Tom Fillingim

Guitarist, Arranger, Producer

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Been in music 30+ years. I have a music degree and love the recording process.

Would bring the best from your music. Very strong in communication and can share your vision through your music. I have the belief that less is more when it comes to recording.
I can add guitars(acoustic or electric) and other stringed instruments. I can take you through all aspects of the recording process, from a 2 track vocal and instrument to a finished cd.
Using a mixture of analog and digital the music can be captured naturally.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Tom Fillingim

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

  2. A: What vision do you have for your music?

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

  4. A: Choose wisely!

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

  6. A: Guitar x 5

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

  8. A: Been in music 30+ years, I taught music for 12 years and played professionally.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: I can take on many styles, I have a straight forward approach.

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: Steely Dan, just a really great well produced sound.

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

  14. A: Less is more!

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

  16. A: Country, Gospel and Classic Rock.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Communication and the ability to truly listen.

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

  20. A: Passion and Vision.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I have an analog console, an 8 track 1/2" tascam and a 16 track akai DR16 pro hard disk recorder. Usually mix down to a macbook pro running Logic X.

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

  24. A: Gary Katz

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

  26. A: Building tracks and producing a final stereo mix for cd.

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

  28. A: Capture tracks on 16 track, add effects as needed in the analog realm, mixdown to macbook for final mastering.

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

  30. A: Some country, gospel with a touch of bluegrass.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: I like a little of both to make a more natural sound. A little bandwidth goes a long way!

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

  34. A: I work to the best of my ability.

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

  36. A: Bringing life to music.

Gear Highlights
  • vintage guitars and amps. Analog mixer
  • 16 track digital recorder.
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