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 150 online sessions through various platforms. I have extensive credits in film and TV and have worked with everyone from the DIY artist to Walt Disney Studios,

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 assorted rattles.

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

Bells/Triangle. Countless bells from West Africa and South America. Many triangle designs/pitches as well.

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

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.

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

My credits include

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
  • SM 81
  • Isolation booth.

Genres I specialize in

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.

Reviews of HandPercussionTracks

  • Listing_thumb_soundbetter21 minute agoby Verified Review

    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... :)

  • Listing_thumb_img_0717-23 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Listing_thumb_plusamanagement7 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Listing_thumb_5630_noa_ps_fun11 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    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

  • Listing_thumb_5630_noa_ps_fun11 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

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Interview with HandPercussionTracks

What are you working on at the moment?
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.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
100 % guarantee when you're happy my job is done.
What do you like most about your job?
Working on tracks that I have never heard before. Adding that "fifth gear" to things that were lacking or missing something.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
I don't get too many questions, I keep the info on my services specific.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Simple when needed, aggressive when the times right.
Can you share one music production tip?
Listen and play for the music, treat each project if it were your own.
What's your strongest skill?
Concentration, professionalism,time management and follow through.
What do you bring to a song?
My biggest thing is feel, make it feel good, make it sit right-dont overplay.
What's your typical work process?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
its simple and straightforward. I use percussion specific mic's and years of experience with an understanding of how to capture the best sounds.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Anyone who is successful, unique and honest.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.