I look to serve a song so that it becomes 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.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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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 and Chandler Dixon. Both guys are incredible drummers, but their ears and production sensibilities are outstanding. Both are creatively minded, and have the know how to support and bring out the best in their projects.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is really simple. I mic an amp with an SM57 that I run through a JHS Colourbox as a preamp into Logic Pro. Any stereo parts are double tracked and hard panned.
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.