Chad Martin

Session Guitarist

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I would love to collaborate with you on your next project! If you are looking for commercial-quality tracks, I've got you covered. I write guitar hooks, melodic lines, ambient sound beds, fill in the vocal gaps, and create massive, locked-in rhythm sections to fill your sonic space. If your song needs a little extra "mojo," I will add it.

I record electric and acoustic guitar for anything from singles to full albums, ambient soundscapes, film score, short jingles, and musical bumpers. Typically, we will discuss song direction, vibe, and guitar concepts. I will track remotely and send tracks via internet. In most cases, I record complimentary, left and right tracks to create a wide stereo spread, enhanced by mixing and matching different microphones. The signal-chain is everything! I record everything through discrete, class-A, all-tube channel strips, to create commercial-quality tracks for your songs. I am confident you will love the quality of the tracks when the project is completed. On request, I can record a "dry" direct line, if you aren't ready to commit to a specific tone, which can be "re-amped" to find your ideal tone. If you prefer to collaborate and work at a local studio, I am happy to discuss details.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Reviews (78)

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  1. Review by Richard M.
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    We're happy with the quality of recordings Chad provided. Smooth & professional communication, excellent quality of work and he provided more than expected. We'll hire again.

  2. Review by Lonna Marie
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    8 days ago by
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Chad and I would highly recommend him. I'll be coming back for more acoustic tracks for sure. Communication was wonderful and he was awesome at taking direction.

  3. Review by Maxime Carrez
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    16 days ago by
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    I got exactly what I wanted quickly.
    This guy took my track to the next level!

  4. Review by Saleh F.
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    20 days ago by
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    Chad is a master, no doubt. He almost effortlessly translates my general ambitions and desires into fantastically recorded guitars that are better than I imagined. Very responsive and intent on getting it rigjt and satisfying the client, I Will definitely work with Chad again .

  5. Review by Nick S.
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    21 days ago by
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    Amazing work, fast turnaround, easy to work with. He really wants to actually get a feel for the song. That way he can put his all into the tracks. Couldn't be happier!

  6. Review by Dominic B.
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    Its always a pleasure working with Chad, he continues to brighten my tracks with life and exuberance!!!!

  7. Review by Bav
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    Chad did excellent work from the first draft. Taking influence from a YouTube video and turning it into a perfect match for the track. Will definitely be my go to guitarist for future projects.

  8. Review by Barry Russo
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    I can't even begin to describe what a great experience it has been working with Chad! With every track he sent, I told him I was going to need a thesaurus to find new ways to say "awesome." He's an amazing guitarist, caught on quickly and precisely to the vibe I was going for, and was great with communicating!! I highly recommend Chad!!!!

  9. Review by Christian Paul
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    great guitarist, very easy to work with. will hit you up again very soon chad!

  10. Review by Zaccaria M.
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    Working with Chad was an amazing experience. He delivered awesome sounding Guitars, just as I envioned them. He was very polite and extremely helpful and professional throughout the project. I'm definitely looking forward to working with him in the future! Thank you for everything Chad!

  11. Review by Drew G.
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    Chad was so awesome to work with! If you need anything with a guitar done I 100% recommend you ask Chad. He is very easy to work with and extremely talented. If I need a guitar for a song in the future he will be the first I ask for sure!

  12. Review by Garth M.
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    Chad delivered a spot-on guitar track for my modern country song, which not only sounded "professional", but actually was more unique and higher quality than much of what you will hear on radio tracks. Working with Chad had zero complexities or drama, just awesome execution in-line with my vision for the song. Will work together again I hope.

  13. Review by Piotr P.
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    Great cooperation and communication!
    Professional 100% and best sound!
    I recommend to everyone!

  14. Review by Patricia A.
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    2 months ago by
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    Chad is a very talented, skillful and creative guitarist who produces top quality recordings. He is very open to any suggestions or revisions and has super quick turnaround times. He is my go-to guitarist!

