Guitarist specializing in instrumental fingrestyle guitar. Acoustic & Electric, using top quality microphones and A/D. Other specialties: Production, Cello, Composition, Mixing.

Known on youtube for playing acoustic guitar, and even playing 2 guitars at the same time. I am a guitarist by profession, and I will taylor my playing and recording to fit your needs, and make your recording process as smooth as possible.

Whether it's steel, nylon and various styles of electric guitar, I will add the guitar magic to your recordings that you are looking for.

Using and Apollo Twin and Apple Logic, I will get the best possible sound for your recording.

Send me a message with an example of your project, and I will get back to you soon. I may even be able to send a demo recording to show you what you'll be getting from me!

My credits include

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Gear highlights

  • UAD Apollo
  • Rode NT2A

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Jason Swanson

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Love the professionalism that Jason has brought to the table. He gave me different variations for me to have more options to edit. Definitely get back with him with some more tracks.

  • Listing_thumb_profil3 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason Swanson Is a really talented guitarist and musician. On top of this, he is a very friendly and courteous person with an acute sense of musicality
    I really look forward to work with him again. It was a great discovery for me and I thank him very much

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason delivered three very high quality tracks for me (ukulele, guitar, and bass) and was very easy to work with. I hope to work with him on a larger project soon--very talented, professional, and highly recommended!

  • Listing_thumb_me5 months agoby Verified Review

    It has been a pleasure to work with Jason. He has been incredibly professional and patient with my uncountable requests. The sound of his acoustic guitar is simply perfect and his composition and interpretation resulted in a whole new tone for my song that I couldn't have done myself. Thanks a lot for all the hard work Jason!

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason is a fantastic guitar player. He went above and beyond for the project.

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason was acceptional. His professionalism was outstanding. He took great direction and provided many options. Technically his sounds were terrific and he even provided raw sing along for re-amping. His acoustic playing was superb. I look forward to our next project together.

  • Listing_thumb_ryan_akwa7 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason is definitely the king of finger-picking style(Folk , Country, Soundtrack, Pop Rock), That's the man to hire for any kind of project... I really enjoy working with him so I would highly recommend his service to anyone !
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  • Listing_thumb_ryan_akwa7 months agoby Verified Review

    Jason delivered me more than what i could expect for my tune...He's really creative, he takes time to give the best of himself, he communicates and he is patient . Clearly one of the best deal I had on soundbetter ! Brilliant - Affordable !

  • Listing_thumb_slumberjack-enigma-2400x2400-1-640x6404 months agoby

    Finding Jason was a blessing. When I heard his demo's I had to sign up and contact him. I've hired him for 2 jobs so far, completed within a couple days with incredible quality, barely any revisions needed, he knows what he's doing and he's my go-to guy when I need guitars recorded!

  • Listing_thumb_img_86729 months agoby

    Jason is not only the best guitarist I know, he is fantastic to work with! Very versatile, creative, and professional - he understands how to deliver top notch results. He makes every project he is a part of better. I highly recommend working with him!

  • Listing_thumb_img_86729 months agoby

    Jason is not only the best guitarist I know, he is fantastic to work with! Very versatile, creative, and professional - he understands how to deliver top notch results. He makes every project he is a part of better. I highly recommend working with him!

  • Listing_thumb_img_86729 months agoby

    Jason is not only the best guitarist I know, he is fantastic to work with! Very versatile, creative, and professional - he understands how to deliver top notch results. He makes every project he is a part of better. I highly recommend working with him!

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Interview with Jason Swanson

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
"A Brother's Love" is something I tracked multiple layers of acoustic and electric guitar on, and I feel I helped bring the song to a higher level with the solo portion especially.
What are you working on at the moment?
Tracking a debut album from 60's Rock n' Roll group, as well as tracking acoustic guitar on a new-age pop song.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Thomas Daniel, who is a superb vocalist and musician. Check him out!
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, because I want to spend the most amount of time I can working on making great music, not with tons of outboard analog gear.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will deliver a well played, well engineered recording that fits the project's needs.
What do you like most about your job?
I love solving little musical problems. This often comes in the form of knowing what you want, and having to work through making it a reality. It's always satisfying to take something that is a challenge, and create something to be proud of.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"Can you record guitar in the style of ______?" Answer: "Yes, I'd love to. When can I get started?"
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Perhaps people misjudge the amount of thoughtful work really goes into making a great project.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you needing musically for your project. What file types would you like me to return your recordings in. What "mood" are you going for with this song?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure you feel comfortable communicating with the person you are working with.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My acoustic guitar, laptop, Apollo Twin, Sm58, and a coffee pot.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I am a professional guitarist for live events and recording projects. I've been in this work full time for 5 years.
How would you describe your style?
Groovy, dynamic, & musical.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Snarky Puppy, because they seem very free in the way they create music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Get the right tone you from the beginning by placing the microphone in the best possible spot.
What type of music do you usually work on?
It varies heavily, but I would have to say Pop, Rock and Jazz.
What's your strongest skill?
I am most confident in playing and recording acoustic guitar of many styles.
What do you bring to a song?
I will perform the song in the most tasteful way possible, and do my best to match the feeling and sound that is needed for each different project.
What's your typical work process?
I first am sure that I clearly understand what is needed for each given project. Then after setting up audio, I go through the song, which has now been uploaded in Apple Logic, and record my guitar on a separate track.
Tell us about your studio setup.
For acoustic, I use a Rode NT-1A microphone into my Universal Audio Apollo Twin preamp & interface. The sound from the apollo is so great that I like to keep the signal very pure and unaffected, unless the person I'm working with wants something different. For electric, I have a collection of great Amps, as well as great software from Positive Grid.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Blake Mills, who recently produced "Sound & Color" by Alabama Shakes is constantly inspiring me with his thoughtful playing and production. He never seems to settle for what is easy, but instead brings out what is best in a given song.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I most often record steel string acoustic guitar, because I am best known for my finger-style playing. I also often record electric guitar in many genres such as rock, blues, funk and even country. In addition to Steel String and Electric, I also have recorded ukulele, banjo, mandolin, bass guitar and many other instruments for my clients.