Jorge Salas

Session Guitar | Mix Engineer

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Session Guitarist & Mix Engineer. Let's make a HIT.

Hello and welcome to my profile!

I am currently lead guitarist of upcoming Country/Rock sensation "Damian Isacc Band". We have played alongside Randy Rogers, Eli Young, Frank Ray, and many others. I also write and release my own music in the Latin/Rock genre.

As a session guitarist, I have most notably worked with Khalid. I have also recorded with John Karpowich (Santana) and Eric Boseman (Rhianna, Whitney Houston). I'm looking for great artists that want those guitar parts that they are missing. Let's add some flavor to your music and make it a hit.

As a mix engineer, I have mixed a lot of local projects and discovered that I have an ear for where sound should be placed. I'm excellent with vocal tuning and making that lead vocal really shine. I am mostly in the box but do use a few hardware API EQs with a acoustically treated control room.

I look forward to working with you on your project(s). I'm here to make your song a hit and take you to the next level.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Jess Kaps
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    Jorge was a pleasure to work with. I'm a local musician on the El Paso music scene and he mixed and mastered the songs for my first EP and I am really pleased with the results. So much patience and detail-oriented, very high quality sound. Excited to release them finally soon!

  2. Review by Kendoori
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    I had an excellent session with Jorge, who patiently showed me how to better use my Nux MG-30.

  3. Review by Jamie M.
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    Jorge does exceptional work! Everything we have ever collaborated on I has had plenty of good takes that I could use to enhance my sound! This dude is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  4. Review by Claudia R.
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    Great creative environment, great gear ✨

  5. Review by Fern F.
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    Jorge already had a reputation as an amazing guitarist, but having him guest solo on my original track completely brought this song to the very best it could be. Amazing work, appropriate for the specific composition, and well engineered.

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

  2. A: The last project I worked on "What's Her Face" by Damian Isacc Band. I was the lead guitarist, lead engineer, and co-producer. It ended up being a huge success and we are all very happy with the end result. The Spotify Link is here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2kqWtO9J0hFVkVbepHAaIT?si=5oqbePsHTSC2IN0TxaiXiw

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

  4. A: Writing album #2

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

  6. 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!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. 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

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

  10. A: Quality. Quality. Quality.

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

  12. A: Being challenged all the time!

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

  14. 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.

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

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

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

  18. 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)

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

  20. 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.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. A: Gain Stage everything correctly!

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

  28. 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.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. 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.

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

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

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

  34. 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.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. 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

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

  38. 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).

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

  40. 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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What's Her Face by Damian Isacc Band

I was the Lead Guitarist, Producer, & Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Typical turnaround time within 3 days. 2 Revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Santana
  • Slash
  • Zakk Wylde
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson Les Paul Floyd Rose
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Gibson Les Paul Goldtop w/P-90s
  • Taylor Acoustic
  • Cordoba C12 Classical
  • Marshall JVM
  • Marshall Origin
  • Marshall MG
  • Two Notes Captor X
  • Tons of Guitar Pedals
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  • Texas ToursMar 28, 2022

    Excited to play around Texas with the Damian Isacc Band. Check out the lastest EP. I am proud to say that I was the lead engineer, lead guitarist, ad co-producer. You can listen here:

    What's Her Face EP

  • Full Length Debut AlbumAug 25, 2021

    Excited to announce that I have completed writing my entire first album and it will head out to post-production real soon. 


    Stay tuned and check out current music here

    Spotify:

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/34aNy608yccYBP0SyhCZ8X