  15. Review by Rick V.
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    2 months ago by
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    Great communication, very open to work with a sense of collaboration and creativity. Great work and fast turnaround. Unlike others on this site, he trusts the fact that you will fulfill 100% of the payment and does not request for project completion before turning in the files. I will be working with Chad in many future projects.

  16. Review by Patricia A.
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    2 months ago by
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    It was a pleasure working with Chad! He is a great person and a very talented and multi-instrumental musician.He recorded acoustic, electric, steel guitars and bass for my song and the results were amazing!He came up with wonderful riffs, picking and strumming patterns.He understood exactly what I wanted, and knew instinctively what worked best!

  17. Review by Saad
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    3 months ago by
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    Chad fully understood my vision and executed it flawlessly. He's a phenomenal guitarist with lots of talent. And, I can't wait to collaborate with him again on my next song! :)

  18. Review by Scott B.
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    Chad did an amazing job with the solo work on my song, can get better than Chad! Fantastic!

  19. Review by Christopherlu
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    4 months ago by
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    It was a pleasure working with Chad again. I've worked with many guitarist and I can promise you Chad is one of the best !!! He gets the job done on time and delivers amazing quality. Thank you Chad!! :3

  20. Review by Juan A.
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    4 months ago by
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    I was looking for a really happy guitar melody since some months ago for a Progressive House track and Chad was the right man! He understood me at the first time how was the melody I wanted, 100% recommended and very responsible! Friendly too ;)

  21. Review by ALKMIST
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    4 months ago by
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    Chad is a very good guitarist. Nice job !

  22. Review by Christopherlu
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    5 months ago by
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    Chad is just amazing he did exactly what I've imagined. A real Pro. It was my first time using this website so i had some doubt but I'm glad i picked Chad. HE MADE IT WORK!!!

  23. Review by sergio u.
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    5 months ago by
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    A real pleasure again, it's like be in the studio together. For sure, always my first choice¡

  24. Review by sergio u.
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    5 months ago by
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    Highly recommended. He did exactly what I had in my mind. He's very talented, patient and clear. From now on, he will be always my first option. Waiting to work with him again.

  25. Review by Jay R.
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    6 months ago by
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    Another great experience of working with Chad. As always he has delivered exactly what i was looking for and more in terms of guitars, hooks & vibe. Looking forward to continued work with Chad. Very Highly recommended.

  26. Review by Alan R.
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    6 months ago by
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    Great Acustic Guitar Playing,
    Clean Sound. Well Done.

  27. Review by Alan R.
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    Great guitarist, great sounds, pleasure to work with.

  28. Review by Daniel T.
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    It was a pleasure working with Chad. He's an amazing guitarist who stays in constant communication with you. He knows what the record needs and he's easy to work with. I can't wait to work with him again. Chad is the best person for the job if you're looking for someone who is professional and can take your songs to the next level.

  29. Review by Paul M.
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    7 months ago by
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    Another great experience working with Chad. Speedy turnaround of a new bass track with a great performance and to top recording standard.

  30. Review by Paul M.
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    7 months ago by
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    I hired Chad for guitar tracks on two new songs. Really great working with him. Easy and good communication throughout. He really took time to understand the brief and delivered his tracks to the highest standard. I'd highly recommend checking Chad out if you need guitars on your next track.

  31. Review by Jay R.
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    9 months ago by
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    Well what can i say, another amazing experience of working with Chad. This is the 6th track we have collaborated on and as always, Chad brought his A game. He is great at coming up with hook lines and great at creating a real vibe. I am very much looking forward to our next collaboration together in the very near future. Thanks again Chad.

  32. Review by Dominic B.
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    9 months ago by
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    another great job, well done! always look forward to working with chad, he knows his stuff :)

  33. Review by Hugo H.
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    9 months ago by
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    Chad is both an awesome guitar player and really nice guy to work with. Always on time. Very accurate in communication. Will definitely work with Chad again in the future and highly recommend him !

