Brian McMaster

Session Guitar, Composition

Brian McMaster on SoundBetter

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.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Brian McMaster

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

  2. A: Yes! Daniel Griffo.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

Vision by Victus

I was the Guitarist, Ambient Loops in this production

Terms Of Service

I'm open to one round of revision after the initial submission. Afterwards it will be $50 per revision. I can normally get tracks recorded and sent out in 3-5 days. Costs can vary depending on need.

GenresSounds Like
  • Coldplay
  • Switchfoot
  • Tyson Motsenbocker
Gear Highlights
  • Scarlett 2i2
  • G&L Doheny
  • Silvertone 1449
  • Taylor 110
  • Yamaha L5 (vintage)
  • 1980 Fender Vibro Champ
  • Bad Cat Cougar 5
  • SM-57
  • Rode NT1-A
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