Tim Knighton


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My career is leading local churches in worship through music. I work out of a professional studio set up in a spare bedroom. My desire for any session I'm in, live in the studio or online, is to deliver a high level of excellence.

I am a multi instrumentalist session musician who is proficient with guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and vocals. I'm not a part time musician, I do this full time. I have the experience and know how to deliver a high quality track in a short amount of time.

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Interview with Tim Knighton

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I play weekly at a local church as well as write and record my own music

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: I will exclusively work on the performance and will deliver a great track

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Clearly know what you want. If you're not sure what you want don't be afraid to communicate that, we understand and will offer suggestions. Clear communication alleviates 98% of frustrations.

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Rock, blues, R&B, pop, contemporary, etc.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: The studio is set up in a spare bedroom. I run everything through a Focusrite 18i20 preamp interface into Presonus Studio One. I have a full rack of effects and an extensive collection of guitar effects and keyboard effects. I use Sennheiser, Audix, and Royer microphones.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I get to do what I love to do!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Question: What will this cost and how long until I get it. Answer: That depends

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I make a whole lot of money doing this.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What's your name? What are you looking for? Do you want me to add any other instrument parts for you?

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Water, food, prefab shelter, gps satellite phone, and my acoustic guitar. I am a realist.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I've been playing music for over 25 years. As a professional musician I have been one for 15 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Whatever style I'm tasked to play there will be some feeling and soul evident in the track.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: As a session musician always record your dry signal direct in incase the client wants to take your tone in a different direction.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Work ethic and communication.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: A high level of excellence and creativity.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: It's simple. Communicate with and value the client to quickly deliver the musical performance they are looking for. I only work on one project at a time so my clients receive my undivided attention.

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: I am called on to provide creativity to a wide palate of music production. Being able to play a variety of instruments allows me to add more than just a one dimensional view of the track. Whatever performance I deliver it will be in taste to the music.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Both. Why do people have to pick? It's what the client likes.

Gear Highlights
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fender Strat
  • Gibson Thunderbird
  • Reverend Jetstream 390
  • Gretch Acoustic
  • Marshall Superead
  • Fender Twin Reverb
  • Vox AC30
  • Gretch Drum set
  • Meinl cymbals and percussion
  • Sennheiser mics
  • Audix mics
  • Royer Ribbon
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