Session guitarist & multi-instrumentalist producer. I can take your track to the next level. Having worked with Grammy Award winning producers/engineers I've covered a wide range of styles and sessions so I am confident that I can be the musician you need to elevate your tracks whether it's electric, lap steel, acoustic or any string instrument.
Ian Michael Litovich was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
but is currently residing in NYC where he works as a
session guitarist & multi-instrumental/produce additionally playing bass, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, banjo, mandolin and keyboards in everything from bands, film scores, tv, radio and singer songwriter sessions. Having a wide background of musical styles he has been asked to record and produce on numerous albums and tracks with different artists from all over the world. Whether it's producing, writing, arranging or performing he can be a 'Swiss Army' knife in the studio.
Ian has worked with 'Grammy Award Winning' Producer's/Engineers recording guitar tracks for songs that have reached the top 10 iTunes/Billboard charts and artists that have been featured in American Idol, America's Got Talent and others. He has also produced independent and signed artists across NYC.
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I can’t say enough good things about working with Ian as a session musician. He has both the technical chops to play any style I’ve ever needed in the studio, and he instinctively understands what is needed and how to get there. But he also has an amazing combination of patience, optimism, kindness, professionalism and humor that makes every session a pleasure. (Even that time we asked him to sit in on tracking 12 songs live with no notice and no rehearsal!) He’s a great guy; hire him.
Been working with Ian for the past 3 years. Not only is he proficient at his craft, he is super reliable, trustworthy and a real human being. I have worked on several projects ranging from Songwriting, Producing, Mixing and Writing musical pieces. In addition he has also worked on editing for our podcast and Youtube Channel. This guy not only has soul but understands how to adapt musically to any genre. This is coming from someone who met him cold and is quite a bit older than him. A real diamond in the rough!
I’ve been a client of Ian for last three years and it’s been the best period of time for me as a musician. He helped me to reach a new level as a songwriter and only thanks to Ian I could release my music that I’m really proud of. He never stopped developing his own skills since I’ve met him and it was a huge pleasure to watch him becoming a real professional. He is 100% dedicated to what he’s doing and will do his best to make you feel happy about your music! His rates are super reasonable and you won’t find a better option in such an expensive place as NY. Very highly recommended Ian!
Interview with Ian Michael Litovich
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! One doesn't work without the other in my opinion.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask the right questions first & make sure there is a good vibe!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working in music for the last 14 years or so. I started out playing in local bands back in Puerto Rico & slowly got into some sessions as a guitarist & at the same time produced a few local artists out of a bedroom studio back home. I moved to NYC when I was 21 where I ended up working as a guitar player doing gigs, touring & session work around the Tri State area. Slowly but surely I started producing some of the artists that I did guitar work for and it became a very seamless transition to also produce records out of my own studio in Brooklyn while still doing guitar session work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get it right at the source! Through the years I have learned the hard way that it's much easier to get recordings right at the very beginning rather than going down the rabbit hole later in the mix to fix things or just end up redoing them because the sounds just plainly suck.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the sounds that the song requires! I don't like to think I have a 'sound' but generally people comment that they like my tone so I guess if I had to name something it would be tone. But whatever the song needs, I'll do!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I can adjust to a lot of different ways of working but usually the client & I will discuss briefly what they're looking for & possibly send me a short clip of a guitar part or an idea (if we're doing guitar work) or just simply explain it to me and I get to work immediately. I can either work remotely via Audio Movers or on my own depending on what the client wants. But generally my approach is to work for the music & do whatever I have to do to make sure the parts are right and the client is completely satisfied!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is simple but efficient. The main converter is a Universal Audio Apollo X6, I have a rack with outboard gear including a few pre's like the API 312, Neve 88RLB Daking Mic Pre EQ etc, There are a few guitar amps to choose from including my main amp, a TopHat Supreme 16, Fuchs Blackjack 21 MKII which are my go-to's for recording. A ton of effects and many guitars, stringed instruments to choose from!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The majority of the work I do is Guitar Sessions & Production
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do whatever I have to do in order to make sure my clients are happy and we come out with the best sounding music possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on everything you can imagine, from pop, rock, latin, blues, hiphop, r&b, electronic, country...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say coming up with parts on the spot, figuring out melodies and working for the song. Highlighting the song and making sure that everything I add is to serve the song.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: So many to name!!