Studio Armadillo (Vanja)

Studio Session Guitarist

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Professional studio recorded guitars

I'm a professional guitarist, studio musician and composer based in Serbia. I lead a well known Serbian band called Vanya con Trios (check out youtube). Have 3 albums, hundreds of gigs and shows behind me.

I own and operate a well equipped music studio, and have a vast arsenal of vintage guitars, quality guitar amps, acoustic guitars, pedals, studio tube microphones and preamps.

I will record professional guitar tracks (acoustic and/or electric) for your songs. I am a creative, fluent musician with a delicate ear. I can play without scores or sheets.

I can work with a number of different instruments and amps, to achieve different sounds - 1976 Fender Strat, 60th Anniversary Fender Strat, PRS Custom 24, Fender American Tele, Martin D28, Martin 000-15m, Kala Ukulele, '77 Marshall 2203 w/ 4x12 1982b cabinet, Fender Blues Deluxe, Sessionette 75, Vox AC4TV

Everything is tracked with quality studio mics through dedicated outboard preamps through an RME FF 802. Feel free to inquire about the signal chain.

Looking forward to working with you!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

59 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ken C.
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    Vanya just continuously amazes with his skills and creativity. A true craftsman, and the most responsive, attentive professional we've ever worked with. Once you hire him, you will be hooked just like we are. Seriously.

  2. Review by July A.
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    It was a pleasure working with Vanja again. Top notch!

  3. Review by Ken C.
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    Trust in Vanya! He is a genius, a true master of his craft. The recording quality will blow your mind too. His studio is outfitted with THE BEST equipment to get ridiculously good sound quality to mix with. Combine that with his attention to detail and natural ability. AMAZING. Oh, and he responds immediately to every request and inquiry. Hire him now!

  4. Review by July A.
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    It was a pleasure working with Vanja again. Top Notch results!

  5. Review by July A.
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    It was such a great experience working with Vanja again. Great results as always

  6. Review by July A.
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    Perfect Experience Wokring Together with Vaja

  7. Review by Ken C.
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    An amazing talent! Vanya gave us plenty of flawless guitars to work with. Each one was both creative and beautifully played. Wow. Blown away!

  8. Review by July A.
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    It was a fantastic experience working with Vanja again. He delivers top notch!

  9. Review by Joshua I.
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    Absolutely amazing and fast

  10. Review by Gerard
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    Great guitarists top-notch work I will definitely use again

  11. Review by Michael
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    Vanja has done many sessions for me and I keep coming back!

  12. Review by Abdulaziz a.
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    I just gonna say he is really amazing pro !

  13. Review by asnitcov@gmail.com
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    Amazing!!!

  14. Review by Danny
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    Most professional and highest quality sounding guitarist on SoundBetter!

  15. Review by Reginald B.
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    Nice player with a cool sound! Professional and a slick guitarist!

  16. Review by Seth M.
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    Amazing work. Above and beyond what I expected and a clear attention to the needs of the track. Also, a very talented player able to bring a lot of detail to the work. Extremely happy with the outcome!

  17. Review by July A.
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    Vanja's playing and the quality of his recording is stunning. I can only recommend him

  18. Review by Denis M.
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    Ivan always does it fast. Acoustic guitar is divine, Vanya is a virtuoso. It is very pleasant to communicate.

  19. Review by D-Reck O.
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    Absolutely beautiful musician, always writes the best possible guitar and bass and even piano! I’ve worked with him on over 20 songs and I’ll continue to go to Vanja for any future works!

  20. Review by July A.
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    It was a great pleasure working with Vanja.

  21. Review by July A.
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    Fantastic Work from Vanja again. Thank you!

  22. Review by D-Reck O.
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    Vanja continues to impress me with each batch of songs! So thrilled to be able to work with his beautiful guitar work!

  23. Review by July A.
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    Fantastic Work. One more time!

  24. Review by July A.
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    Great working experience!

  25. Review by July A.
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    Fantastic Recording again. Skilled Playing & Great Recording Quality

  26. Review by July A.
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    Awesome work from Vanja again. He is very skilled and delivers quality work!

  27. Review by July A.
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    Vanja did a great job again. He is delivering quality work. That means both with his skilled guitar playing and high quality sound recording

  28. Review by July A.
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    Fantastic Work! Couldn't be more happy with it :)

  29. Review by D-Reck O.
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    Vanja never fails to amaze me. His work is insanely beautiful and once again he’s given me the best of the best guitar to work with, both acoustic and electric. Will definitely be working with him again!

  30. Review by Yuna
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    Vanja is a very talented guitar player and recording artist. He knows how to record sound in many different ways giving me the choice to find the sound i'm looking for. He has recorded several guitar tracks, acoustic and electric, always with sublime quality. Excellent work!

  31. Review by Steve
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    Great working with Vanja. He is an exceptional guitarist and delivered flawless and beautiful sounding acoustic guitar stems. Highly recommended

  32. Review by Dylan S.
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    Vanja always gets the job done and is incredibly professional and easy to work with!

