Lars Rüetschi

Session Guitarist / Mastering

19 Reviews (16 Verified)
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Do you need professional guitar tracks for your productions?! I'll help you out ! My name is Lars Rüetschi, I am a professional live & studio guitar player for 20+ years, looking back on a rich experience having played almost any kind of music.

How does it work ?

You can reach me by the contact form or email. After we spoke about your general idea and vision of the song you send me your stereo-track as an mp3 file. If you worked with virtual guitars or samples you can send me 2 versions - one with guitars, one without - to get an idea of what you imagine. Otherwise I feel free to offer you my own version...

You get my recordings as 44.1kHz/24 bit wave files. Unprocessed or/and processed, as you wish. Especially with overdrive, distortion and also some other effects, the sound interacts a lot with the feel of playing and makes often sense to be part of the track.

Check my other services on the right. I also do mixing & mastering.

Recent Albums I played on:

on youtube:

EP I mastered:

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.


    19 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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    1. Review by stuart

      Lars always delivers to promise with quality work. He has continued to amaze me with his creative flare - with my tracks and products coming together I can always reflect on the colour lars has added to my projects

    2. Review by stuart

      Lars is a true artist who can deliver a unique crafted guitar sound. he guided me through my work and provided me with insightful ideas i would have never have orchestrated on my own. lars not only plays the tracks, but in giving him time he was able to get into the feel of the song to provide something special. brilliant guitarist, artist and all round great guy.

    3. Review by stuart

      Lars has delivered way above expectation. His technical brilliance has provided an ambience to the song that has taken it to a new level. he is great to work with and provides professional guidance to deliver a great outcome. i have worked with Lars several times and if you provide the right track his will fill it with expression and feeling . He also has some great examples on line worth listening too.

    4. Review by stuart

      This is the second project I have completed with Lars. His talent and feeling shone through yet again. he is a exceptional communicator, creator and musician. he has delivered some brilliant guitar work and has made my song full of life and colour.

    5. Review by stuart

      Lars is an amazing guitar player who can play to the song and adds the right level of colour and imagination. he is brilliant to work with and communicates well. he has helped me bring a song to life in way that was better than I ever anticipated. he left me with tracks that sound alive. awesome guitars

    6. Review by Jose R.

      Lars is a professional. Very skilled and provides a great service. Definitely will work with him again in future.

    7. Review by Jose R.

      I would definitely recommend Online Guitar Tracks. Lars was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. the final product was amazing and I will definitely work with him again.

    8. Review by Sean G.

      Great work! Thanks again Lars!

    9. Review by Sean G.

      Lars was a pleasure to work with. Super friendly guy who takes his job very seriously. He made our tracks sound a whole lot better in a very short amount of time. Will be back in the future!

      Keep up the awesome work friend!

    10. Review by Kate Thomas

      Another great experience working with Lars! puts his heart and soul into each project and with his experience and incredible playing its just a joy to work with him time and time again! I will be back ...

    11. Review by Lukas D.

      I am very glad to have had the pleisure to work with Lars. As a professional musician he created a marvelous brass arrangement which more than lives up to my expectations. Lars has done an exceptional job.
      By the way, Lars is a really nice guy to work with and knows how to act with clients. I highly recommend him to everybody.
      Thank you.

    12. Review by Sam L.

      Lars was, as usual, great to work with. He's responsive, polite and very talented.

    13. Review by Sam L.

      Lars has done a wonderful job mastering my tracks, and all for a very reasonable price. He's responsive, easy to work with and a very talented musician as well. I highly recommend working with him!

    14. Review by Rich M.

      Lars is a great talent. He brought a unique perspective to my song. Awesome job!

    15. Review by Traumen Media Solutions, LLC

      Working with Online Guitar Tracks was an A+ experience. Great musical talent and very professional attitude. Highly Recommended for anyone looking to get great Guitar Tracks with superb customer service. Lars Ruetschi is much fun to work with, he is very dedicated and sensitive to s project needs. Thanks!!!

    16. Review by Arnold H.

      Online Guitar Tracks, i.e. Lars, is a great guy to work with. Fast turnaround, dedicated, involved, very flexible, uncomplicated. Nice, clean, melodic guitar work. Not to mention that his price is a steal. Just booked a second song with Lars.

    17. Review by Moawia

      Such a great musician with good vibes,don't miss him if u want a good quality of professional work

    18. Review by Moawia

      Such a great musician with good vibes,don't miss him if u want a good quality of professional work

    19. Review by Kate Thomas

      Absolutely brilliant to work with. Professional, talented and versatile lead and rhythm guitarist. Great communication and had a very organic approach which is just perfect for me. I will definitely use Lars again it was a joy.