  34. Review by Mark Z.
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    10 months ago by
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    Chad is a songwriter's best friend. He's a guitar player who takes what is and turns it into what should be - with tasty parts, smart sounds, and real emotion in his note/chord choices. If you're not working with Chad, your song is missing out. Great guy, fun to collaborate with, and a true pro in what he delivers. Awesome experience!

  35. Review by Hugo H.
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    10 months ago by
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    Chad is an amazing guitarist. And a very nice guy too. I definitely recommend working with him !
    Hugo
    Amsterdam

  36. Review by Jesper S.
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    11 months ago by
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    It's been a pleasure working with Chad. Very quick turn around, good communication and he delivered great work where he gave good creative input to the song.

  37. Review by Dimkay
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    11 months ago by
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    Collaboration with Chad is always creative and understand the rhythm and the sound that I need for my productions. He is professional with high quality services. Thanks again Chad.

  38. Review by Jay R.
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    12 months ago by
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    another great experience of working with Chad, there was an additional guitar part that came to my mind once he had put his guitars down and it was no problem at all for Chad to offer to go back and record this additional line for me, total pro, nails it every time and a real joy to work with, we will be working together again very soon for sure

  39. Review by Ben H.
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    12 months ago by
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    Chad was great! He understood exactly what I was after and got it first time. I didn't need any changes! He also took some creative liberty and made the track even better. Highly recommended!

  40. Review by Jay R.
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    about 1 year ago by
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    Chad is a total pro when it comes to recording guitars. He is a musicians musician. He has great flair for coming up with hook lines, adding atmosphere and adds a real class to a recording. He is also great to communicate with & a great guy & for this reason whenever i need guitars tracked i look no further. I cannot recommend Chad highly enough.

  41. Review by Samo A.
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    about 1 year ago by
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    It has been great experience collaborating with Chad on my song! Chad is very talented with a professional attitude. I'll definitely work with him again on my next project.

  42. Review by Juan V.
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    about 1 year ago by
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    Once again, working with Chad has been a wonderful experience. He's truly a top-class player, and completely surpassed all my expectations in virtually every part of my songs with his amazing musical taste. I wish I could give you ten stars. Thanks a lot Chad!

  43. Review by Paul M.
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    about 1 year ago by
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    Working with guitarist Chad Martin was sheer delight. He added so much life to my track and gave his all for sure. I'd work with him again in a snap!

  44. Review by Juan V.
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    about 1 year ago by
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    Working with Chad has been amazing. He's extremely professional, creative and friendly, and definitely has a really good taste when it comes to adding some guitar decorations to your track. He's one of those rare people who you can trust they'll do wonders to your song!

  45. Review by Jay R.
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    about 1 year ago by
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    Another great experience of working with Chad, as always Chad brings great, creative ideas to the table and is a fantastic collaborator. He is also very good at taking direction and ensuring that you as the writer/producer have exactly what it is you envisaged the guitar parts/performances being. A total Pro and a pleasure to work with.

  46. Review by Jay R.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Again, another fantastic experience of working with Chad, results of guitar and mandolin work were second to none. Chad Without a doubt is now my go to session guitarist, we will be working together again very shortly.

  47. Review by Jay R.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    I have just worked with Chad on one of my new tracks. He is an absolute pleasure to work with. As well as being a fantastic guitar player with great original ideas he is great at communicating and getting the job done within a very quick turnaround. I cannot recommend him highly enough and will certainly be using him again in the very near future.

  48. Review by Asaad R.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Chad is one of the nicest guys I've met, goes the extra mile and on top of all of that is a genius with guitars. He will give your idea one listen and in the first take will come up with something you simply can't stop listening to. Amazing work, can't wait to do the next session! To summarize: Chad Rocks!

  49. Review by Dominic B.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    I had some such an awesome learning experience working with Chad, he took my ideas and made them even better. Working with him is so easy because he's extremely talented and he takes the time to really listen and develop my ideas. I'll definitely be working with him really soon. :)

  50. Review by DZ
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    over 1 year ago by
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    A Pleasure to work with Chad. Great communication, quality work and prompt delivery of tracks. Understood the brief well and top musician. I look forward to working with Chad again in the future.

