Marek Murky Kvapil

Session Guitarist & Bassist

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Hello, my name is Marek Kvapil, but everybody calls me Murky. Electric guitar production is where I am at the most. I own a good set of pro guitar gear (analog amps, old guitars, tons of pedals), and I am able to work them into creative guitar parts quickly. My goal is to serve your song the best I can.

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Interview with Marek Murky Kvapil

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

  2. A: Developing my harmony knowledge even deeper.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both, depending on the cause. But analog is where my heart lies.

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

  6. A: I love creating guitar parts.

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

  8. A: That I would make the song into something completely different. I do not do that.

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

  10. A: What do you need the guitar parts to do? How "visible" and important should they be in the compositional hierarchy of your song?

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

  12. A: Do not be afraid to share your vision for the song with me. I will listen.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: A tuner, high quality cable, my favorite Fender strat, Vox style amp, TC Electronic Ditto Looper.

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

  16. A: I have been playing guitar for twenty years. Recording and writing music for the past ten.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Melodic, complementary, dynamic.

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

  20. A: Tim Pierce - to learn from him.

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

  22. A: Listen and notice what others do in the song.

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

  24. A: Pop, Rock, Funk, Country

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Coming up with easy, subtle, yet memorable melodic hooks.

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

  28. A: Width, subtle harmonic extensions, nothing flashy if not specifically asked, but everything that a song needs to be even more special in terms of guitar layers and auditory enhancement.

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

  30. A: 1) Listen to the song structure. 2) Come up with parts which help and serve the song 3) Record the parts with suitable tones using my ever-ready tools.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: Multiple modded Fenders or F style guitars (can do Gibson tones as well) into my cherrished and varriable pedalboard, into multiple amps (Nowadays mainly Vox style, Tweed style, Blackface style boutique clones. I can do various high quality amp sim stuff as well). Mic'd ombos or Dr. Z Y-best cab with Celestion Vintage 30 and Celestion G12H30. Mics: Mainly combination of SM57 and Sennheiser e906. I can do various rode condensers as well.

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

  34. A: Tim Pierce, Jason Isbell, John Mayer, Steven Wilson, Janek Gwizdala, Mike Stern, Jerry Garcia, Jeff Buckley, Robben Ford, Allen Hinds, Richard Bona, John Patitucci, Khruangbin, Baroness, and many more.

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

  36. A: Writing and tracking electric guitar parts.


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