Stage/Studio guitarist out of Nashville, TN with 16 yrs experience.
$150 - $200 p/song [overdubs/tracking]
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Interview with Damian Martin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar overdubs/tracking [electric // acoustic // gut-string]
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers: George Martin // Mutt Lange // Phil Spector // Jeff Lynne Musicians: McCartney // Lennon // Harrison // Jeff Beck // Robben Ford // ELO
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home Studio: ProTools LE
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: *Dependent on work-load: 24 hr turn-around p/song
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A desire to serve the song.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Knowing how to serve a song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Country // Pop // Rock // Blues // Latin
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over-produce!!!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fluid. I am proficient in all styles country, rock, pop, pop-rock, acoustic, and latin genres.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Experienced stage/studio musician with 16 yrs experience.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My vintage hand-wired AC30 // Gold-top LP Dlx // ES335 // Strat // Pedalboard (...and generator to plug them in!)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key. Having musical/artist references helps a great deal in getting your vision across.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you envisioning for your song?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Generally, clients are very clear in their direction. My answer is always, "Yes. I can do that."
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to create!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your song will be served...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: If you have the means, analog. There's a warmth analog can only bring.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Billy Nobel
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Nashville-based country overdubs.