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 650 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.
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I offer percussion services on: (no drum kit services)
timbales,djembe,talking drum,udu,snare drum. roto toms, octobans.
Shakers and maracas
Bells/Triangle: Bells from West Africa and South America and more.
Woodblocks/Clave: Various assortments
Effect/quirky type instruments: Gongs,cymbals,wind chimes,rainstick, 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 $55-$95. Reference tracks for review and stems are included. No charge for revisions (within reason) and no hidden costs.
What if I only need a shaker tracked ? My minimum for one instrument is $20. (stem included)
What is a review track? Its my parts recorded against your music. I will send you an MP3 for approval/corrections.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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- Storage Wars
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- Chieli Minnucci
- RTE one
- Wild Alaska
- Shark Week
- Alaskan Bush People
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- steve gold
- Walt Disney Studios
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66 Reviews - 17 Repeat ClientsEndorse HandPercussionTracks
Larry methodically helps me through the process, offering multiple options along the way. Easy back and forth messaging. It´s almost like being there in person. And the best part is always the finished track. Another great job! Thanks, Larry!
Another high quality delivery from Larry! Exotic sounds, instruments and textures. Great communication as well! Thx
Larry is undoubtably one of the most passionate and hardworking musician's I've ever had the honor of working with. He has a world of experience and takes his time to make sure the track is moving in the exact direction that you vision.. INCREDIBLE.
Larry’s turnaround time is always impressive along with his attention to detail and skill set. Definitely my go to guy.
Larry really helped me out on this one. A song that had a lot of holes is now sounding fleshed out. As in previous projects I am happy with every element and suggestion he gave me.
Larry is such a pleasure to work with! He is so on the ball with communication and works through tasks very quickly! He will treat your project with the utmost respect and check with you on your thoughts along the way. Highly recommended.
It is always a pleasure working with Larry!!
Once again, I am very happy with the percussion work Larry has given me. His level of professionalism desire to make sure that I get everything I need is top notch.
I'm looking forward to doing more work with him in the very near future.
I am extremely happy with the work Larry did for me. He took time to explain each step and went beyond what I expected. The sounds and placement of each instrument is great. I'm starting another song with him now.
Larry is my go-to guy for percussion. His turn around time and efficiency is unmatched!
You will find no better !!!!
Great percussion, drum and one-of-kind sounds. He can create rare sounds that you will not find anywhere!
Larry provided high quality sounds for my project. This project required a lot of time, creativity and communication which he handled very well. Highly recommended!
As before, working with Larry was quick, painless and rewarding (as in I got what I wanted). Did I mention reasonable? Incredibly reasonable. Thanks again, Larry!
Larry is a fantastic hand percussionist with a lot of creative ideas. He helped me on one of my latest tracks to accurately record some specific clapping parts, whilst providing some improvised parts and inspiration for other variations on the congas, tambourine, triangle and maracas. Very responsive and kept me informed every step of the way - great job Larry!
A wonderful and fast collaboration - a lot of attention to detail and a great sounding recording.
Larry gives you professional percussion, EXACTLY the way you want it. He's been doing this forever. Highly recommend for layering percussion!
Larry was amazing, responds fast, communicates well and his playing is spot on. He gives you many options with purpose to serve the track and the customer. Will definitely come for more!
Larry is awesome, it's a wonderful percussionist, he knows how to add magic on songs, he is very talented and a very good comunicator, I can't wait to work with him again. If you want percussion and ryhtme on your song, just go with him !
After my first collaboration, I had to come back for a second one because of how impressed I was by the quality and musicianship of this performer. Wouldn't hesitate to use him for any of projects that needs percussion.
I had an amazing experience working with this talented percussionist. From the beginning, the attention to detail and level of expertise at the moment of suggesting things to add to my track were superb. High quality recording, and fast delivery.
Very pleased with the unique sounds and one-shots. Expectations exceeded once again!
Larry provided me with a fantastic conga plus track. He was super fast....we had a great back and forth trying out different rhythms until I was satisfied. I highly recommend him. Thanks, Larry!
Highly recommended. Larry is very talented at what he does and is so quick to finish a project! A pleasure to speak to. No waiting around, quick replies and quality sounds! Amazing :)
Its a pleasure working with him. HandPercussionTracks will give you exactly what you need and makes sure you are happy. I am going to work with him again
From start to finish -- total pro. Great communication, rock-solid rhythm, also knows how to record his tracks really well. And he knocked it out fast on top of all of that. Will definitely do business with Larry again!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Larry! His communication and attention to detail is second to none, his work is incredibly professional and he went above and beyond in terms of what I was originally asking for!
Incredible attention to detail. Incredibly responsive and easy to work with. Great feel, great sound - highly recomended!
I had a great experience working with Larry. He is very quick to resopnd and delivered my tracks same day. They sounded great as well. I'm definitely using him again.
Quick and easy percussion tracks.
Amazing experience!! To the give you a perspective, Larry responded within 5 minutes or less back and forth with new ideas over a 3 day period. I had a small idea going in but he really worked with me to make my project come to life. We had over 25 communications to get it just right; can't say enough about the experience as I'll be limited by this text box! Fantastic Larry! Thank you for making this song magic for me.
Absolutely top notch. Couldn't be any happier. Easy to work with, first class sound and fantastic groove. He will be my go to guy.
HIGH QUALITY PERCUSSION FOR YOUR TRACKS!! Not to mention hie is kind and professional.
Highly recommended¡ Exactly what I was looking for.Amazing tracks¡¡
I will work with him again in the future
Great communication. Excellent quality as usual. Larry went above and beyond on this project!
AMAZING and very quick turn around.
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.
Professional quality! Good communication! Creative ideas! Extremely satisfied with the results. Will definitely come to Larry for future percussion and drum tracks
Larry provided some unique and creative retro drum and percussion tracks that fit very well with my projects. Extremely satisfied once again!
Another solid set of Tracks. High quality. Fast delivery and Dope Creativity. We'll work again!
Brilliant, Amazing and so helpful. Thank you
Very professional. Amazing talent, fast delivery and excellent communication.
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.
Larry once again did an amazing job. He delivers high quality tracks and he responds quickly :) Highly recommended!
Again, Larry delivers exactly what I want!! I Highly Recommend Larry for percussion tracks! Awesome!
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!!
Again, Larry delivers percussion tracks what I want!! Professional, great communicator, and fast turn around!! Can't go wrong with Larry!!
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!!
Larry is professional and very efficient. He's willing to try different things on our track and we really like what he did!
Great work. Larry went over and above for this one. Really a pleasure to work with.
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!
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.
This is my 3rd song with Larry and I'm going to keep sending him more stuff! Great work.
Excellent and quick work. Love working with Larry.
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.
Larry is super easy to work with and gets great sounds. Super stoked to have found such a great resource. Highly recommended.
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... :)
He is an incredible musician. He's a pleasure to work with, great communicator, and very professional. HIGHLY recommend. Very Fast !
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.
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!
awesome as usual, really helped us get more out of the song! Cant wait to work with him again.
Another great project! He kept the standard high and his quality of work was impeccable. Looking forward to continue working with him.
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
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!
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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I average four 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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100 % guarantee when you're happy my job is done.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working on tracks that I have never heard before. Adding that "fifth gear" to things that were lacking or missing something.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Simple when needed, aggressive when the times right. Play for the music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen and play for the music, treat each project if it were your own.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Concentration, professionalism,time management and follow through.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My biggest thing is feel, make it feel good, make it sit right-dont overplay.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anyone who is successful, unique and honest.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.