John Souki

Guitarist/Producer/Engineer

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With 10 years of professional experience as a touring/studio musician and producer, I am passionate about helping translate the vision of my clients from starting ideas to completed works. Using only professional gear and having access to world-class facilities, I spare no expense in ensuring the quality your project deserves.

I am an Indianapolis/Nashville based producer and guitarist, currently on tour with Chase Rice (Sony, Broken Bow)

I play electric guitar (6 and 7-string), acoustic/nylon guitar, bass, piano/keys/synth, and can program drums. For real drums, I have a talent pool spanning between Indianapolis and Nashville covering all genres. I produce Pop, Top 40, Rock, Metal, and Country.

I approach every project uniquely and will play according to the feel of the album or song, providing the best performance and tones fitting of the work at hand. I am here to help bring your ideas to life.

For Production: I work with you on song form, arranging length of parts, and discuss feel before beginning construction of track. I use industry-standard production tools (Maschine, Superior Drummer 3, and various top-tier virtual instruments and synths) to get the most professional results.

For instrumental recording: I create any and all parts from scratch based on your ideas and desired sounds. I can also work using any rough clips (a sound memo, rough vocal part, riff, etc) to create licks and melodies uniquely tailored to you.

If requested, I am available to travel to record on a project in person. Feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to discuss details with you.

Ready to take your project to the next level? Hit the green button above and let's get started!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with John Souki

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

  2. A: I'd love to work with Post Malone. He's a phenomenal singer, writer, and his productions are musically top-notch.

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

  4. A: I'm inspired by a wide range of artists. My current top are Lauv, Dua Lipa, Dream Theater, Luke Combs, Justin Bieber, Bad Wolves, Sam Hunt, FLETCHER, Post Malone, and Falling In Reverse.

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

  6. A: Recording acoustic guitar on Chase Rice's "If I'm Bein' Honest" was a highlight. Currently producing Chris Hosier's new album has been a very rewarding experience because it has exposed me to new music elements I can now incorporate in future productions.

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

  8. A: Currently producing Chris Hosier's new album, working on songs for Glenn Fricker at Spectre Sound, and just started work at Round Table Recording Company in Indianapolis, IN.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: I feel both have their important places in music. I love the organic sonic qualities of analog with the convenience and workflow of digital.

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

  12. A: My promise to clients is quality, reliability, and consistency through my work for them.

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

  14. A: I love the networking aspect of music. Meeting and learning from other like-minded people is as valuable as creating the music itself.

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

  16. A: Hire professionals that give your projects proper care and attention. Your project will only be as good as the people in charge of bringing it to life.

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

  18. A: I would take a guitar, headphones, instrument cable, audio interface, and laptop.

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

  20. A: I've been a professional musician for the last 10 years. I sought out to be a performer and have been fortunate to tour with a wide variety of artists. I've been able to strike a good balance between touring and studio session/production work for the last 3 years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I style mainly stems from rock influences, old and new, along with elements of today's pop and top 40 sounds.

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

  24. A: Always listen critically and work for the song, not against it.

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

  26. A: I primarily work on pop, rock, metal, fusion, gospel, and country music.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: My studio consist of: - Apple iMac (2019 3.0 Ghz 6-Core Model), running both Pro Tools and Logic Pro X - Universal Audio Apollo x6 Audio Interface - ADAM A7X Monitors - Slate Digital VMS Microphone System - Cranborne Audio Camden Pres - 2 Pultec-style outboard EQs - Mogami Gold cabling through all connections - Industry-standard plugins from Slate, Waves, Brainworx, FabFilter, UAD, SSL, and others. - Maschine MK3 Production Suite - Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 Keyboard Controller - A wide variety of virtual instruments - A vast assortment of guitars (electric, acoustic, nylon, bass)

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

  30. A: I most commonly do guitar session work in a variety of genres, along with production and co-writing.

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“If I’m Bein’ Honest by Chase Rice

I was the guitarist in this production

Terms Of Service

First guitar work revision is free ($50 per additional revisions) 50% non-refundable deposit required for productions (50% balance due before final delivery) Even split publishing/songwriting

Gear Highlights
  • Mesa Mark V:35
  • Several Mojotone amps
  • Fractal AX8
  • Several Kiesel guitars
  • '87 Fender Strat
  • EBMM JP
  • Mérida Steel & Nylon acoustic guitars
  • Cranborne Pres
  • Pultec-style EQs
  • Maschine MK3
  • Slate VMS.
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