Bruno Tessele

Session Drummer

2 Reviews (1 Verified)
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Brazilian drummer with more than 20 years of experience with: Bossa-Nova, Samba, Funk, Fusion. Both in the studio and live. Also do mixing and mastering.

Hello, I´m Bruno Tessele and I record high quality drum tracks with great sounding drums going throught analog gear to make it "hotter".
I will send the multitrack wav files from the recording with up to 16 microphones (depending on the genre and style we´re recording).
I have more than 20 years of experience in studio and live playing in these styles: brazilian music, funk, jazz, fusion and rock.
In my studio, I´m able to record: Brazilian Music (Bossa-Nova, etc), some dead and processed drums and also Rock stuff, open sounding or more dead as well. (don´t do Metal with double bass-drum)

I´m a Berklee College of Music Alumni.
Endorsed by Evans and Promark, I have two main drum sets wich are:
Vintage Gretsch Round Badge (from the 60´s): 22" bass drum, 13" tom and 16" floor tom.
Vintage Gretsch Round Badge (also from the 60´s): 20" bass drum, 12" tom and 14" floor tom.
Plus a few great snare drums.

Audio equipament includes: 2 SSL Channel Strip. 2 DBX and 2 Fredenstein Compressors. Neumann TLM 102 AKG C414 ULSWarm Audio WA-412 Four-Channel PreAmp. 2 vintage Gretsch Round Badge Drum-Sets (from the 60´s). A Pearl All Birch from the 80s. Electrovoice RE20.

I can also record some brazilian percussion if you need it.

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


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

2 Reviews

Endorse Bruno Tessele
  1. Review by MixedbyGorba

    thank you for your work, really fast and professional

  2. Review by Lorenzo Flammia

    I highly recommend Bruno's work. He is an awesome drummer and producer. I recorded a five song EP with him and it sounds amazing. He recorded drums and also did the mix and master. High quality work indeed. Thanks a lot Bruno!

Interview with Bruno Tessele

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

  2. A: Many projects with producers in Brazil, trying to get the right vibe for the projects. Also the projects I do remotely with producers from around the world.

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

  4. A: Getting more gear monthly to give even more options for the sounds I get.

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

  6. A: Finding the right sounds for the song and the right groove and feel.

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

  8. A: What kind of sound do you want? Whats the vibe you want for the song? S

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

  10. A: Anyone who is willing to do great music.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Recording thought analog makes it easier top get to the best final result.

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

  14. A: Do the best I can to get the sounds and grooves they want.

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

  16. A: One of my gretsch vintage drum-set, my Ludwig Supraphonic snare, my pair of SSL analog chanell strip, my Neumann microphone and my Zildjian Constantinople Ride cymbal.

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

  18. A: I´ve been on the music scene for more than 20 years with experience doin´t live gigs, recording, doing theater musicals, teaching, etc.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Groovy and tastefull.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I record in a sound treated room, with the mics going in thought analog gear like: a pair of SSL Six CH channel strip, a pair of DBX 560A Compressor, a Pair of Fredentein Artistic Compressor. 4 Warm audio Wa-412 API style Preamps. I have 4 drum sets to use on the recordings: 2 gretsch round badge from the 60s, one is really "rocky" and the other is more "jazzy". A Pearl All Birch from the 80´s that can do more pop and modern stuff. Also a "pinguim" drum set, that is a vintage brazilian brand that was used on famous brazilian recordings from the 70s, like Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil, etc. Microphones include: Neumann TLM 102, A pair of Akg C414 ULS, Electrovoice RE20; 2 Shure SM57; A pair of Blue Bluebird Large Diaphragm Condenser, 2 Lewitt 040 (smal diaphragm condenser), among others. Work "in the box" for mixing, with more than a dozen plugins options. I have a 16 channel interface with 8 preamps. Usually capture the drums between 8 to 12 channels

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

  24. A: Be open to other artists ideas

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

  26. A: Brazilian, Rock, Pop, Groovy, Jazz...

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Feel and drumming skill to play simple or intricate parts

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

  30. A: I can bring a great feel and an emotional vibe to the song, trying to capture the essence of the composition and make it come through the speakers

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

  32. A: I track the drums following the instructions of the artist, send the files so the artist can listen and say how it feels about the decisions on the arrangement. I can record one more option and then send the mixed version if that´s what the artist needs.

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

  34. A: Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, Rosa Passos, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Artic Monkeys, Miles Davis, Diana Krall, James Brown, The Roots...

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

  36. A: I´m very used to record brazilian music. Also can do "Super Dead Drums" with cool or crazy grooves (whatever your song needs). Rock or funk stuff with a vintage vibe is a nice plataform for me as well. Jazzy songs with brushes is one of my favorite styles to record.

Bruno Tessele Drums - É um luxo Só

I was the Drummer (just raw tracks without mix) in this production

Terms Of Service

Usually I can send the recorded tracks up to 3 days after you hire me. Sometimes I can do it on the same day or on day after. It depends on the schedule of the week.

GenresSounds Like
  • João Gilberto
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Arctic Monkeys
Gear Highlights
  • 2 SSL Channel Strip. 2 DBX and 2 Fredenstein Compressors. Neumann TLM 102
  • 2 AKG C414 ULS
  • Warm Audio WA-412 Four-Channel PreAmp. 2 vintage Gretsch Round Badge Drum-Sets (from the 60´s). A Pearl All Birch from the 80s. Electrovoice RE20
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SoundBetter Deal

Discounts when recording 2 or more songs for the same project.

  • AUDIO EXEMPLESOct 20, 2023

    Just uploaded some audio exemples recorded this month.

    Feel free to write and we can set the session as fast as possible. :)