Larry Walters

Hammond B3 - Keys - Arranger

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πŸ”ˆ Real sound, real feel. I've been playing for the last 27 years. I'll provide nothing but the sound and feel you are looking for. πŸ‘‰ I can play the Hammond track your production demands, from Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, Pop/Rock to Funk, or RnB. I also play vintage Electric Pianos. Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

I am a musician (Classical Music trained) and composer (specialized in Modern music, Jazz, RnB, Gospel), I offer an unmistakable style with the 🎹 Hammond organ. Throughout my experience, I have explored an impressive variety of musical trends. I'm happy to play whatever the client requires, but I can also give you my intuition as to what the song needs. Add some vintage vibe to your songs❗️

I have been working with artists from all over the world from genres such as Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, Classical, but also Soundtracks. This understanding and versatility with different genres will benefit your music and you will receive rich, engaging, and powerful tracks. πŸ‘‰

No project is too big or too small. I promise fast and clear communication throughout, so don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

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

16 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mark T.
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    Great work again from Larry! Goes that extra mile to give you a layered sound that's distinctively real and organic. My go-to keys/Hammond organ player.

  2. Review by Matt D.
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    Larry is elite. His work is so tasty and he interprets what an artists wants so well. He instantly takes my songs up a couple notches. Super communication and clarity in vision. The sounds are second to none.

  3. Review by Mark T.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Larry, delivers a fantastic sound and in very quick time.

  4. Review by Mark Triffitt
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    Larry more than delivers on his promise of 'real sound, real feel', adding subtleness and sensibility to his performances that make all the difference. Always provides exactly what I'm after with a minimum of fuss and maximum professionalism.

  5. Review by Arjan S.
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    Pleasure working with Larry once again! Totally gets what you need first time round and his work rate is immense, expect a quick turnover!!!! Top class.

  6. Review by Mark Triffitt
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    If you're looking for a rich array of key sounds to give your track(s) that analogue feel and soulful vibe, no need to look further. Larry's touch is superb and turnaround time is fantastic. Great to work with, looking forward to working on more projects with him.

  7. Review by Arjan S.
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    Absolute pleasure to work with Larry, very versatile and has an exceptional eye for detail. Can't wait to work with him again!

  8. Review by Noam Harel
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    Larry is just a pure soul player with the warmest sound you'd find here

  9. Review by Noam Harel
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    Quality Audio from REAL INSTRUMENTS.
    warm real rhods hammond and wurlizer.

    job got done smoothly, will use his services again!

  10. Review by todd steed
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    Fast, fun, efficient, went above and beyond. Plus, a great player with a lot of passion in his playing. Will definitely use him again.

  11. Review by Nick Clark
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    Very quick and easy to work with for quality tasks. I highly recommend Larry for your keyboard needs.

  12. Review by Matt D.
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    WAY WAY more than a great job! Fast, responsive and right on for the vibe. He provided me with several takes to choose from (which actually made it harder because they were all great!) A real pro! Made the song instantly better. Can't wait to send him more of what I hear in my head, so that he can lay it down!

  13. Review by Stephen Joseph Antonelli
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    Larry was wonderful to work with. He gave me exactly what I needed. Very professional, extremely secure about his playing. I recommend him highly.

  14. Review by Mark T.
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    Another great experience working with Larry! Gave me not only exactly what I was wanting in terms of baseline tracks, but also provided a tremendous range of variations that can be blended effortlessly into the tracks to deepen the vibe. Larry's turnaround time is fast so your project stays right on schedule. Highly recommended, looking forward to starting the next project with him.

  15. Review by Arjan S.
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    Can't sing Larry's praises more highly. Has alot of soul in his playing, and he's comfortable with all genre styles. Would highly recommend him!!

  16. Review by Noam Harel
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    if you need the job done with a heart and a warm sound, Larry is your man!
    i have complited 2 jobs with larry, he was very kind and proffesional. the sound was warm and Larry sent not only one take but almot 10 takes to choose!!!

    it is obvious to me that i will use him again, thank you Larry!

Interview with Larry Walters

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

  2. A: Most of my projects are special to me, I'm really proud of my early classical organ production back in the 2000s. I was hired as a session musician for a fusion jazz album in 2010 in which I was allowed to play DX7 only... Loved it.

