Hi! I am Alex, a full-time studio drummer and educator, who´s passion is to play and record music. I´ve recorded hundreds of tracks for artists around the world throughout my career, and I´m always looking forward to meeting new musicians! I have my own recording studio, so feel free to contact me anytime so we can start discussing our project!
Thank you so much for checking out my Gig!
Why should you work with me, you ask?
I will write, perform and record drums for your song (or reproduce your ideas) and deliver professional quality drum multi-tracks. When you order my package, all of this is included:
-Up to 16 professional sounding channels
-FREE Unlimited revisions until final delivery
-FREE Premixed/Processed drum stems (eq, comp, gate, etc) ready for you to volume/fader mix at your taste!
-All RAW separate stems used in the recording, fully unprocessed and ready for professional mixing
-2 stereo mixed full drumkit stems (pre-mastered and at -8Db)
With this package you get Premium value for the price of a Standard/Basic package! Though I specialize mostly in Metal and Rock, I won´t shy away from any other genre: I can play anything from tasty fills and polyrhythmic grooves to blastbeats and fast double bass.
Really looking forward to hear about new projects and to collaborate with other fellow musicians, so leave me a message, let´s talk!
Please inquire for gear list. Thank you and have a good week!
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61 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Alex Ramos
Another project down, totally exceeds my expectations every time!
superb results, you can't go wrong with this guy, sound quality is amazing
fantastic work as usual! consistency in drum playing and great ideas as always! 100% recommended for anyone looking for session drums!
Totally willing to work with the client and make all revisions as necessary, great results!
Everything went smoothly, drums sound great, very powerful and with new ideas that improved the song.
massive drum sound, excellent work!
Excelente service, drums came out solid, and fast on a very long and difficult song. I requested a couple of changes and it was modified until I was 100% satisfied with the result. Super recommended.
another project down! totally glad to be working with Alex
quick delivery, definitely puts the time in to manage the details and improve the song, super happy with the results!
Great session drums! everything went smoothly and I'm completely satisfied with the results. Alex is a professional and delivers all the necessary files to do a great mix. I absolutely recommend him.
Another one down, great work!
great results and communication, looking forward to more projects!
one of the best drummers I use on this site, great communicator, results are always beyond expectations
Alex nailed a very difficult song, session drums are fast, consistent, powerful and sound great. I also received all the necessary files I need to work in the mix.
Great work on a difficult song full of fast blast beats, double bass and hard drum fills. Alex also added some of his drum expertise to make everything in the song flow much better than in the demo track.
Black metal drums, heavy sound, great quality, fast delivery! everything went great as usual!!!!!
Always a pleasure to work with Alex. Quality is superb, drums are fast and powerful. Super recommended.
Superior drumming, totally creative, gives the tunes new life
Alex was great to work with. Very polite and prompt with responses and revisions.
The drum sound and playing are absolutely spot on and could not have asked for anything more.
I hope to use Alex in my future projects.
Quick response, super creative tracks, looking forward to more projects!
Another Amazing work!!
Awesome work by Alex as always! Professional, fast and a great drummer.
Killer drum sound, total pro, easy to work with, looking forward to more projects!
If you are looking for some amazing drums Alex is your man!
He is always in communication and open to ideas.
You will get exactly what you need.
Hope to work with him again soon!
With this song we completed one more full album. I've worked with Alex in 3 metal albums for differnet projects. Alex session drums are high quality, consistent and his drums skills can cover a wide range of genres, in my case doom, black metal and some hxc/punk. I recomend Alex without a doubt for anyone looking for session drums for their music.
Consistent, fast, reliable, and high quality session drums! everything went great, super recommended.
great session drums! always high quality, fast and reliable!
great session drums as always! consistency and quality! 100% recommended!
All the drums sound great, delivered full of good ideas. Great work, fast and reliable, always recommended!
Great work again! drums sound professional and on point, made the song great!
Professional session drums, all went fluently. Alex is very creative when it comes to drums and always adds things that improve the song.
All was fluent and top quality! Great session drums for metal, highly recommended
Alex did a great job in a long complicated doom track. Always recommended.
great drums, full of good ideas that improved the song. Super recommended!
Great metal session drums as always. Drum techniche and quality are impressive, super recommended.
great doom metal session drums, song sounds great now! 100% recommended.
High quality session drums for death/doom metal project, everything went smoothly, totally recommended.
Great work on this track! Alex added a bunch of great ideas which improved the song.
Everything went smoothly, high quality sessions drums, and fast delivery.
Excellent session drums on a funeral/death doom song, which required a specific style of drums. Alex delivered fast and nailed the song. Great work as usual!
Requested session drums for a doom metal song. Alex nailed the drum style and came up with great ideas. Highly recommended.
