Cory Clark

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Guitars & Vocals in music for Netflix, X-Box, A&E, Universal Music, Paramount Pictures, Century Media Records, Capital Records, Columbia Records, Corporate Commercials... and tons of indie stuff through the past 20 years! Over 60 million Spotify streams on various songs

Great songs deserve great production and great sonic textures. If you have a song that you believe in, I’d love to help! Electric & Acoustic guitars, BGVS/Harmony/Lead Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming, Synths, Full-on Producing, whatever the song needs!

There’s plenty of guitar players out there...a lot that are better players than me! But what I strive for is to make creative and melodic parts that compliment & elevate the song. And the sound and tone of those parts is equally important. Sometimes the guitar shouldn't even SOUND like a guitar! Maybe it needs to sound like Space Dust! Or it needs to just FEEL like something...

I love collaborating with other artists. We truly are greater than the sum of our parts when we collaborate. I've been lucky enough to work with some INCREDIBLY talented people in my musical journey so far. And I've learned a lot. In the studio, on the road, with my own music, with other artist's music, co-producing, engineering, working on music for film and video... it's all music to me, I care deeply it and I'll be doing it till I can't do it no more
Send me a message! I’d love to discuss your project and see if I can help.

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Cory Clark
  • David Farkas
  • Brittany Farkas
  • Aeges
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  • Jadon Lavik
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  • Paige Aufhammer
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  • Supervirus
  • Crack Skippy
  • EchoBody
  • Major Label Interest
  • Supervirus
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  • Crack Skippy
  • Stash Theory
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  • Heads of People
  • EchoBody
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  • City Rat

Languages

  • English

334 Reviews - 44 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mario H.
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    Cory was EXCELLENT on Bass, Drums & Guitar On My Remake Of "30 Days In The Hole" by Humble Pie! Thank you!!

  2. Review by Mario H.
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    I Needed Cory's Bass & Guitar On My Remake Of "All Right Now" by Free! It was EXCELLENT!

  3. Review by Mario H.
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    I Needed Cory Clark on Bass & Guitar On My Remake Of "Are You Going With Me" by Pat Metheny!! Excellent!

  4. Review by David H.
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    Another album in the books, and I'm so stoked to have Cory featured on more than half of it. We share a lot of core influences, which makes him the absolute best partner to work with. Everything is always high quality with him!

  5. Review by Mario H.
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    I Needed Cory Clark On Bass & Guitar For My Remake Of "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William DeVaughn! Excellent!

  6. Review by David H.
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    Cory took my little weirdo of a song and turned it into a glorious piece of atmospheric rock I can be proud of! Great stuff as always from a total pro.

  7. Review by Kara Greskovic
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    Cory is an amazing guitarist and producer - he has a knack for knowing what the song needs and goes above/beyond!

  8. Review by David H.
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    Cory has such great vision for a song. He always knows how to give my tunes exactly what they need without overdoing it, and I've learned to trust is instincts above even my own! Such a talented dude with an ear for music that I will be forever envious of.

  9. Review by David H.
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    Cory is so great at interpreting direction, but always putting his own spin on it so you get something even better than what you'd asked for. Seriously, he's amazing!

  10. Review by David H.
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    Cory is such a versatile guitarist and can adapt to any style. I love how he experiments with different sounds to fill in my songs with new ideas I'd never even thought of. Highly recommended!

  11. Review by David H.
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    Loud and angry, or mellow and gorgeous, Cory can do it all! Seriously one of the most creative guitarists I've ever had the pleasure to work with!

  12. Review by Mike C.
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    Incredible and fast. Highly recommend super tasty guitar playing and also some real out-of-the-box ideas when it comes to ambient and atmosphere.

  13. Review by Mario H.
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    I ABSOLUTELY Needed Cory Clark's Bass, Drums & Guitar For My Remake Of "Save Your Love For Me" by Hiroshima! Excellent!

  14. Review by Mario H.
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    I Needed Cory Clark's Guitar On My Remake Of "Don't You Ever Try And Change Me" by Loose Ends, and he delivered!! Excellent!

  15. Review by David H.
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    Cory is my go-to hired gun when it comes to needing some bad ass guitar layers for my songs. He can do it all, whatever I throw at him, and he always delivers such amazing work!

  16. Review by Mario H.
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    Cory Clark Was F**KING AMAZING on Bass & Guitar For My "Marvin Gaye Medley" by Marvin Gaye! THANK YOU, MY BROTHER!!

  17. Review by Arrik B.
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    10/10 always!!!

  18. Review by Mark Siegel
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    Creative Guitar Playing at its finest by Cory. He's got a great ear.

