Joel Veena

Indian slide guitarist

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Performer of the 20-stringed Indian slide guitar, classically trained in Hindustani ragas with a background in popular music styles. Played for 20k people at the 2019 Kumbh Mela, music featured on Radio New Zealand, NPR and BBC Introducing and the only American playing Indian classical music on this instrument on top stages throughout India.

I’m offering Indian slide guitar tracks for your production. This is a uniquely versatile instrument that combines the sounds of sitar, guitar and the human voice. Deeply sonically rich with harmonic overtones and emotive feeling. This instrument is great for providing interesting solo sections in rock, blues, Americana, and jazz, hooks in electronic music along with ambient, focus-enhancing sounds for meditation and mindful music.

I have a professional home studio to record my tracks. While touring abroad I use local studios. I use a combination of a overhead large diaphragm condenser microphone along with the AKG C411 pickup. The result is two guitar tracks, one with ambience and resonant quality, and one that is tight and ready for effect processing.

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I was the Indian slide guitarist and producer in this production

Terms Of Service

One revision, typically takes me about 1-2 weeks to prepare and record your tracks.

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Gear Highlights
  • Neuman TLM 103
  • UA Solo preamp
  • Rode NT1A
  • AKG C411
  • Focusrite Sapphire Pro
  • Audient iD14
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