Jorge Salas

Session Guitarist | Latin/Rock

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Want a big Les Paul / Marshall sound in your songs? I grew up idolizing Carlos Santana. Playing covers of his to actually working with his producer. I have the Rock/Latin flare that will set your song apart from all the rest. Check out my recordings.

I record everything with my Gibson Les Pauls and my Marshall Amplifiers. My Marshall JVM is extremely versatile and can handle any genre giving your recordings a thick and quality sound. I run my amps through a Two-Notes Captor X and can emulate any cab working best with your particular track.

I am "new" to SoundBetter but I have been a session player and hired gun for over 10 years. Through that time, I've gotten to work with great musicians but ultimately have focused on writing and recording my own material. I look forward again to working with new talent!

Prices:
Rhythm Guitars (Double-Tracked Acoustic and/or Electric): $75
Lead Guitar Solo (Up to 16 Bars): $100
All of the Above: $150

All my Links are here. Please listen to me on any streaming platform and check out my YouTube. Let me know if you have any questions; I will respond in less than 12 hrs!
https://linktr.ee/jorgesalasmusic

Send me a note through the contact button above.

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  1. Review by Giovanni Cilio
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    It's always a pleasure working with Jorge! In addition to his pro-level guitar and songwriting skills, I've always been impressed by his super kind and humble attitude.

Interview with Jorge Salas

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

  2. A: Writing album #2

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

  4. A: I love my bro, Giovanni Cilio! He's an amazing drummer from Italy who has played on ALL my tracks. We have an instant connection. Check him out if you need drums!

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Mixture of both but mostly Analog. Analog because there is a soul that cannot be replicated through digital Digital because it's so convenient and it gets better every day

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

  8. A: Quality. Quality. Quality.

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

  10. A: Being challenged all the time!

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

  12. A: Have you heard my music or seen what I have done on YouTube? Yes? Then you know how I play and I assume you like it if you're messaging me.

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

  14. A: Know what sound you're looking for and hire THAT guy. Don't hire a generalist. Find a specialist.

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

  16. A: Classical Guitar, my phone, my Gibson, a small amp (assuming I can plug in somewhere), and maybe a bottle of whiskey (yeah, that's in my studio...I'm from Texas)

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

  18. A: I have been a public school guitar teacher for about 8 years. I got my degree in classical guitar and have not looked back. I have always been creative. I decided that I need to start releasing music of my own. I also love to help people so I have been a session player for years and have learned a lot.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: A Texas-Style, 80s influenced, Carlos Santana. 'Nuff said.

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

  22. A: Shakira or Natalia Jimenez. Female singers are fun to work with. I like the range mostly. One of my goals is to one day write a song with her. Fingers-crossed.

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

  24. A: Gain Stage everything correctly!

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

  26. A: I've worked on everything really. I have a degree in classical guitar so I've done many recitals. I have played in cover bands (mostly latin rock), worked with many rappers (including world famous Khalid), been a church-gospel musician, hired in a country band, grew up with 80s rock. However, since I have been writing my own music, it centers around Latin/Rock/Pop.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: My strongest skill is knowing when and what to play. I think overplaying is just as bad as playing mistakes. A good musician, especially studio musician, knows when to play and when to back off to let the song breath and the mix to work.

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

  30. A: I bring tone and flavor. They used to call me the "Candyman" because my solos and rhythms kept people listening.

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

  32. A: I spend about an hour listening to the track. After about 39 minutes, I start jamming it. I record instantly because sometimes (but not all the time) the best ideas happen spontaneously. If I find a melodic hook, I like to build off of it and create rather lyrical and thematic solos as opposed to full out shredding. Although I can, my preference is a solo that can be replayed in your head and even sung.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: My studio is set up in my beautiful home in Texas. I have dual monitors, a HUGE desk, preamps, Native Instruments interface, Two Notes Captor X, and I run Logic Pro X through an upgraded Mac. I have my guitars, amps, pedals, and a vocal booth. I can go on and on.... haha

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

  36. A: On top of being a session guitarist, I pride myself in production as well. I have a very professional home studio which I have invested in so that my tracks are of the highest quality. I also loved learning from the master engineer, John Karpowich (Santana).

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

  38. A: The most common work I do is putting what they have in their head onto the guitar. I love when I work with an artist who describes what they are looking for and I hit it on the spot. Best feeling!

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GenresSounds Like
  • Santana
  • Slash
  • Eddie Van Halen
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson Les Paul Floyd Rose
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Taylor Acoustic
  • Cordoba C12 Classical
  • Marshall JVM
  • Marshall Origin
  • Marshall MG
  • Two Notes Captor X
  • Tons of Guitar Pedals
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