Session Guitarist, Vocalist

Droner on SoundBetter

Experienced Guitarist / Vocalist seeking session work to add new colors to your sonic paintings.

Professional Guitarist / Vocalist with 31 years performing live and limited session work seeks
recording projects.
Specialize in Rock and Blues, but well versed in most genre's.

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Interview with Droner

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

  2. A: A song written on the spot and recorded live through the board directly into an old Alesis ADAT machine.

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

  4. A: A band project with my son and brothers.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No, I'm still new to this site.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog! Just listen and you will hear the difference.

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

  10. A: If you are not satisfied with my work, I will refund your money, provided that you remove my tracks from your project.

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

  12. A: I love creating new sounds.

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

  14. A: Can you play it just like this? I will get as close as I can, but it's still going to sound like me.

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

  16. A: That it's easy, it is actually very difficult.

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

  18. A: What would you like to hear? How does it sound in your mind?

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

  20. A: Be very specific, don't be afraid to tell the musicians when you hear something that doesn't sound right to you.

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

  22. A: My Hamer Monaco, My Les Paul, My Acoustic, My Zelinsky Tagliare, And my little Blackstar Fly 3 with a years supply of batteries.

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

  24. A: I always wanted to be a musician since childhood, started guitar lessons at age 8. I started playing guitar in front of an audience since age 14 and then started singing at around age 19. So I've been doing this for about 42 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: 50's, 60's and 70's Rock and Roll.

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

  28. A: Iggy Pop, Because he's an incredible songwriter. With great lyrics and a definite idea of song structure, it's easy to add instrumental parts.

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

  30. A: Less is more, keep it simple.

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

  32. A: Punk, Surf, Heavy rock, Blues, Prog Rock, Alt Country, and Folk.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: To tune out the outside world and dial in to the song.

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

  36. A: Emotions, Sonic colours, Sonic flavors.

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

  38. A: Listen, feel, play. Then listen to the playback, Do overdubs / edits, or if it doesn't sound or feel right, Listen, feel, and play again.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Direct into an Avid Eleven Rack into Mixcraft Pro Studio 9. Or if the situation is right, I will mic a tube amp and run it into my mixer and then feed that into an ADAT onto 16 Bit Tape.

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

  42. A: Guitars, Backing Vocals.


GenresSounds Like
  • Josh Homme
  • Nels Cline
  • Jeff Beck
Gear Highlights
  • Have all pro gear; Tascam
  • Mackie
  • Avid
  • Sure
  • MXL
  • Alesis adats
  • Mixcraft 9 Pro DAW's. Gibson
  • Hamer
  • Gretsch
  • Dean
  • Supro
  • Yamaha
  • Fender
  • Marshall
  • Vox
  • Ampeg
  • and Blackstar.
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SoundBetter Deal

Depending on the amount of production required, I am willing to do multiple tracks and songs as part of a package deal.