Rai Castells

Session Guitarist,

35 Reviews (32 Verified)
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I'm a Guitarist from Barcelona, I play all kinds of guitar from clasical to electric. My main style is jazz and all its sub genres but I also play rock, pop, ... I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music. I have recorded several cd's from Jazz to Pop.

I offer professional recordings in wav format or whatever format desired. I can also record using a specific format or program such as Logic, Pro-tools,...

I have many FX pedals to create different textures, and I play with Gibson "ES335", Epiphone "The Dot",
Fender "Telecaster", Fender "Stratocaster", Fender "Telecaster", Acoustic Guitar "Ibanez", Clasical guitar "Fender".

I use Polytone amps, Fender amps, Apogee Preamps.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

35 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Pierre Joseff

    Rai is great! With him we can go really far in the creation of your sound world, we can go further than the generic commercial sounds that we find everywhere
    it's the rare pearl !

  2. Review by Pierre A.

    he is a great guitarist, he puts his heart into his work to achieve the sound I have in mind,

    I'm very grateful for that

  3. Review by KH C
    by KH C

    working with Rai was wonderful!
    thanks to his beautiful guitar play I can finish my project very well.

  4. Review by Ben C.
    by Ben C.

    Rai is a superb musician, and incredibly easy to work with. 10/10. Highly recommend. I’ll be back for more saucy guitar vibes soon.

  5. Review by tommy m.

    different project. same out come. great work every time. will be coming back again as usual :)

  6. Review by tommy m.

    another great project done with Rai. he was understanding, patient, and speedy thru out the whole project. such an easy guy to work with. till next time!

  7. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Rai is a true master on the guitar!
    Every track he has worked on for me has been world class. His recordings are always clean and 100% quality
    Thank you again sir for a superb Lead solo Guitar piece .

  8. Review by tommy m.

    I had a set back on my end that slowed down our project. Rai was patient and understanding of the situation from start to end. Rai is easy going and skillful with his craft.

  9. Review by Jon D.
    by Jon D.

    He is a great artist and helpful person.

  10. Review by Yu H.
    by Yu H.

    Just perfect!!
    I came back again, and he gave me all I need and even more, with no revision at all.
    Thanks Rai!!

  11. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Rai is a truly superb musician.
    Without doubt one of the best I have had the pleasure of working with.
    He always delivers a quality recording, and nothing is a problem. Yet another superb Jazz solo arrangement completed.
    Thank you Rai.

  12. Review by Yu H.
    by Yu H.

    Perfectly done. I'll definitely come back again! Beautiful!

  13. Review by Malachi - Professional Results

    Very well thought-out parts and playing. highly recommend

  14. Review by Ale N.
    by Ale N.

    Very talented, kind and helpful guitarist. A small misunderstanding at the beginning about my requests but he solved everything in a short time. Hope can we work together again!

  15. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Rai is one of the best lead Guitar
    musicians /Artists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His ability to understand and hear exactly what a track requires is just brilliant. His timing and improvising of melody's is a pleasure to hear. Quality of the finished files is beyond excellent! Don't hesitate to contact Rai for your next track, you will not be disappointed.
    Thank you Rai.

  16. Review by Adam Lomax

    Rai is one of my favorite musicians to work with. In this digital world, he is still able to deliver that live, real music feel to my projects. Pure excellence.

  17. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Once again Rai delivers a world class live Guitar track.Not only one but gave me 3 diferent options. Truly superb work! If you are looking for perfection with so much attention to detail then look no further than Rai the master!
    Until next time Rai THANK YOU.

  18. Review by U.R.T.A

    Highly recommended¡ Exactly what I was looking for.Amazing tracks¡¡
    I will work with him again in the future

  19. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Words cannot express how good a guitar player Rai Castells is!He would have to be one of the best if not the best live lead guitar player's i have had the pleasure of using on my tracks. Rai not only understands what a track needs but always goes that extra mile to make the track stand out.He is a total genius %100 top Musician!!!.
    Thank you

  20. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Let me start by stating What a fantastic Musician !!!
    Rai was able to hit me up with a top guitar track and only needed 1 take to get exactly what i was looking for. Rai is definitley my go to lead guitar player. His attention to detail and understanding what the client wants is outstanding, and he delivered a top quality recording .

Interview with Rai Castells

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

  2. A: I'll do a great job. they will end up happy.

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

  4. A: Everything!

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

  6. A: Don't hesitate to explain the idea you have in mind until it's clear enough for everyone.

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

  8. A: I supose there's electricity on the island :) I would take my Gibson ES 335, Polytone Amp, Lexicone Reverb, Acoustic Guitar, Clasical Guitar.

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

  10. A: I have been playing for more than 20 years. I started as a kid playing blues and after I went to college wher I studied with some of the best musicians of the Planet.

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

  12. A: Impros & Films. It was a duo project with a drummer and with some special guests. My role was composer,, guitarist, producer, along with the drummer. I feel proud because of the sound we did get with just two instruments.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Modern, fresh,

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

  16. A: Daniel Lanois. Because he is the Producer.

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

  18. A: Be patien and try as many ideas as you can, sometimes out of a small theme you can get tones of good stuff.

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

  20. A: Jazz, Rock, Pop, ...

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Lyricism, melody

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

  24. A: Depends on the song. I try to bring balance, trying to identify what the music needs.

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

  26. A: Listen, listen, listen, listen, play along with the song recording many times until i start feeling comfortable and getting ideas. Listen, listen again, pre-record some takes and discard things I don't like, record again, compose part. Pre-record, listen. Record

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: Mac book Pro, Apogee, Pro Tools,

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

  30. A: Daniel Lanois, Brian Blade Fellowship, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nick Drake, Radiohead, Bjork, Michael Jackson

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

  32. A: Record Guitar tracks.


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Gear Highlights
  • Gibson ES-335
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Polytone
  • Apogee
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