Let Slap Hard help you realize your musical vision in a world-class soundtrack, ready for mastering and release!

Audio Recording and Production

Fully equipped recording studio just outside Philadelphia, with highly skilled professional staff and everything you need to go from song idea to polished audio track, including guidance and support from Grammy-winning musicians, arrangers and engineers.

Access to Top Quality Percussion Instruments

Mahogany drums; Brazilian percussion; various authentic African drums; Afro-Cuban bata drums; digital electronic sampling from a huge selection of beats and sounds; shekere and other minor percussion; and an eclectic array of exotic instruments collected over a lifetime of world touring

World Percussion Learning & Rehearsal Lab

Learn the African roots of jazz, R & B, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and pop in a fully equipped rehearsal space from a world percussion master who has recorded and toured internationally for 30 years – the only percussionist who has performed on Grammy-winning recordings in Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel.

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Professional Staff

Pablo Batista, Percussionist & Producer 

Phil Smith, Sound Engineer & Producer

Donald Robinson, Sound Engineer, Keyboard Recording Artist & Arranger


Product Endorsements


L-P/Latin Percussion





Recent Slaphard Clients

Will Downing

Corey Riker

Gerald Veasley

Marcus & Jean Baylor, The Baylor Project

Cedric Napoleon (of Pieces of a Dream)

Kola Nutt


Contact us today for a free introductory consultation to learn how Slap Hard Studio can help you
bring your musical ideas to fruition!


“Man, you did your thing and it sounds incredible!

– Will Downing, the Prince of Sophisticated Soul
“Soul Survivor” (2017) – Pablo Batista, Producer