Rai Castells

Session Guitarist,

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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.

29 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    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 .
    Jazzy

  2. Review by tommy m.
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    I had a set back on my end that slowed down our project. Rai was patient and understanding of the situation from start to end. Rai is easy going and skillful with his craft.

  3. Review by Jon D.
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    He is a great artist and helpful person.

  4. Review by Yu H.
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    Just perfect!!
    I came back again, and he gave me all I need and even more, with no revision at all.
    Thanks Rai!!

  5. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Rai is a truly superb musician.
    Without doubt one of the best I have had the pleasure of working with.
    He always delivers a quality recording, and nothing is a problem. Yet another superb Jazz solo arrangement completed.
    Thank you Rai.
    Jazzy

  6. Review by Yu H.
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    Perfectly done. I'll definitely come back again! Beautiful!

  7. Review by Malachi - Professional Results
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    Very well thought-out parts and playing. highly recommend

  8. Review by Ale N.
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    Very talented, kind and helpful guitarist. A small misunderstanding at the beginning about my requests but he solved everything in a short time. Hope can we work together again!

  9. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Rai is one of the best lead Guitar
    musicians /Artists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His ability to understand and hear exactly what a track requires is just brilliant. His timing and improvising of melody's is a pleasure to hear. Quality of the finished files is beyond excellent! Don't hesitate to contact Rai for your next track, you will not be disappointed.
    Thank you Rai.
    Jazzy

  10. Review by Adam Lomax
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    Rai is one of my favorite musicians to work with. In this digital world, he is still able to deliver that live, real music feel to my projects. Pure excellence.

  11. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Once again Rai delivers a world class live Guitar track.Not only one but gave me 3 diferent options. Truly superb work! If you are looking for perfection with so much attention to detail then look no further than Rai the master!
    Until next time Rai THANK YOU.
    JAZZY

  12. Review by U.R.T.A
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    Highly recommended¡ Exactly what I was looking for.Amazing tracks¡¡
    I will work with him again in the future

  13. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    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!!!.
    Thank you
    Jazzy

  14. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    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 .
    Jazzy

  15. Review by Michael H.
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    A real talent. Enjoy working with him. Looking forward to working with him on future projects!

  16. Review by Michael H.
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    Fantastic talent. Enjoy working with him. Looking forward to future projects.

  17. Review by Michael H.
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    Enjoy working with him. Definitely knows how to approach the track. Always able to add his own vibe while enhancing everything else.

  18. Review by Michael H.
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    Another great collab with Rai. Loved what he did for this track. Added a new/refreshing element to the song.

  19. Review by Michael H.
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    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.

  20. Review by Michael H.
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    A pure talent. Great way with melodies. I'm excited to work with on future projects.

  21. Review by Michael H.
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    A talented musician who understands the producer's vision while bringing his own creative style to it. Looking forward to working with him again.

  22. Review by Minh
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    He's great! Do what I needed :) Would highly recommend him for a guitar work!

  23. Review by G. M.
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    Excellent guitar player. Will definitely work with him again

  24. Review by Adam Lomax
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    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!

  25. Review by Adam Lomax
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    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!

  26. Review by Adam Lomax
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    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).

  27. Review by Jon D.
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    Rai did a good job on his first project with me. But at his second project just because I was late to answer him on soundbetter, he refused to complete the job as soundbetter automatically paid him. He told me he would only complete his job if I pay him for more songs. The track he has done has mistakes in it and he declines to correct the track. I do not recommend him due to his attitude against me.

  28. Review by Jon D.
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    Rai did a good job on his first project with me. But at his second project just because I was late to answer him on soundbetter, he refused to complete the job as soundbetter automatically paid him. He told me he would only complete his job if I pay him for more songs. The track he has done has mistakes in it and he declines to correct the track. I do not recommend him due to his attitude against me.

  29. Review by Jon D.
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    Rai had been great to work with, goes above and beyond in his help with producing a track.

Interview with Rai Castells

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

  2. A: Record Guitar tracks.

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

  4. A: Daniel Lanois, Brian Blade Fellowship, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nick Drake, Radiohead, Bjork, Michael Jackson

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Mac book Pro, Apogee, Pro Tools,

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

  8. 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

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

  10. A: Depends on the song. I try to bring balance, trying to identify what the music needs.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Lyricism, melody

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

  14. A: Jazz, Rock, Pop, ...

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

  16. A: Be patien and try as many ideas as you can, sometimes out of a small theme you can get tones of good stuff.

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

  18. A: Daniel Lanois. Because he is the Producer.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Modern, fresh,

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. A: I supose there's electricity on the island :) I would take my Gibson ES 335, Polytone Amp, Lexicone Reverb, Acoustic Guitar, Clasical Guitar.

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

  28. A: Don't hesitate to explain the idea you have in mind until it's clear enough for everyone.

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

  30. A: Everything!

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

  32. A: I'll do a great job. they will end up happy.

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Gear Highlights
  • Gibson ES-335
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Polytone
  • Apogee
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