Looking for that lo-fi, bluesy rock sound similar to the Black Keys or Alabama Shakes? I, Dirk Grabbs, would be thrilled to help you achieve exactly what you need! Specializing in guitars, bass, banjo, and production based songwriting, Dirk Grabbs can be your key to the vintage sound.
Welcome to the groovy world of Dirk Grabbs! I am very excited to work with you to achieve exactly the sound you're looking for. I work remotely from my studio to add guitars, bass, banjo, ambient sound scapes, and a whole lot of soul to your music. Though I do specialize in a retro rock & soul sound I feel confident in my ability to work in all contemporary genres. I have a degree in guitar performance and writing and production from the Berklee College of Music and experience touring and recording with several inspiring acts. Most important to me in the process of writing and recording is communication. I want to find out exactly how you would like your song to sound and then do whatever it takes to help you realize your imagination. We can work together to find out just what it is you are looking for and then I WILL make it happen.
I also have experience editing audio, mixing songs, and tuning vocals! I would be happy to do absolutely anything for you and your track. Hit Contact and let's get a conversation started.
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Interview with Dirk Grabbs
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: David Bowie
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Lots of vintage gear in my studio. Especially old guitars that have a lot of personality. I find that the vintage gear fits well into any style of music while a newer guitar may sometimes lack that special something needed for a groovy track. While recording guitars, I typically plug my Silvertone into a '70s vibrochamp and mic it up with my electro voice re17 microphone. I'll run this through my 8 channel analog mixer before hitting the computer. This gives it all the warmth and saturation of an analog circuit before it gets committed to the digital world.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am primarily a live and session guitar player. People come to me looking for a more vintage/retro sound. I help them to pinpoint the era and style they are looking for and then I record remotely from my home studio with the help of some vintage gear and microphones.