Daniel Abanico

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I combine professional drumming and my technical abilities as an engineer to produce a unique drum performance tailored to your needs!

Hey there!

My name is Daniel, i combine professional musicianship with my expertise as a gratuated audio engineer to craft a unique sound:

Passionate and authentic drum recordings with attention to detail.

I also offer programmed drums with a realistic approach and feel to them.

With way over 100 performed live gigs, several EPs and two full length albums with various bands and 13+ years of experience i cultivated an understanding of what it comes down to when arranging a performance that translates to the listener. Also my studies, to reach a professional level as drummer and teacher, made me reach out into all kinds of genres as well.

I am all for hand made original work!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  1. Review by CY Cho
    by CY Cho

    Nice drummer and a nice audio engineer together. His working style is very subtle and accurate. Maybe sometimes a little bit too strict :P The most important point why I like his mix is he knows how to sound the drum on a mix which I think is more than important because all musics are concerned with beats. Very recommendable!!

Interview with Daniel Abanico

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

  2. A: My bands ep and album. They improved my skill set a lot and showed me how to structure and cuiltivate a workflow.

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

  4. A: I am working on my own projects!

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

  6. A: Yes! Chanyang Cho is his name and he is an excellent audio engineer!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both! I think there's a place for everything. At last the listener decides if the product is worth it or not.

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

  10. A: My work is 100% hand made and authentic. I compose, record, edit and mix everything that i play

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

  12. A: What can't you like about collabing to create music? :)

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

  14. A: "Can you also edit and mix my drums that i have already recorded?" Yes i am able to do that as well. Just let me know what you are going for.

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

  16. A: I am indeed trained professionally in both drumming and audio engineering.

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

  18. A: Things you should/can provide: - Info about Tempo and Arrangement - Reference Tracks - Should it sound clear and crisp or more warm and earthy? - Style? Simple, busy, balanced or "do your thing"? - Feel? On the grid or maybe laid back? - Different Sounds for every Song? - Do you want additional sound flavors like percussion added?

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

  20. A: Ideally have a vision of what you are going for, communication is key! Need ideas? Let me compose the drum parts!

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

  22. A: if we talk drums then i would take good cymbals first because you can more easily manipualte drum shells.

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

  24. A: I began drumming back in 2008, got a band for about 10 years and focused my studies on drumming and audio engineering.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Dynamic, clairaudient and meaningful.

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

  28. A: I would like to work with one major artist like ONE OK ROCK.

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

  30. A: Less is more. Get the sound at the source!

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

  32. A: My roots stem from heavier and darker styles of music but through my work as a teacher and session musician i work in many genres.

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

  34. A: Authentic and realistic drumming that will translate with your track. I give my utmost attention to my craft to create something that's valuable to the artist and the listener.

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

  36. A: At first i like to get to know what the track i am working on is about and what kind of aesthetic it needs technically as well as artistically. I then compose and record ideas with that knowledge to send out to my client.

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

  38. A: To name a few in no particular order: Nate Smith, Dan Mayo, Dave Elitch, Mark Guiliana, Abe Cunningham

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

  40. A: Session work as a drummer and audio production.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: https://www.danielabanico.de/gear

Daniel Abanico Reel

I was the Drummer and Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

One revisions included for live drums, two for programmed drums.
Additional revisions can be ordered.

Turn-around time usually four work days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Russian Circles
  • The New Regime
Gear Highlights
  • www.danielabanico.de/gear
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