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

  4. A: Besides my session projects, I'm recording a jazz organ album with my band, to be released soon! Stay tuned!

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

  6. A: Arthur Pingrey

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital nowadays. I can always switch the Studer on though ;-)

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

  10. A: Satisfaction and feedback. They are key indeed.

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

  12. A: Creativity and freedom. When you are hired to play what you feel or what a track suggests you.

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

  14. A: Most of the time people as for a RAW Hammond track with no Leslie effect on it so they can tweak it after. Depending on the instrument used sometimes it is possible but sometimes it is not, as the Organ routes the signal right into the Leslie Speaker.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: There's no MIDI in a Hammond Organ. Also, Leslies have no line out.

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

  18. A: Do you have the chord chart? Do you have the lyrics? Do you have any references for a similar sound?

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

  20. A: I always look for quality, so samples provide a fairly good idea of what you can expect. Be clear and precise about what you want. Keyboard players have a lot of gear. ;-)

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My MBP, an Apogee Sound card and a Kontakt keyboard, a Minimoog D and my API.

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

  24. A: I've been in every part of the process of a production. I've been assisting, editing, performing, and producing. I've been 27 years in the music field, I've recorded many albums and tracks so I have the know-how and I can see when things just fit in or not. I just crossfaded from producing to performing and vice-versa many times, I never stopped learning in both fields. As far as I know, every session counts, and my motto: one can always learn new things from every session.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Clean, jazzy, and mostly crossover. Going off the beaten track can be fun.

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

  28. A: Herbie Hancock, Cory, and a few classic ones. Do I have to choose just one?

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

  30. A: Think mono. We have just one brain, not two. DAWs have none.

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

  32. A: Soul, Gospel, Hip Hop, Country, Americana. I love those styles. Fusion styles can be so tempting.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Harmony indeed. The passionate attention to detail.

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

  36. A: Soul. My tracks deliver soul, groove, and discretion. Sometimes less is more. I can solo, bebop, progressive or Gospel, but the feel and sensation of a track is different every time, so what I can provide to the song is dynamic too!

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

  38. A: I usually listen to songs/tracks carefully and as they suggest lines and comping I record the ideas. Whether it is jazz, soul, or funk I always get inspired to fit the keys/organ as natural as possible. Listen, think, and play.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Hammond B3 (1959), Leslie 122, Leslie 147, Yamaha CS60, DX7, Roland Juno 106, Minimoog D, Farfisa Compact de Luxe, Clavinet Duo E7, Crumar Mojo, Nord D5, Korg Polysix, Roland Echo 201, and a few more toys. I can also record a Steinway D and Yamaha CFIII-S in studios available. I always use ProTools, although some other options are available.

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

  42. A: I like all productions from Quincy, also Herbie Hancock, and Cory to name but a few. There's a bunch of new organists nowadays, I always resort to the classics though. Mr. Don Patterson, Lonnie Smith, Ronnie Foster, and so on are indeed among my favorites. The list is endless.

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

  44. A: I usually play the Organ, keys, and vintage gear. My background in classical music gives me a broad view of harmony. I quickly spot what's working and what's not. So I can switch from one instrument to another to find the right sound in the right direction.

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Terms Of Service

πŸ‘‰ Up to 2 revisions. Turn-Around time: a week (usually less), faster, depending on needs. πŸ”₯ All tracks are 48/24 studio quality. πŸ‘Œ Also available in higher formats.

GenresSounds Like
  • The New Mastersounds
  • Jill Scott
  • James Taylor Quartet
Gear Highlights
  • Hammond B3
  • Leslie 147
  • Leslie 122
  • My fingers. βœ‹ Roland Space Echo 201
  • Crumar Mojo
  • Moog D
  • Solina String Ensemble
  • Fender Rhodes MK1 88
  • Wurlitzer 200A
  • Hohner Clavinet E7
  • Yamaha CS60
  • Prism Sound Titan.
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  • Space Echo 201 is Back!Nov 17, 2020

    After a complete TLC session, our Space Echo is Back and ready to rock!

    Don't miss the opportunity to use it in one of your productions. 

    We can't have enough enough enough enough enough...

  • New Leslie Preamp! Vintage synths meet the rotor!Oct 13, 2020

    Besides using 147 and 122 Leslies we recently bought a custom made Leslie Preamp by Musifix.

    Awesome possibilities to use vintage gear through Leslies now. Synths sound brutally fat.

  • Wurly 206 in da house!Oct 09, 2020

    I had the opportunity to record some tracks for a UK Hip Hop album recently. Awesome model, I must admit I never played a student model before. I was impressed. This model has the optional vibrato kit and all the bells and whistles. Full package. Full sound. Total vintage immersion.

    Reeds galore.

  • Yamaha CS60!Sep 29, 2020

    I had used some VSTs before... but the real thing really rocks. used it in my last production. This is a beast, the real deal.