Kevin DePree is a drummer who understands the role of drums/percussion in a score for film & television. With his ability to deliver high quality live percussion, experimental percussion, processed live percussion, and programmed percussion as multi-track files, he is becoming a first call for composers in the UK and USA.
DePree began his musical career, like many drummers, playing in bars and cover bands but always had an interest in composing his own music. He eventually was introduced to Emmy Winning/BAFTA Nominated composer Sheridan Tongue who guided him through some of his first projects as a drum programmer & composer.
Q: What is your process like working with a composer?
A: At the beginning of each project I'll chat with the composer about the vibe they are going for. They may request a specific instrumnet (oil drum, steel pan, ect.) and if I don't currently own one I'll either buy one or rent it for a day and sample it. By the time I work on a couple tracks and get some feedback I have a good idea what is working.
Q: Where do you get your sounds?
A: I'm constantly renting drums, recording them, mixing them, and making my own sample instrumnets but the coolest sounds I have all come from unusual sources like these Metal Sails.
Live percussion, experimental percussion, processed live percussion, and programmed percussion.
Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty
BBC America, AMC+
Spotlight on The Troubles: A Secret History
BBC One Northern Ireland
Selected works from recent projects which include live percussion, experimental percussion, processed live percussion, and programmed percussion.