I'm a producer & guitarist specializing in Pop, Latin, Funk & Rock dedicated to getting my clients the sound they need.
I am a producer and guitarist by profession, and I will tailor my playing and recording to fit your needs, and make your recording process as smooth as possible.
Whether it's steel, nylon or various styles of electric guitar, I will add the guitar magic to your recordings that you are looking for.
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!
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127 Reviews - 27 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jason Swanson
I am very happy with the work he has done. I wanted very clean production and he delivered it with perfection. He was very communicative and is easy to work with. He is a great producer and sound engineer. His guitar skills are also top-notch.
I had a great time working with Jason. He is very friendly and is dedicated to his craft. He is also very engaged to make the project reach its very best. Most importantly, he is a great producer and guitarist. I have already started another project with him.
Jason was able to take a badly recorded reference, and turn it into a great track to be used in my project. He was very quick with his work, and nailed it.
Jason nailed the project as always! His guitar solo really hit home. If you need a great guitar player Jason is your guy!
I've worked with Jason on several projects. He is, and will continue to be one of my go to guys. He turns-around great tracks in a short amount of time.
Jason is a rockstar, or a country star, or whatever guitar star you need him to be. Versatile and great to work with.
I've worked with Jason a few times before, and there's a reason I keep going back to him. He gives you great, high-quality recordings. He is a fast worker, and really nails his part down.
Jason impresses me once again. Hands down the best musician on this site! You won't be disappointed!
Beautiful, mesmerizing guitar track for my song! Super happy!
My go to whenever I need guitars! I never have to rely on anyone else because Jason always delivers more than what is expected. A true talent
It's my second time working with Jason. He is truly a natural talent. Jason was able to deliver exactly what I wanted and more. Not to add, Jason is a great listener and gives high-quality results very quickly. I can't wait to work with him again!
A pleasure to work with
Jason, once again, exceeded my expectations! He's a great musician and a pleasure to work with.
Jason has been one of the easiest session musicians I have ever worked with. He needs very minimal direction to deliver nothing but stellar guitar arrangements. He is the first guitar player I turn to in terms of my own track productions everytime.
Just wrapped up another one with Jason. He's very easy to work with, and can give you a great take on what you need.
Jason is my 'go to' guy on acoustic guitar. His playing always opens up new ideas to make my tunes better. I can't wait to work with him again.
Jason, was very patient with my demands and was always professional. He did the work and more than he had to. Thank you, looking forward to doing more work in the future.
Really easy to work with. Always gets the job done!
Jason gets it. Musical and professional. Excellent job!
Jason is a natural talent! He ended up delivering exactly what I wanted and more. It was truly a pleasure working with him. Can't wait to work with him again:)
Interview with Jason Swanson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Tracking a debut album from 60's Rock n' Roll group, as well as tracking acoustic guitar on a new-age pop song.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Thomas Daniel, who is a superb vocalist and musician. Check him out!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: 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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will deliver a well played, well engineered recording that fits the project's needs.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: 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.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you record guitar in the style of ______?" Answer: "Yes, I'd love to. When can I get started?"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Perhaps people misjudge the amount of thoughtful work really goes into making a great project.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 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?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you feel comfortable communicating with the person you are working with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My acoustic guitar, laptop, Apollo Twin, Sm58, and a coffee pot.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a professional guitarist for live events and recording projects. I've been in this work full time for 5 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Groovy, dynamic, & musical.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Snarky Puppy, because they seem very free in the way they create music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get the right tone you from the beginning by placing the microphone in the best possible spot.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It varies heavily, but I would have to say Pop, Rock and Jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am most confident in playing and recording acoustic guitar of many styles.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 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.