Hugo Ribeiro

Kick-Ass Multi-Track Drums!!!

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With over 20 years of drumming experience and a full-time studio drummer, I have recorded hundreds of drum tracks for artists around the world from my studio with credits: Moonspell, Godvlad, Fate's Frontier, Kandia, Armortura, Desolate Plains, Dimitri Toonen, Eternal Solstice, and many more...

I specialise in Pop, Rock, Metal and Prog. I also record Blues and Country. I like to be as versatile as I can.

You get up to 16 raw drum tracks(Kick, snare, HiHat, Room, etc…) in WAV 48KHz(or 44.1) 24bit format and UNLIMITED revisions until the drums are completely to your liking.

Equipment:
Drums - Sonor Select Force Maple
Cymbals - Sabian AAX; Vault; XSR
Drumheads - Remo
Mics - Sennheiser, Shure, Audix, Oktava and Sontronics
Interface - Motu

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

242 Reviews - 36 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Manache Mihaly
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    veru glad with his work , he is very awsome , very good drumming skills and he work really fast ....thank you Hugo

  2. Review by Eric
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    This was my 2nd time working with Hugo and won't be my last by far! Great drummer, fast turnaround, and very professional! Can't wait to work together again!

  3. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo must have a Tesla battery tucked away Iron Man style, because he is a MACHINE in the best way possible. Need groove? Got it. Need epic metal drums? Of course. Go go Hugo!

  4. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    THE GOAT!

  5. Review by Daniel F.
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    I was recommended Hugo by a friend and client of mine while looking for a drummer who’d be capable of tracking progressive rock tracks, and Hugo absolutely blew me away. I was shocked by how accurately he recreated what I wrote for him, and not only that, but he improved it. His kit also sounds phenomenal, especially the snare. Can’t recommend him enough!

  6. Review by Max Scialdone
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    Hugo is the best! I have hired him many times and hope to continue to do so!

  7. Review by Nan Li
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    What a drummer! Incredible technique and great understanding of music! Can't wait for more!

  8. Review by Max Scialdone
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    Killin it! As always!

  9. Review by César M.
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    Hugo nailed it on the first take. Super profesional, powerful drumming, great sound and really fast delivery. 100% recommended.

  10. Review by Cristian
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    He always delivers professional work. He is able to accomodate video production and recordings as well. Top notch musician highly recommended.

  11. Review by Max Scialdone
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    This dude is excellent! Be sure to hire him for your next project!

  12. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    simply the best!

  13. Review by Nenad D.
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    Hugo is a world class-musician, creative, professional and easy to work with. He got the feel of the song and nailed it! Five stars and warm recommendation!

  14. Review by Eric S.
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    Great working with Hugo again! Tight playing, high quality drum track results as always...

  15. Review by Oliver M.
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    If you are into Rock and want to lift your production to another level, you have to work with Hugo. His drumming is top notch.
    Perfect feel, perfect groove and last, but not least the audio files makes it easy for you, to mix great sounding drums.

  16. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo takes my songs to the next level...EVERY TIME

  17. Review by John D.
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    Absolute professional, excellent at his craft and a pleasure to work with. Can't wait to work with him again!

  18. Review by Eric S.
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    Another great performance from Hugo! Solid, in the pocket, creative, always a great experience!

  19. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    🐐

  20. Review by Nick Schwartz
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    Hugo is a phenomenal drummer and a professional. He is very good with communication and applying feedback. Always super happy with my results, and looking forward to the next song! Thank you Hugo!

  21. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    The GOAT

  22. Review by Dmitry Iyudin
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    Second time working with Hugo - another set of astounding drum tracks that required no changes. FIVE ROCKING STARS!!

  23. Review by Max Scialdone
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    This Mofo plays his ass off and sounds excellent! Definitely worth hiring!!!

  24. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    EXCELLENT

  25. Review by Daver B.
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    Hugo is an awesome musician and as professional as one can find. He is a killer drummer with a profound sense of musicality. Besides that he’s a very humble down to Earth guy. Absolutely loved working with him, having his musicianship on my songs and his heart and mindset on my album. Cheers

  26. Review by Eric S.
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    Another brilliant drum composition by Hugo!!! He never disappoints and cannot say enough about how great it has been to work with him.

  27. Review by Max Scialdone
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    Awesome awesome! Great player and great to work with! Would definitely work with him again! You should too!

  28. Review by Zeta S.
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    Hugo was really easy going. I asked for four to floor dance/pop drums and he executed them perfectly. Five out of five stars for sure.

  29. Review by Pete
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    Another perfect tracks played by the one and only Hugo, THX more to come soon.

