I look to serve a song so that it become something better than it was before. Be it a part, a tone, or something out of left field, I want what I contribute to feel like its always belonged on your project.
I function predominately as a session guitar player. However, I have confidence and experience in tracking bass, writing parts with midi, writing lyrics and melody, arrangement, and compositional elements. If I hear something that could benefit a project, I feel comfortable putting out a few different ideas.
Having grown up playing music, I have a good sense of what a song may need and how to play a specific role in a mix. I'm good at communicating and can receive feedback and criticism. I have an equal love for classic, upfront guitar tones, and ambient, experimental, delay-soaked modern sounds.
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Interview with Brian McMaster
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Daniel Griffo.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is really simple. I run a 57 though a Scarlett 2i2 into Logic. I'll mic up one amp at a time and double track parts if I want a stereo effect.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As far as guitarists go, I love Drew Shirley and Mike Campbell for vintage sounding rock tones and playing, and then I really dig Johnny Buckland and Ed O'Brien for inspirations with textures and tasty parts aided by effects.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually lay down the essential tracks: rhythm guitars, a lead line or hook. From there I like to layer parts, and find textures, be it doubling parts, or searching for sounds to create ambience or give a feeling.