Percussion for your music.

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Hello, my name is Larry Salzman.I specialize in remote sessions and offer incredible sounding percussion tracks at affordable rates. To date, I have competed over 350 online sessions through various platforms. I have extensive credits in film/TV and have worked with everyone from the DIY artist to Walt Disney Studios. I offer a 100% guarantee.

I am comfortable in nearly all styles of music.
Please read my reviews and F.A.Q.

I offer recording services on the following instruments.

Drums/Percussion: Conga,bongo,castanets,doumbek,cajon,pandeiro,riq,tar,
timbales,djembe,talking drum,udu,electric tabla,snare drum,hand pan

Shakers: Maracas,caxixi,ganza,tube/egg shakers,and rattles.

Tambourines: A dozen to choose from,high/low pitched/dry.

Bells/Triangle. Countless bells from West Africa and South America.

Woodblocks/Clave: High/low pitched,wooden ones,plastic ones.

Effect/quirky type instruments: Gongs,cymbals,wind chimes,rainstick,Tibetan singing bowls,guiro,washboard, spoons,mouth harp,metal/wooden tongue drums.

I also offer a full range of electronic percussion and beat production.

What are your rates ? My rates depend on what is needed percussively. My rate for a 2 min 50 second track vs a 4 min 50 second track will differ. Thats why its best to send me an MP3 so I can offer you a more accurate rate. Typically, for a piece of music around 4 min 30 sec my rate is $75-$95 (5 instruments max) Reference tracks for review and stems are included.

What if I only need a shaker tracked, how much? My minimum rate for one instrument is $ 20. (stem included)

What is a review/reference track? Its my parts recorded against your music. I will send you an MP3 for approval or corrections.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Reviews (29)

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  1. Review by Belinda M.

    A pleasure to work with Larry! Quick turn-around on a few percussion tracks for 1 song, they came out great! He was open to my feedback and melded his own creativity with my suggestions, excellent.

  2. Review by Nahk | Atik

    Professional quality! Good communication! Creative ideas! Extremely satisfied with the results. Will definitely come to Larry for future percussion and drum tracks

  3. Review by Nahk | Atik

    Larry provided some unique and creative retro drum and percussion tracks that fit very well with my projects. Extremely satisfied once again!

  4. Review by Nahk | Atik

    Another solid set of Tracks. High quality. Fast delivery and Dope Creativity. We'll work again!

  5. Review by Al Knight

    Brilliant, Amazing and so helpful. Thank you

  6. Review by Nahk | Atik

    Very professional. Amazing talent, fast delivery and excellent communication.

  7. Review by Christofer H.

    Larry is a true professional. He is an extremely knowledgable and skilled percussionist whom I highly recommend.

    Additionally, he was very patient and took the time to educate me and introduce me to various percussion sounds for my track.

  8. Review by Olga C.

    Larry once again did an amazing job. He delivers high quality tracks and he responds quickly :) Highly recommended!

  9. Review by Victor S.

    Again, Larry delivers exactly what I want!! I Highly Recommend Larry for percussion tracks! Awesome!

  10. Review by Victor S.

    Awesome job again by Larry! I was not sure what kind of percussion tracks I wanted for my latest song and he came up with brilliant ideas that I was not expecting. Larry is awesome to work with and gives you more than expected. I plan to work with him more in the future! Highly recommended!!

  11. Review by Victor S.

    Again, Larry delivers percussion tracks what I want!! Professional, great communicator, and fast turn around!! Can't go wrong with Larry!!

  12. Review by Victor S.

    A pleasure working with HandPercussion Tracks. Followed my notes and delivered what I wanted and more!! Fast turn around too!
    Look forward to hiring again!!

  13. Review by Olga C.

    Larry is professional and very efficient. He's willing to try different things on our track and we really like what he did!

  14. Review by John T.

    Great work. Larry went over and above for this one. Really a pleasure to work with.

  15. Review by Eric W.

    Larry provided me the most pleasant experience possible. His turnaround time, communication, and effort were 10 stars. I received exactly what I asked for (plus extras), in a quality format, all less than 24hrs. To top it off, the price quote was affordable, and the service delivered; truly professional.

    Thank you for the above and beyond service!

  16. Review by Frank G.

    Totally happening. Very pro, solved my little problem in a big hurry. I will definitely be back to Sound Better, and I will Definitely be back to work with Larry Salzman. Thanks very much.

  17. Review by John T.

    This is my 3rd song with Larry and I'm going to keep sending him more stuff! Great work.

  18. Review by John T.

    Excellent and quick work. Love working with Larry.

  19. Review by James C.

    Total pro in all areas. He plays like one and also collaborates like one in order to get the tracks you need in order to make your music better. I plan on telling every musician I know what he can provide to any style of music because it's pretty special. Great experience.

  20. Review by John T.

    Larry is super easy to work with and gets great sounds. Super stoked to have found such a great resource. Highly recommended.

