CREATIVE & EXPRESSIVE acoustic and electric guitar to help you make your musical mark. Soulful/melodic LEAD solos, dynamic FILLS, and/or tight RHYTHM guitars (multi-tracked for that infamous wide stereo sound). Rock, Shred, Blues, Pop, Country, Bluegrass, Christian, etc. 25+ years guitar playing and recording experience.
Eric Beaty here from the music capital of the world, Tennessee. I'll help you create the best guitar tracks possible for your songs and give you the sounds you need to make your musical mark on the world.
My goal is to offer my musical perspective—honed over the years by inspirational guitar legends such as Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Marco Sfogli, Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, and many more—as a seasoning to your project.
"Wow amazing!! Eric got it from the first time!!! Great to be working With Eric; very much recommended!!!" - Ramzi I., satisfied SoundBetter customer
I'm also interested in mixing your songs and albums. The same genres listed above also apply to my mixing preferences. I bring my best to your project and help define, clarify, and solidify your song/album into a cohesive, radio-ready mix.
Since I'm currently building my portfolio, I'm willing to offer a 20% discount on my mixing services. Feel free to contact me if you're interested.
Sample track(s), services, and rates in sidebar.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Eric Beaty
Wow amazing!! Eric got it from the first time!!! Great to be working With Eric; very much recommended!!!
Eric is a great teacher and always does a good job so 5 stars from me and I would to continue to contact Eric for more lessons
Eric has done a good job again. I would like to contact him again for more lessons. 5 stars from me
5 stars as usual and I will be back seversl times. Tanks!
Eric is very competent teacher who to deal with, he also explain so I understand, I am satisfied. He gets 5 stars from me
All the best
Interview with Eric Beaty
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Graham Cochrane (The Recording Revolution). Great guy and really knows his audio engineering!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Guitar tone is largely subjective, but your EARS are your most important guide. Get the best tone you can BEFORE recording. This will make the post-production much easier. As far as actual production, the initial static mix, I've found, is the most important step; volume and panning are your best friends as a foundation to start every mix.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Bluegrass, Gospel/Christian, 80s Shred, Instrumental
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Recording/Production Equipment: Avid Eleven Rack EVO 4 Audio Interface iMac 2019 BBE Sonic Maximizer Various Guitar Pedals Tracktion Waveform and REAPER DAWs Guitars: Ibanez AZ242BC Ibanez RGEW521MZW-NTF Ibanez RG4EX1 Breedlove DR Deluxe Revival Series Martin DCX1E
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide professional-quality electric and acoustic lead and rhythm guitar tracks at an affordable rate.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Marco Sfogli, Joe Satriani, Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, Tommy Emmanuel, Joe Gilder, Graham Cochrane
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Take time to listen to the song to get the best feel for it. Play around with some sounds and riffs on my guitar. Dial in the perfect tone to suit the piece, then record.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My experience of over 25 years creating and playing music. Over those 25 years, I have been privileged to record several albums and demos, so there's that insight as well. My personal style is inspired by many influences, also listed here.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to quickly assess and learn what I need to in order to provide the best quality.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: An artist who isn't limited by a closed mind. Creativity is largely messy and organic, and you can't have a closed mindset if you really want to breathe life into your work.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Melodic and purposeful. I don't like to play typical scalar leads just for the sake of them. I prefer to inject solos and phrases that enforce the overall melody of the song.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path used to be work at a normal job and get a paycheck. In 2012, when I was laid off from my "normal J.O.B." (Just Over Broke), I decided to work for myself. My main source of income since then has been teaching private guitar lessons at a local Christian school for the arts. I've been honing my creative passions ever since.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Ibanez AZ242BC My Eleven Rack (I'm guessing accessories like headphones, cables, etc., don't count) My Breedlove DR Deluxe Revival series My Behringer UPHORIA UMC204HD audio interface My Mac Mini 2018 (w/ monitor & keyboard) With all these pieces of gear, I could create just about any music I want.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always be as specific as possible concerning what your goals are for your work. The more details the provider knows, the easier the process will be for both the consumer and the provider. Also, the better the provider will be able to best represent the vision for the final product.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals/vision for the project? Is there a specific tone you're looking for? What turnaround time do you need and can you be flexible?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Creating art is the easiest thing in the world. If it was the easiest thing, everybody would do it. Most of the time you have to create for love because it's hard to make a living at it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to create my own schedule.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will provide my best quality work to the best of my abilities within a reasonable amount of time.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Technology increases by leaps and bounds year after year. With a few simple plugins, you can achieve 95% or more of the sounds analog equipment can achieve. It's more convenient, more portable, easier, and more affordable overall.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing and Mixing my debut album of Bluegrass Gospel music entitled "Revival in the Air." Any other music-related side projects that crop up on a whim. Creating digital instructional tutorials and courses. Maintaining my YouTube channel (Eric Beaty Creations).
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My latest single, "Metal Crush." It's my first experience mixing drums and creating a track similar to two of my all-time favorite guitarists: Paul Gilbert and Marco Sfogli.