I’ve toured with Katharine McPhee & Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness. I was the guitarist in the houseband of the CW show 'Oh Sit!' which had about a million viewers per episode. We performed with artists like Sean Kingston. You've heard me on national commercials including Pedigree. I've collaborated w artists like Roscoe Dash, and Sammy Adams.
I am a producer and a session guitarist specializing in Indy and Country.
I've been in the road and studio the past decade in every genre you can imagine.
I love working with up and coming artists and helping their visions come to life!
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3 ReviewsEndorse Travis Raab
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!
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!
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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
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.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! The psyclones!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I've been recording music since I was a teenager. I just love working with new people and making songs.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is my availability and turn around time? Generally tracks can be returned within a day or two.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Less isn't always more.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What makes them unique?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please take a look at my website or check out my playing on youtube.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd bring water. And a boat. And my electric mistress.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been on the road and in the studio for over a decade.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I specialize in Country, Indy, Bluegrass, Acoustic, and R&B.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paul McCartney. Ringo. I love them!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Low cut filter.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Whatever we feel like that day!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A decade of touring and writing experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the artist I'm working with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The beatles. All day every day.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Over the internet recording sessions for up and coming artists.