Hi Friends! Do you need your song mixed and turned around quickly? Do you need guitar for any of your recordings and turned around quickly? Maybe you need both?? Please send it my way.... you won't be disappointed with the results!
I can mix anything in any genre (seriously tho!)... I can play damn near anything on guitar. I studied guitar performance at Belmont University here in Nashville and have been lucky to perform and record with many artists spanning multiple genres (Jazz/Rock/Country/Metal/Blues/R&B/Hip-Hop/Americana).
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I have used Rheal for guitar on all of my compositions. He's professional, timely and incredibly talented. The parts I write in my jazz fusion ensemble require a high level of technical skill and music theory background, and Rheal is the real deal. Working with him has been an incredibly positive experience and he has never let me down!
Interview with Rheal Janelle
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Definitely a cheap nylon, so I wouldn't be bummed if it got scratched, but I'd be able to hear myself play. I'd take an old cassette tape and tape recorder with a mic built in so I could write/record during such a stressful time being marooned. I'd take a good pair of headphones, my old ipod (that has all the music, but wasn't connected to the internet) and lastly a solar charger, or else the tape recorder and ipod will be rendered useless!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It was a song for my best friend who wrote a tune for his newborn daughter, and played the song for her right as soon as she was born. Truly magical!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Aside from other people's mixes and guitar parts, I'm working on two rock/metal original projects and a large jazz ensemble project for Sofia Goodman.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: My good friend DJ Adkins!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both... it depends on what you are trying to achieve. Both bring very unique, distinct and valuable sounds to the table.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To leave you very satisfied. :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to have fun doing what I love most.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Which DAW is best is a regular question, but it really just depends. They all bring different workflows and strengths to the table, so I find I use multiple.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not sure there are any... I try to be very forward about everything I do or offer. :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I love to have references of what they are hoping their song will sound like after I play guitar on it or mix it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Obviously, if you are considering me, you need some guitar or mixing for your music. If you use me, you'll soon find out I will treat your song as if it were one of mine!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar at 10, and by 17 years old my band ended up on Fox Network's, "The Next Great American Band". Though we didn't win, we were top 20 out of 8000, so that was cool. I then studied music in college and graduated in 2012. During and after school, I've stayed busy touring, recording and writing music. :) Time sure flies by!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a perfectionist, but I'm laid back, fun and relaxed about all things music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Steven Wilson. As an engineer, musician and composer, I consider him to be one of the most talented people of this generation.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be so stressed! We're making music... it's fun!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I originally grew up loving classic rock, blues and metal, but studied jazz in college, and continue to play all of them and more.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to execute anything I hear. :)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring years of experience in recording, mixing, playing performing, you name it. I graduated with a degree in guitar performance as well, so I do read music and have a love affair with music theory and composition as well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Each song requires it's own unique process. Whether providing a mix or guitar parts, I tend to aquaint myself with the compositions first, and let my process play out from there. My work must always meet my level of expectations and perfectionism.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use two Apollo x8p's for all tracking here and a multitude of UAD, FabFilter, and Waves plugins among others. I track guitars through Axe-FX, and track acoustic and nylon guitars through Rode condenser microphones typically. I use beyer dynamic DT 880's and Yamaha HS8's for mixing and monitoring. I have a lovely Dell 43" 4k monitor that makes my life easier as well. :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steven Wilson, Tue Madsen, Andrew Scheps, Joe Chiccarelli, Frank Gambale, Steve Howe, Fredrik Thordendal, Michael Akerfeldt, the list could go on and on...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide guitar parts for a wide array of genres, and i also provide rad mixes for any genre as well. :)