Tim Ratliff

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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.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Tim Ratliff

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. 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.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: There is none, guitar music is guitar music either you like what you hear or you don't it's that simple.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. 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.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I have all the digital recording equipment I need to lay down quality guitar tracks as well as mix/master.

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

  16. A: Rock,Country,Folk and a bit of Blues.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Digital because Thats the most affordable way.

  19. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  20. A: The creativity turns me on.

  21. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  22. A: What do you want to hear or do you want to be surprised.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Very original as my style is my own and has been for over 40 years of playing guitar.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: It's a new adventure on every new project.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I'm good in the studio with laying down very nice lead guitar licks or solos on guitar.

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

  30. A: I can bring originality to your music, because my style is my own.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: Jay Graydon is #1 on my list of electric guitar session players.

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

  34. 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.

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Tim Ratliff/ A few Of My Guitar Licks

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Revisions will be made at + 50% of the standard rate, turn around time depends on how lengthly the project but usually two to three working days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Jay Graydon
  • John Mayer
  • Brent Mason
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Stratocasters
  • Martin Acoustics
  • Cordoba Nylon String Guitars
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