I provide high-quality acoustic guitars. My credits include Pink Sweat$; Stick Figure; Kirby; Xuitacasecity
I really love playing acoustic guitars for your songs, creating guitar loops and offering high quality electric and nylon strings guitar recordings. I'm home when it comes to record and using technology for music.
I have spent years mastering the craft of playing and recording acoustic guitar, selected each piece of my gear to capture every shade of the sound. I have a good collection of instruments and microphones that cover almost every need, I can help you with a good range of genres as well. I always work to serve the song and to make clients happy, I mean 100% happy! I make sure to keep my communications fast and precise, my clients are never alone. Once the project it's approved I provide curated stems, aligned and ready-to-mix. Typical turnaround time 48 hours, whenever it's possible I deliver the same day.
As for electric guitar recording service:
- Live sessions with hi res audio are available at no extra
- FXs are provided in form of printed stereo files
- DI capture: please request upfront
I've started my music journey back in 1999, I graduated (and worked) in the major music institute in Italy. The love for acoustic guitar brought me to compose and publish a solo fingerstyle record called "Play" in 2018. I had many bands and burnt many miles.
Send me an email through the "contact" button above and let's record!
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315 Reviews - 48 Repeat ClientsEndorse Gabriele Cento
I loved working with Gabriele. He was extremely responsive, took time to understand my vision, and turned around a series of guitar recordings that I love. I can tell that he is passionate about what he does, and absolutely will be working with him again.
What can I say, as long as you know exactly what it is that you want, Gabriele will give you everything you need. He was very patient AND recorded excellent guitars. I HIGHLY recommend this dude!
I enjoyed working with Gabriele. Fast turn around and quality work.
Gabriele is an excellent guitarist. With him a project is really fun. He tries very hard and is very professional. Gladly again at any time! Thank you Gabriele
Not sure exactly how many projects we have worked on at this point, but it’s a lot. I keep coming back because of first class talent & expertise, work ethic, communication and results. If you appreciate those things than Gab is your guy to make it happen. -EVOj.
Gabriele did an excellent job and was days ahead of schedule. Thank you again!
always a pleasure to work with gabriele, such a talented guy!
Gabriele Cento is a professional guitarist who gives clients maximum satisfaction. thank you very much
Gabriele is a professional and did a killer job on my track. He was the right person for what I wanted. Highly recommended.
Gabriele is an amazing guitar player. I have used him in the past and was really excited to use him again. He delivered earlier than expected and I was satisfied on the first sign off. Highly recommended!!
He was great! He had a lot of patience with me and it being my first song I've written he helped me so much thank you gabrele!
Talented and easy to work with. I am a repeat customer and will be back.
Gabriele was awesome to work with! Very communicative, fast and delivered very very well!
Gabriele was very professional, delivered high-quality recordings on time, and had no issues with applying the feedback. Definitely recommended!
A passionate professional I have worked with for years now that always delivers something special. Can’t say enough about Gab and his collective resources to essentially get anything you need done in music. Look no further. Much Love Gab, thanks as usual! -EVOj.
My first time working with Gabriele and It went awesome!
I'm booking my next job with him as I type. An incredible guitarist
Gabriele was easy to work with and gave us exactly what we asked for in a timely manner. Would definitely hire again. 10/10
Another great job and quick delivery.
Great fast work, great communication. Would recommend and will be back my self.
Gabriele is an amazing, thoughtful guitar player. His acoustic guitar sounds quite unique. I am happy I was able to collaborate with him on some of my music!
Interview with Gabriele Cento
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I generally receive the request, listen to the audio and figure out artist's need for the song by asking for references. Once the tracking happened I send an mp3 preview and let the client listen to what I have done. At that point I may be asked to modify something or moving forward with delivery. Experience taught me this: if clients come with clear ideas, reviews actions are very close to 0.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Follow your istinct: try to see if my samples and what clients say about me, match the mood of your personality and the spirit of your music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 5 stars client support, high quality tracks and prompt replies
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a guitarist in activity since 2010 I used to study and teach in one of the main school in Italy (CPM Music Institute) I care about music production, teaching and composing. By working with Italian fingerstyle virtuoso Pietro Nobile I had the chance to really live into the acoustic world by recording guitarists and making a lot of research especially on how to build the right sound.I have published a book "il chitarrista in studio arrangiare e registrare" for Italian editor fingerpicking.net and an acoustic EP "essential" (http://bit.ly/2e2cRhF) and in 2018 my first solo album for acoustic guitar called "Play" (https://bit.ly/3afT8aH). I've been playing live with several bands: clubs, big stage, gala dinner. I used to work as product specialist for Italian distribution of: Guild Guitars, Elixir Strings.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think as a player of songs, who always aims to serve it. What I bring is that guitar work which can help the song to be just right.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: STUDIO 1 I have a treated and tuned room where I do work 99% of the time. PRO TOOLS 12 is my main DAW, I know Logic Pro X and or Cubase as well. I own an UAD APOLLO rack with its super powerful plugins that I digged so much! I also use Plugin Alliance,Waves,Metric Halo,Sound Toys, Fab Filters,Slate, Speakers: Dynaudio BM5A Mainly microphones: Telefunken ELA M260; Schoeps CMC6, AdvancedAudio C12, Neumann M149 STUDIO 2 I go tracking into this room when I need top analog machine 3xAPI (512c), 2xAVALON (VT737SP), 1xTHERMIONIC (phoenix) TC ELECTRONIC M5000; 1xTUBETECH (CL1-B) Speakers: DYNAUDIO BM15A
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It makes me play music, which makes me happy
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes clients get surprised when they ask me to re-play fake guitars parts created on piano, and finding that they can't always be executed the same way on the real guitar.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Well, I already worked with Kirby (https://bit.ly/3jl5xOP), Pink Sweat$ (https://bit.ly/3gDI1e7), I love their vibe! One more artist I'd really like to work with it's H.E.R., I find she's very cool!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Before hitting the "record" button make sure your gain stage is setted-up properly (-18 or -16 dbFS). This is often a game changer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: RnB,Pop,Rock,Blues, funk and nu soul.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tim Pierce is on top of my list, but I also like the work of people like Jacquire King, Rodney Jerkins, Bob Clearmountain
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am asked to track electric or acoustic guitars for songs or creating loops and acoustic arrangements
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Can you add guitars to my song, including electric parts? A: Yes, I do play electric as often as acoustic. Q:I used to track acoustic guitars but I am not happy of the results, can you take a listen and see If you can work it out? A: Definitely! Let's take it to the next level! Q: I'm a singer and I need an acoustic version of a song I like, can you help me with it? A: Cool, happy to do it, I am an acoustic arranger!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Very few, my priority is to get them what they need. Sometimes no special questions are required, you just go!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My sample area here on my profile is always up-to-date with tracks I'm particularly proud of, so check it out!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some cool project from SoundBetter!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! for many reasons: budget, time, and sonic color.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: My associate and I brought our business on SoundBetter, we do work as producers and beatmakers: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/256684-koncrete-productions
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my ears, an acoustic guitar and my strings' bag. that's all I need
Q: What's your strongest skill?