Scott Aumann

lap steel tracks

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I have been playing instruments since age. I started on trumpet as a kid and quickly moved to guitar. From there I found an opportunity to switch to bass where I played for many bands. One of which was signed to an indie label. I now find myself playing lap steel which has quickly become a passion for me.

Let me add the magic of lap steel guitar to your tracks. I can add the extra layer of depth that the lap steel guitar provides to most genres of music. I will give you a basic backing track that features lap steel. This track will fill in your music to make it sound full. I can also add in a more intricate melody track to make it stand out more. Then mix between the two or use both where needed.

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Interview with Scott Aumann

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: I believe both have their place. I have used both for different reasons. I tend to record digitally because it is easier to work with at my home studio. I like analog for live performances because I feel like it is more organic.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I have been playing music with bands for 30 years. I have been recording music for over 20 years. I can't imagine not playing or recording music. I love being a part of different projects as they allow me to grow as a musician.

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

  6. A: I tend to gravitate towards blues, rock, country, and Americana genres. I am willing to try anything, however.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: I don't have an ego about my parts. My main goal is to serve the song. Whatever it takes to make your song better is what I will deliver.

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

  10. A: I bring extra layers to your song. I try to fill in the gaps and make things sound fuller. I won't distract from the core of the song because I feel that wouldn't serve the song that you spent a lot of time crafting. I am here to enhance what you already have.

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

  12. A: I listen to a song several times to see what I can hear in my head for parts first. I then play along a few times before I record. Then I record a few takes after I am comfortable with my parts. I pick the best take and deliver it to the client.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I have a home studio that consists of an iMac, a 2 channel USB input device, and I record in LOGIC Pro. I have several effect pedals and a Fender Blues Deluxe. I also like to use amp models for flexibility when it is needed. I have a few favorite guitars including a Fender Strat, Fender Tele, Supro Comet lap steel, and a Fender Jazz bass.

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

  16. A: I am a big fan of Dave Cobb. He really knows how to get great guitar tones and has produced some of my favorite albums.


GenresSounds Like
  • The Black Crowes
  • Neil Young
  • Daniel Lanois
Gear Highlights
  • Supro Comet lap steel
  • Fender Blues Deluxe
  • Keeley Compressor
  • Budda BudWah+
  • Fulltone OCD
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