Facundo Flores

Folk/World Percussion Grooves

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I provide your songs with unexpected, great sounding percussion colors, imaginative grooves and sounds, with acoustic sensitivity. I am a recording and touring percussionist and drummer with over 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of artists around the globe: U.S.A., Latin America, Europe and Asia. Contact me with your questions!

If you have a song or record you are doing, and want to add great sounding acoustic percussion (including two mic drum parts) I am the man.
Reaching the exact groove and sounds for a song is my main focus.

Here are some ideas and ways in which we can work together:
*I can record the perc part you´ve written for your song on different instruments so you decide which way you want to go, to keep your record interesting.
*We can create a perc part together, exchanging ideas and views on the way it should go.
*You can send me the exact chart and I record it in the instrument you´ve chosen.
*You can send me the vocals and guitar (or other instruments) and ask me to come up with something new for the song.
*A different approach from the ones above, as long as we agree on it beforehand.
*The amount of tracks can go from one to infinite, but the fee might change.

My undergraduate music studies were at Berklee College of Music, and tons of private teachers on the different instruments.
As a percussionist and drummer I´ve worked in so many different environments that I feel versatility is one of my "specialties". I´ve played in football stadiums, jazz bars, big music arenas, house concerts, etc.
With big bands, solo artists, rock bands, etc.

Push the GREEN BUTTON and start recording!

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

18 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Robin W.
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    Another amazing job from Facundo, he is very friendly and professional and delivers high quality results!

  2. Review by Lorraine P.
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    Facundo is a phenomenal musician who truly cares about his clients. Working with him was a breeze and he was super flexible with my schedule. Couldn't be more pleased with his work and will be looking forward to future projects together!

  3. Review by Carlos A.
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    Ha sido un placer trabajar con él. Percusiones de gran calidad y excelente ejecución, excelente calidad de audio, rapidez en la entrega, múltiples opciones de sonidos y colores y sobre todo sencillez y calidad humana.

  4. Review by Robin W.
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    Facundo was amazing, very creative and perfect performances, very quick turnaround time! Will use again

  5. Review by Christian
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    Facundo brought such an energy to the project and gave so much attention to detail. Very easy to work with and very happy I reached out to him - Facundo's playing gave the song a new life!

  6. Review by Dominic K.
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    Fuacundo is an excellent percussionist, drummer, and multi-instrumentalist! He brings pro playing and outstanding creativity to my projects.

  7. Review by Bart D.
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    Great playing! Amazing sound quality! Get's the job done quickly!
    I'll be back with more songs!

  8. Review by Stefano Morelli
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    I’m starting comlaborating with Facundo and i like his open mind and communication!

  9. Review by wayne
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    Pleasure to work with. Amazing talent.

  10. Review by Jeff K.
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    Facundo is a fantastic musician who went above and beyond on my project.

  11. Review by Didier S.
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    Facundo perfectly understood what i was looking for.He even went further and added more tracks with cool ideas.
    Everything has been well recorded.
    I'll get back to him anytime i need percussion tracks in the future.
    Thanks you Facundo!

  12. Review by andrea m.
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    Facundo is a great musician! fast and professional..i couldn't ask for anything better!
    I hope to work with him again

  13. Review by Régis H.
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    It was easy to work with Facundo. He replied ASAP and suggested exactly what I needed. Great percussionist! Régis

  14. Review by Lorraine P.
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    Wow! I don't know what to say. My song was missing a great percussion track and Facundo really made it shine. I teared up the first time I heard because it brought something special to the song that I had no idea could be there. Not to mention, he was incredibly fast! I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him in the future!

  15. Review by Luis R.
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    Super increíble su trabajo!

  16. Review by Andrew L.
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    Facundo did a great job and played what the song needed.

  17. Review by joshua g.
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    Facundo did a wonderful job providing a percussive backdrop for my song, giving me all kinds of options to choose from for mixing a folk/acoustic based song. Highly Recommended!

  18. Review by Marcello M.
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    Great job with the percussion tracks! Thanks man!

Interview with Facundo Flores

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

  2. A: I know Andrés Mayo, a great sound engineer, you will never regret mastering your tracks with him.

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

  4. A: I started playing drums at age 14, since then I haven´t stop adding sounds and ideas into my playing.

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

  6. A: I think Sufjan Stevens, he is always avoiding the comfort zones.

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

  8. A: It is not about doing what you know, but what the music needs from you.

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

  10. A: Folk songwriter music. World fusion. Film tracks.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Listening and playing what is REALLY necessary and makes the song even greater.

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

  14. A: Acoustic vibes, sensitivity, originality, natural flow to its groove.

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

  16. A: I first listen to the song with eyes closed and imagine the environment where it takes me: a lake shore? mountains? a busy city? Then try to identify which sounds represent best those places the song took me. And then I try to find the main rhythm or groove it has. Then I ask myself: Does it need to be explicit? or hidden? How main different sounds will make it work?

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I record in small soundproofed room that sounds excellent. With a vintage 414 mic, a Mohave valvular, and a SM57. Plugged to a stereo Class A preamplifier.

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

  20. A: My main inspirations have to do with the composers and not so much with the musician performing the percussive parts itself, although I could name a few. Fleet Foxes, Beach Boys, Devendra Banhart, Jose Gonzalez, Leonard Cohen, Joanna Newsom, Salif Keita, Animal Collective, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Nick Drake, Dirty Projectors, Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, etc...etc...etc...

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

  22. A: I am usually hired by Songwriters and bands for composing and recording percussion or drum parts for their songs. Sometimes I have complete freedom in including sounds and ideas, and sometimes my role is to recreate the composer´s precise idea. Doing soundscapes for films and other visual platforms is another very common request I have.

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These are Unmixed, Unedited demo tracks where I play every instrument.

Terms Of Service

You´ll receive tracks within 3 days. With the possibility of 2 revisions included. The price is $60 per song (3 to 6 or more perc tracks). Individual tracks $20. Ask prices for a group of songs!

GenresSounds Like
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Devendra Banhart
  • José González
Gear Highlights
  • Bombo legüero
  • Taar
  • Derbake
  • Hindu Tabla
  • Cajón Peruano
  • Gretsch drums
  • Istambul/Zildjian cymbals
  • Bongos
  • and tons of different sounding instruments. Boutique Valve microphone
  • AKG 414 vintage mic
  • SM57 shure and class A preamplifiers.
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