Need some drum tracks for your songs? I can handle any task within the heavy music spectrum. From the doomest doom to the most schizophrenic death metal, I'm here for you. If blastbeats, fast double bass drum and brakes straight from hell are what you are looking for, hit me up!
I'm currently the drummer of Analepsy (Slamming Brutal Death Metal), Enblood (Technical Death Metal), Theriomorphic (Melodic Death Metal), The Darkest Fall (Metalcore), Desert Mammooth (Heavy Psychedelic Stoner) and Sopas de Chavalo Cansado (Progressive Hard Rock).
I've been playing and working with lots of artists from different genres and backgrounds both live and in the studio for the last 10 years. Although I specialize in the heavy music scene, I have a degree in Jazz and Modern Music, which broad my musical horizons and helped me to develop my own style of playing.
The services I offer at SoundBetter as a drummer are composition, recording and editing. I'll send you the files according to your needs. Edited, unedited, processed, raw or ready to mix as soon as you get your hands on it. Since I have a great drum sample library collection, I can also use sample replacement if your looking for high production drums ''out of the box'' while still having real cymbals. At last, if you want to go with programmed drums, I'll write the parts as I would play them (even better of course) and they'll sound as humane and creative as it gets.
Looking forward to work with you! Tell me what you need!
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3 ReviewsEndorse Daniel Torgal
I did some recordings with Daniel and I could not be more happy with the final result. Awesome vocal editing and the studio is super cozy. He’s one of the best in town! I highly recommend!
I did my first recording with Daniel and I could not be more satisfied. The recording studio has a familiar feel to it and his personality warms you up enough so that you can achieve your full potencial. I will be recording my debut álbum with me. I recommend tou do too
Daniel is for sure one of the best in this business! He mixed & mastered one track for me and the result was phenomenal! He is extremely professional and talented, easy to work with, and really knows how to deliver exactly what you want. Besides being a great producer, Daniel is also an excellent drummer. He also delivered a flawless drum performance for my track. I cannot recommend Daniel highly enough, your music is for sure in the best hands with him.
Interview with Daniel Torgal
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The debut Enblood album. The first full length album where I recorded live drums. It got out there way more than we expected and I feel grateful that it went so well.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Writing the new Enblood album, studying the live set of Analepsy and working on my label and other bands.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: César Moreira and João Miguel. I've been working with them for so long, we actually have a band, Enblood, besides being great individuals they're also very good professionals.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's 2020.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Unique and very professional audio tracks.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Playing drums. I could do it all day. Everyday.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can programmed drums sound better than recorded? Depending on the final production you're aiming, your budget and how you would record the drums. So yes they can sound better.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That triggers and double strokes are cheating. It actually involves way more training and time to improve the technique.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you need? Processed and edited or raw and unedited tracks? Do you already have ideas for the drum parts? What to you expect of the tracks?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Think about what kind of performance is needed and check if the performer is in fact the right guy for the job. Also have it all set before getting in touch. I would rather have someone saying ''I thought about doing this here and that there'' and still give green light to create, then if someone came to me with uncompleted tracks and having no clue of what the drum parts should be like.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A bass drum, a snare, a double bass drum pedal, a pair of sticks and a china cymbal.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing drums for 12 years, playing live and recording for 10 years, probably. I've played a few more than 200 shows (lost the count a couple of years ago), recorded 2 albums, +10 singles and there's plenty more coming during this and the next year. I have a degree in Jazz and Modern Music as well.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like one day to record drums with Kristian Kohle. He is one of my favorite producers in the death metal scene.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to add the same reverb in the final mix to all the tracks but in really small quantities. Once I heard this one I tried it the next day and it worked for me. It sort of blends it all better.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Death Metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My creativity as a versatile musician, yet well fitted. I like to get really deep into what I'm working on. Also perfectionism always push me to do better.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For drum tracking, I usually study the track until I have it good enough for doing a great performance, usually 1-3 days depending on the difficulty. Then, I experiment the best way to record it in order to achieve a the sound I'm looking for. Then on the same day or the next I start recording and just stop when I'm pleased with the result. The next day will be spent editing and getting the files all tidy and ready to deliver.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook Pro 13'' 2015, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL, AKG Drumset I, Shure SM57, Sontronics STC-2, Yamaha HS8 and a few more toys.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ken Bedene, Eugene Ryabchenko, Kevin Paradis, Sebastian Lanser, Hans Grossman, George Kolias and so many more!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Record and edit high quality drum tracks for Rock and Metal productions.