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.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

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

GenresSounds Like
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Guns N' Roses
  • Queen
Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo 16
  • Midas XL48
  • Protools
  • Genelecs
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