Swedish session guitarist and producer that loves to make songs come to life.
Hi! My name I Nicklas, I’ve been working professionally as a session guitarist for over 10 years. When I got my fist big gig I was handpicked by Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in the Swedish and Norwegian production of the Queen musical We will rock you. Since then I’ve toured, done gigs and session work with some of the biggest artists in Sweden. I’ve recorded guitars for the TV series Glee and the Passion: New Orleans, with artists like Jencarlos and Seal.
The process of finding the right parts and sound to a song is my strength. For me communication with the client is a very important key, to get to know what your vision of the song is and try to capture the vibe. If you’re not sure of what kind of tracks you want I can arrange parts that will fit the song for you. I love to bring those extra stuff that you probably didn’t know you wanted, it could be an ambient guitar pad, a gnarly fuzz or a wall of acoustic guitars. When recording electric guitars I’ll use real amps and mic’ed (Royer r121 and sm57) cabinets. If asked for I can send a DI for reamp. You will get well recorded, edited and gain staged files.
I run Studio Buller which is a commercial recording studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The list of gear match the professional industry demands, from preamps to guitars, over 30 guitars, 15+ amps and 100+ pedals is at hand.
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Interview with Nicklas Thelin, Studio Buller
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run Studio Buller which is an commercial studio in Stockholm. I have a 50 square meters big live room where I track bands live. UA Apollo 8x together with a twin is my interface. For preamps I have API 3124+ and Chandler TG1. Have lots of nice microphones, Royer r121, Coles 4038, Miktek CV4, Thuresson CM402 and many more.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Doing lots of session work for different producers and also producing two Swedish independent artist upcoming albums.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I most often use real tube amps and microphones when recording guitars but I record in digital. Much faster and today
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I always do my best to make the client satisfied.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Focus on the song first, don't try to fix a bad song with cool production.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: That I'm really versatile, I fit most genrers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I track electric and acoustic guitars to producers.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at the moment, hopefully I get to know lots of new great musicians.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I never have a boring day. Its so much fun working with what I love. Also being able to have a creative work. So happy for that!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much I charge. I'm often open to discuss prices if its reasonable.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they have a reference track, if there is any specific parts och sounds/gear they want.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It's good if you have a clear picture of what you want, a reference track is always appreciated.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, Apollo twin, tube condenser mic, midi keyboard and a guitar. Those things would keep me busy for a while =)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing guitar for almost 30 years now, studied music at collage in Sweden an also a quarter at musicians institute.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, rock, EDM, americana, country and lately lots of trailer-music.