Rafael Ruiz

Neo Soul Session Drummer

Rafael Ruiz on SoundBetter

Hey! Trust me your drum recordings for any kind of Neo Soul, R&B and Soul songs (I also do pop, reggae, rock and funk). Plus any audio engineering tasks (I'm also a qualified audio engineer): editing, mixing, mastering, restoration... I will deliver on time with great quality and will do up to 2 revisions of the song.

I use hybrid approach that includes my Roland electronic kit triggering Addictive Drums 2 (the best software for Drum Samples) and an OH (overhead mic) for real Hi-Hat and Cymbals (Ride, Crashes, Splash)
The MIDI recording allows infinite possibilities (quantization, groove, humanization...), and I will deliver the MIDI file/track, the audio OH track and both tracks (Full Drums) mixed dry and wet (with effects).

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

Interview with Rafael Ruiz

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

  2. A: Try to compress your Room/Ambience mics

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

  4. A: I love all kinds of music, but specially 80's pop music. I am fluent in soul, reggae and rock as well.

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

  6. A: I always learn a lot from other musicians in the band, specially bass players. My production heroes are guys like Phil Brown, Gil Norton

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

  8. A: I record drum tracks & make custom beats and loops for any kind of production.

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GenresSounds Like
  • China Crisis
  • Simple Minds
  • The Waterboys
Gear Highlights
  • Roland TD17 KV
  • Focusrite Scarlett Pro
  • Shure KSM32
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SoundBetter Deal

2 drum tracks x 1