  51. Review by Marin B.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Chad is an excellent guitar player, who can really bring a unique vibe to your track. He is easy to talk to, and his recordings sound amazing. If you need some guitar work done for your next track, you would really miss out not having Chad on board.

  52. Review by Mike C.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Chad always puts down killer guitar tracks. Really great stuff. If you need guitar work done, look no further.

  53. Review by Mike C.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Seriously what can I say but that Chad is the best to work with! You need guitar, look no further. Chad is the man!

  54. Review by Mike C.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Chad delivers again! Chad is awesome to work with. Always professional and always delivers high quality work. Thanks Chad!

  55. Review by Mike C.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    No matter what I throw Chad's way, he always takes it to the next level. I always look forward to working with Chad. Always a great experience!

  56. Review by Mike C.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Chad has become my main go-to guitar guy. Why? Listen to his stuff and you'll quickly hear why. Great player, professional and an all around nice guy. You need guitars? Look no further.

  57. Review by Mike C.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Again, another perfect experience and perfect performance. Working with Chad is always a great experience. Why go to anyone else? Contact Chad now! You will not be disappointed.

  58. Review by Mike C.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Chad consistently delivers quality work. He's easy to easy to talk to and very professional. After we discuss the project, I never worry about what the final results will be, because they come out perfect every time.
    Thanks Chad!

  59. Review by Mike C.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Working with Chad is great. Very professional and a really great player. He's worked on a few of my songs already and all of the results have been perfect. I'm always looking forward to sending a song to Chad to add his magic touch. Thanks Chad!

  60. Review by Ross C.
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    almost 2 years ago by
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    Chad is Great to work with and is an amazing Guitarist. He delivered the sound my Track needed... Thanks Chad..

  61. Review by Mike C.
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    almost 2 years ago by
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    Chad delivers quality work every time. Killer chops, awesome tone, total pro and super nice guy. Chad is great to work with. He's absolutely my go-to guitarist. Thanks Chad!

  62. Review by Mike C.
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    almost 2 years ago by
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    Once again Chad provided awesome guitar tracks for one of my songs. Professional, nice and a great guitar player. I would not hesitate to ask Chad to add guitars to any of my songs. Thanks Chad!

  63. Review by Rich M.
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    almost 2 years ago by
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    Each session with Chad is better than the last. I can't say enough good things to describe his playing. He is a master guitar player.

  64. Review by Chris Cullins
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    almost 2 years ago by
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    As always Chad is amazing to work with! Highly creative. Highly professional. Easy to work with! Look forward to many collaborations to come.

  65. Review by Mike C.
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    almost 2 years ago by
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    Chad provided acoustic and electric guitar tracks (Rhythm & Lead) for my song. It was exactly what the song needed and was perfect on the first pass. The electric guitar sounds so good. Perfect for the song. Thanks Chad. Looking forward to working on another project very soon.

  66. Review by Rich M.
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    almost 2 years ago by
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    Chad is an amazing talent. I gave him a basic idea of the song I wanted to create, and Chad did an incredible job transforming it into a finished work. His guitar work is really beautiful, in so many ways. I'm already getting ready to send him my next project.

  67. Review by Tony J.
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    almost 2 years ago by
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    Chad is really creative and does great work in a short amond of time
    Definedly a recomended to work with him!

  68. Review by Nelson D.
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    about 2 years ago by
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    very very good. extremely professional. takes direction beautifully. awesome.

  69. Review by Dano C.
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    Chad's been a real Godsend. His ability to listen to a song idea, quickly decipher where we wanted to take the song and then build on it layer by layer made the production process quite smooth. Quick turn arounds and a genuine willingness to accommodate your suggestions or recommend alternative made Chad our first choice to flesh out our second song too. Full instruments package is great value.

