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 home studio.

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

You get 12 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 AA; HH; AAX; Artisan
Drumheads - Remo
Mics - Sennheiser, Shure, Audix and Sontronics
Interface - Motu

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69 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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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

  5. Review by Triscuit D.
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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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!"

  8. Review by Joshua Y.
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    Hugo is the man period. Awesome work. I will be requesting his assistance again in the future.

  9. 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

  10. Review by Dalton m.
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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.

  11. Review by Triscuit D.
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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!

  12. 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

  13. Review by Dalton m.
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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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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!

  18. Review by Shane L.
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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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. Review by Nan L.
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    Hugo is the best drummer! He surprised you every time!

  22. 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

  23. Review by Shane L.
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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!!!

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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 !!!)

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

  28. 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

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

  30. 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

  31. Review by Shehzad B.
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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.

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

  33. Review by Shane L.
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    Smashed it in 1 take! God Damn Electric!

  34. Review by Miah
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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!

  35. 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!

  36. Review by Shane L.
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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.

  37. Review by Nassim D.
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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.

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

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

  40. Review by Shane L.
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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!

  41. Review by Shehzad B.
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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.

  42. 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 :)

  43. Review by Shane L.
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    Hugo strikes again with beats hand delivered by Satan himself!

  44. Review by Shehzad B.
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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!

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

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

  47. Review by Shane L.
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    What a Beast! This guy can do anything!

  48. Review by Scott B.
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    Hugo is a top notch drummer and always does an amazing job!

  49. Review by Shehzad B.
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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.

  50. 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

  51. Review by Shane L.
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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.

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

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

  54. Review by Shehzad B.
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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.

  55. 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 ;)

  56. 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!

  57. Review by Scott B.
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    Hugo is an incredible drummer who has fantastic timing and skill!

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

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

  60. 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.

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

  62. 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

  63. 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!

  64. 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.

  65. Review by Nan L.
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    Very professional and talented drummer! Very easy to communicate! Highly recommended!

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

  67. 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.

  68. Review by Dalton m.
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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. :)

  69. 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 a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Both because each has its strengths.

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

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

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

  14. A: Freedom and creativity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. 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.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Hummm... consistency I think.

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

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

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

  36. 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.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

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

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

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

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* Revisions - unlimited * Delivery - 5 days (maybe less) * Songs over 6-7 min may have additional costs

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  • Sonor Drums
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Remo Drumheads
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  • Motu
  • Shure
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