Bruno Buarque

Drums/Percs/Mix/Production

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I am a professional Brazilian Drummer / Percussionist /Producer and Mixer based in Sao Paulo Brazil. I own a Recording / Mixing Studio where I produced / recorded over 150 records and mixed about 40 records so far. Analog and Digital I have no fear to drive equipment over the top and no rules for what can be done.

Can provide a wide array of audio services but specialties are remote drum/percussion recording and mixing.

I have an extensive international carrier that includes playing in over 21 countries and at festivals such as Coachella (US), Montreal jazz Festival ( CA ), Roskilde ( DEN ), Womad ( UK ) and many many more.

Also have a big research in brazilian rhythms and percussion, with an enormous collection of instruments.

Use a hybrid setup for mixing that includes a Midas Venice F32, Antelope Orion 32 +, Neve, Distressor, DBX, Purple, RNC, API 2500, and many other hardware compressors, and hardware effects such as Roland Space Echo, Moog Delay, Custom Tube Spring Reverb, Delta Labs Effectron, Line 6 Echo Pro, and many more.

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20 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Michael M.
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    Bruno great to work with - creative and responsive!

  2. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    bruno is great drummer and gets what i need from the song. also sends a few options to play with in post production. really fun to work with him.

  3. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    bruno is great. nice guy and easy to work with and a really great drummer

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    another great track from bruno!

  5. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    great drums, easy to work with.. hi five!

  6. Review by Ralph '.
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    Excellent job. Excellent professionalism. Had loads of fun

  7. Review by gary h.
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    Bruno is a true professional. I gave him a little idea for the song and he gave me back a big production. He works with a quick turnaround and even added some revisions at my request. He plays with great feel and I can tell he really listened to the song to provide exactly what was needed. He sent me great sounding individual tracks as soon as he finished. I would definetly suggest him to anyone looking for a wide array of sound creation. Thanks Bruno!

  8. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    Bruno does a really nice job. He picked up on what I was trying to do and then gave me a few options to consider.

  9. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    Bruno helped me take my idea and make it come to life. good due and good skills.

  10. Review by Prince T.
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    Bruno did a great job on my track and was very patient and professional with my unique request. He my go to guy for percussion.

  11. Review by Yvonne C.
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    Such a pleasure to work with Bruno. Heʻs versatile, responsive, and creative...will look forward to more. All around positive. Appreciated the kindness too!

  12. Review by Israel R.
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    Bruno was great to work with, communicate with and was willing to make changes to match what I was looking for!

  13. Review by Alexandre L.
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    On our second job Bruno provided once again an awesome performance and high quality tracks. Excellent job, I certainly recommend his services to others.

  14. Review by Alexandre L.
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    I had a great experience working with Bruno. Awesome drummer, good communication and a special attention to details. His performance was a valuable contribution to my project, he delivered excellent work and service. Highly recommended.

  15. Review by lee eun jung
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    I opened the file and was amazed. Because of the many tracks you sent me.Thanks to you, great music seems to be completed.

    Thank you so much.

  16. Review by Ivanbatucada
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    Bruno is one of the great music professionals in Brazil today. Creative, talented and humorous. A great friend and very competent!

  17. Review by Marcelo Effori
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    A pro drummer, percussionist, audio engineer, and music producer, with plenty of vintages and analog toys to make your music sound better.

  18. Review by Gustavo Lenza
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    Bruno is one of the most required drummer in São Paulo, Brazil. Excelent drummer, producer, beat maker, sund engineer and his studio is a play land full of vintage keyboards, drums, percussion and analog effects. Excelent place to record and mixing great music!

  19. Review by Fabio Pinczowski
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    Bruno is an awesome drummer and percussionist.
    Is always wonderful to work with him as he can translate to the drums what the artist is willing for. Not to forget his great skills with programming with a colourful palette of sound.
    Would recommend a lot!

  20. Review by Pedro Serapicos
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    Bruno is a world class drummer and record producer, with tons of experience and equipped to do all sorts of work. Highly recommended for all kinds of music!

Interview with Bruno Buarque

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

  2. A: Listen to your heart

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

  4. A: Reggae, Afrobeat, Funk, Pop, Rock

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Versatilty and technical excellence

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

  8. A: Emotion

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

  10. A: Listen to lyrics and audio, artist view and references , then compose a rhymic structure to better serve it.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Large Drumset collection ( DW, Ludwig Vistalite, Odey Master Series, Slingeland Radion King), Extra large collection of brazilian and world percussions, Logic Pro 9 and X, Pro Tools 10 and 11 Midas Venice F32, API 2500 on mixbuss, Distressors, Purple, RNC, DBX 160, DBX 560A, and other compressors. APIs, Neves, AEAs, Ampex and TL Audio Preamps Coles 4038s, 57s, 58s, 421s, 441s, 52, RE 20, CV-12, CV-14, Dynaudio BM6a and Sub, Neumann KH-120A Monitors Space Echo, Copycat, Echo Pro, Moog Delay, Spring Reverb, and many more analog effects Basses, Guitars, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet D6, Moog Realist MG-1, Arp Solina Strings MPC 1000, MPC Live, Roland SPD-SX

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

  14. A: Heart driven music. Money as consequence always

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

  16. A: Produce an mix and album top to bottom, while recording all the drums and percussions on it. Remotely record drums. Mix other peoples music

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Gear Highlights
  • Midas Venice F32
  • Orion 32 +
  • Vintage Roland Space Echo
  • 5 drumsets including 1973 Ludwig Vistalites
  • 1956 Slingerland Radio King
  • Distressors
  • API 2500
  • extense list of analog compressors
  • delays
  • drums and microphones
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