Rafael Ruiz

Neo Soul Session Drummer

Rafael Ruiz on SoundBetter

Hey! Trust me your drum recordings for any kind of Neo Soul, R&B and Soul songs (I also do pop, reggae, rock and funk). Plus any audio engineering tasks (I'm also a qualified audio engineer): editing, mixing, mastering, restoration... I will deliver on time with great quality and will do up to 2 revisions of the song.

I use hybrid approach that includes my Roland electronic kit triggering Addictive Drums 2 (the best software for Drum Samples) and an OH (overhead mic) for real Hi-Hat and Cymbals (Ride, Crashes, Splash)
The MIDI recording allows infinite possibilities (quantization, groove, humanization...), and I will deliver the MIDI file/track, the audio OH track and both tracks (Full Drums) mixed dry and wet (with effects).

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Rafael Ruiz

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

  2. A: Try to compress your Room/Ambience mics

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

  4. A: I love all kinds of music, but specially 80's pop music. I am fluent in soul, reggae and rock as well.

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

  6. A: I always learn a lot from other musicians in the band, specially bass players. My production heroes are guys like Phil Brown, Gil Norton

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

  8. A: I record drum tracks & make custom beats and loops for any kind of production.

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GenresSounds Like
  • China Crisis
  • Simple Minds
  • The Waterboys
Gear Highlights
  • Roland TD17 KV
  • Focusrite Scarlett Pro
  • Shure KSM32
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SoundBetter Deal

2 drum tracks x 1