  30. Review by Oliver M.
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    Like always, Hugo did an outstanding job.
    So happy with the drums.
    Hugo lifts your song to the next level

  31. Review by Eric
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    Absolutely love working with Hugo, he brings exceptional experience, produces great results, and fantastic at bringing your recommendations to life!

  32. Review by Rich S.
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    The best metal drummer on sound better!! I will continue to use Hugo and his talent for many years to come!

  33. Review by Autofunix
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    Another one in the books with a real pro!

  34. Review by David M.
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    Hugo is an amazing drummer! He gets the feel for a song and takes it to a higher level. I am so impressed!

  35. Review by Josh
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    I go to Hugo for because I know that I will be getting some awesome sounding drums!

  36. Review by Daver B.
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    Perfection, consistency, precision and power.

  37. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Excellent as always!

  38. Review by Dmitry Iyudin
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    Hugo is not just a musician, he's a magician, with an impeccable sense of timing and control. He took my songs - my drum-machined automatons - and gave them life and personalities. I couldn't be happier with the results.

  39. Review by Danny P.
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    I used Hugo for my latest black metal album. I have absolutely nothing negative to say. He got the drums just right, first time, every time for me. Highly recommend to everyone!

  40. Review by Danny P.
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    Hugo did a fantastic job yet again. The best session drummer you'll find!

  41. Review by Eric
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    Love working with Hugo! Always pro quality, tight playing, and brings out the best in the songs.

  42. Review by Danny P.
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    Hugo did an amazing job as usual. He followed my guide drums but is also able to suggest his own small changes to the drum patterns so that they are a better fit for the music.

  43. Review by Danny P.
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    Fourth time working with Hugo and I'm really happy with the results again. High quality drum recordings, drum patterns that fit the music perfectly, and delivered in a fast and timely manner. Highly recommended!

  44. Review by Danny P.
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    Consistently produces amazing sounding drums that are a perfect match for the songs provided!

  45. Review by Miah - MettleWings
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    Third time working with Hugo. Sent him my guitar tracks with a simple vocal melody and some really boring, old drum machine loops. He turned it into an EPIC! He made it dynamic and exciting. Something I will be honored to release on my next single. When people ask about the jaw-dropping drum track on my singles, I always refer them to Hugo. I consider myself so lucky to be able to work with Hugo. He is a world-class musician and his work and dedication to your project will show that.

  46. Review by Danny P.
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    Easy to work with and the stereo mix provided is of a high quality too.

  47. Review by The Chalkeaters
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    Hugo did perfect for our song.
    The played it just like we wanted it to be played.
    Also very nice communication! The sound of his drums is very good!

  48. Review by David M.
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    Hugo was the perfect drummer for this project! I needed a classic metal swing style like Cozy Powell or Ian Paice, and Hugo delivered first take!

    Excellent fills and sense of the song. Worked fast and very efficient. Very friendly and easy to work with. A pleasure. Highly recommended!

  49. Review by Danny P.
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    Great communication and delivered exactly what I wanted. Recordings are all high quality and recorded to a professional standard. Highly recommended!

  50. Review by Harry McKenzie
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    Excellent drummer, would definitely use Hugo again

  51. Review by Autofunix
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    Total pro. Nailed it! Fast and professional service.

  52. Review by Eric
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    It is always a pleasure to work with Hugo. The quality of his playing is top notch and I am always excited to hear what he comes up with.

  53. Review by Eric
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    Hugo's drum playing is pro! He is very thorough, consistent, and always knows what to play to accent my style of writing for achieving the best overall outcome.

  54. Review by Jonny
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    A real pro. Nice to work with. Works fast, and gets the job done🤘👍👍

  55. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a DRUM MASTER

  56. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Top tier drumming and recording talent!

  57. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    5 star every time!

  58. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is what I would consider a MasterClass drummer - you can give him something simple or something complex - something super tight or super messy - and he always delivers PRO level drums every time every style.

  59. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo's drums sound like a SUPERNOVA!

  60. Review by Robert A
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    Superb first class drummer and a great guy! Second time working with Hugo, he is an ace.

  61. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a STAR! Check out what we've been up to by searching Fates Frontier on your streaming service of choice. Email SoundWestStudios@gmail.com if you want to license anything!

  62. Review by Mason Storm
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    He did it again. If you're looking for a drummer that is technically OUTSTANDING and gives you those crazy patterns, look no further! Plus super nice to work with.

  63. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    TOP TIER TALENT

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    Top tier talent! Check out what weve been doing by searching for Fate's Frontier on Spotify or Apple Music!

  65. Review by Mason Storm
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    Awesome drummer, delivered some awesome tracks that are technically A+. Hugo is also great in communication, he will get the job done!

  66. Review by Eric
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    Hugo does not disappoint! I can always count on him to kill it. Always takes it to the next level, a pro, and great to work with.

