HI! My name is Andy Basiola, guitarist, producer currently based in London, UK. I have worked with top names in the industry including producer Phil Kinman (Doogie White), Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Orange Amps), Vivaldi Metal Project (Rick Wakeman). I have recorded in top studios including Abbey Road in London. I endorse Fret King Guitars.
I CAN RECORD QUALITY ELECTRIC OR ACOUSTIC GUITAR TRACKS REMOTELY IN MY HOME STUDIO. I OWN PROFESSIONAL GEAR INCLUDING:
- Gisbon '86 Les Paul Custom
- Gibson '90 SG Custom
- Gibson Flying V Tremolo (with Floyd Rose)
- Gibson Songriter Deluxe EC (acoustic guitar)
- Blackstar HT-5R guitar amp
- EVH 5150 50w guitar amp
- Orange 1x12 guitar cabinet
- Tc Electronic Flashback Delay
- Dunlop CryBaby Wah
- Tc Corona chorus
- Tc Hall Of Fame reverb
- Boss GE-7 EQ
- Logic Pro X
- Apple Macbook Pro
- EZ Drummer 2
I can record D.I and amped tracks. Styles include: rock, pop, funk, acoustic, metal.
I can send the tracks to you in wav. or any other preferred formats via WeTransfer
I CAN ALSO WORK ON ARRANGEMENTS AND COMPOSITION OF FULL SONGS
GET IN TOUCH AND WE CAN DISCUSS ABOUT YOUR TRACK!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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11 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Andy Basiola
Absolutely nailed it, as always. Andy is easily one of the best.
Andy is a fantastic musician, and always delivers high-quality, professional recordings. You couldn't ask for a better session guitarist!
Andy is a total pro. I gave him a VERY rough demo, and he re-did the drums, guitar, and bass all much better and cleaner than the original. He also took the initiative to add a great lead guitar part that wasn't in the original and really helped fill the song out
Andy did a great work with the rythm guitar for my track.
Andy did a great job interpreting the requirements of the track. He turned around the work quickly and it all sounds great. Definitely be using again.
Andy is a fantastic guitarist. Spot on track for the song I was working on!
Andy is an amazing talent, I'll be calling upon him again for future projects!
Andy is fantastic to work with. He's polite, very quick to learn parts, and accepts constructive criticism very well. 100% recommended.
Andy did another awesome job! Great communication, fantastic guitarist and quick turn-around. I couldn't be more pleased.
*****I highly recommend him*****
Thanks Andy, always a pleasure :-)
This was my first time working with Andy, and I'm very impressed! He has VERY fast turnaround times, and is very open to make changes/revisions. Great guitar tones & high quality recordings.
Andy played an amazing guitar performance on my original song, I highly recommend him, as I will be reaching out to him again on future projects. Awesome guitar player with an exceptional gift...a true talent!
Interview with Andy Basiola
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I had the pleasure of recording guitars for Boston's lead singer Tommy De Carlo. I am hoping to do some more work for him as it's been a pleasure for me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm focusing on some original instrumental tracks
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would say Tommy De Carlo (Boston band's current lead singer) I would defenetly recommend him, his instructions are extremeley clear and he is super talented!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital: Better sound for cheaper equipment Total recall of session setup and mix status Potential for very low distortion and noise/hiss
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I won't stop until clients are 100 percent satisfied
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to work from home at the times that I decide
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do you approach recordings? Answer: what I wrote above
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am not only limited to rock music. My influences come from many different styles including blues, funk and country.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How long is the track you want me to work on? (this way I can be more specific about my fee). What style? Electric or acoustic guitar? Do you want me to compose parts?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please as detailed as possible with what you want from my work. The more details I have the more chances of you being quickly satisfied
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Gibson Les Paul Custom,, my laptop, my interface, a guitar cable, and my wah pedal (so I can carry on working on the island)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been recording since I was 16, back home in Italy (where I'm from) and then in London, UK. I now have my own private studio where I do all the recordings.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: 3 features: melodic, versatile and technical
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would say Richie Kotzen. He always been one of my favourite guitarists
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You have to be completely satisfied with your job before you even send it to the client
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Pop, Blues
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Recording rock guitar tracks, composing guitar solos
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depending on what the client wants, some people want to play a part exactly as it's written, other allow me to input my own ideas to a track. Either way I always try to bring the composition to a higher level.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The client sends me all the details about what he is looking for. I record demo samples and send them in mp3 to check they are 100 percent happy with the job. I allow up to 3 free revisions. If they are happy I then export each single guitar track in wav. and sent them in a zip. file
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook Pro, Irig HD interface, Logic Pro X, KRK Rokit Monitors, Blackstar HT 5R amp, EVH 5150 50w amp. Orange 1x12 cabinet (with Vintage 30 speakers) Guitars: Gibson '86 Les Paul Custom, Gibson '90 SG Custom, Fret King JD, Gibson Flying V Tremolo, Gibson Songwriter deluxe acoustic guitar
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Guitarists : Andy Timmons, Robben Ford, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson... Music Production: Misha Mansoor, Ola Englund, Rob Chapman,...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording guitar tracks for projects