Sébastien Nouat

Guitarist / Song writer

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I spent 10+ years writing lyrics and songs, in the acoustic, rock and ambient worlds.

Hi there,

I have been creating music relentlessly for the last 10 years, and specialised mostly in rock and ambient guitar work, and with a focus on relevant, powerful yet catchy lyrics when required.

I switch between a developed taste in soundscaping, both as ambient and pop/rock guitar work, or assertive, driving guitar riffs, all of these with efficient and/or melodic bass support.

I take a great care in the texturing of my sound, helped by a extended set of effect pedals and plugins, to make it as full as necessary. I also use the deepening frequencies of throat singing, the brightening tones of flutes and whistles for this effect, as well as discrete and cohesive percussion when necessary.

I have done many collaborations, as well as personal projects, and I am currently playing in 4 different live bands.

If you are looking for fully present guitar or bass tracks, complete ambient work for videos, movie or games soundtracks, or lyrics or additional instrument layers to your existing song, then get in touch, and I will help you reach what you have in your head!

Sébastien Nouat

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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  1. Review by Alexis Cole
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    Sébastian went above and beyond what most people would do to try and create something that I was happy with. I hadn't worked with a sound designer before and really didn't know exactly what I wanted. He was so patient and tried lots of different things so I could see what I liked. An excellent musical sensibility and a wonderful collaborator. I would use him on any project. He's a great resource.

Interview with Sébastien Nouat

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Most of my sound processing for guitar work is done in the real world, while voice and microphone-recorded instrument are processed digitally

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: Loop station, reverb, delay, guitar, amplifier.

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

  6. A: I've been playing guitar for more than 10 years, recording for 5 years. I've been creating soundscapes live for over 1.5 years now, and diversifying my skills

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Ambient, dream-pop

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

  10. A: Start simple, and leave space for breathing

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

  12. A: Jazz, rock, pop.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Creativity and the array of options I see to fill the gaps without overfilling.

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

  16. A: I bring the mist that is missing on a bridge photo: texturing soundwaves, audio glitter, deepening low vocals, etc.

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

  18. A: If the request allows for a lot of creativity, I send a first draft before sending the first production, to ensure that the direction is correct. Within a week I send the first product, I accept 2 returns - additional returns can be purchased.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: A selection of professional-grade plugins from Waves, top-end music instruments (bass, guitar, synth), several types of microphones, and a plethora of noise-making devices.

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

  22. A: I do sound design for an existing track, or for video material.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: Most of my sound processing for guitar work is done in the real world, while voice and microphone-recorded instrument are processed digitally

  25. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  26. A: Loop station, reverb, delay, guitar, amplifier.

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

  28. A: I've been playing guitar for more than 10 years, recording for 5 years. I've been creating soundscapes live for over 1.5 years now, and diversifying my skills

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: Ambient, dream-pop

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

  32. A: Start simple, and leave space for breathing

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

  34. A: Jazz, rock, pop.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Creativity and the array of options I see to fill the gaps.

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

  38. A: I bring the mist that is missing on a bridge photo: texturing soundwaves, audio glitter, deepening low vocals, etc.

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

  40. A: If the request allows for a lot of creativity, I send a first draft before sending the first production, to ensure that the direction is correct. Within a week I send the first product, I accept 2 returns - additional returns can be purchased.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: A selection of professional-grade plugins from Waves, top-end music instruments (bass, guitar, synth), several types of microphones, and a plethora of noise-making devices.

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

  44. A: I add sound design to existing tracks, or create it from scratch.

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  • Hawkwind
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Gear Highlights
  • Eastwood Backlund 400 guitar
  • Godin shift 4 bass
  • Violin Bow
  • various types of effect pedals
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