  67. Review by Nick Schwartz
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    Hugo is so great to work with... very timely and does a killer job.

  68. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    People are strange...but Hugo's drumming is always on the money!

  69. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a BOSS on drums!

  70. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Check us out by searching Fate's Frontier!

  71. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Keep an ear out on your radio waves for Hugo and Fate’s Frontier !

  72. Review by Christos Dantis
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    A Kick-Ass Drummer indeed!

  73. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    TOP TIER TALENT RIGHT HERE

  74. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    The best.

  75. Review by Sohail A.
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    What an absolute pro drummer. Always 5 star

  76. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Epic performances every time. I can give Hugo clear instructions or let him go on his own, either way I always get an AWESOME result!

  77. Review by Rich S.
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    Hugo is a complete pro. Outstanding drummer ans a great guy to work with. Always knocks it out of the park!

  78. Review by Oliver M.
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    Again, Hugo delivered a great performance.
    This song starts with a tricky fill and a lot of energy, but Hugo really nailed it.
    If you are into Rock Music, you can´t find any better drummer than him.

  79. Review by Oliver M.
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    What can I say? Again, Hugo did an outstanding job.
    Awesome drumming and a perfect sound, makes this tune easy to mix.
    And thanks that it don´t sound like Simon & Garfunkel ;-)

  80. Review by Rich S.
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    Outstanding player, great service! Hugo is a true professional!

  81. Review by Tim
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    Hugo's performance, communication and organization of stems was fantastic! He followed up with questions regarding timing and structure of the tune. The process of working with Hugo and SB is exactly what you should be looking for with session work. Not a single complaint and I'm excited to do more tracks!

  82. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Merry Christmas!!

  83. Review by Oliver M.
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    Awesome work.
    For me, drums allways take a huge place In my songs.
    So I was looking fo a drummer with that special attiude and found it in Hugo
    If you are looking for a top drummer, I can highly recommend Hugo

  84. Review by Eric
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    I have always had the luxury of playing with a great drummer so had pretty high standards when I came across Hugo. Well, he lived up to my expectations and more, he took a guitar concept and recorded drums for what you would expect from a great drummer, accenting where necessary, playing drum patterns that fit the different parts of your song, and has what I refer to as the mind for music. Very pleased overall and would definitely consider again.

  85. Review by Jesse J.
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    Hugo is the real deal. Quick turnaround, good communication and smokin' drum tracks!

  86. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Excellent drumming every time! Search for Fate’s Frontier on Spotify or Apple Music to hear what we’ve been up to!

  87. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    GREAT DRUMS OF FIRE!!

  88. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Top tier talent and recording, and he DOESN'T make you pay extra for Guac. Checkmate, Chipotle

  89. Review by Robert A
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    Hugo is the ultimate drummer! He is top tier, plus he is very friendly and easy to work with. Made my song sound much better, highly recommended!

  90. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is the DRUM MASTER!

  91. Review by Torfinn Sirnes
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    Hugo is nothing but en extremely skilled and versatile drummer and a gentleman. I gave him another real challenge in a song with many different metal styles and he nailed it to perfection. The communcation is always ecxellent and the files sound great and are very tidy organized. Great drummer! Great guy!

  92. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    TOP TIER TALENT!!

  93. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is the best metal drummer on this website, Portugal and MAYBE THE WORLD!!!

  94. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Excellent drums from Hugo as usual! No matter what style, he always goes above and beyond

  95. Review by Joel Brandon
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    Hugo is super talented and delivered a great recording!

  96. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Excellent drums from Hugo EVERY TIME!

  97. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Excellent performance and recording from Hugo as usual!

  98. Review by Igor K.
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    Hugo is really the first and only guy i will contact when i need drums for my songs. He is so professional, marvelous drummer, with such a great feeling for songs, he just takes your song to a whole new level! He is also such a great human being, so polite and down to earth and it is really a pleasure to work with him. You won't find a better drummer for your project!

  99. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is top notch talent in performing, recording and composition. Highly highly recommended!! Search for Fate’s frontier on Spotify to hear what we’ve been up to!

  100. Review by Jesse J.
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    Banging drum track once again! Excellent grooves played exactly as we wanted. Can recommend!

  101. Review by Torfinn Sirnes
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    We worked with Hugo Ribeiro on several tracks on our album project now and he is nothing but extremely professional, creative and reliable. This time he played a classic European power metal song and the drumming has so much quality: fast paced, groovy and great sounding. His tracks are also very well organized. Great guy! Great drummer! Use him if you have the chance to do so!

  102. Review by Miah - MettleWings
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    Excellence! Hugo delivered again. There is a reason he's in high demand and has so many returning clients! He ALWAYS delivers what you're looking for. This is the man for your next song!