  70. Review by Dano C.
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    Chad's been a real Godsend. His ability to listen to a song idea, quickly decipher where we wanted to take the song and then build on it layer by layer made the production process quite smooth. Quick turn arounds and a genuine willingness to accommodate your suggestions or recommend alternative made Chad our first choice to flesh out our second song too. Full instruments package is great value.

  71. Review by sergio u.
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    5 months ago by

    Highly recommended. He did exactly what I had in my mind. He's very talented, patient and clear. From now on, he will be always my first option. Waiting to work with him again.

  72. Review by Dimkay
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    over 1 year ago by

    Chad added awesome guitar tracks for my song.He is professional with excellent services.I will definitely work again with him.

  73. Review by Rich M.
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    over 1 year ago by

    This is my 3rd track with Chad. I tell him what I want and he turns it into magic. Enough said.

  74. Review by Nelson D.
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    almost 2 years ago by

    Chad is a true pro and I've had multiple awesome experiences with him. Super chill and he is willing to work with you to get the exact sound you're looking for. Highly recommended.

  75. Review by Landon Hook
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    Being an engineer as well as a session musician, I have had the opportunity to work with Chad on several different projects. Chad never ceases to deliver amazing sonic quality and incredible creativity. An amazing musician and a great guy who is easy to work with and a blast to be around. I recommend him very highly for your next project!

  76. Review by Chris Henderson
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    about 2 years ago by

    Chad is one of the greatest guitarists and guys I know! In live or studio environments, he has never ceased to amaze me with his skill and professionalism. I recommend him as highly as I possibly can!

    Chris Henderson
    Owner of Hendyamps LLC
    www.hendyamps.com

  77. Review by Chris Cullins
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    about 2 years ago by

    As a Producer, Songwriter and Artist I have worked with Chad for many years and he is and will always be my first call. He is by far the easiest musician to work with and humble spirit in the studio while bringing professionalism and creativity to any project. He truly has a gift of understanding a song and developing a sonic solution that appeals.

  78. Review by Andrew Capra
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    I am a session musician in LA and Chad is my first call for guitar work, every time. Cannot recommend him enough.

Interview with Chad Martin

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

  2. A: When I record electric or acoustic guitar for a song, the first step in my process is a very basic one (but often easy to breeze right through): Listen. When a client brings a song to the table, I make a concerted effort to listen to the song, in it's entirety, outside of the studio. To me, there's a difference between "hearing" the song (i.e. figuring out the key, learning the progressions, coming up with cool hooks, etc.) and truly "listening" to the song. The latter is for understanding what the song is about, the vibe, the color, the mood, energy, space, etc. When I listen outside the studio, I am not tempted to pick up a guitar and start hacking away at the tune. Once I feel like I have a good grasp of the song's direction, vibe, and energy, I begin thinking about what particular tools the song is calls for. This is everything from type of guitar, pickups, the amp, overdrives, delays, 'verbs, and other effects to create the right tone for the song. For me, this step is summed up in a word: Commit. As a guitarist, it is so easy to get caught tumbling down the proverbial "rabbit hole," in search of the "exact" and "perfect" tone for a given song and project. I have expended a lot of time and energy exploring different tones, trying to find just the right balance of "chimey," "beefy," "warm," "glassy," and "rich." The truth is, most clients hire a session player because they trust the player to following their instincts. Getting hung up on two slightly different tones probably means they would both work out just fine. I learned to trust my ear and commit. Finally, the most exciting part of the work process: Create. When I approach a song with either an electric or acoustic guitar in my hands, I am always thinking Left v. Right. The stereo spread is one of the most important elements to a mix, and as a session guitarist, you can't just think like a guitarist. You have to think like a producer. When I track guitar, I ask myself 1) how I can best compliment the song? and 2) how can the guitar tracks best compliment each other? In some instances, it's thick, stereo rhythm tracks, sometimes it's wide, soaring lead lines, and sometimes it's a guitar in one ear and not in the other ear. Regardless, it comes back to thinking left and right complimentary guitar tracking. It is easily the most challenging and reward step of the process. Listen. Commit. Create. Thanks for reading! -Chad

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