Jerry Tachoir

Mallet Percussion

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Grammy nominated contemporary jazz mallet artist/clinician for the Ludwig-Musser Company. Owner of Good Vibes Sound Studio. Can add quality vibes and marimba parts to your music. Also available to Mix and Master.

Multi-Grammy nominated contemporary mallet artist - Vibraphone and Marimba
Excellent reader, Berklee College Grad - Excellent Improviser
Has own recording studio - Can add to your tracks or Mix and Master.
Percussion also available - Electronic or Acoustic.

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Interview with Jerry Tachoir

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

  2. A: All of my recordings. Visit www.avitajazz.com, They are all recorded extremely well and each is unique.

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

  4. A: A new Duo project - Vibes and Piano

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital. My instrument, vibes, records so well in the digital format. Tends to distort analogue recording tape.

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

  8. A: As I said, I'm professional and will give you my absolute best, and I expect the same from you.

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

  10. A: Creating

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

  12. A: What track do you need - preferably all that you have. Either in a stereo format or stems.

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

  14. A: That I'm too serious. Nah! I like to have fun too. Let's do a project together - it will be great.

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

  16. A: What exactly are you looking for and what format will you deliver the files to me and what format do you want it back.

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

  18. A: Be professional. I'm not going to write your music - know what you want and be prepared. I'm very serious and professional. You will get the best from me, I expect the same from you.

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

  20. A: Vibes, Marimba, Piano, Computer with interface and Mics

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

  22. A: Graduated Berklee in 1976. Been a touring and recording artist all my life

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Modern, Contemporary. Mellow Vibes sound.

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

  26. A: Chick Corea - He is just such a talent and exact.

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

  28. A: Don't overplay.

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

  30. A: Contemporary Jazz, Latin Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Jazz Improvisation and music reading

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

  34. A: Ability to not overplay and leave space. Add tasteful fills and chords

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

  36. A: Add musical lines to already recorded music or take improvised solo on sections of just sweeten the music with vibes and marimba.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Dedicated space - Good Vibes Sound Studio. Tascam DM4800 digital console. Run Logic Pro X, Have Many Audio Technica Mics and many others such as Shure SM58, SM47,

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

  40. A: Chick Corea - piano, Bill Evans - piano, Gary Burton - vibes Pat Metheny - guitar

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

  42. A: Add Vibes and Marimba parts to enhance sound and finish a project

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Terms Of Service

Usually 1 revisions. Turn-around up to 3 days (usually next day). Prefer to receive actual music notes, however can take off of midi files or transcribe music (Extra $100 per tune to transcribe)

Gear Highlights
  • Tascam DM4800 digital console
  • Most Audio Technica Mics. Use Logic Pro X
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