  103. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a master of many styles, the latest tune we did together was a 7 minute prog rock/metal track and he did not miss a beat! highly recommended! search for Fate's Frontier to hear what we've been up to!

  104. Review by Torfinn Sirnes
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    I have worked with Hugo before and I must say it is an absolute honour to have him drumming on our songs! This time I threw at him a 13-minute long progressive metal song with twist and turns all over the place and it just sounds like a millon dollars. The song is part of a project where we pay tribute to different subgenres of heavy metal and he nailed them all to perfection! Groovy, technical, professional, versatile... I highly recommend him for any project you have in mind. Kudos!

  105. Review by Nick Schwartz
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    Hugo was fantastic. He established a timeline and stuck to it. Only needed one revision... if you have a good prompt for Hugo with what you're going for on the song, he'll give you what you want while adding a creative element that surprises you in a great way. Will definitely use Hugo again on more projects!

  106. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo, world class recording artist and drummer. no questions about it!!

  107. Review by Jesse J.
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    Exactly as promised and then some! Thanks man!

  108. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a drum master - rock, metal, pop, alternative...his playing always sounds great. Search for Fate's Frontier on Spotify to hear him in action!

  109. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Excellent creative and well performed drums from Hugo - as usual! Hear him in action by searching for Fate's Frontier on Spotify and Apple Music!

  110. Review by Zachary Lemon
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    Fast, professional, and extremely easy to work with!

  111. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Always a great experience with Hugo - he is a top tier talent with great recording and writing abilities!

  112. Review by Pete
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    There are drummers and drummers, but Hugo is one of a kind, he delivers always 200% of perfect ideas and sounds. This was song no. 10 ! You can trust him with closed eyes, Thanks Hugo my friend !10 stars!

  113. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is one of the hardest working musicians on Soundbetter and beyond!

  114. Review by Torfinn Sirnes
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    This was third time working with Hugo and once again I threw quite a challenging genre at him (speed metal. After only one day he got the song nailed perfectly, with raw energy, precision and thunderous emotion!

  115. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Simple or complex, short or long, Hugo always does a great job on his drumming!

  116. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    I asked Hugo to record Metallica-esque drums for a song I wrote, and he blew me away with his performance - it sounded like prime Lars playing (but way tighter ;) ) always happy with Hugo';s drums!

  117. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is top tier talent, be it on Soundbetter or the world of session musicians. Check him out in action by searching Fate's Frontier on Spotify and Apple music!

  118. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is TOP TIER talent, absolutely. Have no doubts hiring him. Check out Fate's Frontier on Spotify and Apple Music to hear him in action!

  119. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Top Tier Talent on both Soundbetter and worldwide session musicians! Check out Fate's Frontier on Spotify and Apple Music to hear what we've been up to!

  120. Review by Dimitri Toonen
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    Working with Hugo is amazing. He really listens to the songs and makes them just better with his performance. A real talent here. I'm really happy that I contacted Hugo to perform on 2 of my prog-rock tracks and definately want to work with him in the future.

  121. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is an excellent player, composer and recording engineer. Hire him! Search for Fate's Frontier to hear more of his playing!

  122. Review by Torfinn Sirnes
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    This is the second time I had Hugo play on of my tracks. This time I gave him a very diffent challenge and he sounds absolutely amazing! I got very focused and tight drum tracks with the righ, soundt energy and feel for the song. What a versatile drummer! The communication is also perfect all the way. Highly recommended!

  123. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    another excellent performance from my man Hugo!

  124. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    5 Stars....times a billion! Hear Hugo rocking the drums by searching for Fate's Frontier on Apple Music and Spotify!

  125. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    New drum tracks from Hugo are FIRE! Hear more of him in action by searching Fate's Frontier on Spotify or Apple Music!

  126. Review by Torfinn Sirnes
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    My experience working with Hugo was really great. He is downright professional, easy to communicate with and played exceptionally well on my old school death metal track. He understood exactly what the song needed and the delivered the tracks well ahead of time.

    A true musician and a gentleman. I sincerely recommend his services!

  127. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    I can always count on Hugo for EXCELLENT drums and composition!

  128. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    The one, the only, the master! Hugo on drums! Check out Fate's Frontier to hear more of his drumming in action ;)

  129. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a worldwide top tier talent. Absolutely!

  130. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Excellent drums and recording as always!

  131. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is the Pirate Rock king!

  132. Review by Cristian
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    An other brilliant performance! He can accommodate any request and changes with ease and speed. Great sounding drums and as always high accuracy and professional touch. Can't recommend enough.

  133. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    I can always count on Hugo for an excellent performance and recording!

