I am Elisa Krijgsman, a Dutch guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer.
My offer and service contain guitar- and bass parts for recordings and also audio editing and producing. I play acoustic and electric guitar in a broad variety of styles. I do also backing vocal parts.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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I worked with Elisa on a couple of projects and he always seems to amaze me. Guitar sounds are always dead on and his playing style is to be envied. From a sweet nylon string solo, to groovy funk riffs and even Eddie van halen -like solos. He does it all. But the last couple of years I am most impressed with his vocals: sweet, full and dead on without any vocal tuning!
Elisa is just off the chards when it comes to playing guitars. Always helping the song to the next level and beyond. Working with Elisa from 1995 now and he never fails to amaze me with his proffesional approach on making music. Very nice and talented guy.
Interview with Elisa
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently produced an album for a very talented singer-songwriter from Ireland. His name is Andrew Feeney. I made the music arrangements and played guitar, bass guitar, and some keyboards.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Live worship projects
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To hear new music and musicians and to give a contribution to it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you wanna have the content? Who is the artist? Is there a website or some social media pages where I can listen to what this artist already has made?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear about what you want to hear. Give me a wishlist of references or describe as well as possible what you wish to hear from me as a guitar- / bass player or vocalist.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, a laptop (with plugins), a mic, and an audio interface.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As a guitarist, I am an all-around musician with good timing, and sound who can make strong, authentic guitar solos and melodies.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: On guitar, it is timing, melodic phrasing, and a good sound/chord balance. On vocal, it is timing, and voice color which will support the overall vocal line.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An authentic sound always will support the song to make it stronger.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always listen to the song and start imagining the kind of parts that would be best for the song. I like to have/listen to some references that are close to the song. Then I play, edit and let you listen to it for some feedback. And if you are satisfied, then I am too.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I deliver guitar parts in different kinds of styles, electric and acoustic guitar. I record it in my home studio. Also, I can deliver some bass guitar parts too. Also, I deliver vocal parts for songs. And if necessary, I can make vocal arrangements for the song and record it with other vocalists in my network.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, a great sound engineer Johnny Hulst and a fantastic mastering engineer Sander van der Heide
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with Protools. I have an RME Fireface 800, a Neve 5015 Mic Pre/Compressor, different mics like a Neumann U47, a Brauwner VM1, and a bunch of guitars (most of them are custom-made and I use Kemper Profiler Amp for recording electric guitar parts.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because I don't have the space (and money) for great analog stuff.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll always do the best I can.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a professional musician since 1993. I played on several recordings.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Country, Americana, Indie.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All kinds of music inspire me. From pop to jazz to indie.