Raffael Brunner

Remote Drum Recordings

2 Reviews
Raffael Brunner on SoundBetter

Top-notch drum recordings from professional studio. Powerful, passionate, and unique drum tracks recorded with class equipment and creative taste.

Hey there, I'm Raffael. I'm a drummer, and producer from Austria. I have a studio with a great room and recording equipment. I track drums with a TLA Tube Console and own a variety of good mics (Neumann, Audix, Sure, Sennheiser, ...).
I own a Yamaha Maple Custom, Live Custom, and a vintage Rogers kit from the 60s.

The drum tracks will come to you edited and pre-mixed. If you wish you can also have dry, wet, FX, and mix bus tracks separately. You can tell me what sound and vibe you looking for, like saturated drums etc.

I can also create loops for you with percussion etc.

I'm also a professional podcast producer. I can edit, mix&master your episodes and whole series.
I've been working with a German podcast label for years.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


Discogs verified credits for Raffael Brunner
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  • Jogl Brunner


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  • German

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Calum Bolland
    by Calum Bolland

    Raffa recorded drums for my record "Never Been to Berghain" and was a total pleasure to work with, really professional and contributed in a massive way to the sound of the album. His drumming is exceptional, he nailed it in very few takes and was really receptive to creative input as well as being fun to have in the studio. Can really recommend him as a session musician, he's one of the best I've worked with.

  2. Review by Fernanda Guinea
    by Fernanda Guinea

    Excellent service!
    I had the pleasure of working with Raffael
    He understood right away what I asked for and delivered a high quality work with a profesional sound in a very short time
    Totally recommend

Interview with Raffael Brunner

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

  2. A: Drumming on all project I've been involved in. Each and everyone has musical moments on it I really enjoyed and that inspired me.

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

  4. A: Not yet, but I'll post it here if I meet someone.

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

  6. A: How long will it take? Between 1-3 days.

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

  8. A: I don't play saxophone.

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

  10. A: My second EP

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Both

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

  14. A: To give the project I'm working on my absolute attention and try to find out what it needs to make it even better.

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

  16. A: Creating

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

  18. A: Do you have any specific grooves and sounds in mind? What about the dynamics in the different parts? If it's not obvious when listening to the track ...

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

  20. A: Look for somebody who listens to your music and tries to understand exactly in what direction you'd like to go with the production of your song.

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

  22. A: My 60s Rogers drum kit. My TL Audio Console. My Neumann LM. 49. My MacBook. And my acoustic guitar.

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

  24. A: I've been playing drums since I was a child. I got my first professional gigs in 2015.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I'm a versatile drummer and love to play many different genres. I love playing powerful, tight grooves but also love playing with a light touch and open tuning that allows the drums to sing.

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

  28. A: John Mayer Mark Knopfler

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

  30. A: The drums already need to sound great in the cans while recording. The essence in getting a great drum tone is dynamic playing, and good drums and tuning.

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

  32. A: Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: listening

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

  36. A: Creative, dynamic, easy flowing grooves and sounds that supports the song

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

  38. A: I record the drum tracks, edit, and pre-mix them.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I track drums with a TLAudio M3 Tube Console, some Midas Pre-Amps for the Toms, and a Tube-Tech Recording Channel 1A for the Mono Room Mic (Neumann TLM 103 at the moment). My room is very controlled and dry and I have a bunch of microphones but usually use Sure Sm81s as Overheads, Audix Mics for Snare, Kick, and Toms. Sometimes a Sennheiser e602 on the kick. I also own some nice Tube Mics and use them for time to time for the room.

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

  42. A: I'm very much inspired by the drummers like Aaron Sterling who are fantastic in supporting the song with great playing and the perfect sound.

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

  44. A: I'm a very genre-versatile drummer and record acoustic drums for artists, producers, and songwriters.

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I was the Drummer, Engineer, and Mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

I'll deliver drums for you within a few days, depending on my workload. Speedy turn around possible.
Revisions are no problem. We'll work on it until you're happy.

GenresSounds Like
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Jeff Porcaro
  • Jogl Brunner
Gear Highlights
  • TLAudio M3 Tube Console
  • Tub-Tech Recording Channel 1A
  • Neumann Mics
  • Midas XL42 Peramps&EQs
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