Writer, engineer, guitarist.

Gene Rowan on SoundBetter

Professional audio engineer/writer/musician, with numerous television credits, and international releases. Able to compose, perform, produce and engineer fully orchestrated works in most modern genres.

Services offered:
- Musical composition
- Session Guitarist
- Recording Engineer
- Mixing Engineer

I specialize in melody driven works which tend to have an epic feel, with lots of drama and energy.

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Interview with Gene Rowan

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Proud of them all. Iv contributed as everything from just a guitar player to writing, performing producing and engineering full works.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Music for a television show.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both, they each bring value to music creation. Analog contributes vibe, and with digital you have flexibility and efficiency.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I promise an enjoyable venture with transparency, positivity, and productivity.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Creating, self expression, collaboration.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: It does not require hard work

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What are you looking to get out of this, what is your final goal.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Lets make sure we're a good fit, and be ready to communicate freely.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: My Gibson Les Paul, a laptop with Pro Tools, and my JH Audio Pro 16 ear buds.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I started out as a touring guitar player, and when I wasn't doing that I got into touring as an audio engineer. At some point scoring fell into my lap and I became a studio rat. Iv been doing music for professionally for 17 years.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Lady Gaga. I think she needs to do a proper rock n roll record, and I admire her constant outside of the box approach.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: If it makes you feel something, keep it.

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

  26. A: Rock, or music with a lot of groove and energy.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Collaboration first and foremost. Aside from that, Iv put a lot of time into my guitar playing and writing, all that comes in handy quite often.

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

  30. A: Energy, groove, vibe.

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

  32. A: Depends on what Im doing, but I like to have a clear vision of the final product before I start. That means I can work focused and efficient, while allowing plenty of creative space for spontaneity.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I run a 32 channel Protools set-up with UAD Apollo 16 converters, Midas XL 48 pre amps, and Genelec 8030 monitors.

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

  36. A: Greg Wells, Eric Valentine, Slash, Josh Homme, Chris Lord Algae, Ed Stasium

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

  38. A: Session guitarist, mixing engineer, producer.

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Terms Of Service

Rates include two revisions. Additional revision prices negotiated at project start. Turnarounds: Mix: 1 to 3 days per track Guitar: 1 to 3 days per track Full production: 3 to 7 days per track

Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo 16
  • Midas XL48
  • Protools
  • Genelecs
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