Professional guitarist/song-writer, with numerous television credits, and international releases. Able to compose and perform in various genres, including Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Hard Rock.
- Composition of guitar arrangements.
- Professional electric guitar recording.
- Professional acoustic guitar recording.
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Interview with Gene Rowan
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Professional vocalist and songwriter, Jessie Wagner. She will surely take your work to the next level.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Melody, energy, groove, and vibe.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in Pro Tools, with an Apollo 16 converter. Pre-amps include UA LA610 tube pre's and Midas XL48's. I monitor through Genelec 8030's. Some of my outboard includes an amazing Klark-Teknik DN410 eq, a Yamaha SPX 990, which I love! and an Alesis Midiverb4 which is also full of really great sounds.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People often assume that this does not require hard work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking to get out of this and what is your final goal.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, or music with a lot of groove, melody, and energy.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Proud of them all. Iv contributed as everything from just a guitar player to writing, performing producing and engineering full works.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music for a television show.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, they each bring value to music creation. Analog contributes vibe, and with digital you have flexibility and efficiency.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise an enjoyable venture with transparency, positivity, and productivity.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating, self expression, collaboration.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Lets make sure we're a good fit, and be ready to communicate freely.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Gibson Les Paul, a laptop with Pro Tools, and my JH Audio Pro 16 ear buds.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a touring guitar player, and when I wasn't doing that I got into touring as an audio engineer. At some point scoring fell into my lap and I became a studio rat. Iv been doing music for professionally for 17 years.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lady Gaga. I think she needs to do a proper rock n roll record, and I admire her constant outside of the box approach.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it makes you feel something, keep it.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Collaboration first and foremost. Aside from that, Iv put a lot of time into my guitar playing and writing, all that comes in handy quite often.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on what Im doing, but I like to have a clear vision of the final product before I start. That means I can work focused and efficient, while allowing plenty of creative space for spontaneity.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Greg Wells, Eric Valentine, Slash, Josh Homme, Chris Lord Algae, Ed Stasium
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Session guitarist, mixing engineer, producer.