  134. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is the Modern Metal Bonham ;)

  135. Review by Oli Lofthouse
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    Best drummer on the internet

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    Best drummer on the planet

  137. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is my go to guy!

  138. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    With Hugo around, who needs other drummers!?

  139. Review by Oli Lofthouse
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    Awesome I will always use you

  140. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    A great performance, every time. check out my other 30+ reviews if you're on the fence about hiring Hugo!

  141. Review by Dmitry S.
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    Doing the second track with Hugo. He's amazing. Strongly recommend.

  142. Review by Tyler A.
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    really gave me what I needed to get my track to the next level :) top notch stuff

  143. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    As usual, excellent drumming, composition and recording from Hugo. A lot of extremely technically talented drummers, in my experience, tend to overplay and show off, but Hugo strikes a great balance between playing for the song and keeping the parts interesting. I found the perfect drummer for my style, he just happens to be across an ocean :)

  144. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Always high quality drum tracks from Hugo!!

  145. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a “natural” in the sense that his drums feel right at home in any genre I’ve sent him - basic rock, progressive metal, ballads, you name it. He can play as complicated or as simple as you need - I personally leave most of those choices to him as he has excellent taste in parts and structure

  146. Review by Christos Dantis
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    Wow...
    What a Drummer,what a crazy feel!
    Hugo was very quick through the whole procedure and the result was superb.
    I will definitely work again with you dude, thanks a lot!
    Cheers

  147. Review by John Fisher
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    Working with Hugo is a very smooth and professional experience! He is very talented and delivers very high quality stems. I will continue to use Hugo as my main drummer for my mixes and I recommend him and his services to anyone.

  148. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo always does an excellent job on drum performance, composition and recording. Highly recommended!

  149. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a master drummer - sounding excellent in all genres. Fast metal. emotional rock ballads, punk rock, you name it.

  150. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is always full of musical surprises while always nailing it!

  151. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    As always, excellent work from Hugo!

  152. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Galloping or grooving, Hugo is your man!

  153. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Great drummer, writer and recording - Hugo is the full package!

  154. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    5 stars!

  155. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    another song that has exceed expectations!

  156. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    I never would have imagined I would find one of the world's premier drummers on this site, but that's exactly what Hugo is - professional and excellent!

  157. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo's new studio has made his already great recordings even better!

  158. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    11 STARS FOR HUGO!

  159. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Love Hugo’s playing and new studio!

  160. Review by Shane Laing
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    The only thing that could have made this experience any better is if we were in the studio in the early 90s with Bob Rock!

  161. Review by Cristian
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    Top-notch drummer, professional, talented, fast and highly skilled. Recommended

  162. Review by Martijn W.
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    I had so much fun working with Hugo, it's almost a pitty that this was my last song. True professional, and delivers exactly what he's selling: kick-ass multi-tracks drums.

  163. Review by Sohail A.
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    Hugo just delivered the final track of the record and looking back, I didn't think it was going to be easy to find the right drummer for the job. A lot was riding on him and he has done a spectacular job with it. One of the most top notch drummers I've worked with.

  164. Review by Dmitry S.
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    Awesome man, great drummer!

  165. Review by John Fisher
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    Hugo exceeded my expectations. The drum patterns were outstanding and the stems were very very clean and properly gain staged. I will be using Hugo for my future songs as an independent artist it is great to be able to obtain solid drum tracks.

  166. Review by Martijn W.
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    Very professional, high quality, delivers mostly within a week and tight as a whistle. 5 stars.

  167. Review by Martijn W.
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    What can i say that i haven't said before? :) Just hire the guy if you're looking for a solid rock/metal drummer.

  168. Review by Martijn W.
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    Second song i did with Hugo. He always tries to improve the parts you sent him and add a personal touch. And if you still want revisions he only needs very little direction to get you your bang for a buck (no pun intended). I worked with other drummers before, and it's very rare that someone exactly understands what you want with so little communication.

  169. Review by Martijn W.
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    5 out of 5. Hugo puts in the extra mile in his work. Very consistent, not afraid to suggest changes and an end result that's better than i hoped for or expected.

  170. Review by Pete
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    This song was more an AOR straight forward song and as always, Hugo delivers with his playing and ideas 1000%, Thx the next song is in progress my friend

  171. Review by Dustin Dean
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    Hugo has finished my second song out of three. What can I say, he did a fantastic job! This particular song was pretty complicated, but Hugo had no problem memorizing all the parts and performing them exactly to my liking. So far, I'm very impressed with what Hugo has delivered. Can't wait to hear what he comes up with for my next song!

  172. Review by Eric
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    Working with Hugo was as advertised but better! I received the tracks even faster than I expected with fantastic quality. I would recommend him to anyone and I look forward to working with him again in the future!