5th song Alex has recorded for me, finishing our EP. Every single song was perfect and I'd definitely use him again, so highly recommend!
Just finished 8 song album with drums recorded Alex (Doom/black metal). It was great to work with him, he delivered everything on time and exceeded my expectations in all songs. 100% recommended for METAL session drums.
Recorded drums for a fast - difficult song, delivered fast, and with all the track options that we need to make a great mix.
It is a great pleasure to work with such a professional musician.
4th song Alex has recorded for me. His drumming brought so much energy to the track and he even added in one or two fills of his own that really enhanced the song. 5 stars!
Once again great session drums on a difficult song! high quality, on time and reliable! absolutely recommended!!!
3rd track I've done with Alex so far - another excellent job in record time
Alex absolutely nailed a really difficult song - great job!
Alex delivered great drum recordings for a doom/black metal song. On time and full of great ideas, 100% recommended.
Needed drums for a very complex song, mix of doom and black metal. Alex went above and beyond, nailed the song, added great ideas and delivered super fast!
Best drummer I've found here.
Excellent job once again on session drums for blackened doom metal, got all the files ahead of time and with the high quality I expected.
Alex added some personal touches and ideas that improved the song. Everything was delivered in schedule. Overall great job.
Alex recorded a single for me and I was extremely impressed by how quickly he learnt it and the quality of the playing. Would happily use Alex again and I recommend him to others
Needed drums for my blackened doom project, Alex know exactly what he is doing, he has a great sense of the type of atmosphere, technique and style required for this type of music. He was also very transparent about what to expect and delivered all the tracks fast.
As good as it gets! Alex is extremely easy to work with, and has high level skill in not only drum playing but overall song composition. His ideas all made the song better. Can't recommend enough
Alex is for sure one of the best drummers in the business! He delivers super high quality tracks with his unique approach to the instrument! Always very professional and kind. I highly recommend everyone to work with him!
I always choose Alex Ramos as my drummer or anytime my clients need precise and over the top drumming! he is the real deal! He is my number one choise. always!
His ideas and drum sound are stellar! And he delivers in record time. ALWAYS!
YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE HIM FOR YOUR SONGS!
NOW GOD DAMNIT! NOW!
I've been working with Alex for a few years now and he never ceases to amaze me!
Alex is a very technical, precise, creative and professional drummer with many years of experience as a live and studio musician.
100% recommended for any genre!
Interview with Alex Ramos
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a multi-band project for a recording studio. I performed drums on a cover that we tracked in order to showcase the studio´s potential.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Always striving to improve the quality of my product
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because besides being alot more price friendly, we´ve come a long way in digital tech.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My pledge is always that I will use my full potential for each and everysong, regardless of any aspect. And that their satisfaction is my priority.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to be a part of some really amazing art. Music is what we use to describe feeling that cannot be put unto words.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: To be honest I don´t think there is a single question that I can pinpoint as being asked multiple times. Everyone is diferent - but interaction is always friendly and professional.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That music is a hobbie, and not a job.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Most common question has to be: "Can I add my own twists, turns and ideas when I track the song?"
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The better and more detailed your guitar/fullband guide track sounds, the more you will inspire the musician you are hiring.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drumsticks, practice pad, doublepedal, metronome and a complete hi-hat stand.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over the past 12 years, I´ve recorded hundreds of songs and played a myriad of live shows. Self taught in the beginning, started private lessons with one of the best drummers in the country, and a passage through Berklee online where I completed a "Rock Music" specialization course with Rod Morgenstein, graded A+. Most of my professional time is spent between local sessions, online recording sessions, shows and teaching drums.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to think I have a nice balanced blend of skills. Some speed, alot of dynamics and a good ear for music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Devin Townsend. He is extremely creative and will not set boundaries to his art.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start with the source. Spend more time in making things sound good in tracking, rather than wasting more time in post-prod.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Almost every genre of metal and rock, though I won´t shy away from playing modern Pop music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Again, I must say my strength lies on writing drum parts and creating amazing songs with other musicians. I also take instructions very well, as I respect the artist´s final word about any aspect that relates to his music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My strength in drums is definitively songwritting. I can create details that really highlight important parts of the song but I also know when to bring the rhythm a notch down so that there is space for other instruments to come through and let the song breathe.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically there is a discussion with the other musicians about the song and their general expectation of the drum parts, just so we can align our mindsets. On the recording process I like to try ALOT of ideas to see what best fits each part. From there, an audible is delivered so that we can start revising.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I´m currently playing a Pearl Decade maple "22, "10, "12, "16, Mapex black panther limited edition snare or Tama SLP steel snare (according to the job), Czarcie Kopyto double pedals and a selection of Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. I´m running Shure, Audix and Lewitt mics on a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 through Reaper.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sebastian Lanser, Matt Gartksa, Nolly
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write, perform and record drums.