Latin session percussionist

17 Reviews (15 Verified)
JORGE VARDE on SoundBetter

Hi! My name is Jorge and I'm a session percussionist, rhythm section producer based in Buenos Aires. I am a latin percussionist with more than 20 years of experience. I play on many sessions and tour professionally. If you are looking for Afro-Latin percussion sounds and colors, contact me. First class acoustic instruments on your song or album.

I will record high quality percussion tracks(Five maximum per song) from my home studio for your song.
I need is an mp3 of your song with any instruction. I will deliver tracks to you within a few short days!

I have been working as a professional percussionist for more than 20 years. I trained in Buenos Aires and then traveled to Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil to finish my studies.

You can listen to some of my recordings at

- Congas Lp classic
- Congas Lp Patato model
- Congas Lp Galaxy
- Timbal Lp Tito Puente (Vintage)
- Snare Ludwig Acrolite(Vintage)
- Peruvian Cajon Atempo
- Meinl bongo wood and fiber
- etc

I provide up to 5 percussion tracks per song. Ask me for a special price in case it is an album.

I'm a groove fighter, your song will notice it.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

17 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

  1. Review by Silent K.

    I loved working with Jorge Varde, his work is clear and to the point. He also has a very quick delivery time which is beneficial. I will definitely work with Jorge again in the near future!

  2. Review by Jesse B.

    Quick turnaround, good feel and timing and musical instincts. Would definitely use again.

  3. Review by Donnie R.

    Prompt and professional work.

  4. Review by Link
    by Link

    Pro conga work and quick turnaround. Will definitely work again in the future!

  5. Review by Trevor B.

    Another outstanding job, very well done by Jorge ! His Latin Jazz percussion tracks always turn out great. He is always very helpful in giving his advice and guidance to what will make the song sound the best !

  6. Review by Trevor B.

    Great job on Percussion instruments. Also, great communication, and made sure I was happy with the final product! I'll definitely be using Jorge anytime so have the need for Latin Jazz sound percussion!!!

  7. Review by Don H.
    by Don H.

    Jorge is amazing.
    Just what I wanted
    Even after project was closed he sent better tracks to choose from.

  8. Review by Don H.
    by Don H.

    Jorge my friend
    Your percussion on "Soft Shoe Man" was absolutely fantastic. You picked just the right instruments. It has been a pleasure working with you. More to send your way. Thanks!

  9. Review by Don H.
    by Don H.

    Jorge, fantastic job. Fast turnaround. Good communication. All tracks, 2 congas, 2 cajon, bell and shaker, best and accurate recordings. Used congas and cajon throughout, and kicked in bells and shaker for the chorus. Lots of fun!

  10. Review by Sebastian A.

    delivered great and beautiful sounding tracks!
    chulada trabajar con este compita 🔥

  11. Review by Blake G

    Jorge is the man! Super friendly and responsive, quick turn around time, and he added exactly what the track needed! All instruments were expertly played and recorded. Will definitely be tapping him in for future projects!

  12. Review by Onur G.

    Excellent work, great sounding percussions.

  13. Review by Milo Planet

    An absolute pleasure to work with! Top notch percussionist!

  14. Review by Marco P.

    Perfect performance! Great sound!

  15. Review by Marco P.

    Jorge is a professional percussion player. He delivers high quality tracks with a fast turnaround. Highly recommended.

  16. Review by Nacho de la Riega

    The knowledge Jorge has of Latin rhythms always elevate my productions. He has LOTS of experience and is super qualified to make your music sounds better every time. Super Recommended.

  17. Review by Fede Petro
    by Fede Petro

    Jorge is my go-to percussionist for every project. As a producer, knowing you have Jorge available for sessions and remote recording is something that lets me sleep at night. Talented, trustworthy, quick and with great atention to detail. Throw at any rhythm, he’ll make it sound legit. Working with him is always a blast. He gets the job done.

Interview with JORGE VARDE

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

  2. A: I record percussion for latin genres.

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

  4. A: On Mel Muñiz's Aguerrida album where I recorded percussions and the producer Juan Pablo De Mendonca invited me to work together to create the rhythmic sections of the album. We work hard and the result makes me proud.

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

  6. A: I'm recording new versions of some songs from Mel Muñiz's Aguerrida album

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

  8. A: I'm new here, I don't know anyone

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Hybrid. Both have their advantages

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

  12. A: That your song is my priority

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

  14. A: I like to play or record music as long as possible.

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

  16. A: Can you record another track for the same money? Yeah sure.

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

  18. A: Take a lot of work

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

  20. A: I ask the necessary questions to know what he wants

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

  22. A: be clear about what you want

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

  24. A: Congas, bongo, cajon, pandeiro and bass drum

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

  26. A: I started in high school. I was studying and touring in different countries.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: persevering.

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

  30. A: There are many but I think that with Chris Dave I would love to work, I am fascinated by his way of thinking about music.

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

  32. A: Listen to what the song asks of you.

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

  34. A: Mostly I work with Latin popular music (from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and Mexico).

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Listen to the song and know what it needs to work.

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

  38. A: I think percussion can contribute different things depending on the song and the function you want to give it. In my case, my greatest effort when recording a song is to achieve the best possible groove.

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

  40. A: I don't know if the word is typical, I work with different producers and I adapt to their way of working. The clearer the idea of the producer or composer, my work becomes easier and I can be more creative.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: Well luckily I share my studio with a recording professional so I can record with many sound options, to mention something I would tell you that I have a Neumann U67, a Neumann U87 and an AKG 414. Also in all the years that I have been like musician I worried about having first class percussion instruments ..

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

  44. A: There are really many but if I have to answer for this moment I would tell you Charlie Hunter and Keita Ogawa.


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Terms Of Service

You will receive all tracks(Five maximum per song) wav files. 5 revisions included. Five is the maximum number of days required to deliver this service.

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Gear Highlights
  • iMac
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools
  • Apollo interface
  • Manley Force preamp
  • 1969 Neumann U67
  • 1972 Neumann U87
  • AKG 414
  • EV RE 20
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57
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SoundBetter Deal

***Ask me about a discounted per song rate if you're interested in ordering more than 3 songs!***