Alex Hoeffken

Creative Grooves&Great Sounds

12 Reviews (11 Verified)
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Recording top sounding drums and innovative sounds for your song tracked in a huge sounding room. I'll find the right groove to your song.

I am a session drummer & sound designer, and I want to help you make an amazing record. I deliver high-quality drum tracks, percussion add ons, unique sounds and programming to bring your music to life.

I have been discovering unique drumsounds for a long time now, and I have been fortunate enough to call my passion my career. I love finding just the right sound and groove and capturing the best take for the song. In my studio I search for the best sound for your song. Mostly I focus on pop and hip-hop records and record drum tracks at my facility in Berlin, Germany. It's a big room, acoustically treated and features API and Neve style preamps and industry standard microphones.

Hit me up for details and let's start making music!

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12 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ari I.

    Alex is top quality. Good sounds and understanding, everything delivered with ease. Recommended.

  2. Review by Will H.

    From the moment I reached out Alex he was an absolute professional. He had extremely clear communication, made me feel like a valued artist, and played excellent pro drums! He understood the exact sound I was looking for and delivered high quality recordings to me in a very reasonably short amount of time. In addition to being a great drummer, Alex, also has some amazing ears for tone and the drums and gear to support his vision. I would definitely work with him again. Thanks Alex!

  3. Review by Drew N.

    Really creative player. Loved the percussion work he did in addition to the live kit. Great sound.

  4. Review by Mark G.

    Alex was great to work with - vey patient, creative, and great drum tones. He came up with sounds and rhythms I wouldn't have thought of.

  5. Review by Tom R.

    Makes my music better every single time. Alex is the best!

  6. Review by Tom R.

    Alex not only kills it as an artist, but goes above and beyond as a professional. He understands exactly what the client wants and delivers exactly that! Nothing but positive things to say about him and his work.

  7. Review by Tom R.

    Communicative, fast, and excellent final product. Would highly recommend working with Alex.

  8. Review by Israel M.

    High quality drums from a great player! Super fast turnaround. Thanks Alex! See you soon for another track.

  9. Review by Hendrik Sieber
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    Alex is not only one of the most professional and creative drummers, but also one of the nicest human beings I know.
    He is a relentless worker, especially when it comes to record his vision and sound.
    I worked with him on multiple occasions and always loved his ability to play with the right feel, tone and support for the music. Huge recommendation!

  10. Review by Marcelo C.

    Alex was fantastisc, very professional and patient! I totattly recomend!

  11. Review by Klavus

    Very professional and trustworth person. Like to work with him again.

  12. Review by Kim P.

    Alex was a joy to work with. He delivered great results and in a timely manner. Would hire him again any day! :)

Interview with Alex Hoeffken

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

  2. A: I love to be creative and capture the best performance.

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

  4. A: When do you need the tracks? Which vibe and sounds do you have in mind?

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: I'm heavily influenced by great groove drummers like Steve Jordan, Steve Gadd etc. I focus primarily on feel, groove, and energy. Drumsound is VERY important to me and I try to achieve the best sound for the song by choosing from a wide variety of drums, percussion, weird sounds etc. I also run things through guitar pedals to deliver a unique sound.

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

  8. A: I get a demo song and ask the client about what they want to add to the song. I make suggestions for grooves, sounds and patterns or simply replace the programming.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I use Logic Pro X in Combination with Universal Audio Apollo (Quad & 16) and several Heritage Audio, API, Avedis Audio, Universal Audio and other preamps im combination with Neumann, Coles, AKG, Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic Mics to capture the perfect sound.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: A great mix of both is the best way.

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

  14. A: You'll get great sounding tracks and a musical approach.

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

  16. A: Pop, Hip Hop, Soul and some Rock.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: A solid groove and creative sounds.

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

  20. A: Unique drum sounds, a lively energy and creative input.

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

  22. A: Most of the time I replace programmed drumming with live drums, programm a beat and add percussion to it or to a drum track I did.

Alex Hoeffken Drum Reel

I was the Drummer & Percussionist in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Steve Jordan
  • Matt Chamberlain
  • Aaron Sterling
Gear Highlights
  • Ludwig Drums
  • Slingerland Drums
  • UAD Interfaces
  • Heritage Audio 1073jr Preamps
  • Avedis MA5 Preamps
  • Coles 4038
  • Neumann Mics
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Cascade Ribbon Mics
  • AKG C451
  • AKG C414
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  • PLATINUM RECORD - Namika "Je ne parle pas français"Apr 05, 2019

    German artist Namika's single "Je ne parle pas français" went Platinum in Germany. I recorded drums, percussion and sounds for the production team BEATGEES again. So grateful to be part of the success.

  • GOLD RECORD - Alice Merton "Lash Out"Apr 05, 2019

    Alice Merton's Single "Lash Out" went Gold in Italy. I played and recorded the drums in my studio on the production of Nico Rebscher.