I'm a session guitarist from Italy and I love dressing songs with my guitar. I'm specialized in U2-esque style of guitar playing, I love the sound of delay and reverbs, but I'm a lot into Eddie Van Halen style too. So I can spice up your songs with ambient rhythmic guitars, load it with a lot of power and fill up with melodic guitar solos.
With my services you'll get Hi quality professional track ready to be mixed in your project.
I have a lot of different guitars, amps and pedals and I can easily find the right sounds for your track.
I love ambient rhythmic guitars with lots of delay and reverb, power rock tight rhythmic guitars, melodic guitar solos, ethereal guitars, classic lead guitar: I have vintage and modern instruments to get all the classic and modern tones your songs need.
I work as session musician, live and studio, from almost twenty year playing every style of music. I have recorded for musicals, Tv shows, Soundtracks and artist album. I have worked almost exclusively in Italy so I'm very excited to start new collaborations and recordings with artists and producer all over the world.
Working as a producer too I have a vision more musical about the parst to play on songs.
Every guitar part is recorded using two mic, a Shure SM 57 and a Royer Lab R121, that goes into two mic preamp, API 512C and Neve 1073. After that the mic preamps goes into an Apogee Symphony audio card/converter. Usually I record Acoustic guitars, and other acoustic instruments, with a Neumann U87 Vintage.
I have a collection of vintage and modern pedals and effects unit including Klon Centaur, Vemuram Jan Ray, Eventide Space, Time Factor and Mod Factor, Strymon Timeline, TC 2290, Korg SDD3000 just to name a few.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
8 ReviewsEndorse Simone Gianlorenzi
It was such a pleasure working with Simone, he’s patient and a very good listener ! if you’re looking an amazing guitarist he’s the one !! Looking forward to work on some future projects with him !!!
Simone Gianlorenzi collaboreted on Andrea Salini's latest album "LAMPO GAMMA" released in 2017. This latest release contains hard rock and space rock songs, this album was recorded in Italy, but the second part of the work was done by Marcussen Mastering in Hollywood CA. Simone has done a great job as a producer and guitarist.We will certainly work together in the near future.
I first met Simone two years ago and we started collaborating together in several projects concerning some young artist for my music label GB Music . He's very easy going, has a great skill of sensing any ideas.
I really appreciate how Simone "dresses up" every track with great intuition as arrranger and guitarist. I definitely hope to keep on working with him for many future projects!
I've had the plaisure to work with Simone several times, in a lot of different projects.
Since I became artist director of GB Music, Bigazzi's label, i always choose his studio for every musical arrangement and real guitar recording.
I met him few years ago for the recording of the Maestro Toto Torquati and his live performances, from that moment i always prefer to work with Simone, according to the extremely professional results.
Ho avuto L onore di conoscere questa grande persona oltre ad assere un grande artista,chitarrista ma soprattutto un bravissimo arrangiatore,oramai sono 2 anni che collaboriamo insieme,con lui ho realizzato il mio primo disco,che uscirà a breve con la gb music di Bigazzi,attualmente continua L intesa vincente con altri progetti in cantiere,che dire SIMO...per me e non solo,sei il numero uno,i numeri parlano!!!avanti tutta Grande❤️
Simone is a great man and great artist, the definition of patience! I collaborate with him on all my music projects , and I recommend you to do the same.
See you soon Simo!
Simone has composed the arrangements of my music's songs and i'm very satisfied about his great work; he is a fantastic guitarist, but a fantastic producer too!
Simone is a Top player!
Great ideas, great sound and timing, I have worked with him many times and he was always amazing and perfect, the best choise for your guitar tracks.
Interview with Simone Gianlorenzi
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: About Her for sure! It's my first solo album released on 2015, you can find on Apple Music or iTunes store. My role was composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, bas player.....a lot of stuff!!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing three album and some singles for italian artist. I'm also touring until march with Musical Mamma Mia!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Pino Saracini on bass
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for recording, maybe digital for you live. Why? because analog is still unbreakable while recording
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do all my best to improve your song and to let you be happy!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love dressing songs with guitars, to ear the track evolving everytime I record a different guitar part or sound. Be able to improve the song putting something of mine It's my best goal
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask to listen to the track first and than I ask what they like to hear from me
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I always start from the bass finding the best bass notes below the melody
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually on rock and pop tunes
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating landscapes and stratifications of guitar parts
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy and melody
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually I start listening to the composer or producer, I try to understand his dreams and necessities for the track. After that I start listening to the song and start thinking about what I could do to improve the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is quite simple but perfect for getting great sounding and professional guitars. I invested my money in the best gear I could afford. During the years I never stop to improve my musicality and my gear
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As session musician and producer I'm very inspired by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually try to fulfill their wishes listening to the song and to their request and trying to do all my best to let the song be improved by my guitars
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Search for the right musician for your track, the closer to the sound of the song you have to record. It's not about curriculum or notes, It's about passion and heart, search for passionate musicians who work for the track and not for the instrument
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a guitar, and amp, a delay pedal, a pick and a jack...:-)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: For 21 years I work as professional guitarist. Ten years ago I start to be a producer too
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style as guitarist is a blend of The Edge (U2) and Joe Satriani style, melody is the common point between them
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with great american pop singers like Lady Ga Ga or Katy Perry