tristan klein

guitarist, producer, mixer

2 Reviews
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Mostly known as a guitar player in france, as many compagnies hired me for clinics ( music man, rocktron, VHT / Fryette, suhr guitars, fender, EVH, Lâg, AVID, Ibanez guitars, Bogner amplification, savarez strings, and more...)

I am a multi instrumentist and producer who can manage a project all by myself like I did in my solo album for grooveyard records "universal mojo" or when I work for world class producer Rick Allison ( 30 Billions records sold )

of course I would also record guitar parts or mix songs.

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  1. Review by Steve Lukather
    by Steve Lukather

    ' I think Tristan Klien is an excellent guitarist and also a very nice guy. I have been following and digging his career for many years. I would give this guy a listen and check out one amazing and tasty player!

  2. Review by Madani M.

    Tristan Klein is a passionate and an informed professional. He knew how to put all his talent and knowledge at the service of the Music. Thank you very much and i hope we will work together again in the near future.

Interview with tristan klein

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: it's all in the box, except anything related to guitar amps and effects.

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

  4. A: A producer called Rick allison who sold billions of records in europe asked me to preproduce a cover album. I did it all from the first kick to the final mix. We had a blast doing this.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Analog recreations by universal audio makes a great job. It’s like having it all in the box.

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

  8. A: I work super fast. If I’m no scheduled yet, I’ll send my work in less than 24 hours. A couple of hours only for guitar tracks.

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

  10. A: I love parallel compression for drums, ( with distressors ) but taking the kick and sometimes toms out ot the drum busses and processing with API vision channel strip adds extra punch that works really great with my kit.

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

  12. A: I have my own sound, polished drum parts, analog and warm guitars, I can bring new ideas to the project or carefully respect the ideas od the producer.

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

  14. A: I really like the Toto , Michael Mcdonald but Also al jareau or gorge benson. Great musicians with great producers and engineers !

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

  16. A: I’l known to be a guitar player, but I work more and more as a mixing guy and I love it !

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

  18. A: Don’t hesitate to ask me to change things. A project is always open, even if after the deadline.

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

  20. A: my guitar, my amp, a tube screamer and good cables !

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

  22. A: I started as a solo guitarist / producer at 15 working with the french label « JMS » they were into jazz rock ( holdsworth, uzeb ). I moved to amsterdam at 20 and played in many blues club, I started working in my solo records back in france, then music man guitars made me an artist deal, then a clinician one, and I had my first record deal with grooveyard records.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: As a guitar player I’m known to be as technical as emotive. As a producer or mixing guy, they just say I’m good and fast.

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

  26. A: Micheal McDonald. The music is soulful, the sound is fantastic and musicians are amazing.

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

  28. A: Rock, metal or punk rock for clients. My own thing is more funky, jazzy and bluesy

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: I’m known here in france as a guitar player. I did many clinics an released a couple of solo albums.

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

  32. A: I always start by drums. No matter if I mix or record it. Then, bass, guitars, keys, voices…

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GenresSounds Like
  • Steve Lukather
  • Eric Gales
  • Steve Vai
Gear Highlights
  • Bogner amps
  • Ibanez guitars
  • savarez strings
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