Milan Polak

Session Guitarist

3 Reviews
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Hi, I am really looking forward to working with you. My goal is to add my energy to your songs and ensure you're 100% happy with the result. I have over 2 decades of experience under my belt and worked with some of the best musicians in the music biz. I am available for any style of music.

For over two decades I have added 6-string (and 4-, 5-, 7- and 12-string) magic to various music productions of different genres. I have worked and/or played with members of Guns n’ Roses, bass legend Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, Steve Vai), Tony Franklin (Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, Brian May, David Gilmour, Whitesnake, Kate Bush), Kip Winger (Alice Cooper, Winger), Jeff Neal (Boston), Marty Friedman and David Ellefson (Megadeth), drum legend Thomas Lang, Subway To Sally (incl. German top 10 album charts), Falco (remember "Amadeus"?) and many others. I also composed music and jingles for BBC and others.
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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Douglas A.

    Milan did an outstanding job on my work, with great solos and improved arrangements. He has a good communication and reverted super fast. I am very satisfied and I do recommend this gig!

  2. Review by Dennis Leeflang

    Need guitar tracks? Look no further. Milan is the consummate pro. Amazing feel, tone and creativity. Acoustic, electric, leads, rhythms. Amazing. Milan is very quick, organized and precise. He's also a fantastic producer. Definitely pick Milan if you're looking to take your music to the next level.

  3. Review by Elizabeth Stellar

    Milan gives each song a special energy and adds emotions that bring any music to life. He works very fast and efficiently. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for professional results quickly.

Interview with Milan Polak

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I co-wrote and played all the guitars on the album "Bastard" (Nuclear Blast) for the German band Subway To Sally, which entered the German album charts at 7 and was voted "Album of the Month" by Germany's biggest metal magazine "Metal Hammer". Their song "Auf Kiel" won the German "Bundesvision song contest 2008".

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My 7th solo album and a few projects where I also help with songwriting and producing

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Best of both worlds

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: Complete professionalism on my end. I want to make sure you get exactly what you want and you are 100% satisfied with the result. From correspondence to the highest quality tracks I am known for my reliability and efficiency.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Being creative and being able to do what I love

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Q: "Why should I pick you?" A: "I have over 25 years of experience, I am quick, reliable & efficient and easy to work with." Q: "What styles can you play?" A: "With a professional degree in both classical & jazz/fusion music combined with a love for rock music, I have worked in pretty much any style from blues to jazz, pop to rock/metal, R&B to funk." Q: "Do you offer custom packages?" A: "I am always available for custom packages and will gladly discuss any extra arrangements at a fair price. Just message me!"

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: A bad composition is still a bad composition even if the world's best musicians have played on it...

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What's the budget, what's the time frame and what's the plan

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Always be as clear and specific as possible. Provide: 1) a demo of the song (mp3 or wav) + 2) separate audio tracks all starting at the same bar (44.1/24 or 48/24 wav preferred, if you send mp3s please make sure it's 320 kbps!), and drums preferably as premixed stems with kick & snare as separate mono files + 3) a short briefing and lyrics (if song has vocals)

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

  20. A: Over 2 decades, started at an early age, self-taught, studio and live gigs early on, later diploma in jazz/fusion and some studies at classical conservatory

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Adaptive

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Too many to mention

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Listen to the song, it always tells you what it needs!

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

  28. A: Various stuff - singer/songwriter, rock, heavy, film music, jingles, instrumentals, pop, fusion, progressive

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Listening and understanding what the client/song needs

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

  32. A: Energy & life

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

  34. A: I listen to your tracks, take notes (verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, etc.) and start the creative process. I treat any song as if it were my own, making sure I deliver the best performance and quality possible. After tracking, I edit and clean up where necessary and send you a rough mix.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: MacPro Cubase (Steinberg endorser) UAD Apollo Quad Ernie Ball Music Man guitars (endorser) with DiMarzio PU's (endorser) Fender Strats & Teles Les Pauls Yamaha acoustic guitars & basses (endorser) Various amps & cabinets MOOER Audio gear T-Rex Effects (endorser) and various other pedals Dynaudio BM15a Genelec 8020a Focusrite ISA 430 UAD LA-610 Various AKG (endorser), Brauner and Shure mics

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

  38. A: Everyone who works efficiently with highest standards

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Tracking guitars (electric, acoustic, bass), sometimes helping with song writing and/or arrangement, and producing

Terms Of Service

1 revision, I usually track and and upload file within 24h, message me for custom packages!

Gear Highlights
  • Endorser of Ernie Ball Music Man
  • DiMarzio
  • Victory amps
  • Steinberg and Mooer Audio; plus various Fender Strats & Teles
  • Les Pauls
  • Yamaha acoustic guitars & basses
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