Ruben Monteiro

Session Multi-instrumentalist

6 Reviews (6 Verified)
Ruben Monteiro on SoundBetter

I'm a multi-instrumentalist dedicated to several ethnic instruments such as Hurdy Gurdy, Afghan Rubab, Arab and Turkish Oud, Turkish Baglama as well as electric and classical guitar.

I'm able to offer several services from improvisation to composition with all the instruments i'm professionalized (Afghan Rubab, Turkish Baglama, Arab and Turkish Oud, Hurdy Gurdy and Guitars). From traditional to modern and contemporary approaches i'm able to work as a composer or to record a requested section.
I'm also a producer with a lot of experience in this area and ready to work in mixes and mastering in different genres.
I've been working in my own studio in Portugal, named West Wave Studio, worldwide from U.S.A., all Europe, Middle East, China, Japan, among many other countries and regions of the globe.
My specialization is composition and arrangement but i'm also able to reproduce requested music pieces and sections.

From ethnic, traditional to modern and contemporary, from recoding and producing to composition and improvisation.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

6 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

Endorse Ruben Monteiro
  1. Review by smadjik

    Ruben is top musician. super available, creative and generous. The material he delivered was extra clean and well recorded, perfectly tuned and in place. I definitely recommend working with him as a Oud or Rebab player

  2. Review by Stephen Joseph Antonelli

    Wonderful playing and recorded well. Highly recommend!

  3. Review by Maryam
    by Maryam

    Ruben is a superb multi-instrumentalist. He captured the mood of my song perfectly utilizing a variety of string and other instruments. A gem of a musician!

  4. Review by Jerry S.

    Very solid work, like always! good job! hope for a next time, soon!

  5. Review by Jerry S.

    Ruben has a nice sensitivity feeling for the mood of a song and will serve you the perfect instrument and melodies you're looking for! Happy i can work with him!

  6. Review by Jerry S.

    Quick delivery, super quality, much talented!

Interview with Ruben Monteiro

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

  2. A: World Music and Rock.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Accuracy when playing all my instruments.

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

  6. A: Usually i try to fit what the customer pretends and add my own experience in terms of improvisation, composition and arrangement.

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

  8. A: First of all i took all the notes, read and brief about it. After i make a first draft for the client until we reach the point. Next i remake and finalize the final work.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Mackie VLZ PRO Analog Preamps Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 M-Audio Octane TL Audio C-1 Dual Valve Peamp and Compressor Kemper Rack Profile Tannoy Active Speakers Mac Mini - M1 Macbook Pro

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

  12. A: Efren Lopez, Steve Vai, Erkan Oğur, Opeth, Tool, Metallica...

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

  14. A: I record, mix, edit, compose and arrange mainly around world music, ethnic, traditional and rock.

Terms Of Service

3 revisions.
After 3 revisions it will charged 10% of the full value of the work.

More Photos