Get your tracks done fast , with parts that fit in the mix .
many questions are anwered in my interview (see next page)
I aim for a perfect part in a perfect mix ..
iand also offer a few different versions
or perspectives on the parts ,
to give the client a choice.
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Interview with ROG X
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: writing and laying guitar tracks for the King Kobra record with Carmine Appice and Paul Shortino ..
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Vocal harmonies for “I’ve Been Lookin’” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Peter Fand
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both .... as needed
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You’ll be happy .... and you’ll have options from different takes / perspectives ...
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get paid to make music on the Vegas Strip every night (covid shutdown notwithstanding)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: do I know Freebird .... yes ....
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that guitarists are always loud ..... wrong.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: tell me what you want . how do you want me to hear your music ? thru your ears or mine ... ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: waste no time ..... get it rolling !!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar my amp my GT5 an AR 15 😂 a truckload of food
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Profession Entertainer Las Vegas / USO / World Tours ...
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: a chameleon .... whatever the job requires .. with authority .... not a simulation .
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Andy Sturmer of the band JELLYFISH Matt Mahaffey of the band SELF BOTH ARE AMAZING WRITER / PRODUCERS
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: USE YOUR EARS ..... LET THE MUSIC BREATHE LISTEN TO OTHERS IN THE TRACK MAKE YOUR PARTS FIT
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Country / Rock / Big Band Orchestra / pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Country twang / Rock / Red Dirt Country / Prog / pop funk
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I specialize in making parts FIT in the song ... I use SPACE as an instrument , not as a break.. guitars are always intonated and in tune..
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: send me a track ... tell me what you want , and I’ll lay half a dozen different / varying tracks for you to choose from ..
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: access to many studios across Las Vegas ... whether small or full production technology .. Pro Tools / Radar / Logic / etc ...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Michael Landau , Dann Huff , Brad Paisley , Steve Lukather , Brent Mason , Vince Gill , Jerry Reed , Andy Wood , Shawn Tubbs , Pete Thorn , EVH , , Steve Stevens , etc ....
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Any style / any scenario / quick w/ no bull ... A first-call Vegas Strip Guitarist with strong knowledge of all aspects of Pro Guitar duties .. ... Country (Paisley /Brent Mason) to Blues (Clapton / SRV / Robben Ford/ Bonamassa) to all avenues of Rock (Dann Huff / Landau / Lukather / Petrucci / Steve Stevens / Satriani / Guthrie Govan) .. laying guitar tracks fast (I shoot for one-takes) ..