Vocal and guitar tones with a difference for your tracks. Tonally and stylistically unique sounds to enhance your vision.
Professional musician from Ireland with two decades of experience in the industry. Looking forward to working with you.
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Interview with Ren Marabou
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working on a project by a local Donegal song writer who needed lead guitar on a few tracks for his EP.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, current equipment.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Full satisfaction or your money back guaranteed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything about my job.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Price? I customise to the clients budget.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Their budget, service required and style.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure both sides know the project at hand and have experience in the genre. Communication is key.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, a set of drums, an acoustic bass, a battery powered dictaphone and lots of batteries.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 20 years in the music industry, all different avenues have been explored extensively yet studio work and performance is still my passion
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Richie Kotzen, simply because the man is a genius at the desk and in the booth.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Think outside the box and strive to be different.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Indie, Metal, Blues, Folks, Alternative, Electronic.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing, recording and performing vocals ie lyrics and melodies. Writing, recording and performing guitar riffs, licks, leads and rhythm In all styles.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: High energy Vocals and big sounding guitars but also subtle dynamical vox and axe tones when needed also.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typical when a project lands on my desk it gets my full attention until completion and each project is as important as the last and next. No rushing involved, a job worth doing is a job worth doing right. I generally spend time configuring mics and amps to get the best tones that suit the track I am currently working on. I never rehash material. My typical process is to constantly evolve.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Simple, standard setup but with a big sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Richie Kotzen, Dorje, Jared Dines, George Lynch, Daniel Johns, Gavin Rossdale
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Adding vocals and guitars to songs to give a unique sound and tone to a track.