Marco Ielpo

Session guitarist, composer

27 Reviews (22 Verified)
Marco Ielpo on SoundBetter

Rewarded acoustic guitar player and innovative composer. Take your music to the next level with fresh, innovative and unexpected guitar tracks or stunning music arrangement tricks.

I'm Marco Ielpo, professional guitarist and composer, working as a freelance musician for years. I can help you improving your music in different ways, both as a guitarist and as a composer/arranger:

• I'm specialized in acoustic guitar, and my guitar tracks sound unexpected, modern, fresh and extremely charming, due to the different techniques and harmony tricks I can use on my guitar. Though with the acoustic guitar I'm in my comfort zone, I can record charming electric guitar tracks as well.

• I can compose an instrumental track for you in the style you ask me for, or can add some stunning arrangement tricks to your song, to take that to the next level.

Get in touch, and let's talk about it!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

27 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tim J.
    by Tim J.

    Amazing work

  2. Review by Brendt Watson

    Marco is an excellent guitarist who followed all my notes and delivered exactly what I needed. He recorded a fingerstyle acoustic part for my pop-rock song and provided revisions until it sounded just the way I wanted. It's tough to find musicians that will go the extra mile, and Marco is one of them. I appreciated his patience and effort with this project.

  3. Review by User10076135751635468468546876

    Marco can do no wrong. As usual 10/10

  4. Review by User10076135751635468468546876

    Marco is too good to be true. He can literally play anything on the guitar. This was my third time working with Marco and I don't plan on ever stopping.

  5. Review by Lina Sandén

    Made my song come alive - beautiful work, great communication and Marco really showed that he wanted me to feel that I got what I had envisioned.

  6. Review by Tim Janis

    Great work WOW

  7. Review by User10076135751635468468546876

    Marco is an absolute legend and professional. Highly recommend. He will not disappoint.

  8. Review by User10076135751635468468546876

    10/10 Marco is a real professional. He can get any job done for you.

  9. Review by Tim Janis

    Amazing work WOW

  10. Review by L. Daniel

    I had a great time working with Marco. Great musician, very talented guitarist. Highly recommend!!

  11. Review by James S.

    Took the guitar line I had in mind and made it sound much better and more natural. Skilled musician and very easy to work with. Highly recommend.

  12. Review by Lucy Banks

    I’m so impressed with the work Marco did. He was happy to keep to the budget and delivered a track I was so much happier with. He stuck to every single deadline he set too which kept me fully in the loop and set my expectations.I will definitely be keeping in touch to work with him again (if he’s happy to).

  13. Review by ANTHEM MUSIC INC

    If you have a project that's not going anywhere. I would suggest that you check out Marco Lepo. Very creative and understanding of complex issues.

  14. Review by Johannes B.

    great guitar player! proper quality... will come back again for sure!

  15. Review by Tobias
    by Tobias

    Professional, quick, outstanding guitarist. Great recording quality. Pleasure to work with.

  16. Review by Johannes B.

    as always - great job and super fast delivery.

  17. Review by Johannes B.

    very fast and super high quality.

  18. Review by Cepi Valentino

    Amazing, easy to collaborate, and fast delivery.
    here what I got from our collaboration, and when I listen those file from him.
    1. The sound of the Result : Amazing Crystal Clear, Studio Recording.
    2. The Creativity of the result : I love his ideas of melodies.
    3. The feeling : He can capture the feeling of my song, both of them I can feel the feeling vibe that I tried to aim and he can pull it off.

    I am happy and will recommend and will definitely work together again.

  19. Review by Man Gordan

    Working with Marco was awesome! He goes the extra mile to make sure he is giving you exactly what you want. I will definitely work with him again.

  20. Review by John K.

    Marco is professional! I was happy to work with him.

Interview with Marco Ielpo

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

  2. A: One of the most interesting recent works is the composition of the music for a videogame. I composed a lot of music for that project and it was really challenging, but super funny!

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

  4. A: Currently not, but a friend of mine will join soon!

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Based on my current setup, digital! Analog is definitely more fascinating, good analog stuff is expensive. I prefer smarter solutions and now the digital reaches really high levels!

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

  8. A: The recording/editing process. I really like that.

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

  10. A: They usually ask me what kind of guitar tracks I can record. The answer is: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar. No music genres limits!

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

  12. A: I don't only put the jack in my guitar and record. I spend time on my customer's request, studying the best solution for his project, then record the guitar track and then edit the tracks to improve their sound. So, even a few seconds recording, can take some hours of work.

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

  14. A: I always ask for references, to figure out what the client is looking for.

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

  16. A: Don't hire the fist provider you find in the search results. Take a look to some profiles and find out the best provider for your needs.

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

  18. A: I've been doing this for about 6 years.

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

  20. A: Jacob Collier, because he's mind-blowing.

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

  22. A: Don't be predictable.

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

  24. A: Acoustic, Rock, Pop

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Playing guitar and arranging songs!

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

  28. A: I'm working on 2 different music releases for my personal projects. Then, I just finished to make the music for a videogame, it was funny.

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

  30. A: You'll love what you'll get, I promise that.

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

  32. A: Acoustic guitar, macbook with all my stuff on, audio interface, jack cable, hard disk. That's all the essential stuff I need to work.

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: Polyhedric.

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

  36. A: Groove, appeal and feeling.

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

  38. A: I ask for references to get an idea of what my customer is looking for, I study the references and find a way to make something original and super-modern starting by that. I love music harmony, so I often use harmony tricks to create unusual chords progressions.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work on both Logic Pro X and Studio One. I mainly use a Breedlove acoustic guitar (amazing instrument) and a PRS electric guitar. For the composition works, I use a professional sound library used by the greatest composers in the world.

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

  42. A: I recently discovered Billie Eilish that really blows my mind out with that kind of music production. Then, I find inspiring Tal Wilkenfeld, Petteri Sariola, Joni Mitchell and so many others.

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

  44. A: I usually do guitar recording and composition works.

Marco Ielpo

I was the Composer, Performer, Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow as many revisions as needed, typically complete the session guitar recordings in 5 working days an the composition of instrumentals in a couple of weeks, but it depends on the work to be done.

GenresSounds Like
  • Billie Eilish
  • John Mayer
  • Tal Wilkenfeld
Gear Highlights
  • Studio One Pro
  • Prs Electric Guitar
  • Breedlove Acoustic Guitar
  • M-Audio Midi controller
  • Roli Seaboard
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