  21. Review by Antonio A.

    Although your song did not need percussion, you should hire him because his musical ideas are so good that your song would improve 100% ... but in case you are looking for the best hand percussion for your song, you will not find anyone more creative, enthusiastic, communicative and amazing percussionist than he... Thanks, Larry... :)

  22. Review by Yann Marchadour

    He is an incredible musician. He's a pleasure to work with, great communicator, and very professional. HIGHLY recommend. Very Fast !

  23. Review by Plus A Management

    Larry did an Amazing job. He went the extra mile and provided us with several quality percussion tracks.

    He Is great analyzing what the song Is missing and fills those spaces.

    Highly recommended.

  24. Review by Spyros B.

    Amazing playing and sound quality.

    Hand Percussion Tracks delivered an outstanding result and was very helpful and creative. He made the extra step for me by providing not only what I asked but additional and innovative ideas.

    Will collaborate again for sure!

  25. Review by Brandi & Max

    awesome as usual, really helped us get more out of the song! Cant wait to work with him again.

  26. Review by Michael H.

    Another great project! He kept the standard high and his quality of work was impeccable. Looking forward to continue working with him.

  27. Review by Michael H.

    Has a great feel for the groove/rhythms. He's talented and will make sure you get the exact product you are looking for. Its refreshing to see a musician who cares as much as he does. Looking forward to working with him in the future

  28. Review by Brandi & Max

    Larry's talents and musicality really opened up our song and gave it that extra special something it needed. Communication was frequent and very detailed, and he came up with some extra ideas that exceeded our expectations! We will definetly be working with him again, and are already looking forward to it!

  29. Review by Daniel K.

    Larry is very creative and knowledgeable when it comes to percussion; he also has an arsenal of instruments that can add color and beauty to any song. He's a pleasure to work with, great communicator, and very professional. HIGHLY recommend.

Interview with HandPercussionTracks

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

  2. A: I have been averaging three projects a week though various platforms. Recently I was hired to record the drum parts for the "Paths to Glory" film trailer. I am currently working on an E-Book project with a Norwegian based media company. Past that a lot of hip hop, singer songwriter and world music tracks.

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

  4. A: Give me as much info as you can. What do you want rhythmically? If you want a tambourine track, do you want a "jingly" sound or a dry sound. Do you have a specific pattern in mind? If they aren't sure I am perfectly comfortable trying out different ideas until the right vibe is found.

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

  6. A: All types, all styles. I have recorded tracks for bands in Turkey, Brazil, Tanzania, Poland, Germany, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Israel, Canada, Holland, India, England, Ukraine, French Guiana, and numerous artists/bands/songwriters and producers in the U.S.

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

  8. A: I just completed a rhythm and blues track for a TV commercial here in the states. Everything was done online and charted out for me. The arranger and producer knew exactly what they wanted. After my parts were finished they informed me the music was for a national level car commercial. The moral of the story is, you never know who you could be working for. This is why I give 110 % on all my online recording work.

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

  10. A: 100 % guarantee when you're happy my job is done.

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

  12. A: Working on tracks that I have never heard before. Adding that "fifth gear" to things that were lacking or missing something.

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

  14. A: I don't get too many questions, I keep the info on my services specific.

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

  16. A: At times I will ask several questions, its a time saving method on my part. When people ask me "can you track a conga part in my choruses" ? I will try and focus in on the specifics. Quite often people are unsure, at that point I will offer several examples and let them pick what works best.

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

  18. A: Ive been a professional musician for over 25 years. I have percussion credits on hundreds of tracks, from D.I.Y. singer songwriters to major label funded projects. For film and TV, I have credits globally in the hundreds.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Simple when needed, aggressive when the times right.

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

  22. A: Listen and play for the music, treat each project if it were your own.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Concentration, professionalism,time management and follow through.

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

  26. A: My biggest thing is feel, make it feel good, make it sit right-dont overplay.

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

  28. A: Depends on the project. If someone wants a maraca track (for example) I typically ask a few questions. Do you want a mono or stereo track ? Do you want a mixture of natural room sound ? I don't have any one single process since I have to wear a lot of hats rhythmically.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: its simple and straightforward. I use percussion specific mic's and years of experience with an understanding of how to capture the best sounds.

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

  32. A: Anyone who is successful, unique and honest.

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

  34. A: I do recording jobs from the simple to extreme. Anything from an egg shaker track to a fully orchestrated percussion track. I have online sessions credentials ranging from the D.I.Y. artist to Walt Disney Studios.


Terms Of Service

I stand behind my work with a 100 % guarantee. When you're happy my job is done. My turn around time is between 1 and 3 days. I have no additional or last minute -"surprise" costs.

Gear Highlights
  • Neve pre's
  • Maag EQ's
  • Apogee convertors
  • Aston Origin (pair) Lewitt LCT 640
  • AKG 414
  • Shure KSM 141 (pair)
  • ATM 4050
  • SM 57/58
  • Blue I100
  • Blue Bluebird
  • Sennheiser 421/441
  • ATM 25
  • SM 81
  • Isolation booth.
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