Travis Raab

Session Guitarist

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I’ve toured with artists like Katharine McPhee & Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness (Jack's Mannequin, Something Corporate). You've heard my work on MTV Super Shore, The 2019 Warner Bros Film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and in commercials for brands like Pedigree & Remington. I was the houseband guitarist on the CW TV show "Oh Sit".

I am a producer and a session guitarist specializing in Country and Americana but familiar with almost any style from over a decade of working in LA. I've mixed for TV shows include Judd Appatow's Love on Netflix. I love meeting up and coming artists and making new music. I'd love to collaborate and help you make your project great. I am always trying to get better at what I do and always trying to be creative!

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7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by InspireStudios
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    ok,. Travis is one amazing Music producer!!! i cannot thank him enough for being so patient and delivering absolutely what i had in my mind,,Travis was really good at understanding what my song needed,, his guitars are amazing! perfect timing! clean sound,amazing Bass,Guitars,keys and drums! i was so impressed by his dedication and hard work,,it seemed like he did it too easy!and he did it FAST!! but it was a difficult track to produce,, i am so happy working with him!HEz the one to Hire!!!!!

  2. Review by Jorm Sandström
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    Great guy, easy to work with, Travis won't stop working until you have the sound you are looking for!

  3. Review by Christopher Baron
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    Awesome teacher! Skilled, creative and patient! Highly recommended!!!

  4. Review by Haley
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    Travis is a great producer to work with! He was full of ideas about how to make my acoustic melody + lyrics the best it could be. We ended up with a song that had escalation and differences between each of the verses/choruses/bridge to keep the listener engaged - all thanks to Travis's insightful vocal direction and vision for the instrumentation. I would highly recommend bringing your songs to him to get professional-level recordings!

  5. Review by Makinna
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    Travis is an amazing producer and artist to work with. He helped bring to life my simple four chord song and turn it into a compelling track with so many textures. He made the whole process seamless and was game for any idea I had even if it at first seemed a bit out of reach. I was above and beyond impressed with the way it turned out and even more so with how effortless and professional an environment he provided. He really had the vision, insight and talent to bring forth your best work. If you need any assistance I definitely recommend working with Travis!

  6. Review by Gian Z.
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    I am one half of production duo The PsyClones.Travis has been a great session guitarist and collaborater! We can always expect great recording quality.. guitars always sound amazing! Easy to work with and just overall talented musician and great person. Highly recommend!

  7. Review by Connor J.
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    I had a blast working with Travis! He produced an awesome four song EP for me. He has a real talent for hearing just how far you can take a song, and he squeezed every bit of potential out of mine. He nailed the feel I was going for and delivered under a tight deadline. The process was a pleasure, very highly recommended!

Interview with Travis Raab

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

  2. A: Over the internet recording sessions for up and coming artists.

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

  4. A: The beatles. All day every day.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I have a full 3 room studio right in here in los angeles with the some outboard, vintage, top of the line recording hardware available at the other major commercial studios.

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

  8. A: Depends on the artist I'm working with.

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

  10. A: A decade of touring and writing experience.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Flexibility!

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

  14. A: Whatever we feel like that day!

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

  16. A: Low cut filter.

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

  18. A: Paul McCartney. Ringo. I love them!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I specialize in Country, Indy, Bluegrass, Acoustic, and R&B.

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

  22. A: I've been on the road and in the studio for over a decade.

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

  24. A: I'd bring water. And a boat. And my electric mistress.

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

  26. A: Please take a look at my website or check out my playing on youtube.

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

  28. A: What makes them unique?

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

  30. A: Less isn't always more.

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

  32. A: What is my availability and turn around time? Generally tracks can be returned within a day or two.

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

  34. A: I've been recording music since I was a teenager. I just love working with new people and making songs.

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

  36. A: I put the same effort into every project whether it is a big budget production on a label or someone doing their first song.

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

  38. A: Yes! The psyclones!

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

  40. A: I wrote the song 'roll one up' for Yonas in my bedroom one morning. Eventually Sammy Adams and Roscoe Dash jumped on the track and it all came to life. I love how the song turned out!

  41. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  42. A: As much analog as possible before we go digital! Call me old fashioned. I use real gear. It's taken me years to find and collect it to get the best possible sounds.

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

  44. A: On a weekly basis I am producing or tracking for independent artists who live all over the the world. I do it all through the internet. I often play guitar for various producers for their library tracks or for their commercial work. My song "I Love You Baby Still" was placed in the film "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase" Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  • Katharine McPhee
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  • Vintage Guitars
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  • Vintage and Modern Recording Hardware
  • Live Room Recording Studio.
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  • Warner Bros. "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase"Apr 03, 2019

    My original song "I love you Baby Still" is featured in the 2019 film and it's also on the soundtrack. It's in theaters now! Starring Sophia Lillis, produced by Ellen DeGeneres