André Sobral

Session Guitarist and Producer

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Advanced player with strong expression and technique


I´m André, from Lisbon. Playing and studying guitar for the last 18 years.

I started as a metalhead when I was a teenager so I got the technical side of things worked out. A few years of Jazz to understand and navigate music better and for the past 7 years I have also been exploring and working heavily on electronic music. I feel like these 3 skills merged to create my understanding of music today.

With that in mind, here is what I can record for you and do best:
- Metal or Rock guitars (rhythm and solos)
- Ambient Guitars
- Drone/Stoner/Doom Guitars (using the EarthQuaker Lifepedal)
- Weird Noise Guitars
- Creative chordal stuff
- Slide and blues playing
- Synth and Modular Sounds

All tracks are fully edited and exported in whatever format you need.
You'll get a D.I. version of every track.
Custom guitar tones and effects according to your needs.

Be sure to get in touch if you need any of the above through the contact button at the top right.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


  • English
  • Portuguese

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  1. Review by ABI
    by ABI

    André really knows his stuff! One of those musicians that you can trust that they will know exactly what you're looking for, understands the assignment. Great communication, really kind and fast working. A solid guy! Highly recommend him!

Interview with André Sobral

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I was the guitar player for the band Ava Inferi signed to Season Of Mist. The main composer and other guitar player was Rune Erikson aka Blasphemer (ex Mayhem). I learned a lot about touring and it was an amazing chance to play with a really creative guitar player and black metal legend.

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

  4. A: Have as much material ready (files, tabs, tracks, projects, ideas, etc) to ensure a smooth operation.

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

  6. A: Besides recording and playing live I´m also working on an art installation that involves Ableton Live sending generated music to an LED wall that reacts in real time. Fun!

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: João Corceiro, João Miguel, Hugo Ribeiro

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Both sound amazing and have pros and cons

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

  12. A: A lot of love and extreme dedication to the taks at hand. No project is over until you are really happy with the final product.

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

  14. A: I get to play guitar everyday and collaborate with other artist.

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

  16. A: I´ve been recording, playing live and studying guitar for the last 18 years. Started as a metalhead, studied Jazz and the went on to learn to produce electronic music and sound design.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Melodic and expressive. I like pretty chords with ugly notes.

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

  20. A: Use Decapitator by Soundtoyz in almost everytrack

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

  22. A: Metal and electronic. Other then that I´ve worked on hip hop, trap, ambient and psytrance songs.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Note choice

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

  26. A: The tone and phrasing of an advanced player

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

  28. A: Listen multiple times, look at the harmonic and rhythmic content, practice, record.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: I have a basic home setup with a good soundcard and studio monitors, my DAW of choice is Ableton Live and I mostly use plugins for recording guitar and fx´s. I also have a valve amp if needed.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: Aphex Twin, Akira Yamaoka and Tom Bukovac

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

  34. A: Recording or creating mix ready sounding guitars parts.

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Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions
Typical turn around time is less than a week. Depends on the job, but I work very quickly.

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Gear Highlights
  • Esp Eclipse
  • Dean Rx7
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Engl Fireball
  • EarthQuaker Devices Lifepedal
  • Ableton Live
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