Grammy Award Winning guitarist that also plays bass and keyboards.
Kendrick Lamar "i" guitarist
Trey Songz "Change" guitarist
Syd- "Insecurites" guitarist and bassist
Elley Duhe "Counterfeit" keyboards
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6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Keith Askey
It was a pleasure working with Keith. He’s professional, easy to work with, and delivers the product quick! He knows exactly what is needed. It’s only very few guitarists that can get it right the first time. I look forward to working with Keith again.
Professional, quick, and mad talented! 10 out of 10 will be back! Thanks for everything Keith!
Keith is awesome! Very fast turnaround times without compromising quality. He did a great job on my acoustic guitar instrumental & I would work with him again!
This man is a legend, honored to work with someone with such great talent!
Keith is the man! Ultra fast, and nailed it the first time. Thanks again!
So glad I found Keith. Very talented, has excellent ideas and super fast turnaround. Will be bringing a lot of business to Keith for years to come.
Interview with Keith Askey
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My most recent release was a song called "Counterfeit" by Elley Duhe. I am proud of this record because I had more of a sound design role (keyboards and weird textures). It got me out of my comfort zone, which is playing guitar.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I work with a lot of producers and writers in the LA area.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: MR. HO is a great Producer/Mixer that I have worked with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like using a mixture of both. It depends on the song and sound that I am going for.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm reliable and deliver quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music all the time!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most customers are always looking for a deal. I am flexible with payment and turn-around time.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many people think Session Musicians aren't Producers. Its a silly thought, but I run in to this all the time.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you need this done? Do you have a specific idea of what you want me to do?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific if you have a certain idea in mind. If you don't know what you want, learn to trust experienced musicians like me to guide you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Interface, Headphones, Guitar, Midi Keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I got a bachelors degree in music from Virginia Commonwealth University, where I studied Jazz Guitar. While living in Virginia, I played in a lot of bands and started learning about recording. In 2015, I had the opportunity to work with Kendrick Lamar on his single, "I". From there, I realized I enjoyed writing and recording way more than performing live. In 2017 I moved to Los Angeles to pursue music production and writing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Jazz and R&B influenced. I also have strong roots in Rock music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ty Dolla $. I like everything he does.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simple is better. Don't overthink.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Hip Hop, and Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: New ideas from a guitarists perspective
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Work Work Work
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X user with Fender Guitars and Basses. Martin Acoustic Guitar
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nile Rodgers and Pharrell
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Electric/Acoustic Guitar and Electric Bass mostly. I also come up with riffs/chord progressions for writers.