I’m now a freelance engineer and producer at Gremlen Studios


For anyone interested in remote or in person session work, I’m now a freelance engineer/producer at Gremlen studios in Aurora, IL (bookings by appointment)

-Tracking, mixing, mastering services (these services can be outsourced depending on the clients needs)

Contact me via email (click here) 

I would say my strengths are drums/songwriting/melody writing and more, see below:

I can offer a solo artist/band:

-Live acoustic drums  via some of the most high end musical gear from Tama drums, Meinl Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth sticks and more @humesandberg keeps them safe, thanks Mike!

-Help produce a demo song into a fully produced commercial track

-The ability to program drums for any music genre using industry standard sample libraries from  Native Instruments, Slate Audio and more.

Check out my recent work with my bands Bedlem BedlemOfficial.com (metal) and Dead Original deadoriginal.com (rock)

Engineering/producing/musicianship skills:

Music styles: rock, metal, punk
Basic groove skills in world music such as Latin, Jazz, New Orleans & more

Skills in arrangement/songwriting/melody writing/beat making (both live drums and programmed drums including percussion instruments)

Drum transcription work via Sibelius and Musescore

Music theory knowledge and business knowledge via studying music at Berklee College of Music and Joliet Junior College

Vocal editing skills via Melodyne, Waves Reel Tune and more.

Drummed for famous acts such as Trivium, Kill Hannah & even the musicals ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Burn the Floor’

Current  producer/songwriter for my own projects Dead Original, Bedlem
12+ years teaching drums


Drum stems for your next session/single

We are living in crazy times dealing with COVID-19! I hope everyone is staying safe.

For any rock/metal artists/songwriters looking for drum tracks for their next single/session, I can offer drum stems (raw unconsolidated) or processed stems with a full mix/master for one flat price. Interested people can contact me via paulwandtke.com or DM on any social platform. I have my own studio in Chicago, IL that I have 24/7 access to so all a client needs to do is email me with what they are working on and we can go from there.