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Jackson Ward

Owner/Founder of Strata Recording

Hey there! I'm Jackson Ward. I've been engineering and session drumming for the last decade. I love helping musicians create unique records that they can be proud of for a lifetime. I've worked with many great artists local to Indianapolis and beyond. In 2015 I started working with Youtuber Glenn Fricker of Spectre Media Group. Since then, I've played drums and engineered for Glenn as well as other YouTube channels like Gear Gods. In 2022 I co-created the "Extinction Level Event" drum library with Spectre Digital. 

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Session Drumming

Aquarian Reflector Snare Head Trial | SpectreSoundStudios DEMO

Aquarian Reflector Snare Head Trial | SpectreSoundStudios DEMO

Get it here: in Europe: Lewitt Kick mic: Lewitt Beat Pro Kit 7: No samples were harmed in the making of this video! Tried out a new snare head the other day, got some pretty interesting results! Thanks to Jackson Ward for the drum solo! Read more here: Thanks to Aquarian & Lewitt for supplying the gear! Skins provided by Aquarian. Subscribe to SpectreSoundStudios and help the channel grow! More subs=more of the most honest music gear reviews on Youtube! Sign up for the SMG newsletter here! Merch: Patreon: Shirts & more: Distrokid: Follow Spectre Sound Studios: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: About Spectre Sound Studios: I'm Glenn Fricker, engineer here at Spectre Sound Studios. I love making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, I want to pass on what I've learned. On my channel you can find tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. There's reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, and plugin effects. We've covered Moon on the Water, played Bias FX, given you the absolute best in Stupid Musician Texts, ranted & raved about bass guitar, and this channel is where The Eagle has Landed. Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found right here on this channel! I also respond to your comments & questions: The best make it into the SMG Viewer's Comments series of videos. Loads of fun, lots of laughs. Thanks for checking out my channel & please subscribe! DW Zildijan Sabian family friendly Ludwig


Session Drumming

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Glenn Fricker

Metal Producer, Audio Engineer, and Youtuber

"Jackson is a fantastic studio drummer who balances power with finesse. It's been my privilege to have worked with him over the last several years. I know if he's playing on my tracks, mixing the drums will NOT be a problem."


Luc Chiasson

Toronto Based Mix Engineer, Producer

I’ve hired Jackson for several projects in a wide range of genres. He’s always provided consistency and quality in everything he’s delivered, rarely ever requiring major alterations. Jackson’s built a level of trust with me to the point where I feel like he understands exactly what I’m looking for with the drum production. Always striving to improve his setup and get the most out of what he’s got, I don’t think I’ll ever hire another session drummer without at least consulting him first.


Kevin Samuel

Guitarist - Thematic

"We approached Jackson after he had been on our radar as a stellar session player. Our album needed to have a drummer that could deliver the chops to play progressive music and also showcase a professional recorded sound. Jackson delivered above and beyond that. His attentiveness to detail made a huge difference and really laid a foundation to the scope of our project."


Mark McKowen

Drummer - Divine Martyr

"The team at Strata is very knowledgeable of all things production and assesses the big picture very well with great communication, punctuality, and impeccable ability. They are quickly becoming the Indianapolis (soon-to-be Midwest's): 'go-to' studio."

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