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.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

169 Reviews - 36 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Morten E.
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    Another great performance by Chad. I don't have to explain much - he always seems to know what the song needs! Until next time... :-)

  2. Review by Nic B.
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    Working with Chad was ideal; I like quick and effective/inspired turnaround, and constant communication (after all my songs are like my children!) The guitar riffs he did for me sound energetic and inspired. Will work with him again!

  3. Review by Nick S.
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    As usual amazing working with chad. Needed a quick turnaround because I had studio time coming up, and he made it happen no problem! This is my go to guitarist and should be yours to! You won’t be disappointed

  4. Review by Vaihi O.
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    This was my first time hiring Chad. Awesome experience fast and on point. I had an part in the chorus that he did but wanted his take on what he would do and he was willing and he killed it. My song pops like buttered popcorn. Mahalo Chad be seeing you again.

  5. Review by Morten E.
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    Love working with this guy! He has a really unique guitar sound.

  6. Review by Morten E.
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    Chad is one of the best guitarists I have worked with! This song was the 4th project we have done together.

  7. Review by Barry Russo
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    I may have said this in my last review of Chad, but I seriously need to consult the thesaurus to find new words for "amazing" and "incredible." Chad's playing, interpretation, dedication, creativity, communication, and demeanor are top notch! I HIGHLY recommend him!!

  8. Review by Morten E.
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    Chad is a total pro. The recording quality on his tracks are awesome. Could not be happier with the result on this song.

  9. Review by Jay R.
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    Another fantastic experience working with Chad, as always Chad really delivers and brings great playing, sounds and vibe to every track. He is also a great collaborator and communicator. My go to guitarist for several years now.

  10. Review by Max S.
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    Chad did a great job all round. I highly recommend him, he is an excellent guitarist.

  11. Review by Drew Gannon
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    Chad was amazing to work with I highly recommend him! I had a really quick deadline that I was needing to make and he even got me back the tracks early! He is super talented and made my track so much better! Can't wait to work with him again in the future.

  12. Review by Kevin M.
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    Super tight, great chops. Did an excellent job!

  13. Review by Morten E.
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    Chad is one of those musicians who puts his heart into every project. I really likes his sound! He pays attention to details and always seem to deliver more than I expect.

  14. Review by Garth M.
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    Over multiple projects with Chad, he continues to bring the highest level of quality to his guitar tracks, helping to bring each project to life. The most recent song involved a complex mix of electric guitar and pedal steel/slide guitar, and Chad delivered a best-in-class mix on the first effort. Truly a world-class performer.

  15. Review by Austin Leeds
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    Another great project done with Chad! He is an awesome guitar player and always excellent to work with!

  16. Review by Eric G.
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    Calidad... Nunca he tenido que pedir una corrección
    en 4 temas que hemos grabado...

    The Best

  17. Review by Morten E.
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    Chad listened to the song and could tell exactly what it needed. He has a very good ear for details, and the recording quality was top notch. Would love to work with him again.

  18. Review by Ricardo A.
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    Great attention to instructions, great creativity, great communication...a pleasure to work with!! Will definitely come back for future projects!

  19. Review by Micha D.
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    That`s what I`m searching for.
    He makes dreams come true...
    Best man!

  20. Review by Shawn M.
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Chad on our new project. A consummate professional in every sense of the word. Delivered outstanding tracks while once again being able to capture our unique sound while also helping to shape it. Highly recommend Chad to anyone! A++

  21. Review by Austin Leeds
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    Another awesome track done with Chad! He is great to work with! Thank you!

  22. Review by Rob O.
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    Chad is an awesome guitarist and complete pleasure to work with. The only guitarist i will work with!

  23. Review by Tyler Z.
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    Chad once again has delivered incredible guitar tones, performance, and arrangement for one of my tracks. He just gets it musically - I’ve worked with Chad twice now. Both times I’ve provided him with a breakdown of my vision for the song and he has achieved and exceeded it in every capacity. World-class guitarwork.

