Percussionist and beat maker!

6 Reviews (3 Verified)
Ivanbatucada on SoundBetter

My name is Ivan and I am a percussionist and music producer here in the city of São Paulo, my job is to give more "flavor" and creative inventions for any songs with my typical Brazilian percussions be it acoustic or electronic! I have over 10 years of experience playing different percussion instruments and adapt my play to electronic devices.

I'm using in my studio Logic Pro X 10.5, Maschine 2.10, Ableton Live 10 and Pro Tools 2020 , Waves Audio, Plugin Alliance, Black Rooster Audio, Vahalla and other plugins to compose, record, produce and mix tracks, beats and podcasts. Microphones Rode, AKG, Shure, and LP, Remo, Meinl and unique artesanal instruments of brazilian, african, iberian, latin and world percussion for acoustic Instruments.
With electronic music i use (and love it!) NI Maschine MK3 and Jam Controllers for creative beats and arrangement, auto sampling and beatmaking. I use too Arturia V Collection 7 to my synth songs and Spitfire
librarys to orquestral pieces.

My specialty as a musician are the pandeiros from brazil and the world frame drums, where i develop a personal language for different rhythms!

Check my youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdgAEUjFu5M&t=5s
Check a pandeiro performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOeM7d9dYj0
Check my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivanbatucada/

Tell me about your project and how I can help you, through the contact button!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

6 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Awesome as always! Ivan makes any song sound better!!!

  2. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Ivan goes above and beyond, he has a great understanding of intergalactic funk music, he´s got a lotta soul!!! He comes through every time!!!

  3. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Besides being extremely talented and inventive, Ivan brought soulful afro funk flavor to my song, he´s got serious rhythmic skillz! He would sound great on any song, I highly recommend!!!

  4. Review by Bruno Buarque

    Ivan is a multi-talented musician and producer, with creative insights and a valuable perspective. Good, fast communication and prompt delivery, definitely recommend him to all

  5. Review by Felipe Mancini

    Ivan always surprise you with good ideas bringing his good taste and creativity. I really recommend him.

  6. Review by Eramir Neto

    Fantastic and Creative percussionist! Your project will be much better with him! Go and check!

Interview with Ivanbatucada

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I love working with singer Rodrigo Alarcon. he is an incredible, sensitive and very talented artist. In this work I explore a lot of sounds risking me every measure and without fear of making mistakes, it's amazing to be part of his team and I can always contribute with my ideas in production. Another work that I really liked was my album with Casca Instrumental. In it I played drums, bass and percussion, mixed and produced all the tracks ... I learned a lot in this process and I have it in my heart!

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I my project. Deboche Tropical and my podcasts.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes. Felipe Mancini e Eramir Neto are a biggest musicians. And Bruno Buarque is a great of drummers and producer if I know.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both! Analogues are great and digitals too ... because what matters most is the emotion that each song brings. Each has its advantages and flavors, but the most important is who is operating the sound, producing the result and listening to the song!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I don't believe in any promises ... I believe more in good communication and possible solutions!

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The simplicity of realizing a good idea and making a song grow!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: They ask: Does this song need percussion or a beat? I answer: What is your feeling when you hear the song? miss what? then I think about the possibilities and do my job!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I think that some people may think that percussion is something simple, small and not very important. This is a big mistake! It can very well be a transformative agent in the mood of the whole sound of the song! Another mistake is to think that only 1 instrument solves the problem, no! it is always important to have contrasts in the sound so that we can have variations of dynamics, panorama and timbres.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: I ask about their deadlines, expectations as to what they expect from the song and if there is any sound reference to what they would like in production.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: I would tell him not to be afraid to try new and different things than he already has. News are always great engines for new sensations in a song ... also say that I'm here to be a partner not for just one song, but for any production! I would also say that percussion can make any listener have new points of attention when listening to any song at any time!

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I would take my Pandeiro only!

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been working with music for over 15 years producing content for theater, video, bands, artists and advertising campaigns. In this way I made many partners and discovered many possibilities among many other things. As I like radio a lot, I am now very interested in the universe of podcasts and content production and today I seek to balance these activities to create new ways for my music to be young, creative and productive!

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I am not a virtuous musician, I prefer to go on a more creative path with less elements and with timbres worked for each song in its different parts.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: 418/5000 With Billy Martin and Cyro Baptista. The best and most sensitive professionals of the rhythm I could see! Besides them, it would be a dream to work with Neko Case, America's most amazing songwriter. Apart from these icons, it would be a dream to work with my masters Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethania and Jorge Ben. Why? They have a lot of energy in their music, sensitivity and take listeners to travel on their songs!

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Listen carefully to the song, understand the lyrics and always be careful with the recording levels!

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

  32. A: Pop, Funk, Disco, MPB, Latin and electronic music.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Creativity and sensitivity in timbres

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

  36. A: Flavor, swing and color!

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

  38. A: First, I read all the information my client writes and listen carefully to 1,2,3,4 ... 5 times the song! Then I play my instruments already experimenting with things I would like to do in the song to get the flavor of it ready in my mind! With that already solved I go to action! whether on Ableton Live, Maschine, Logic or Pro Tools I always think about music, its swing and how listeners can better receive the elements that I can contribute you know? It is always a process of attention, concentration and lots of fun!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a lot of handmade percussion instruments and others of the first line like LP, Remo, Meinl, besides I have my Vintage LP congas that I love to put in all productions! As I work with different Daws like Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Logic Pro X I always think about which one fits the job. In addition, when I need synths and electronic beats I use my Maschines to have precise beats with handpicked timbres.

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

  42. A: I record percussions, program drums, mix and sound design, always looking for original sounds that I may or may not process to have a very particular and creative sound.

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

  44. A: Billy Martin, Accurate Beats, Paulinho da Costa, Nana Vasconcelos, Airto Moreira and Cyro Baptista.


GenresSounds Like
  • Rodrigo Alarcon
  • Casca Instrumental
  • O Mangue
Gear Highlights
  • Maschine MK3
  • Maschine Jam
  • Latin Percussion
  • Meil
  • Remo
  • Instituto Tambor
  • Cooperman Frame Drums
  • Ag Percussion
  • Timbra
  • Artesanal Instruments
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  • Listen all my songs in Spotify!Feb 02, 2021


  • New Release C'est JoliJul 15, 2020

    75/5000On July 24 my single C'est Joli will be released on streaming services.
    Click on the link below to pre save the date!