Im 56 Ive been writing ,producing and recording since i was 16. Ive learned a lot. I make a living here in Nashville doing all of those things and playing live downtown...Ive been here in Nashville going on 17 years. Im very forunate to have had success in all my musical ventures here..Through soundbetter i can share my experience with you..
I can do most anything when it comes to session guitar, electric or acoustic,bass guitar,vocal,lead and bgv,
Im creative, I can mix and master Although im not a hip hop guy. I mostly work with organic instruments. I can write im most styles. I can write jingles. I can take raw song ideas and build them into complete songs. Guy or girl songs. I have an incredible female singer that I work with. She can sing most anything and make you believe it. Im really good with ez drummer I can write drums for any style. Although im not really a hip hop guy. I have session keyboard players at my disposal. I can do as little or as much as you like.guitar tracks to full blown production. I dont do live drums all of my drums are done with software.
Its truly unbeleivable what we can do these days with the drum software.
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13 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Timmy DeArmitt
Timmy is a wicked guitar player and knocks it out of the park every time. Highly recommend!
I've done 4 songs now with Timmy, and what can I say, the guy is brilliant ... it was quite specialised 'preservation/re-invigoration work' I gave him but with lots of great communication he managed to improve on the original song structures to produce a really professional, epic and emotional sound for the songs. Exactly what I was hoping for! Cheers, Ian
It was an absolute delight working with Timmy - the communication was excellent and the outcome exactly what I was hoping for - no better than i was hoping for. There were lots of opportunities to comment on progress and Timmy was responsive to any suggestions. He is also a great guitarist and he worked through some difficult guitaring sections (with obscure affects pedals/units) brilliantly. He also found great vocalists and a skilled keyboardist to round out the song! I highly recommend him!
Man I can't express enough just how talented and cool this guy is. He always does more than expected and I really don't care to deal with anyone else if I don't have to. Timmy even taught me things I needed to do to fix my song and make it better. Timmy is the bomb!
just finished another great job with Timmy. Fantastic result as usual. Now onto the next one together!
Timmy delivered another great guitar track for my cd project. Good, quick and and professional.
Timmy was very professional and thorough. I needed my song played on guitar and a bridge idea. He sent me clean, clear and perfectly played guitar tracks. He gave me everything I needed to complete my song.
Timmy keeps on knocking it out of the park! Got great taste when it comes to guitar runs and really has a sense for what sounds good. Always delivers plenty of takes to have multiple options when mixing.
Timmy's guitar playing is fantastic! He needed very little time to send me different variations. He's very creative and provides great service. Thanks, Timmy
Timmy has consistently delivered guitar tracks that are right on the money with exactly the tone and style that I'm going for! Has a great sense for melody and rhythm and can throw down a memorable lick with ease.
Timmy is an amazing guitar player and was super easy to work with. Provided me with quality tracks that gave my song the country vibe that it needed. Very fast turnaround as well! Highly recommended! Will be returning with more projects.
Great to work with and provided quick turnaround
Whoa! Timmy did a great job on my songs WAY better than I expected! The guitar parts and drums added changed the sound of it to a competitive level of pro songs. For the price and quality I wouldn't use anyone else. And it's a really big credit having played for Blake Shelton for years. So that's a pretty big no brainer to consider. I have already funded another job and anxious to hear what great job he'll do for me.
Interview with Timmy DeArmitt
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that its easy...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: pro tools 11, apollo twin,waves platinum bundle,api bundle,pro tools stock plugins, ua la610 mk2 channel strip,miktec cv4,rode nt1,akg 2050,tons of mics and guitars and amps,kemper profiling amp,various pre amps focal monitors
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: scratch out the song to a click,build the drum track,lay down basic tracks,tweek the drum track,layer guitars,day of vocals,day of comping,layer more guitars after the vocals to taste,tweek the drum track,bgvs,lead guitars,mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: everything i have everytime.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: writing and guitar
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: mix in mono
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: steven tyler, nashville screwed that project up. i would have done it different.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: ive been through 4 decades of music. my style is what ever infuence is brought to the surface by what im working on at the time. i wouldnt say i have one style. its what the project calls for that decides.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 2 fly rods 2 fly reels and my fly tying kit
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be clear on what you really want..unless you are counting on me to use my imagination. then be clear on that.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: do you like my van halen tattoo
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar tracks,Vocals lead and bg,Keyboards,Bass guitar,Mixing,Arrangement..
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jimmy Page,Tom Sholz,Tobias Forge,Mutt Lange and my engineer/producer friends here in nash
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: everything but hard core pop
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: ive been writing and recording since i was 16.im 53.i played country with my dad in the 70's i played rock and roll in the late 70's heavy metal in the 80's everything in the 90's and ive been in nashville for 16 years. ive probly learned more in the last 17 years than all the others put together.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: its going to be creative and musical...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both...just cause you need them both
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Kenzi Whittington, Writing producing, engineering, mixing, mastering. ive omitted my artist work here in nash because its not an asset..playing for artists takes you backwards if you are trying to get to the next level..
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: im always working with artists and songwriters using my gear to take the songs where they need to be. developing the music and using the recordings for an objective view.ive gotten really good at it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: i have alot of jobs...i play live in downtown nashville 4 nights week...who wouldnt love that.. i write, engineer and produce and mix at the house here. working at home is really cool cause i have a keurig...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing Kenzi Whittington. You can find her on Spotify and Youtube. Her music video is spininng on GAC currently...We have plans to go to radio this year. We are ready.