Javier Figueira

Drummer and Sound Engineer

Javier Figueira on SoundBetter

My name is Javier Figueira and I'm a drummer and certified sound engineer. I do drums, recording, mixes and mastering.

I'm not a new drummer to the scene, however, I need some experience. I would love to gather some experience from this place, called SoundBetter. I'm an experienced audio-guru. But my dream is to walk on big stages with my drumkit and play some incredible shows. I might need some help with this, this is why I need you to say the things I need to do if I offer you some free test tracks. That's why I'm offering them for free, to learn and keep learning. My dream is to fill that stage with some Real Time Drums.

I offer:
- live drum tracks with the feeling for that song
- live feeling and good sounding drumkit (Pearl EX, Amedia hats/ride, Meinl Byzance Custom Trash Crash, Pearl OH1350 Sign. snare drum).
I also provide some mixing. Doing this on my sweet KRK's and a finished mixed and master Paper I'm ready to do this. I won't provide mastering. This is why; I am convinced that a mixer never can do his own mastering. But if you need YOUR track mastered, let me know. I'll see what I can do.
- Mixing of your whole song.
- Revisions.
- Good teamwork

Interrested? Feel free to contact me, ask some questions and make sure to hit me up. I'm down for this.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Javier Figueira

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Playing drum tracks live and in studio's for songwriters and bands.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Aaron Spears, Tony Royster Jr and Jojo Mayer.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I'm recording at home. Miced out my Kick, Snare, Toms, Floortom and I use two overheads (XY).

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: First, I listen to the song. I'm trying to get what the song is telling me and what the feel is. Then, I put the song on, close my eyes and while I record it, I try to play what the song asks. With that first try-out take, I take the demands and wishes from the client and I try to blend it in. I record another take with those wishes, and that is my first sketch. I check how that first sketch sounds and feels and I move on. Again record another take, more 'cleaner' and try to get everything perfectly recorded, untill I'm satisfied, which I'm not quick haha.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: Life, energy and feel. Drums are so important for the energy flow of a song! Think of build-ups, drops, breakdowns etc. The flow of a song is so determining!

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Being perfectionistic

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Nowadays I work mostly on Hiphop, Rap, R&B. Mostly slower tempos, because it gives room for a lot of cool breaks.

De Lust by Steev 'n Sound

I was the Drummer, Mixing and Master engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Pearl
  • Zildjian
  • Meinl
  • Amedia
  • Promark
  • KRK
  • Focusrite
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