Hi, I'm Nikolai! I am a session guitarist and producer and I want to help you capture that sound you have in your mind by providing a high-end guitar production using industry leading gear.
I would love to collaborate with you! Using industry-leading gear and effective communication with my clients, I will provide commercial quality guitar tracks that will perfectly fit your production.
With unlimited revisions, as many tracks as you need for your song and a quick turnaround time (maximum 48 hours) I am able to give you the most flexibility possible while getting the job done.
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Interview with Nikolai lins
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. But mostly digital. We live in modern and digital times and the possibilities we have are almost endless. Some of the biggest hits today are produced completely in the box on a laptop.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give 110% and deliver a professional service that will bring something new and unique to the customers production.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to express with this song? How should it make the listener feel?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Laptop with Cubase installed, headphones, an audio interface an my guitar.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Experimental. I really like imperfect and emotional sounding music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: My dream collaboration would be with Son Lux. I think this band and the mastermind behind it Ryan Lott has influenced me the most.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always rely on your ears but keep in my mind a few common rules. Space and dimension is everything in modern music, so give your track a room to "live in".
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love a more experimental approach and like to merge different genres.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My creativity in sound design and willingness to experiment with audio.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As I treat every clients production as it was my own, I tend to bring in my own personality and vision of the song the client provided. In my opinion, a new perspective on a musical piece adds a lot of additional value.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Of course I use the comping technique when I am recording to get the best possible "take". Then I will edit my tracks to fit the style of the track, whether it should be perfectly in time and "on the grid" or to give it the desired sloppiness and swing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Most of the time I am playing on my Gibson Les Paul or my Ibanez (Ben Bruce signature edition). When I am recording I use my Peavey 6505+ and the classic Shure SM57. My audio interface is the Steinberg UR22 mkII. More frequently I am using the dry DI-signal of and industry standard amp simulations like Guitar Rig or Bias FX. The DAW I am using is the professional version of Cubase 11.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up being mostly inspired by metal guitarists like Slash, Kirk Hamett and Jason Richardson. By now I've become a huge fan of experimental and virtuosic playing artists like Rafiq Bathia.