Daniel Torgal

Heavy Drums | Rock & Metal

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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), Enblood (Technical Death Metal), Nephilim (Blackened Death Metal), Theriomorphic (Melodic Death Metal), The Darkest Fall (Metalcore) and Desert Mammooth (Heavy Psychedelic Stoner).

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. I'll send you the files according to your needs. Since I have a great drum sample library collection, I can also use sample replacement if your looking for high production and mix ready stems while still having real cymbals and natural feel.

In case you would rather go with programmed drums, I'll write the parts as I would play them (or even better) and they'll sound as humane, dynamic and creative as it gets.

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! Tell me what you need!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

15 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kobe Stimson
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    His drum midis sound awesome and is super easy to work with, look forward to working with him again.

  2. Review by Hagen W.
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    Killer drums and producer! Thanks as always, Daniel!

  3. Review by Hagen W.
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    Amazing experience working with Daniel. Highly recommended!

  4. Review by Ken G.
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    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.

  5. Review by Ken G.
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    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!

  6. Review by Ken G.
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    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!

  7. Review by Jared J.
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    The best drummer I've ever worked with! Can't wait to start another song!! Killer!!

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

  9. Review by Shawn F.
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    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.

  10. Review by Shawn F.
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    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.

  11. Review by ForMe D.
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    What can I say? Very skilled and technical musician, the time and cost to complete the job is really worth it. Exceeded my expectations! I definitely recommend him.

  12. Review by Ken G.
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    Daniel was communicative and went the extra mile. Really appreciate his back and forth and willingness to dialogue to ensure we're on the same page regarding the project at hand. In our case we asked him to transcribe recorded drums to midi. Thanks Daniel!

  13. Review by Eduarda D.
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    I did some recordings with Daniel and I could not be more happy with the final result. Awesome vocal editing and the studio is super cozy. He’s one of the best in town! I highly recommend!

  14. Review by Luis Oliveira
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    I did my first recording with Daniel and I could not be more satisfied. The recording studio has a familiar feel to it and his personality warms you up enough so that you can achieve your full potencial. I will be recording my debut álbum with me. I recommend tou do too

  15. Review by João Miguel
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    Daniel is for sure one of the best in this business! He mixed & mastered one track for me and the result was phenomenal! He is extremely professional and talented, easy to work with, and really knows how to deliver exactly what you want. Besides being a great producer, Daniel is also an excellent drummer. He also delivered a flawless drum performance for my track. I cannot recommend Daniel highly enough, your music is for sure in the best hands with him.

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 got out there way more than we expected and I feel grateful that it went so well.

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

  4. A: 100% dedicated to living as a full time musician. New Enblood album is on the making and I'm currently learning The Voynich Code live set.

  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 2022 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 drums live. I wouldn't mind doing it everyday.

  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 is needed and check if the performer is in fact the right person for the job. Also have it all set before getting in touch. I would rather have someone saying ''I thought about doing this here and that there'' and still give green light to create something on top of that.

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

  18. A: Roland E-Drum Kit, MacBook Pro, Universal Audio Interface, My Beyerdynamic Headphones and a pair of Vic Firth's.

  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 coming during this and the next year. I have a degree in Jazz and Modern Music as well.

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

  22. A: I like to add the same reverb in the final mix to all the tracks but in really small quantities. It sort of blends it all better.

  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, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks, Macbook Pro 13'' 2015, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL, AKG Drumset I, Roland/Alesis/OnTrigger Triggers Shure SM57, Sontronics STC-2, Yamaha HS7 and a few more toys.

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

  28. A: That triggers and double strokes are cheating. It actually involves way more training and time to improve the technique.

  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.

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Enblood - Cast To Exile

I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow 3 revisions. Delivery usually takes 1-2 weeks (Single) or 2-8 weeks (EP, Album), depending on the difficulty of the tracks. Programmed drums usually take me 1-3 days per track to deliver.

Gear Highlights
  • Mapex Drums
  • Evans Heads
  • Meinl/Zildjian/Zultan/Wuhan Cymbals
  • Vic Firth Sticks
  • Tama Hardware
  • OnTrigger/Roland Triggers
  • Roland/Alesis Modules
  • AKG/Shure/Sontronics Mics
  • Focusrite/Presonus Interfaces
  • Yamaha/Beyerdynamic/Shure Monitoring.
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