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). Endorser of 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!
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4 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Andy Basiola
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