    Interview with Lars Rüetschi

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

    2. A: I do mostly online sessions for people who need guitar tracks. Almost any kind of style from classical guitar to Metal, with Jazz, Flamenco, Worldmusic and Pop in between. I came through Rock to the Electric Guitar, played Classical Guitar for many years and studied Jazzguitar at the Music Academy Basel, so my horizon is quite wide I would say :) Appart from that I do also online mixing. I am an autodidact in this and can't offer 20 years of professional experience like with guitar playing, but I do it with passion and daily for 5 years+, so also there I can offer good results, especially for people on a budget.

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

    4. A: There were many and even from the not-so-good ones I learned something and took some experience with me.

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

    6. A: Recording a Solo for a Prog-Rock project. Great song and a lot of fun !

    7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

    8. A: Analog AND Digital. Because both worlds have some advantages and disadvantages, so why not to combine the best from both ?!

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

    10. A: I take everybody serious

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

    12. A: Creativity, new influences, making people happy and doing what I can do the best.

    13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

    14. A: "Can you play this kind of style ?" Luckily my answer is mostly "Yes"

    15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

    16. A: What, to make music is a profession ? LOL (at least these were the reaction 20 years ago here...)

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

    18. A: Do you have any visions about the song...

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

    20. A: Listen to some music, to know if you are stylistically in the same ballpark...the rest is chemistry

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

    22. A: Piano 31 years, Guitar 23 years, professionally 20+ years and hiiiiiiiighly intense and passionated

    23. Q: How would you describe your style?

    24. A: worldpoprockjazzlatinethnogypsyfunk with always my personal note inside...

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


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

    28. A: see above...

    29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

    30. A: Guitar (and piano) playing, as I play these instruments obsessive since I am a child. Characterwise, I am open for most kind of music and mostly emphatic enough to get what the clients wants. I am only happy, when the customer is happy.

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

    32. A: What it needs :) I try to play what is the best for the song, to embed my playing in the flow of the track, to play with the style, the energy and the message but still being creative and unique.

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

    34. A: After getting contacted, I like to hear an mp3 of the clients track and some inputs/visions if he has a specific idea. Otherwise I offer something on my own. After being live & studio guitar player for so many years, I have some feeling for aesthetics and what could match the music style, the energy of the song a.s.o. the best. Sometimes I hit it 1st Track. If not, I talk with the client to get better what he imagines and do a revision. Some things about music are difficult to describe with words, so reverence tracks are helping in such cases.

    35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

    36. A: I go through an Audient iD22 Audio interface in the computer. Great converters and great preamps were priority, to get the signals as well as possible in the box. I also didn't save with cables, as they can make a big difference. I use Sommer Galileo Cables, not to have any quality loss with the signals before converting. For acoustic guitars I use mostly Oktava Mk 012 (I have a matched pair) or the Audio Technica 4050 Mics. My most played E-Guitar is a Godin LGX. I have my room acoustically treated, which is more important than many other things, it took me long to realize that. I also have a vintage Sennheiser MD421, acoustic guitars (Espala, Takamine and others).

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

    38. A: Many...there are so many talents on this planet. Joe Satriani, Baden Powell, Mark Knopfler, Gary Moore, Pat Metheny, Vicente Amigo, Paco de Lucia, Mike Stern and many more. As wide my stylistical preference is, as wide are my inspirations or more vice versa.

    Nostalgia by Lars Rüetschi

    I was the Guitarplayer/Composer in this production

    Terms Of Service

    Just contact me if you have any questions or you need further or more detailed information. I am looking forward to working on your track ! Cheers, Lars

    Gear Highlights
    • Godin LGX Guitar
    • GAP PRE 73
    • Oktava MK 012 Stereopair
    • Sennheiser MD421 (vintage version)
    • Audio Technica 4050
    • Yamaha SPX 90 II
    • acoustically treated room with bass traps
    • broadband absorbers and residue wood diffusors.
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    • Mixing ServiceJul 25, 2015

      Hello everybody,

      Beside my guitar track recording service, I also offer a mixing service.
      Beside being a professional live and session player (>20 years) I have a passion for mixing and highly improved my skills and experience in the last 5 years becoming my 2nd job. So just feel free to write me, I am looking forward to work on your song !

      All the best,
      Lars R.