  24. Review by Garth M.
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    Chad delivered exactly what was needed on multiple guitar tracks to make my song come to life. The difference between 'good enough' and 'great' is everything, and Chad's work hits that higher standard.

  25. Review by Will B.
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    Sound Better, if you're listening and you bestow bonuses to ambassadors of your site, Chad is beyond deserving of it. Not only did he take a chance on working with someone who has never used this service before, but he provided guitar tracks that far exceeded my expectations. He is a rock solid performer & expert at his craft, and he genuinely seemed to care about my project & truly felt like part of the team.
    I can't rec Chad highly enough & because of him will be using this site in the future

  26. Review by Will B.
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    Chad really took the time to understand the material associated with my wacky request, asked questions, and delivered thoughtful, pro-level performances.
    I enjoyed working with him so much that I've asked him to help with 2 more projects.

  27. Review by Nick S.
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    Man chad is top notch he is my go to guitarist if your looking for somebody that is very versatile and can do just about anything here he is! Give him the style and sound your looking for and give him the freedom to be creative you won’t be disappointed! As usual if anything you don’t like or not a fan of he will get on and fix it ASAP but his creativity is so good that I usually have no problems! I will be back again and again! Thanks brother

  28. Review by Daria M.
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    It's my second time working with Chad. He has a great sense of music, and what I like the most about his work is that he knows exactly what the song needs to bring it to life. A true artist. And so pleasant to work with, I'm looking forward to next time!

  29. Review by Austin Leeds
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    Fantastic working with Chad! Excellent playing, quality, and turnaround.

    Thank you!

  30. Review by Barry Russo
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    Another incredible experience working with Chad. He nailed the vibe of the song right away. Within days I had an awesome guitar track. I highly recommend him!

  31. Review by Brennan H.
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    This was my first experience working with Chad. I was impressed with his professionalism, clear communication, and receptiveness to feedback. I would gladly recommend Chad for any projects and am confident that they will be undertaken with the utmost professionalism.

  32. Review by Rainer R.
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    It was a great plesure to work with Chad. He was very very fast and comfortable in communication. He fulfilled the job to my satisfaction.
    We will soon work together again! Highly recommended!!!

  33. Review by Banseok L.
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    Chad is Great guitar player.
    Very easy to communicate, played well of all genres.
    Highly recommended!
    Looking forward to next projects with Chad.

  34. Review by Eric G.
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    Calidad y gran talento... es el mejor!!

  35. Review by Peter B.
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    Chad did a great job of adding a couple of tracks to my project. Very professional. Excellent messaging back and forth. Thanks, Chad!

  36. Review by Oliver Q.
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    This guy has a unique style and great ear for the right vibes. We have very high standards and he met them every single time, A+++ ..!

  37. Review by Rob O.
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    Chad over delivers yet again! 100% recommended - amazing acoustic and electric guitarist - feel and technique - lead and rhythm - Chad never lets you down - playing to script and then adding his own flair on top.

  38. Review by Eric G.
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    Great! a very professional job, my song sounds amazing !!

  39. Review by Zack S.
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    Chad is an awesome guitar player !! He knew exactly what my song needed and nailed it in the first go. Highly recommend him for your projects !! You won’t regret it.

  40. Review by Henrik M.
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    I was looking for a professional guitarist to create a commercial sample pack with different guitar hooks.

    With Chad I met a guy who leaves nothing to be desired. :-) His work is really professional and the quality is very good.
    He was willing to get the best result and the friendly and informative communication was really enjoyably.
    Chad is my first choice to get professional guitar records!

    Thanks for your work, Chad! :-)

  41. Review by Oliver Q.
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    Great to work with, very talented and A+ communication skills!

  42. Review by Travis W.
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    Really enjoy working with Chad, time and time again he delivers the best tracks that have worked great in my upcoming album VOICES. Look forward to future projects together!

