Michael Day

Guitar/Mixing/Songwriting

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I predominantly offer three things: 1. Acoustic Guitar 2. Mixing + Editing 3. Songwriting

My background is Guitar, Songwriting and Mixing Music.
My main specializations are:
1. Acoustic Guitar
2. Mixing + Editing
3. Song Writing

Additionally, I can be hired for the following:
4. Vocals and Harmonies
5. Electric Guitar
6. Banjo
7. Ukulele

Hey my name's Michael Day, I'm a Songwriter/Guitarist/Mix Engineer.
You can find my work on Spotify and Sound Cloud.
I'm available here for you to hire as a session musician, Mix Engineer and Songwriter.

Acoustic Guitar:
L+R Stems, stereo or mono acoustic guitar recording to be used in your own compositions.
Create a guitar part for your song.

Mixing + Editing:
A complete mix of your tracks. (EQ, Compression, Distortions/Saturations, Reverbs, Delays, and other audio effects)
Tune vocals.
Edit tracks in time.
Mix stems from your home recordings.
Songwriting:
Write and/or Record any part of the Songwriting Process you need help with.

You can find my Guitar/Mixing/Songwriting work here:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/47SNU2TeTDVbKBpsjCY1rE
Mixing Projects:
https://open.spotify.com/track/5fCqbNSUk4SQTon31q0X40?si=4e8ec356f93d4880
https://open.spotify.com/album/2xftytvjhPyBGFYJKcRMgD?si=VnkiXaoETTajVHBeEdz5Wg

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English

14 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Carly
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    Michael always gets the job done! He’s quick, talented, and provides with tons of material. Always the best!

  2. Review by Stuart R.
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    Michael was very patient as i tried to explain and represent what I needed for the song. Gradually we got there and he provided a number of final track files for me to use. Great value for money. Thanks Michael.

  3. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    very easy to work with Michael. great acoustic work. highly recommend.

  4. Review by Shweta A.
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    I wanted a guitar track for a cover song, and there could not have been a better guitarist to make it! Michael sent many options and had vibe checks to make sure the end product was exactly what I wanted. He is very easy to work with and responded promptly and amiably. I hope to work with him for future tracks as well.

  5. Review by Carly
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    Do yourself a favor and hire Michael for your guitar needs. He is an absolute gem, sent me 10 versions of the guitar track that I needed and they all sound excellent. Absolute pro. Quick and efficient!

  6. Review by Ella K.
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    It was nice working with Michael he understood what I was going for and delivered.

  7. Review by Daniel C.
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    Michael is such an approachable and amicable collaborator, and provided so many options for me, truly everything I needed and more. I can confidently recommend his session guitar services. Thanks Michael!

  8. Review by Ryan Svendsen
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    Michael always sends such high quality songs and values the instrument of the trumpet and our collaborations. I really appreciate him and his musicianship!

  9. Review by Sujan S.
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    It was my second time working with Michael. And as usual I had a great session with him. He is very fast and active. I would definitely recommend him. I'm going to start my third session with him in a few days.

  10. Review by Ryan Svendsen
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    Michael sent me a really beautiful track that needed horns. He was clear on his direction and was a joy to work with. Wonderfully produced and spoke in music lingo which always helps! Hope to work with him again!!!

  11. Review by Doug H.
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    I asked Michael to help me with an acoustic cover. He did an amazing job taking my ideas and creating a beautiful acoustic track I can build from. Highly recommend!

  12. Review by myfndr12
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    Quick response and easy to work with. Nice warm guitar sound

  13. Review by Aimée Rose
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    Great guitar player, very easy to work with!

  14. Review by Sujan S.
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    He is an excellent guitarist and a great human being. He patiently tries to understand what you actually need. I really loved working with him and ofcourse hoping for a future collaboration soon.

Interview with Michael Day

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

  2. A: 3 EPs of my own music right now. Sound Better Projects Song Finch Projects Mixing Projects

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

  4. A: I want you to be happy with the end result; If you're not, be honest with me. I will do my best to make your ideas become a reality. Honesty makes everyone better.

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

  6. A: Hearing other peoples idea and working on their art is so special!

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

  8. A: Whats the BPM? Whats the Time Signature? Whats the reference track? Would you like a voice memo? Is this the right vibe?

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

  10. A: I have been playing guitar since 2006. I have a university degree for music. I feel I am somewhat competent in the area of guitaring.

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

  12. A: Any artist in the folk world, I want to produce your work or add guitar on it or add Backing vocals, or banjo or whatever I can. If you breath indie/alternative folk, I want to be involved.

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

  14. A: I prefer to send multiple takes of the raw track, that means whoever is producing/editing/mixing your track has options to comp the acoustic track to their liking. In my view it gives the flexibility and 'vibe' choices to the producer. It also means if there's a small section in the track you don't like, you can easily swap it out from the same section in another take.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My strength is my finger picking style, I was trained a classical guitarist turned folk artist so anything in that realm I can produce to a high quality.

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

  18. A: I like to get as much detail about the project from the client. I then like to spit out a few quite voice memos to give myself and the client clarity on the end product. I like to do 'vibe checks' on voice memo as well as structural checks on voice memo, it means I can swiftly send off something to give the client a detailed idea of what to expect. My aim is to deliver a quality product inline with the clients vision, not my own vision of their ideas, thus I welcome some back and forth via voice memo to ensure clients satisfaction. Once the voice memos have the green light from the client, I go ahead and record the agreed track. I will try my best to give you a quick turn around. And I don't mind providing solutions that give you multiple options, so at any chance when it's easy for me to do, I'll likely aim to do that, whether that be giving multiple raw stems so a producer can comp takes, or recording slightly more guitar tracks incase the clients wants a left and right guitar. The more options I can give you within my ability I like to do.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I am a Mac and Ableton user, with a Clarret Interface. I currently have a range of mics available as well as multiple guitars. My mics include: Austrian Audio 818, Shure SM7b, Shure Sm58 beta, Shure Sm 57,Rode NT1, Behringer B1, AT2020, Guitars Include: Cole Clark fat Lady 3, Furch, Ibanez Artcore Hollow Body, Fender Strat, Esteve Classical Guitar and a Fender Jazz Bass. I also have a Ukulele and a Deering Banjo. Other: I use a Fender Princeton - silver face and a Yamaha CP73 Stage Piano.

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

  22. A: I am predominantly a Folk/Indie/Roots Musician, however, can record acoustic guitar for any type of genre. Finger picking is my particular strength having studied classical guitar for over 8 years. A beautifully crafted fingerpicking melody or riff on an acoustic guitar is a favorite of mine.

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Terms Of Service

I allow a maximum of two revisions.
Current turn around time is 5 days. (Allow a week ideally for me, but happy to discuss if needed earlier).
Acoustic Guitar includes a L+R track if desired.

GenresSounds Like
  • Angus & Julia Stone
  • The Paper Kites
  • Mumford & Sons
Gear Highlights
  • Clarret Interface
  • Austrian Audio 818
  • Sm7b Mic
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton 11 DAW
  • Cole Clark Fat Lady 3 Acoustic Guitar
  • Ferch Acoustic Guitar
  • Ibanez Artcort electric guitar
  • Esteve Classical Guitar
  • Melodyne
  • Fender Princeton silver face
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