Vik Bam

Rock/Fusion, EDM Guitar

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Electric Guitarist who will fill your tracks up with unique tones and creative solos!

I am a Session Guitarist, Songwriter and Arranger based in Mumbai and have worked with some of the best regional artists in India.

I have graduated from Berklee College of Music, Boston with a degree in Arranging and Songwriting. I have also composed and arranged many original rock/fusion and orchestral instrumentals as an independent artist.

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What I bring to the table is a bunch of different influences in my playing. My playing is a fusion of Rock, Blues, Jazz and Hindustani Classical music.

I love layering guitars and having them really fill up a track. I work a lot like a film composer does, I do an initial 'spotting' session with the client and then once we are clear on the structure, really go exploring into what will make your track sound unique!

Tone is paramount for me, which is why I spend a lot of time with my long list of plug-ins and impulse responses to really get the sound that you're going for!

I'm really looking forward to working with you!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

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  1. Review by Sagarika D.
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    It was a great experience. Vik brought in a fresh perspective to the track and that too well within our deadline. I think he understood what was our expectation and delivered that and some more. I especially liked the guitars that he played on the track. Wish him the best and will definitely work with him again.

Interview with Vik Bam

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

  2. A: Rock, EDM, Beat Music, Pop.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Definitely layering guitars to create an 'orchestral' type sound and I do love to do rock solos in songs. Brings me pure joy :P

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

  6. A: I pull from a lot of influences to create a unique sound. I like to bring a sitar-style playing to my soloing if that's something that you're interested in having in your song! I generally try to approach every song differently and try to bring something new to each project, whether it be a unique tone, style of playing or if there's room for it, even solo line!

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

  8. A: I typically do a 'spotting session' with the client to get a better understanding of their needs when it comes to the track and the guitars. I then go on to layer guitars to set the foundation for the song. If there is a solo involved, I go through about 7-8 takes of improvisation and then comp where needed. Then I go for the 'filler' lines in between words!

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I play either on my Ibanez AZ series or Fender Strat, 2017 Mexican make. I record into Logic Pro X either through Amplitube 4 or my pedalboard that includes an OCD Distortion pedal, a Flashback Delay, a Corona Chorus and Messa Boost through an impulse response, through my Scarlett Interface. I listen on Genelec Q studio monitors and have an Oxygen 61 Midi controller.

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

  12. A: I'm inspired by a host of instrumental guitarists like Guthrie Govan, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, B.B King. That's a big part of where my sound comes from!

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

  14. A: The job I'm doing most often for clients is filling a track with guitars. This usually involves a lot of layering and some soloing. What's really fun is when I get someone who wants to build their track from the guitar - up, that way we can really craft something unique and interesting!

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Terms Of Service

Typically up-to 3 revisions, although I am flexible. Usual working time is one week, may be more depending on the workload of the project or number of tracks.

GenresSounds Like
  • Joe Satriani
  • David Gilmour
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Ibanez AZ Electric Guitar
  • Fender Stratocaster Mexican Made
  • Audio Technica AT2050x Mic
  • OCD Pedal
  • TC Electronics Flashback Pedal
  • Fender Champion 100x amp
  • SM57
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