  19. Review by Mark Siegel
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    Cory nails it every time.

  20. Review by Patrick Light
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    amazing job, super fast delivery , thank you!

Interview with Cory Clark

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

  2. A: Recording Guitars, Bass guitar or Vocals/BGVS for artists and producers. I produce and write music alongside other creative people. Always trying to serve the song

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: For guitars: My guitar amps and effects are always ready to go, I'll mic up the speakers or use the Universal Audio OX into a Neve 1073 preamp, into an API 550a EQ, occasionally a Distressor and into an Apollo Twin to Logic Pro X. For Vocals: I'll use a Sure SM7 or a tube mic into the Neve 1073 and API 550a

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

  6. A: Just released 3/26/21 on NETFLIX! A feature film musical "A WEEK AWAY" Staring Bailee Madison, Kevin Quinn, David Koechner, Sherri Shepherd, etc *Songwriting, Co-Producing and Recording instrumentation for the songs as well as recording/producing actor's vocals for the film

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

  8. A: Writing, producing and recording with various artists

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

  10. A: Helping bring another dimmension to someone else’s music

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

  12. A: Can you make it sound like “this”?! ANSWER: "YES!"

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

  14. A: That it’s fun all the time. I mean... it is FUN but it takes a lot of work and can be an emotional rollercoaster!

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

  16. A: Do you have any ideas or references for what you'd like me to do, or do you want me to just GO FOR IT??

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

  18. A: Make sure the pro cares. If they don’t respect you and your art it could be a painful process

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

  20. A: Paul McCartney because he is the greatest of all time

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

  22. A: Rock, Pop, Acoustic...

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

  24. A: Been working with Adam Watts on music for a Musical Movie coming out 2020, co-writing and producing for various artists, and collecting gear!

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

  26. A: Can you make it sound like “this?!" Me: "Yes!"

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

  28. A: Pop, Rock, & Acoustic stuff. Anything where I can sneak in a guitar

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

  30. A: Frank Reina for drums! Enoch Yang for production

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

  32. A: That I’ll work on your song until you’re happy

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

  34. A: Helping bring life to some else’s music

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

  36. A: That it’s all fun. I mean... it is fun but it takes a lot of work as well

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

  38. A: Make sure the provider cares. If they don’t respect you and your art it could be a painful process

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

  40. A: Probably 5 different guitars

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

  42. A: Started playing guitar in rock bands at 12, became a solo artist, started a few bands of my own, then started doing contracted guitar work and solo acoustic gigs, (Corporate events, Weddings, Private Parties) joined an LA rock band called ÆGES and signed with a label & management...toured a bunch, and now I help produce other artists

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

  44. A: Frank Reina for drums! Enoch Yang for production

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

  46. A: That I’ll work on your song until you’re satisfied

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

  48. A: Probably 5 different guitars

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

  50. A: Started playing guitar in rock bands at 12, became a solo artist, started a few bands of my own, then started doing contracted guitar work and solo acoustic gigs, (Corporate events, Weddings, Private Parties) joined an LA rock band called ÆGES and signed with a label & management...toured a bunch, and now I help produce other artists

  51. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  52. A: Both. Analog has the heart, Digital has the brains

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

  54. A: Nigel Godrich, T Bone Burnett, Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, Daniel Lanois, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Brion, Alain Johannes, Dr. Dre, Bob Rock, Adam Watts, Butch Vig, Butch Walker, other Butches, Brendan O'Brien, Phil Spector, George Martin, Danger Mouse, Eric Valentine... shall I stop?

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

  56. A: Listening first. I try to understand the direction and find where I can add layers and textures or support what is there

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

  58. A: A unique sense of melody. I’m always looking for something soulful and classic that moves me, but also sounds original and new. Finding the pockets of the song where I can bring in some new color and hooks.

  59. Q: How would you describe your style?

  60. A: A child of the 90’s with a heart of the 70's

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

  62. A: Less is more. But never let the listener get bored! (...hey that kinda rhymes)

  63. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  64. A: Harmony and textures.

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Gear Highlights
  • NEVE 1073
  • Mohave Tube Condenser Mic
  • Distressor
  • API 550A
  • UA OX Box
  • Shure SM7B
  • UA interface
  • DIVIDED BY 13
  • MATCHLESS
  • MORGAN
  • FENDER
  • GIBSON
  • MARTIN
  • TAYLOR
  • YAMAHA
  • EPIPHONE
  • REPUBLIC.. and Tons of effects pedals!
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