Creative percussion recordings for songs, music productions, sample libraries & sample packs.
I specialize in two main things:
--- Recordings for music productions ---
• Multitrack percussion for your production / song.
• Creative percussion ideas recorded to offer your music a fresh vibe.
• Edited perfectly so you can easily cut, mute and re-arrange.
--- Sampling work ---
• Sample libraries, sample packs and virtual instruments.
• Loops, one-shots, sound design and file editing.
• Highly-detailed sampling and big projects.
• Clean and fast work, with uncompromising quality.
• Experience: worked and released on Splice, LANDR, Soundtrap, Artlist and Noiiz.
I offer creative percussion recordings for supporting simple and complex projects. After researching around the world, gathering sounds and rhythm philosophies from different cultures, I developed the sensitivity to feel and map the inner groove of a track. With vast experience in recording for creators of different genres, I mostly record for producers who need to blend the traditional drums and percussion sounds with modern and up-to-date productions like EDM, Hip Hop, Pop, Funk, House, Jazz, and Afrobeat.
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20 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Ben Aylon
Ben is an outstanding percussionist with such great taste when it comes to the timbres; tribal, LOVE it :D I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Incredibly good percussionist with a lot of passion for what he does. Top notch quality sounds and performances. Lightning fast turnaround time. Highly recommended!
Ben is a rhythm stud! No challenge is too wild for that guy! Love working with him to bring new and creative sounds to life!
Ben is truly amazing. He elevated my piece so much!
Ben is an outstanding musician! Looking forward to working with you again :)
Ben captured the feel that I was looking for on the first try. I am very pleased
Ben did a really great job! Just right and in good taste ;-)
Ben promises "creative percussion," and he delivers every time. I am so impressed with his work. Looking forward to working with him again in the future!
Ben is a fantastic percussionist. His creativity and vision added so much to the song! Highly recommended!
Ben is a joy to work with.
He is friendly and professional with very high quality output and performance.
He even delivered ahead of schedule and I look forward to working with Ben again.
Ben is a fantastic percussionist. I’ve worked with him a few times now, and it’s always great experience!
This is my second experience working with Ben, and he did a fantastic job both times. His skill and creativity was just what my song needed!
Ben did a fantastic job for my song. He was very easy to work with, and recorded excellent, creative percussion which enhanced the song so much.
Ben is a versatile percussionist who is delivers in a timely manner and over delivers. We added to my track way more than I expected and I loved it. Will definitely be working him again on all my percussion needs.
Ben earned my trust right away by being a fast communicator, and a good listener... it was clear he was going to work to deliver exactly what I was looking for. He more than met the needs for my project, and I would highly recommend him.
Ben was wonderful to work with. His playing added value to my song and imbued it with high style identity. His communication was excellent. I’ll definitely be using his services and art again in the future. Thanks Ben.
Besides being an outstanding Percussionist, Ben has a commitment to getting his work done & to a very high standard. He had my track back to me in under 48 hours. One can hear his love for his alchemy. I would love to do live work with Ben once the world settles down. Than you Ben
Great sounds and playing. Very nice guy, easy to work with and responsive. Puts a lot of energy and love into the music.
Ben blessed my song with a slew of well-recorded world percussion parts. 10/10 would work with again!
Ben is wonderful to work with. He knows exactly what I'm aiming for whenever we chat. I'm looking forward to working more with him. Thank you, Ben!
Interview with Ben Aylon
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creative sounds and percussion recordings, both complex and simple, and always meeting deadlines.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Gear: Motu 8M, Stam Audio 1073 Stereo Preamp, Roland Space Echo RE-201 Mics: AKG 414, Shure 57Beta, Shure 58, Unknown ribbon mic, Blue Baby Bottle. Percussion: Senegalese Drums: Thiol, Mbeng Mbeng, Talmbat, Nder, Calabash. Guinean Drums: Djembe, Sagbang, Kinkini, Doundounba. Brazilian Drums: Alfaia, Pandeiro, Tamborim, Caxixi. Indian Drums: Nagara, Nagari, Dholak, Kanjira. Afro-Cuban Drums: Okonkolo. Other: Homemade Shakers, Bells, Chimes and many more crisps.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im inspired by African drumming which contains the secrets for multi layered thinking and playing. This is the most important element in percussion playing, the art of layering and understanding of how each part can effect the flow and feel of a tune.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Percussion sampling for sample libraries, virtual instruments, loops and one-shots for sample packs in a vast variety of genres (including sound design, editing and mixing). Creative percussion recordings for songs and music productions.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Super professional work. Clean, fast and highly creative.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People mostly look for the conga sound but African drums or other unique sounding percussion can be used in popular music as well. It's not about the name of the drums, but the vibe and tone you get out of it.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Universal sounds and grooves
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I create the flow and atmosphere needed to make it real
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the music for a few times, getting the feel and vibe of it and then I start adding layers of percussion. First I create a solid version that fully supports the music and then I expand for more artistic and creative ideas.