Daniel Torgal

Heavy Drums | Rock & Metal

25 Reviews (22 Verified)
Daniel Torgal on SoundBetter

Need some drum tracks for your songs? I can handle any task within the heavy music spectrum. From the slowest doom to the most schizophrenic death metal, I'm here for you. If fast double bass drum, blastbeats and brakes straight from hell are what you are looking for, hit me up!

Hi! I'm currently the drummer of The Voynich Code (Deathcore/Technical Death Metal) and have been working with a lot of great bands and artists throughout the years such as Enblood, Analepsy, Nephilim, Theriomorphic, The Darkest Fall, Desert Mammooth and many more!

I've been playing and working with lots of artists from different genres and backgrounds both live and in the studio for the last 10 years. Although I specialize in the heavy music scene, I have a degree in Jazz and Modern Music, which broad my musical horizons and helped me to develop my own style of playing.

The services I offer at SoundBetter as a drummer are composition, recording and editing.

In case you would rather go with programmed drums, I'll write the parts as I would play them (or even better) giving them a humane, dynamic and creative feel. Having a vast collection of some of the best drum libraries and samples, I'll provide you with killer professional stems that will fit your mixes like a glove.

I also provide editing, production, mixing and mastering services at the highest levels, all according to your needs and taste.

Looking forward to work with you! Let me know how can I help you!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

25 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kobe S.

    Super easy to work with and is always my go to for Drum MIDI

  2. Review by Morvia 8.

    Played drums to expectation and although I did not have a time requirement it was fulfilled within his time frame for the project to be completed or in other words dependable and responsible. He made it very easy to mix in the tracks setting identical track times-what a relief.

  3. Review by Kobe S.

    Daniel is always my go to for program drumming, really talented and super easy to work with

  4. Review by Brian K.

    This man is excellent!! Delivered exactly as promised, and produced a very cool and dynamic drum track for my metal song. Even the production quality was great, panning drums from left to right, plus gave me all the cool fills/ change ups and double bass I was looking for. Will def use him again!

  5. Review by Hagen W.

    Drums from hell. What a guy!

  6. Review by Kobe S.

    Daniel is my go to for drum midi, he really puts a lot of effort into his work

  7. Review by Hagen W.

    Love this guy!

  8. Review by Hagen W.

    Just the best!

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  10. Review by Hagen W.

    The best extreme metal drummer ever!

  11. Review by Kobe Stimson

    His drum midis sound awesome and is super easy to work with, look forward to working with him again.

  12. Review by Hagen W.

    Killer drums and producer! Thanks as always, Daniel!

  13. Review by Hagen W.

    Amazing experience working with Daniel. Highly recommended!

  14. Review by Ken G.
    by Ken G.

    I hired Daniel to transcribe live drums into midi/vdrums for our release. Excellent work. He's going to become an integral part of our workflow.

  15. Review by Ken G.
    by Ken G.

    Daniel continues to deliver the goods on all fronts including communication and quality of work. This is why I've hired him more than anyone else on soundbetter!

  16. Review by Ken G.
    by Ken G.

    I've worked with Daniel a few times now and he continues to deliver the goods. Sending him more work as I type this review!

  17. Review by Jared J.

    The best drummer I've ever worked with! Can't wait to start another song!! Killer!!

  18. Review by Rick S.

    Great communication with Daniel. He crafted the drum tracks exactly as I was envisioning, and kept me updated all along the way.

  19. Review by Shawn F.

    Worth every dollar (and more). Daniel understands metal and can create powerful, accurate tracks for your band like he has for mine. Highly, highly recommended.

  20. Review by Shawn F.

    Miasma Recording artist Daniel Torgal is a masterful drummer. During COVID, we had trouble finishing up our recording for Feed the Corpses to the Pigs and Daniel was able to work with our drummer and record the tracks perfectly at his own Blastbeats studio. For this type of talent, this price is a bargain.

Interview with Daniel Torgal

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

  2. A: The debut Enblood album "Cast To Exile". This was my first full length where I recorded live drums and wrote the drum parts. It went better than we expected and I feel grateful for that.

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

  4. A: 100% dedicated to living as a full time musician. New The Voynich Code stuff is on the way!

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

  6. A: César Moreira and João Miguel all day long. I've been working with them for so long, we actually have a band, Enblood, besides being great individuals and two of my best friends they're also outstanding professionals.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. It's 2023 and I'm not rich.

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

  10. A: Unique and very professional audio tracks. Also, my full commitment.

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

  12. A: Playing the drums. I wouldn't mind doing it 24/7.

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

  14. A: Can programmed drums sound better than recorded? Depending on the final production you're aiming, your budget and how you would record the drums. So yes they can sound better (non-intended pun!).

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

  16. A: Think about what kind of performance you want and check if the performer is in fact the right person for the job. Also have it all set and tidy when getting in touch.

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

  18. A: Any Roland kit, my MacBook Pro, an Audient interface, my Shure SE215 in-ears and a pair of Vic Firth Classic Metal.

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

  20. A: I've been playing drums for 12 years, playing live and recording for 10 years, probably. I've played more than 200 shows (lost the count a few of years ago), recorded +3 albums, +10 singles and there's plenty more tom come. I also have a degree in Jazz and Modern Music.

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

  22. A: Use parallel compression on your drum bus to level up your drum mixes!

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

  24. A: For drum tracking, I usually study the track until I can nail the best performance, usually 1-3 days depending on the difficulty. Then, I experiment the best way to record it in order to achieve the sound I'm looking for. On the same day or the next I start recording it and just stop when I'm pleased with the result. The next day will be spent editing and getting the files all tidy and ready to deliver.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Mapex Drums, Meinl/Zildjian Cymblas, Remo/Evans Drumheads, Gibraltar Hardware, Vic Firth Sticks, Macbook Pro 13'' Retina/Mac mini M1, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL, EVO 4, AKG Drumset I, Sontronics STC-2, Shure SM57 and SM7B, Roland/Alesis/OnTrigger Electronics, Yamaha HS7, Beyerdynamic 770 Pro 250 Ohm and a few more toys (have a huge drum library and VST collection).

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

  28. A: That triggers are cheating. It actually involves way more training and time to play tight with that type of gear.

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

  30. A: What do you need? Processed and edited or raw and unedited tracks? Do you already have ideas for the drum parts? What to you expect of the tracks?

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Technical.

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

  34. A: I would like one day to record drums with Kristian Kohle. He is one of my favorite producers in the death metal scene.

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

  36. A: Death Metal.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Versatility.

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

  40. A: My creativity as a versatile musician, yet well fitted. I like to get really deep into what I'm working on. Also perfectionism always push me to do better.

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

  42. A: Ken Bedene, Eugene Ryabchenko, Kevin Paradis, Sebastian Lanser, Hans Grossman, George Kolias and so many more!

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

  44. A: Record and edit high quality drum tracks for Rock and Metal productions.

The Voynich Code - Unholy Catastrophe

I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow up to 3 revisions. Delivery usually takes 1-2 weeks (Single) or 2-8 weeks (EP, Album). Programmed MIDI drums usually take me 1-3 days per track to deliver.

Gear Highlights
  • Mapex
  • Meinl
  • Gibraltar
  • Remo
  • Vic Firth
  • Roland
  • OnTrigger
  • AKG
  • Shure
  • Sontronics
  • Focusrite
  • Presonus
  • Audient
  • Beyerdynamic
  • Yamaha
  • Apple
  • Native Instruments
  • GGD
  • Steven Slate
  • Toontrack
  • Naughty Seal
  • Ugritone.
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