  173. Review by Pete
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    10 Stars there is nothing more to say, speechless, perfect feeling for the song, you did it again THX THX THX "Chapeau!"

  174. Review by Josh
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    Hugo is the man period. Awesome work. I will be requesting his assistance again in the future.

  175. Review by Pete
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    First time to do a ballad with Hugo, and...............as always he nailed it again and again, its a pleasure to work with him, uncomplicated professional Drummer and friend, THX Hugo

  176. Review by Dalton Mullins
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    This is the second time for us to hire Hugo to put drums on tracks. Just as before...He did an awesome job! I am usually pretty picky about what a drummer adds to our songs, but knowing Hugos ability and His performance choices, I told Him to do what felt natural to the song confident that He would feel it properly, and indeed He did. It only took one take for Him! Great guy and excellent drummer. He's your man! He certainly will be ours again and again.

  177. Review by Dustin Dean
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    Hugo is a highly skilled drummer and great person to work with. I gave him a fairly difficult song to learn on drums and he nailed it. He even added a few of his ideas to my song. Some of them I kept, and for the others I wanted revised, he had absolutely no problem accommodating me and did so in a timely manner. I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of my songs he’s currently working on!

  178. Review by Pete
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    Hugo delivers always state of the art Drumtracks, fast or slow songs he has the feeling and understanding of the song. I would not recommend him, (kidding) because than he will get too much jobs and there will be no time to record our songs !!!!!! You are the machine big THX

  179. Review by Dalton Mullins
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    Hugo is an awesome drummer and very easy to work with. The return time was quick and accurate! He knew exactly what the songs needed and played accordingly. We are VERY pleased with his performance. Huge thanks to Hugo for his professional work!

  180. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo's tagline "Kick Ass Multi Track Drums" is exactly what he delivers - every time! Hire him with confidence, he is a wizard at metal and rock drums.

  181. Review by Ivan A.
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    Hugo was a pleasure to work with! Completely professional and gave an outstanding performance. Able to lay down tracks with odd time signatures and a lot of changes. Would definitely work with him again.

  182. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a groove machine that always knows the right part to play!

  183. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is my go-to-guy for rock and metal drums, he is a wizard!

  184. Review by Shane Laing
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    Hugo can do it all! Amazing complex beats like many famous drummers but with additional subtle details that don't usually come from modern hard rock drummers! If you are looking for the best professionalism, quality of sound, brilliant drum compositions and all round grand service, you have found your man.

    Highly recommended!

  185. Review by Sohail A.
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    Its always a pleasure working with Hugo. An amazing drummer, very efficient and always gives it a 100%, never any quibbles on revisions focusing on what's needed for the song at all times.

  186. Review by Pete
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    Hugo has as always delivered massive Drums, he is the NO1 Drummer ! What starts as a project leads with his Drums to a great Album, he is not only someone he plays perfect Drums, I can now call him friend, THX Hugo

  187. Review by Nan Li
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    Hugo is the best drummer! He surprised you every time!

  188. Review by Pete
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    Fast as............ give always the song what he needs, perfect its a pleasure to work with him. There will be a lot more songs to do and no question Hugo is the man, Thx

  189. Review by Shane Laing
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    People argue that MIDI drum software is all you need these days. I agree MIDI Drums have their place for composition purposes. But.... With Drummers like Hugo out there with such style and brilliant human technique and studio quality sound, when it comes to bonefide recordings you can be proud of, Hugo you can trust. Brilliant work again! Track 9!!!

  190. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo always seems to know when to keep it simple and when to make it complex. That's rare to find in a musician of his talent, most of them want to show off all the time. Hugo finds the right balance of having impressive parts but ultimately serving the song. 5 Stars!

  191. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    You can throw pretty much anything at Hugo and he always excels. Excellent drummer, writing and overall dude!

  192. Review by Pete
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    What can I say?? Heart, Soul and passion in every beat, he delivers more than just Drumtracks, its the 3 song and he delivers and delivers, MATE you are the machine, THX, ( We have another 10 to go !!!)

  193. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Awesome drums yet again!

  194. Review by Pete
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    The 2nd song with Hugo, cant wait to do all the other tracks, perfect Rockdrummer with the feeling of playing whats perfect for the song. Thanks Hugo

  195. Review by Shane Laing
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    The final result, performance and ease of working with Hugo cannot be understated!

  196. Review by Pete
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    Hugo is a one of a kind drummer and created his part in perfect manner, fast and uncompliated. There is no question about who will play the full Album, THX HUGO

  197. Review by Shehzad Bhanji
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    Hogo is my favorite drummer. I had the pleasure of working with him on all of my album tracks. His recordings are perfect and full of creativity and spot on all the time. Highly recommended.

  198. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Excellent drums - recording quality, playing and feel!!

