Session Guitarist & Composer
Hello everybody!!! My name's Marco and I'm searching for any kind of collaboration as session guitarist, arranger or composer. I'm able to mix songs (i'm not a qualified mixing engineer) and write drum parts too (I can transcribe scores for any kind of intrument). I graduated on November 2016 at Saint Louis College of Music (SLCM, Rome)
My name's Marco and I'm an italian guitarist based in London (NW6 4HJ) since 1 month.
I studied for 5 years at Saint Louis College Of Music here in my hometown (Rome) and I finished traditional graduation's course on November 2016.
I'm able to play various genres as Rock, Blues,Prog-Rock, Pop-Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Funky, Rockabilly, Soul.
I had the opportunity to study with a lot of professionals who teached me tons of precious knowledge about how to be a well-rounded guitarist.
Some of professionals I studied with are: Giacomo Anselmi (electric guitar and improvisation), Antonio Affrunti (music reading & guitar sound), Antonio Solimene (ear training), Pierpaolo Principato (basic harmony, classical harmony & jazz harmony), Franco Ventura (rhythmic analysis & funk guitar), Roberto Giglio (arrangement), Vincenzo Presta (studio session practice).
As I wrote you on introduction i'm looking for session guitarist works, arrangements and compositions; I'm able to mix songs cause I studied arrangement for 2 years and I work everyday with recording softwares, plug-ins, VSTs, etc.
For any kind of request you can contact me on my soundbetter profile or on any following contacts:
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Interview with Marco Vitellone
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: To make pre-production: digital. It's the fastest and the most confortable way to record. So if you have to make some pre-production to listen how all instruments go on together digital is the best. To record an instrument or an album: analog. If your pre-production sounds good on digital format, on an analog support it can sound only better (of course if you have an expert analog engineer who work with you on your project) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaVC6FGSHVg
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to work with i most love
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Contact me and test my abilities cause i do all my best every time i have to work on music stuffs...cause i think music is the best thing that human being have ever invented...and it always deserves the best from musicians that play/make/record it
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitars and all my rig (and i think it's made by more then 5 pieces)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm inspired by various guitarist as Gary Moore, Alex Lifeson, Ritchie Blackmore, Brian Robertson, John Sykes, Randy Rhoads, Andy Summers, Joe Bonamassa.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To be tidy with projects facilitates you all works, listen tons of music and make your ear a good one. Then practice/play every day!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Heavy Metal, Rock, Prog-Rock, Blues, Pop-Rock, Funky
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always try to put my feelings inside music, mostly when i have to record solos. Pratically speaking i always search for the best and right sound on tracks (and obviously the right groove is essential)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: - Mesa Boogie Mark IV Medium Head (1992); - Lexicon MPX-1; - Custom Pedalboard (MusicomLab MKIII as Midi/Looper controller); - Rocketfire Stratocaster "Olympic Over 3Tone Sunburst" (Made in US by Nick Sorenson); - 1981 Gibson Flying V "The V"; Software - Cubase 7.5 - Waves Plug-ins, Guitar Rig 5, Kontakt 5, Superior Drummer, Absynth 5, OBXsynth, various VSTs of classical instruments as choirs, strings, kettledrums, horns, trumpets, Lexicon reverbs and many others
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rush, The "5" Beatles (god bless you Sir. George Martin), Judas Priest, Ennio Morricone, Alan Parson, Hanz Zimmer, The Police, 60's/70's and 80's music
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I just finished my college experience and i did a lot of works there. As i described on my profile i studied various music genres, so i can record guitar parts for a funky-rock project or for a pop-rock artist who need a guitarist to record guitar parts. I studied arrangement (2 years) and music theory (4 years) too and i would love to see what we can make together. I love to work on pre-production too. I have a lot of good plug-ins to work with and i think digital recording systems are fast and confortable (despite they will never have the sound quality and warm of a pure analog recording system). You can contact me for a tour too. I had a lot of experiences on stages on past 4 years, playing all around Italy, Spain and France.