  43. Review by Jay R.
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    Yet another great experience collaborating with Chad. As always he is my go to guitarist and just great at what he does. Appreciate the quick turn around on this one Chad. Thanks again and looking forward to the next one.

  44. Review by Tyler Z.
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    This is the first time I've worked with Chad, and what sets him apart from other guitarists I've worked with is the intangible creativity in his guitar parts, his perfect placement of the parts on the soundstage, and his ability to capture world class guitar tones with his rig and years of experience. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for phenomenal guitar work.

  45. Review by Brett S.
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    Chad did an outstanding job for a requested guitar solo!
    Very professional and delivered exactly what was requested and more! Highly recommend!

  46. Review by Sarah
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    Chad was awesome! Got a job done promptly and perfectly. Great guy to have in your arsenal! :-D

  47. Review by Zaccaria M.
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    Working with Chad is incredible as always! High quality guitars, Chad promises and delivers a great product. Amazing person and musician, I keep working with Chad as I know that he will execute my vision perfectly. Thank you for everything Chad! Looking forward to another future collaboration!

  48. Review by Travis W.
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    Chad did another great job with my songs America & Blackout which will appear on my upcoming album Voices. Always a pleasure working with him!

  49. Review by Rob O.
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    Always over delivers - not just a great technician, Chad has great feel and empathy with the songs, able to add his own genius on top of nailing the requested parts. Great communicator and pleasure to work with. I will be working with Chad on all my songs from now on.

  50. Review by Stefan W.
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    Chad’s guitar service is impeccable!
    You’ll get world class electric and acoustic guitar performances, arrangements and they’ll come perfectly edited.
    And as icing on the cake, Chad’s a fantastic guy!

  51. Review by Mark
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    Incredible guitarist! Really easy to work with and patient and accommodating. He's a beast on the guitar, definitely going to work again with him!

  52. Review by rory p.
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    Absolute pleasure to work with! Brilliant guitars

  53. Review by James H.
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    Great quality audio, fast turnaround and good communication. Thanks!

  54. Review by Ulrika L.
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    Thank you so very much for helping me get the melody that felt like me. Very helpful and patience. Fantastic guitar track!

  55. Review by Aaron F.
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    Chad was a pleasure to work with. He came up with some great musical ideas on both electric and acoustic guitars. I would love to work with him again! Look no further he's the guy you’re looking for.

  56. Review by Rob O.
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    Chad is a joy to work with - amazing technique, feel, creativity - totally over delivered on the brief - total professional. Now my goto guy for anything guitar related!

  57. Review by Zaccaria M.
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    Chad is the best! This is my third time working with him and he never disappoints! He delivers quality guitar tracks, is open to suggestions and makes everything exactly the way in which I envision it. Thank you so much for everything Chad, I would love working again with you in the future!

  58. Review by Travis W.
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    Chad was amazing, transforming my bedroom demos for a new album into singles with one try. Really impressed by his professionalism and great communication throughout this process and highly recommend him for any guitar related project, looking forward to the mixing and vocal phase and getting to share these songs with the world!

  59. Review by Paul M.
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    Another great experience working with Chad. I needed acoustic and electric guitars tracked, he turned it around swiftly and perfectly.

  60. Review by Shawn S.
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    Great guy to work with, and turned out awesome!

  61. Review by Stefan W.
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    Impeccable session guitar service! Fantastic guy! If you're looking for a commercial radio guitar sound (who isn't?), you've definitely come to the right place! A++ | 10 out of 5 stars!

  62. Review by Winn E.
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    Chad was super great to work with, and blew me away on the first time I heard his recording. I definitely plan on working with him again, his instrument work really enhanced what I got going on!

    10/10 would recommend.

  63. Review by Ahmed I.
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    Working with Chad was great. Professional and talented.

  64. Review by Brent H.
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    pleasure to work with again. great tone. highly recommend

  65. Review by Mira Y.
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    Working with Chad was mypleasure . Super talented, great person and an awesome musician. This collaborating with him was great experience for me.
    Look forward to my next projects.