  199. Review by Shane Laing
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    Smashed it in 1 take! God Damn Electric!

  200. Review by Miah - MettleWings
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    Hugo is the man! I had an extremely fast and difficult arrangement that needed the flair and excitement of a pro on drums. Hugo absolutely delivered! He was up for a challenge, but he made it seem effortless! He added his own touch and skill to my song and made it feel more organic and original! I will definitely be utilizing Hugo's services for future projects! YOU SHOULD TOO!

  201. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo sets the standard for studio drummers. I never have to worry if my tracks will turn out good, they are always great!

  202. Review by Shane Laing
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    Hugo is always willing to work to any requirements I may have. This along with his spectacular service is why I continue to come back again and again.

  203. Review by saeboProd
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    When I listened to his portfolio I understood that he is the right guy for my track, and definitely, he has done a great job.
    I would love to work with him again.

    I would highly recommend him.

  204. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Great drummer with excellent timing and attention to detail!

  205. Review by Simon R.
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    Top notch drummer!! Will 'definitely' be working with Hugo again in the future - thoroughly recommend!!

  206. Review by Shane Laing
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    If I had have found Hugo as a teenager, we would have toured the world 5 times over by now! What a gun!

  207. Review by Shehzad Bhanji
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    Hugo is a dream to work with. Not only is he creative and professional, but also someone who loves what he does. Hugo played drums on my latest project and absolutely crushed it. He was willing to experiment and break some rules in the process. Hire him and see the Hugo magic on your track.

  208. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Another great job by Hugo - he always does great work. Total pro! I'd go into more detail but you can read my various other reviews :)

  209. Review by Shane Laing
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    Hugo strikes again with beats hand delivered by Satan himself!

  210. Review by Shehzad Bhanji
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    Hugo is a really a talented drummer who not only has a great sense of timing and groove but also is very quick to respond to requests. It's incredibly hard to find someone who is a true artist and a professional as well. Hugo is both!

  211. Review by noone
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    Hugo performs at a pro level each and every song. You won't find a more talented drummer!

  212. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo never disappoints! Hire with confidence!

  213. Review by Shane Laing
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    What a Beast! This guy can do anything!

  214. Review by noone
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    Hugo is a top notch drummer and always does an amazing job!

  215. Review by Shehzad Bhanji
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    Hugo, feels your track and makes it sound rich. He is extremely helpful and great to work with. This was my second track with him and I have already sent him my third. I would highly recommend Hugo.

  216. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    I sent Hugo a somewhat long and complex drum part and asked him to recreate it (but better) and he did exactly that. His attention to detail is top notch! very happy

  217. Review by Shane Laing
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    My second experience with Hugo. Another job well done. Hugos ability to interpret ideas makes him so easy to work with. Really enjoying working with him.

  218. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo nails it every time! Great playing, great feel, great drummer!

  219. Review by Sohail A.
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    Fantastic work and no surprises because Hugo's an absolute pro

  220. Review by Shehzad Bhanji
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    Hugo brought so much life to my songs and he gave the songs exactly what it needed! I found the drummer for my future songs.

  221. Review by Shane L.
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    Really great! Not only Hugos drumming but his ability to interpret ideas into reality. So important when trying to express your vision into text. Great Job! Very impressed! 12 Raw files for me to mix with is also on point ;)

  222. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Every drum track I've received from Hugo has one thing in common: they all sound like they could be on major national releases. Well composed, played and recorded. Another great experience. Cheers!

  223. Review by noone
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    Hugo is an incredible drummer who has fantastic timing and skill!

  224. Review by Nan Li
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    Another great drum track he just delivered. If you looking for a killer drum track he is the man!

  225. Review by Nan Li
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    Once again he delivered amazing drum track! The next project is started!

  226. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo once again delivered great sounding and well played drum tracks. He has a knack for great drum composition.

  227. Review by noone
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    Hugo is an awesome, professional drummer! He played exactly what the song needed to rise to an A level track!

  228. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Another great performance and set of tracks from Hugo! Love his style and he records his tracks well. Cheers

  229. Review by Igor K.
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    Hugo is a professional drummer, he did insane drum track for my metal song, without any guidelines, and it was insanely good, and it was done in a couple of days! Look no further, Hugo is the man!

  230. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Hugo is a great drummer with an excellent understanding of music and writing. He recently recorded a song for me, and I expected it to be good - it was even better! I gave him some guidelines/ideas for the track and he incorporated them, played with the guitar very well, and added his own flare without overdoing it. Very impressed and will work with him again.

  231. Review by Nan Li
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    Very professional and talented drummer! Very easy to communicate! Highly recommended!