  33. Review by Dylan S.
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    I needed a chord replayed on guitars that had already been recorded and Vanja was able to make the fix and get the guitars back to me in under 24 hours. He is incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. Highly recommend using him

  34. Review by Dylan S.
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    Incredibly professional and fantastic at what he does. Works fast and over-delivers. Highly recommend using him.

  35. Review by Michael
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    Thank you again for working on my project. As always, you deliver great quality and on time as promised.

  36. Review by D-Reck O.
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    Once again did fantastic guitar work, definitely my go to for all my guitar needs!

  37. Review by Michael
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    Thanks Vanja for taking the time to work out parts for another of my songs.

  38. Review by D-Sharp
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    Really Professional and Extremely good guitar playing. Went above and beyond! Gave my song the feel I needed

  39. Review by Trazmo
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    good skills!

  40. Review by Mahmoud
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    It was a pleasure working with Vanja!

  41. Review by Denis M.
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    New track and 100% hit again.
    It turned out, Ivan is drawn with a heavy guitar as expertly as with the acoustic.

  42. Review by D-Reck O.
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    Vanja is an astonishing guitarist! Once again he’s done a fantastic job at bringing the track to life in an explosive and exciting way!

  43. Review by Denis M.
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    Ivan took my track to the next level. It exceeded my wildest expectations. Did everything very quickly. Ivan's level of play is worthy of a Grammy.

  44. Review by D-Reck O.
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    Outstanding job as always! Vanja does an amazing job at creating the perfect atmosphere for any project and is prompt to deliver as well! Will definitely continue to work with him on future projects.

  45. Review by Dan
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    Vanja is an amazing guitarist! He provided me with the tracks very quickly. Looking forward to working with him again!

  46. Review by Ma C.
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    Very fast delivery, great communication and of course that guy knows what he is doing. Thank you

  47. Review by D-Reck O.
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    Beautiful guitar work and very prompt with delivery. Definitely going to be using his services again!

  48. Review by Mike B.
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    Again and again I come to a conclusion that this guy is probably a guitar sorcerer or smth like that:)

  49. Review by Mike B.
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    Another track, another great job done:)
    Vanja is a pro, capable of playing in a variety of genres!

  50. Review by Michael
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    As always, Vanja is east to work with and produces quality tracks. We have just finished another job and I am very happy with the work and the time frame delivery!

  51. Review by Mike B.
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    For me, working with Vanja has been one of the most pleasant collaboration experiences ever. Finished another guitar theme, and will be definitely looking for more:)

  52. Review by Mike B.
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    It's my 2nd time working with Vanja, and I must say it's not even a question who I'll contact the 3rd time:)

  53. Review by Michael
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    Another job well done. The tones and the playing are what you would expect from a professional.

  54. Review by Tomme B.
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    Great guitarist delivered as he said he would everything was clean and professional sounding top notch quality would recommend him for any guitar services

  55. Review by Mike B.
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    Just awesome! Vanja helped me with guitars for one of my tracks, and I got exactly what I had in mind, from the 1st take. Top quality.
    It's really great to work with this guy!

  56. Review by Monroe
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    Great work, proffesionalism and top quality.

  57. Review by Michael
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    Once again I am extremely satisfied with Vanja's work. He has really gone above and beyond what I expected or what we contracted to do!

  58. Review by Michael
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    I am extremely happy with the work Vanja did on my song. Everything was within a short time period and the playing as well as the sound quality of the tracks is no less than professional. He's also very detailed with communications and makes it a point to understand exactly what the client is looking for.

  59. Review by Mario H.
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    Very professional guitar recording and fast delivery!

Interview with Studio Armadillo (Vanja)

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

  2. A: Professional studio recording of guitars

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

  4. A: I bring professional sounding, studio-ready tracks, with my own vibe and feel.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Playing by ear, no sheets/scores necessary

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

  8. A: 15+ years as a session/studio musician

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

  10. A: My Martin D28 and my '76 Fender Strat

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Audio Technica AT4050sm, Rode NTK w/Telefunken E88CC, Shure SM7b, Shure SM57, Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast, Golden Age PRE73 MKII, Soundcraft 16ch mix, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, Presonus D8 Digimax, Presonus Studio One, etc...

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

  14. A: Acoustic and electric guitar arrangements

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Very versatile, I adapt very easily to any style/genre

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I was the Guitarist/Bassist/Pianist/Drum Programmer/Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

My typical turnaround time is 3-5 days. Revisions are fine, I don't mind making changes until you're 100% happy with the tracks. :)

Gear Highlights
  • 1976 Fender Strat
  • 60th Anniversary Fender Strat
  • PRS Custom 24
  • Fender American Tele
  • Fender American Deluxe Ash Tele
  • Martin D28
  • Martin 000-15m
  • Yamaha CG-201s
  • Kala Ukulele
  • '77 Marshall 2203 w/ 4x12 1982b cabinet
  • Fender Blues Deluxe
  • Vox AC15
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