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.
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15 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Rai Castells
Highly recommended¡ Exactly what I was looking for.Amazing tracks¡¡
I will work with him again in the future
Words cannot express how good a guitar player Rai Castells is!He would have to be one of the best if not the best live lead guitar player's i have had the pleasure of using on my tracks. Rai not only understands what a track needs but always goes that extra mile to make the track stand out.He is a total genius %100 top Musician!!!.
Let me start by stating What a fantastic Musician !!!
Rai was able to hit me up with a top guitar track and only needed 1 take to get exactly what i was looking for. Rai is definitley my go to lead guitar player. His attention to detail and understanding what the client wants is outstanding, and he delivered a top quality recording .
A real talent. Enjoy working with him. Looking forward to working with him on future projects!
Fantastic talent. Enjoy working with him. Looking forward to future projects.
Enjoy working with him. Definitely knows how to approach the track. Always able to add his own vibe while enhancing everything else.
Another great collab with Rai. Loved what he did for this track. Added a new/refreshing element to the song.
A consistent musician when it comes to putting out a quality product. He has the creative ability take the song to new heights. Enjoy working with him.
A pure talent. Great way with melodies. I'm excited to work with on future projects.
A talented musician who understands the producer's vision while bringing his own creative style to it. Looking forward to working with him again.
He's great! Do what I needed :) Would highly recommend him for a guitar work!
Excellent guitar player. Will definitely work with him again
Rai goes above and beyond to make sure you have what you need. He provides song files and various additional ideas to make the project a success. In 3 separate projects, I did not need to have him adjust any of the music he provided-but I know if I did, he would get right on it. He keeps in touch with updates and doesn't mind questions. A Real Pro!
Rai is great. If you want a no hassle experience with a talented guitarist, hire Rai. We are thousands of miles apart and he plays the music like he is in my studio laying session tracks. Outstanding!
Rai is professional in his communications and fully understands what a song needs. He provides the live, soulful accompaniment that fits my music. Rai replies quickly and completes the project on time. I will definitely call on him for my next project (which will be next week).
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.