Joel Sakkari

Session Acoustic Guitarist

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Acoustic Guitarist and Producer to make your ideas into a song.

I'm an Acoustic Guitarist and Producer from India with 15 years of experience, performing and recording sessions for various indie artistes and films around the country.

All Acoustic Guitars are recorded using a Rode NT2a microphone and a DI through Focusrite Solid State Pre into UAD Apollo interface. All files will be delivered in high quality 24bit .wav format.

I use 3 Acoustic Guitars:

1. Astha Guitars - Custom built to my specifications with solid Swiss Spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides. It is a small sized guitar with a strong mid projected sound with crisp highs and tight lows. Sounds great for fingerpicked rhythms and solos.

2. Sire R7 - Grand Auditorium sized body with solid Sitka Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. Sounds big and bassy, great for strummed rhythms and some solos.

3. Cort Earth Grand - Dreadnaught sized body with solid Sitka Spruce top, Australian Blackwood back and sides. Great for strummed chords.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Alexander M.
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    Very easy to work with. Delivered exactly what had been asked for. Nice and fast turnaround.

  2. Review by Craig C.
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    Did a really nice job on acoustic guitar, and went above and beyond by adding even more than requested. Would definitely work with Joel again

  3. Review by Marco F.
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    High quality, nice guitar, and attention to details. Highly recommend!

Interview with Joel Sakkari

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

  2. A: A project called "Memoir", which is my debut song, I executed the entire project alone and also shot a Music Video with my phone, turned out good. I'm proud of the project because it is something I can call my own.

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

  4. A: A couple of Guitar recording projects.

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

  6. A: No.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. I think that line has been erased now.

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

  10. A: Quality

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

  12. A: That I get to play the guitar all the time.

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

  14. A: 1. How do you get that Acoustic Guitar tone? A: I record in two signals, Microphone and plugged in, this gives me good headroom to blend and tweak the tone. 2. Is double-tracking necessary? A. Not always, but it is good to have it and not need it, than otherwise.

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

  16. A: That I make computer music.

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

  18. A: 1. References to understand the sound they're looking for 2. Song demos and notes.

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

  20. A: Prepare a phone recorded demo that is clear enough to understand and recorded on a click (preferably) and provide a chord chart.

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

  22. A: John Mayer. Because he is John Mayer.

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

  24. A: NEVER add reverb on bass.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Guitar Arrangement

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

  28. A: Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayer, Andy Mckee etc

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

  30. A: I make Acoustic Guitar Arrangements, rhythms/licks/solos for client projects.

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

  32. A: My guitar.

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

  34. A: I've been professionally into music for about 10 years now.

  35. Q: How would you describe your style?

  36. A: Mellow and Soulful

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

  38. A: I work on a wide variety of genres, but I prefer Acoustic Folk, R n B, Pop and Soft Rock.

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

  40. A: I bring my sound and soul.

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

  42. A: The client needs to send me a demo (preferably recorded on a click) and a few references to understand their requirement, after some exchange of ideas, I decide whether i can do the job or not. Once I agree, i take some time and familiarise with the references and the demo, practise for a while and then hit record.

  43. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  44. A: I use UAD Apollo Interface, Focusrite Platinum Solid State Pre-amps and Rode Microphones.

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