums he has worked on have won Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammy Awards) and seven have received nominations.
Imagine getting that level of experience and skill from the comfort of your home for a fraction of the price of a top recording studio. The big advantage of having a producer at the helm when hiring online session musicians is knowing that the performance is being guided every step of the way to suit the song best. It is important to have someone involved who has experience making award-winning recordings and a vision of how your song will sound its best. It’s not enough to have a nice tone and performance, but also how the tracks blend together. When the final master is being played, everything has to work perfectly to say the same thing in their own way. A sound where nothing distracts from the message of the song, but creates the right energy to convey it. So much of this is from years of experience hearing what works and what doesn’t. One thing about a great producer is besides having great instincts for what sounds will make a big splash, is the tenacity to search until they find it.
Take a listen to our “Before & After” demos on the site. Our mission is to make major label production available to anyone at an affordable price.
To top it all off, we just launched our new site and want to get the word out about what we think is the greatest recording value anywhere. We are regularly offering limited time discounts to give you access to the kind of full production team that the top artists use. Be sure to jump on our mailing list to find out about them!
Recording is an investment no matter how you do it. We want to make your song sound like you always dreamed it could, and have the opportunity to experience working with world-class talent. To make it even easier for you to make that decision we offer the following guarantee:
If you are not totally satisfied, we will give you a full refund for any recording steps you haven’t approved. No questions asked.
We’ll leave you with a story about a band mixing an album in the days before mix automation. This meant that all the faders on the console had to be moved manually as the song was being mixed.
Because there were so many tracks in the song and the mix engineer had only so many fingers, he asked the band to operate their own fader during the mix. To his dismay at the end, all the faders on the board were pushed to the top as loud as they could go. This wasn’t because each session player thought they should be the loudest, but they were listening intently to their part more than the others. As each player strained to hear their performance they gradually raised the level of their fader like everyone else was doing. The lesson in the story is that there always needs to be someone there with a vision of the song and how all the parts should sound together.
Chris definitely wanted to make sure he blew my socks off, and he absolutely did that. I was so happy with the finished production of my song. I’ll definitely be using Sundown Sessions again.
There is a very simple reason Chris has worked with the talent he has. He has a wicked set of ears, a pile of experience and quite possibly loves your music more than you do.
...[Sundown Sessions' producer] has the ability to draw out the best in every musician and his uncompromising commitment to excellence sets him apart. Bringing all this expertise together in one person is rare indeed.
The sonic quality of the recording speaks for itself - but what you can not tell from the recording is how totally painless this was to create...The simplest recording I have ever done, with top quality musicians I wouldn’t normally have access to from my hometown.
Chris and his team at Sundown Sessions managed to transform my indie-sounding ballad into an incredibly polished single while maintaining the spirit of the original song... He certainly has the magic touch.
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