Session Guitar, Greek Bouzouki
25 years session musician on guitars, greek bouzouki, saz... especially known in Balkan music...over 500 songs recorded. Doing all needed guitars/other instruments I play that song need
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Interview with Buca Gitarista
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My own album, Eurovision Song Contest 2016, singers I'm working also live...guitars, bouzouki...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 3 songs of Serbian/Bosnian/Slovenian popular folk music singers
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog before microphone, digital after microphone...it's easiest way
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Everything will be as agreed
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Satisfied client
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q:When can you finish and send me tracks? A: One day before you need it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: When client wants from me to sound like a keyboard sample
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the tempo of the song? Do you want more agressive or softer playing?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you want something unique, you are at the right place !!!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solar charger, MacBook, Presonus Firebox, AKG C 3000, doubleneck semi acoustic bouzouki/guitar with piezo :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 30 years gigging, and 25 years recording
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Turbo folk
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any young, who wants to have a different sound from others
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you record doubling acoustic guitar, just change different pick, and a little angle of microphone
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Balkan, East European, South Mediteran
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: To guess the style, to play in accordance with a song; song have to be better after me
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My personal touch I am known for; if needed, I compose breaks etc
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1) Get an Mp3 from customer (with tempo). If needed, ask for harmonu/melody part; 2) read written descriptions what client wants from me to play; 3) play, record, and send a preview to client; 4) if the preview passed, send tracks.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: for acoustic: variety of microphones (Akg C 3000, C 214, sm 57) into PreSonus soundcard or mixer; for electric, various amps or processor setups.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Everything from Balkan, South and East Europe.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Record all tracks client need per song...acoustic/electric guitars, greek bouzouki, turkish saz. If client has no idea about melodic line of intro, bridge, etc...I do it !!!