  66. Review by Antonello Mitrano
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    5 stars for this talented guy!I I left Chad free to play whatever he wanted (sounds, atmospheres, psychedelics, arpeggios, solos...) and Chad did an incredible job!

  67. Review by Damien F.
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    Chad is a killer
    He was wonderful on our tracks. A Pro! Great sound!

  68. Review by Zaccaria M.
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    This is my second time working with Chad, and it has been an amazing experience! Delivered exactly what he promised, and on time. Chad gave my track exactly the warmth that it was missing, beinging it on a whole other level. Thank you so much Chad! Looking forward to working with you again in the future, all the best!

  69. Review by Dano C.
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    Just wrapped up another song with Chad. He seems to naturally understand your song idea and brings it to life. Love the fact that he puts a lot of thought into the process and just doesn’t give you what you asked for, he puts in something extra. There’s always a freshness in his work. He’s a great communicator too, clearly explaining his ideas for song crafting. Chad’s a safe bet.

  70. Review by Jay R.
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    another anazing experience of working with Chad. Over the last 18 months he has become my go to guitarist and that wont be changing any time soon, a great guy, world class musician and a total pro, thanks Chad

  71. Review by Brent H.
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    very professional and easy to work with.

  72. Review by NAMIRA Productions
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    Very nice and creative.
    the takes are neat and well edited.

    Well done!
    I will definitely come back again :)

  73. Review by Toby F.
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    It was a great plesure to work with Chad. He was very cooperative and also very fast and comfortable in communication. He fulfilled the job to my satisfaction.

  74. Review by Genghis
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    Chad is an excellent guitarist !
    He made me an amazing guitar line !
    I think i will work with him again.

  75. Review by Mira Y.
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    Chad Is amazing!! Very professional and talent!

  76. Review by Shawn M.
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    I sincerely enjoyed working with Chad again! This guy is the real deal. Once again he took my ideas, my feedback, and what I was trying to accomplish with my songs, and he made them perfect! His instrumentation work is 2nd to none and he really kept me in the loop through every step of the process. Chad will always be my go to guy!

  77. Review by Daria M.
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    Aside from the fact that Chad is very talented, he is also incredibly kind and considerate. Building rapport is everything, and Chad can make you feel like you are his most favorite client/person in the whole world. It was so naturally easy to work with him, and I love what he did with guitars for my song. Awesome, as he would say himself ;)

  78. Review by Jaxon W.
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    Again, great work!!!
    I recommend to everyone!

  79. Review by Roshan R.
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    A very cool guitarist to work with !
    Thanks Chad !

  80. Review by Jay R.
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    Another GREAT experience of working with Chad, as he has done on every other collaboration we have worked on together he brings his best game and never fails to deliver, until the next time, cheers Chad.

  81. Review by Dano C.
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    Chad's been an absolute delight to work with. This is our second song together and we found his versatility, along with his incredible ability to visualise the instrumentation based on the brief, a great way to move a song forward from an initial demo. We especially found his full instrumental production package excellent value. Top talent!

  82. Review by Arpit G.
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    Chad was awesome to work with. Super talented, timely delivery, top communication. Looking forward to work with again :)

  83. Review by Bav
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    Chad is incredibly easy to work with, great communication and you're guaranteed to get top quality work. A real pro.

  84. Review by Shawn M.
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    Chad is the ultimate professional! Couldn't be more happy with everything! Definetely hope to work on future projects with Chad!

  85. Review by Paul M.
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    Another great job by Chad, excellent interpretation of the brief and fast turnaround. A real pleasure to work with.

  86. Review by Shawn M.
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    Chad exceeded my expectations. I will continue to work with him as much as I can in the future. Beyond satisfied. Very professional. Constant updates. Five Stars!

  87. Review by Dim G.
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    What impressed me working with Chad (besides his professional playing and sound) is number of guitar tracks he recorded. Several different guitar parts, left, right, dry tracks and tracks with effects (recorded through the fx chain) so that i have not just some certain guitar tracks but huge space for creative on the mixing process. Exellent work!

