I provide your songs with unexpected, great sounding percussion colors, imaginative grooves and sounds, with acoustic sensitivity. I am a recording and touring percussionist and drummer with over 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of artists around the globe: U.S.A., Latin America, Europe and Asia. Contact me with your questions!
If you have a song or record you are doing, and want to add great sounding acoustic percussion (including two mic drum parts) I am the man.
Reaching the exact groove and sounds for a song is my main focus.
Here are some ideas and ways in which we can work together:
*I can record the perc part you´ve written for your song on different instruments so you decide which way you want to go, to keep your record interesting.
*We can create a perc part together, exchanging ideas and views on the way it should go.
*You can send me the exact chart and I record it in the instrument you´ve chosen.
*You can send me the vocals and guitar (or other instruments) and ask me to come up with something new for the song.
*A different approach from the ones above, as long as we agree on it beforehand.
*The amount of tracks can go from one to infinite, but the fee might change.
My undergraduate music studies were at Berklee College of Music, and tons of private teachers on the different instruments.
As a percussionist and drummer I´ve worked in so many different environments that I feel versatility is one of my "specialties". I´ve played in football stadiums, jazz bars, big music arenas, house concerts, etc.
With big bands, solo artists, rock bands, etc.
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Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
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54 Reviews - 13 Repeat ClientsEndorse Facundo Flores
Facundo was fast, creative, and super easy to work with. I would definitely work with him again for more thoughtful perc parts! His contributions definitely added to my song!
It was so easy working with Facundo. He understood the feel of the track and delivered more than expected. He's an amzingly outstanding creative musician. I would definitely recommend working with him, and I hope to work with him again soon!
Terrific job by Facundo. Very communicative, great ideas and fast turn around. Thanks so much!
Excellent percussion and a great sound and a real pleasure to work with. Will be in touch again for sure!
Facundo is a great percussionist with a great sounding recording. Always polite and quick.
Excellent playing and recording technique. Def can't ask for more, very grateful!
Facundo's percussion work is creative and fitting to my project. All of the tracks are very well recorded and super fun to work with. Great job!
Wonderful playing and recorded well. Very accommodating. Highly recommend!
Dependably excellent, professional and always a pleasure to work with! Highly recommended.
Facundo helped me to create some very cool rhythms and helped me meet my deadline quickly. Thank you so much!
it was amazing to work with facundo! he understood the project and straight away and delivered within one day, highly recommended !
Facundo delivered exactly what I was looking for and brought my vision to life PERFECTLY! Everything I asked for, he interpreted and delivered back to me. I love my song!! Thanks Facundo! You're so talented!
Facundo is a great musician, a multi-instrumentalist... very easy to work with.
Gotta love Facundo. This man is a gift for any musician looking to spruce up a track with nuanced, unique and beautifully recorded percussion. He has added so much richness to my tracks through his playing. Love, love, love this guy! Thanks, Facundo, my brother!
Facundo was a great collaborator for this project!
He nailed the requirements and delivered well-recorded sounds. The sounds were focused and in good acoustics.
I am really happy with the outcome.
I will without a doubt collaborate again with him if I have any similar projects.
Another great session with Facundo! Great sounding recording and very structured delivery.
Facundo delivered some quality percussion.. great sound and very professional to work with.
Very good communication and super fast delivery! Definitely will work with Facundo again in the future
Facundo was extremely professional and prompt and came up with very suitable percussion for my music. Subtle with strong rhythm, he gave me lots of options to work with. Can heartily recommend collaborating with him.
He's great to work with and does great work.
Interview with Facundo Flores
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know Andrés Mayo, a great sound engineer, you will never regret mastering your tracks with him.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing drums at age 14, since then I haven´t stop adding sounds and ideas into my playing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I think Sufjan Stevens, he is always avoiding the comfort zones.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It is not about doing what you know, but what the music needs from you.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk songwriter music. World fusion. Film tracks.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and playing what is REALLY necessary and makes the song even greater.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Acoustic vibes, sensitivity, originality, natural flow to its groove.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first listen to the song with eyes closed and imagine the environment where it takes me: a lake shore? mountains? a busy city? Then try to identify which sounds represent best those places the song took me. And then I try to find the main rhythm or groove it has. Then I ask myself: Does it need to be explicit? or hidden? How main different sounds will make it work?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record in small soundproofed room that sounds excellent. With a vintage 414 mic, a Mohave valvular, and a SM57. Plugged to a stereo Class A preamplifier.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My main inspirations have to do with the composers and not so much with the musician performing the percussive parts itself, although I could name a few. Fleet Foxes, Beach Boys, Devendra Banhart, Jose Gonzalez, Leonard Cohen, Joanna Newsom, Salif Keita, Animal Collective, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Nick Drake, Dirty Projectors, Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, etc...etc...etc...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am usually hired by Songwriters and bands for composing and recording percussion or drum parts for their songs. Sometimes I have complete freedom in including sounds and ideas, and sometimes my role is to recreate the composer´s precise idea. Doing soundscapes for films and other visual platforms is another very common request I have.