I have been playing professionally and teaching guitar for 20 years. Typically, I perform 250+ shows a year on Fremont Street with Spandex Nation. Instead, I have spent the last year further refining my technical and recording abilities. I guarantee a fast turn around and top quality product equivalent to a guitar session at any top studio.
As a pro in Vegas, I have performed every popular (and some not so popular) style of music on a professional level.
I have performed in a number of shows on the Strip such as Zombie Burlesque (Jazz, Blues, Country, Rockabilly), MJ Live (Michael Jackson Tribute), The World World's Greatest Rock Show (impersonating EVH, Ace Frehley, and Little Steven). Since 2017, I have been playing 250+ shows a year on Fremont Street with Spandex Nation, and before that I was playing every lounge and showroom in town with as many bands as possible.
My extensive live experience has taught me to access the vibe of a song and bring the appropriate energy to the track.
I have a professionally equipped studio which allows me to get any sound you're looking for on your recording. Various types of acoustics, electrics, basses, amps, cabs, and mics, modelers, effects, and plug-ins are all at the ready, waiting to work on your project.
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Interview with Nick Burbey Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was on the opening cast of a show at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. I was guitar 1. It was my first strip show and a bucketlist item.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Several guitar sessions, writing lessons, writing metal songs for my band, and spending time with my family.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ryan Whyte Maloney! He's awesome.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I'm analog. haha.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Honesty and hard work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you play acoustic and bass too? And yes! I can record any style of acoustic you want and I've even transcribed and arranged a number of bass guitar songbooks for a major publisher.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People always seem to think that musicians get jaded, but I absolutely love every minute of this.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the energy and intention of the track. What do you want the guitar to sound like? Do you have a reference. What format would like your files in. Would you be interested in adding a video?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be straight forward and tell me what you want. Think of me as an old friend. I'm easy to get along with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my guitar and 4 extra strings.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing guitar professionally for just over 20 years. I started teaching online 10 years ago and have been recording/mixing/engineering for 5 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Laid back but laser focused.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who is ready to get things done! I love to be creative every day and I especially love when that creative outlet is a collaboration.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn how to use a compressor. Setup a loop, and turn one knob at a time, until you get what it does. Really listen.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Straight forward strong work ethic.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy, thorough harmony knowledge, attention to detail, awareness of the vibe, and chops as required.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Discuss what the client wants to achieve, listen to the track and any provided references. Hit record!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Cubase 10.5 Pro Too Many Plug-ins RME Fireface Interface A number of tube amps, modelers, and direct boxes Several types of guitar, to make any job quick and easy
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Every single one.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 2 to 3 guitar tracks recorded for an existing production.