  232. Review by Sohail A.
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    Once again absolute pro stuff from Hugo. 5 stars

  233. Review by Sohail A.
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    Hugo is a very tasteful drummer and extremely good at deciphering what you want out of your drum sound. Absolute pro.

  234. Review by Brad N.
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    Hugo is incredible! Will definitely work with him again!

  235. Review by John D.
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    Such an awesome dude and fantastic at his craft in every way. Can't wait to work more with Hugo in the future, pure gold!

  236. Review by vitoguitar
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    Long time trusted drummer and friend

  237. Review by Christos Dantis
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    Killer Drummer,worked again after a short time.
    Thank mate, take care!

  238. Review by David@MalwareSoundStudios
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    Great Drummer

  239. Review by Dustin Dean
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    Hugo finished tracking my last song and as always, he delivered an excellent performance. He has also been kind enough to post short video clips of him tracking the songs which has been very cool to watch.

    Thanks again for everything Hugo. I look forward to working with you again in the future!

  240. Review by Dustin Dean
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    Just had my last song tracked by Hugo. As expected, he nailed it. Whether it's fast paced double bass or a slow heavy groove, Hugo will deliver exactly to your liking. 5 stars out of 5. Thanks again, Hugo.

  241. Review by Dalton Mullins
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    Hugo was a pleasure to work with on the three tracks that we sent him. He played to the songs perfectly. His feel for what was needed was exactly what we were looking for. We are so grateful for finding him. Thanks Hugo for making us sound great. :)

  242. Review by Marcello
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    If you need killer and professional top of the line drum work, you can't get any better than Hugo!
    We have been working for quite some time in several productions and Hugo can basically play anything you throw at him with unmatched precision and technique.
    Don't think twice about hiring him!

Interview with Hugo Ribeiro

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

  2. A: Some drummers off the top of my head: Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Portnoy, Chad Smith, Thomas Haake, Bobby Jarzombek, Carter Beauford, Mike Mangini, Matt Sorum, Lars Ulrich, Tommy Lee, Vinnie Paul, and many others.

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

  4. A: Some people still think this profession is more of a hobby.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Drums - Sonor Select Force Maple, Yamaha Oak Custom Cymbals - Sabian AA; HH; AAX; Artisan Drumheads - Remo Mics - Sennheiser, Shure and Sontronics Interface - Motu

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

  8. A: Always track your song to a metronome/click.

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

  10. A: What's the bpm of the song? :)

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

  12. A: I have been playing drums and in bands for over 20 years. I've done high profile gigs and more "humble" gigs through the years. I've also been fortunate to open for some major international acts such as Nightwish, Helloween, Moonspell, Soilwork, Opeth, Paradise Lost, HIM, Gojira, Behemoth, The Haunted, Ramp, The Gift, Paulo Gonzo, Xutos & Pontapés.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I developed a Rock/Metal style with a strong progressive mentality.

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

  16. A: Anybody with talent, creativity and vision.

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

  18. A: Try to keep it real with triggering and sampling to a minimum. :)

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

  20. A: I get a lot of Rock and Metal requests but I have also done other genres such as Pop, Blues and Country.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Hummm... consistency I think.

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

  24. A: My main focus is to articulate what's best for your song while complimenting what you have in mind for it.

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

  26. A: This is how it usually works: My clients send me 2 versions of the same song in MP3 format because its much lighter to transfer than WAV/AIFF. One with programmed drums(if there are any) and one without the drums so I can record over the song without the programmed drums getting in the way. The programmed drums are usually for reference and are an idea of want the client wants and I go from there. Sometimes I'm given complete freedom to do what I think fits the song better and other times they want me to do more or less what they did with the programmed drums but at the same time put my ideas and feel here and there. Each case is different. After I record your song, I send you an mp3 with what I recorded for your approval so you can decide if you want anything changed or not. If all is ok with the song, I send you the full WAV files of the individual tracks after payment is received.

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

  28. A: I provide professional quality live drums for bands and artists.

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

  30. A: Desolate Plains - a project from Greece with the album "Practicing The Inner Arts" which came out in 2017. Armortura - a metal band from the UK with their self title album "Armortura" coming early 2018. I'm particularly proud of my drum work and the all the talented personnel involved on those albums.

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

  32. A: Yes: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/4573-marcello

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: Both because each has its strengths.

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

  36. A: I will do my best to accommodate your needs and the fulfill your vision of the song the best I can.

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

  38. A: Freedom and creativity.

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

  40. A: Can you send a Stereo Mix of the drums? I say, YES!

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GenresSounds Like
  • Pantera
  • Dream Theater
  • Meshuggah
Gear Highlights
  • Sonor Drums
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Remo Drumheads
  • Vater Drumsticks
  • Motu
  • Shure
  • Sennheiser
  • Audix
  • Sontronics
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