I'm a Guitarist from Barcelona, I play all kinds of guitar from clasical to electric. My main style is jazz and all its sub genres but I also play rock, pop, ... I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music. I have recorded several cd's from Jazz to Pop.
I offer professional recordings in wav format or whatever format desired. I can also record using a specific format or program such as Logic, Pro-tools,...
I have many FX pedals to create different textures, and I play with Gibson "ES335", Epiphone "The Dot",
Fender "Telecaster", Fender "Stratocaster", Fender "Telecaster", Acoustic Guitar "Ibanez", Clasical guitar "Fender".
I use Polytone amps, Fender amps, Apogee Preamps.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
48 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Rai Castells
deep work ! it's beautiful
great job as expected !
Great job again !
Rai is an exceptional player who followed direction beautifully and did an amazing job. Would definitely recommend him and work with him again.
as always, perfect job !
once again the work is high level !
Another perfect job with Rai, he has a great sensibility
Still at the top !
Great work again, his guitar sound is gorgeous; great recording technique
Another successful job with Rai, it's a great experience to work with him !
great job again !!
Rai really takes the time to find the sound you are looking for
You come out with something unique !
Rai is great! With him we can go really far in the creation of your sound world, we can go further than the generic commercial sounds that we find everywhere
it's the rare pearl !
he is a great guitarist, he puts his heart into his work to achieve the sound I have in mind,
I'm very grateful for that
working with Rai was wonderful!
thanks to his beautiful guitar play I can finish my project very well.
Rai is a superb musician, and incredibly easy to work with. 10/10. Highly recommend. I’ll be back for more saucy guitar vibes soon.
different project. same out come. great work every time. will be coming back again as usual :)
another great project done with Rai. he was understanding, patient, and speedy thru out the whole project. such an easy guy to work with. till next time!
Rai is a true master on the guitar!
Every track he has worked on for me has been world class. His recordings are always clean and 100% quality
Thank you again sir for a superb Lead solo Guitar piece .
Interview with Rai Castells
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do a great job. they will end up happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hesitate to explain the idea you have in mind until it's clear enough for everyone.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I supose there's electricity on the island :) I would take my Gibson ES 335, Polytone Amp, Lexicone Reverb, Acoustic Guitar, Clasical Guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing for more than 20 years. I started as a kid playing blues and after I went to college wher I studied with some of the best musicians of the Planet.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Impros & Films. It was a duo project with a drummer and with some special guests. My role was composer,, guitarist, producer, along with the drummer. I feel proud because of the sound we did get with just two instruments.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, fresh,
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Daniel Lanois. Because he is the Producer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be patien and try as many ideas as you can, sometimes out of a small theme you can get tones of good stuff.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, Rock, Pop, ...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyricism, melody
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depends on the song. I try to bring balance, trying to identify what the music needs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen, listen, listen, listen, play along with the song recording many times until i start feeling comfortable and getting ideas. Listen, listen again, pre-record some takes and discard things I don't like, record again, compose part. Pre-record, listen. Record
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac book Pro, Apogee, Pro Tools,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Daniel Lanois, Brian Blade Fellowship, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nick Drake, Radiohead, Bjork, Michael Jackson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Record Guitar tracks.