I Can "Take The Bull By The Horns Or The Tail" Original Guitar Licks or Guitar Solos, electric or acoustic steel string and nylon string guitars for your music project.
I specialize in laying down lead electric or acoustic guitar tracks for your music project. I can lay down guitar licks or guitar solos on your prerecorded rhythm tracks.
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Interview with Tim Ratliff
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to mix/master or play guitar how you want me to play, just describe what you would like to hear and I will try it. Or you can just turn me loose and let me play it how I feel the music is asking for it.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote a song from scratch which was a first for me. I got GiGi Bella from Reverbnation to do the vocals and we recorded together via internet collaboration. I did all the music she did the vocals. A song called "Everyday Woman". I did all the mixing and mastering and production.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There is none, guitar music is guitar music either you like what you hear or you don't it's that simple.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Once I hear your music I will know if I can do it justice or not, if I can't do it justice then I will tell you up front and will refuse to accept payment and pass on the project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just completed a project with a couple musicians that was doing older Rock tunes. I mixed and mastered as well as played some guitar.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I have your Mp3's or .wav files I can open it in my recording studio and mix/master or add guitar track or guitar tracks to it. Then I will send the recorded isolated guitar track or tracks back to you along with a separate track that has the original music you sent me with my guitar track mixed in with it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have all the digital recording equipment I need to lay down quality guitar tracks as well as mix/master.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock,Country,Folk and a bit of Blues.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because Thats the most affordable way.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creativity turns me on.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to hear or do you want to be surprised.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very original as my style is my own and has been for over 40 years of playing guitar.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's a new adventure on every new project.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm good in the studio with laying down very nice lead guitar licks or solos on guitar.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring originality to your music, because my style is my own.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jay Graydon is #1 on my list of electric guitar session players.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have recorded many guitar tracks over the last several years for various Reverbnation artists and most of those artists were very satisfied with the sounds I produced for their music projects.