  88. Review by Vincent Russo
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    Chad is so great to work with! Anytime I need another acoustic track I'm definitely going to him.

  89. Review by Jay R.
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    Another AMAZING experience of working with Chad, as always he delivers a perfomance above and beyond. Chad over the last year has become a big part of what i do and looking forward to our next collaborations, thanks again man for consistently bringing it, J

  90. Review by Bav
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    Another excellent job by Chad, he really gets a feel for the track and delivers exceptional work. Highly recommend.

  91. 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.

  92. Review by Lonna Marie
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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.

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

  94. Review by Saleh F.
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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 .

  95. Review by Nick S.
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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!

  96. 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!!!!

  97. 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.

  98. 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!!!!

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

  100. 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!

  101. Review by Drew Gannon
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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!

  102. 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.

  103. Review by Jaxon W.
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    Great cooperation and communication!
    Professional 100% and best sound!
    I recommend to everyone!

  104. Review by Patricia A.
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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!

  105. Review by Rick V.
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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.

  106. Review by Patricia A.
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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!

  107. Review by Saad
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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! :)

  108. 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!

  109. Review by Christopherlu
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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

  110. Review by Juan A.
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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 ;)

  111. Review by ALKMIST
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    Chad is a very good guitarist. Nice job !

  112. Review by Christopherlu
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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!!!

  113. Review by U.R.T.A
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    A real pleasure again, it's like be in the studio together. For sure, always my first choice¡

  114. Review by U.R.T.A
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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.

  115. Review by Jay R.
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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.

  116. Review by Alan R.
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    Great Acustic Guitar Playing,
    Clean Sound. Well Done.

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

  118. 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.

  119. Review by Paul M.
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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.

  120. Review by Paul M.
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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.

  121. Review by Jay R.
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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.

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

  123. Review by Hugo H.
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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 !

  124. Review by Mark Z.
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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!

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

  126. Review by Jesper S.
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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.

  127. Review by Dimkay
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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.

  128. Review by Jay R.
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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

  129. Review by Ben H.
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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!

  130. Review by Jay R.
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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.

  131. Review by Samo A.
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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.

  132. Review by Juan V.
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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!

  133. Review by Paul M.
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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!

  134. Review by Juan V.
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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!

  135. Review by Jay R.
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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.

  136. Review by Jay R.
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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.

  137. Review by Jay R.
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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.

  138. Review by Asaad R.
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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!

  139. Review by Dominic B.
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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. :)

  140. Review by DZ
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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.

  141. Review by Marin B.
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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.

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

  143. Review by Mike C.
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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!

  144. Review by Mike C.
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    Chad delivers again! Chad is awesome to work with. Always professional and always delivers high quality work. Thanks Chad!

  145. Review by Mike C.
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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!

  146. Review by Mike C.
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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.

  147. Review by Mike C.
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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.

  148. Review by Mike C.
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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!

  149. Review by Mike C.
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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!

  150. Review by Ross C.
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    Chad is Great to work with and is an amazing Guitarist. He delivered the sound my Track needed... Thanks Chad..

  151. Review by Mike C.
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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!

  152. Review by Mike C.
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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!

  153. Review by Rich M.
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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.

  154. Review by Chris Cullins
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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.

  155. Review by Mike C.
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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.

  156. Review by Rich M.
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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.

  157. Review by Tony J.
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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!

  158. Review by Nelson D.
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    very very good. extremely professional. takes direction beautifully. awesome.

  159. Review by Garth M.
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    Had another exceptional experience working with Chad . . . different genre, different sound, but Chad still hit the mark on first effort. Sound quality and "feel" of his results are amazing.

  160. 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.

  161. 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.

  162. Review by U.R.T.A
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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.

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

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

  165. Review by Nelson D.
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    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.

  166. 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!

  167. Review by Chris Henderson
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    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

  168. Review by Chris Cullins
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    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.

  169. 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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