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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8 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jerry Tachoir
Excellent playing and top notch recording quality. Second time working with him and always a pleasure.
Jerry's playing on marimba and vibraphone was beautifully recorded and superbly musical. He is a professional and great communicator. Highly recommended!
Jerry is a total pro with several gorgeous sounding instruments. He gets a great sound and killer tone. Very fast turnaround time. I hope to use him again in the future.
Jerry has a gorgeous sounding vibraphone is a great reader. He replaced a sampled vibraphone on my track and improved it ten-fold.
Jerry is a methodical and precise musician -- a true professional.
He came through for me with flying colours and delivered exactly what I asked for, if not more. I will definitely be asking him to play on some additional tracks for me. Excellent musician. Thank you again, Jerry.
Jerry was kind, communicative and delivered ahead of schedule. Excellent musician!
Jerry made a marimba track quick, easy and painless. Beautiful sound, knew what I wanted and made it happen. Thank you, Jerry!
Fast turnaround and high quality contribution, thank you very much Jerry!
Interview with Jerry Tachoir
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Add Vibes and Marimba parts to enhance sound and finish a project
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chick Corea - piano, Bill Evans - piano, Gary Burton - vibes Pat Metheny - guitar
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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,
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Add musical lines to already recorded music or take improvised solo on sections of just sweeten the music with vibes and marimba.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Ability to not overplay and leave space. Add tasteful fills and chords
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Jazz Improvisation and music reading
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Contemporary Jazz, Latin Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Mainstream Jazz
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overplay.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chick Corea - He is just such a talent and exact.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, Contemporary. Mellow Vibes sound.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Graduated Berklee in 1976. Been a touring and recording artist all my life
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Vibes, Marimba, Piano, Computer with interface and Mics
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm too serious. Nah! I like to have fun too. Let's do a project together - it will be great.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What track do you need - preferably all that you have. Either in a stereo format or stems.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: As I said, I'm professional and will give you my absolute best, and I expect the same from you.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. My instrument, vibes, records so well in the digital format. Tends to distort analogue recording tape.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new Duo project - Vibes and Piano
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: All of my recordings. Visit www.avitajazz.com, They are all recorded extremely well and each is unique.