Recording top sounding drums and innovative sounds for your song tracked in a huge sounding room. I'll find the right groove to your song.
I am a session drummer & sound designer and I want to help you make an amazing record. I deliver high-quality drum tracks, percussion add ons, unique sounds and programming to bring your music to life.
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I have been discovering unique drumsounds for a long time now, and I have been fortunate enough to call my passion my career. I love finding just the right sound and groove and capturing the best take for the song. In my studio I search for the best sound for your song. Mostly I focus on pop and hip-hop records and record drum tracks at my facility in Berlin, Germany. It's a big room, acoustically treated and features API and Neve style preamps and industry standard microphones.
Recordings featuring my performances accumulated more than 200 million plays on Spotify.
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- Alice Merton
- Michael Patrick Kelly
- Ilse deLange
- Mark Forster
- Tim Bendzko
- Johannes Oerding
- Nico Santos
- Matthias Schweighöfer
- Kool Savas
- Yvonne Catterfeld
- Lena Meyer-Landruth
- Gregor Meyle
- kelvin jones
- Tom Gregory
- alexa feser
- Annett Louisan
- Cassandra Steen
- Jenniffer Kae
- Jack Curley
- Fabian Römer
- Marcel Brell
- Filmorchester Babelsberg
- Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock
- Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt
- Peter Maffay
- Max Raabe
124 Reviews - 23 Repeat ClientsEndorse Alex Hoeffken
Really good drummer, very organized and detailed. He goes above and beyond for your project. Definitely recommend working with Alex.
Alex is a great drummer/percussionist and look forward to many more sessions! Great vibe and more importantly, great timing! Thanks Alex!
Alex is great to work with and excellent results every time! Thanks Alex!
Amazing and fantastic drummer. My third time working with Alex and he did an incredible job as usual. I needed hybrid drum track with a mix of live and programmed drum tracks. Alex went above and beyond thinking to add hand percussion that enhanced my song above my expectations. Really phenomenal job. Highly recommend to anyone out there looking for the perfect rhythmic touch to their track.
Alex delivers the highest quality you could ask for. The recording, the communication, the precision and the talent is outstanding. Would recommend for any kind of project!
Alex was awesome to work with! A great player, an organized and thoughtful engineer, and a pleasure work with. He has a super impressive workflow, as well as top-notch chops. Highly recommend.
Alex brings a wealth of experience and a fantastic array of sounds to the tracks. Always a pleasure to work with and look forward to more. Highly recommended.
Absolute top class drum and sound from Alex. Great to work with again and again! Thankyou Alex!!
Amazing Drummer !!!!
Alex did a phenomenal job recording unique and quality drum layers that were perfectly in line with the vision we discussed ahead of time. He is super organized with file delivery as well, which helps working in a different DAW. I highly recommend working with him on your next project!
I had a wonderful experience working with Alex on some percussion arrangements for a song. His sounds are very unique. He delivered the percussion arrangements very quickly within a few days.
Amazing work again this time! Alex was able to record a live drum track in a hip hop style the exact way I needed it. It enriched my composition significantly. Very satisfied with the service and highly recommend him to anyone looking for live pop/hip hop drum tracks.
Absolutely STELLER drum performances from Alex. And his percussion is excellent. Highly recommended. Thanks a million!
We covered a 7 song album, from simple to complex play styles.. He has very creative solutions to your answers. I will be glad to work with him again.
Alex was a pleasure to work with, and made sure he understood what was needed for the song. In fact, he went an extra step in finding similar reference tracks, thus making the conversation a whole lot easier. He was lighting fast with the takes, and the quality was top notch. I look forward to working with Alex in my future productions as well.
Thank you so much, Alex!
Alex is a pleasure to work with. Solid and provided EXCELLENT percussion. Many thanks!
Alex is a pro, first take was amazing and he really nailed the sound I was going after! I recommend working with him :) He works quickly as well!
Once again a great collab with Alex!! He delivers extremely fast with a top notch quality!! This time a ballad. Best choice if you need unique sounds and inspiring drums!!!
Alex rocked it.
Alex is really fast, professional and fun to work with. He brings some awesome beats to songs. Top notch.
Interview with Alex Hoeffken
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love to be creative and capture the best performance.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you need the tracks? Which vibe and sounds do you have in mind?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm heavily influenced by great groove drummers like Steve Jordan, Steve Gadd etc. I focus primarily on feel, groove, and energy. Drumsound is VERY important to me and I try to achieve the best sound for the song by choosing from a wide variety of drums, percussion, weird sounds etc. I also run things through guitar pedals to deliver a unique sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I get a demo song and ask the client about what they want to add to the song. I make suggestions for grooves, sounds and patterns or simply replace the programming.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Logic Pro X in Combination with Universal Audio Apollo (Quad & 16) and several Heritage Audio, API, Avedis Audio, Universal Audio and other preamps im combination with Neumann, Coles, AKG, Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic Mics to capture the perfect sound.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A great mix of both is the best way.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get great sounding tracks and a musical approach.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip Hop, Soul and some Rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A solid groove and creative sounds.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unique drum sounds, a lively energy and creative input.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the time I replace programmed drumming with live drums, programm a beat and add percussion to it or to a drum track I did.