Manú Lopez

Guitarist - Producer

Manú Lopez on SoundBetter

Hey! I am Manú Lopez, I'm a professional musician, producer and guitar teacher from Rosario, Argentina. I have studied music since I was little, from classical guitar to acoustic and electric. I work as a touring musician, making studio recordings, collaborations, guest solos and Youtube covers.

I really want to work with you on your project, your song or album. I will do my best to achieve what you expect!
I would say that my strong point is that I am a fairly versatile musician, going from Heavy Metal riffs to melodic leads and clean and pleasant guitars, through Rock, Funk, Punk, Country, Blues, Fusion and Jazz.

I'm looking forward to work with you and helping you with your musical project! So lets get in touch and make some music! If you have any question just let me know. Contact me through the button above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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

Interview with Manú Lopez

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

  2. A: The most common question: ¿How long does it take me to have the work ready? My answer always depends on the project, the duration, the difficulty, etc... but usually it does not take more than 5 business days.

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

  4. A: I think that people in general don't really know what work in the music industry is like, so they don't know the effort, years of study and work that goes into it, and what it takes to make a living with music.

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

  6. A: the most common type of work I do on recordings... I usually work on songs, people show me their projects with ideas or references of what they want. Then I record all the guitars as they tell me, and if I have some freedom to add something... in that case I give feedback to the client to know if the new ideas fit with what was expected.

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

  8. A: I am always willing to work with everyone who takes their job seriously and with respect, every job is an opportunity to grow.

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

  10. A: It's what I love to do! The feeling of contributing to musical projects is something unique. Also being able to meet many great people, musicians, producers, composers, the most fun thing about this job is creating music, sharing and learning with other people from all over the world.

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

  12. A: In what key is the song, BPM to set the project, Render specifications, and songs references or style instructions to get the vibe. And everything that the client thinks that it's important is welcome! the more information the better!

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

  14. A: - Always be resolutive and open to be comunicative with partners, muscicians and producers. - Tune your instrument before recording. - Change Strings. - Check gain stages. - Be open to explore new sounds.

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

  16. A: I have worked on albums, EPs and Singles with Mica Racciatti and Lord Divine. currently working on an EP of my own project, which I am very excited about!

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: I think my strongest skill is having an open mind about music style and genres, being creative, and comunicative with the work group. Which allows me to be versatile in my work.

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

  20. A: I'm working for Mica Racciatti on two EPs and as a touring musician. Also recording every day for a music production company based in Buenos Aires. And working as a guitar teacher in between.

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: Digital for now, for practicality. If there is the possibility of recording in a studio, I will choose analog.

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

  24. A: I will always do my best!

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

  26. A: Be descriptive and specific about what you are looking for, good communication is always better. And if the project it is on it's beginnings you can be open and comunicative with the ideas you have to for your music. You have to know that I will do my best at the job and provide the material as soon as possible.

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

  28. A: An acoustic guitar, my box of picks and all the strings I can carry.

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

  30. A: I'm always trying to spice up the work, and whatever the song needs, if there's anything I can do to make the song better... I'll try it and discuss the creative intentions with the producers and songwriters.

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

  32. A: It depends on the project, but in general I understand the main idea and solve it, so that everything makes sense. I begin to create the project with the correct specifications, according to what is specified I create the tracks that will take me through each instrument. Then sectorize the project by parts to be able to give each sector the focus it requires at that moment. Then start recording.

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

  34. A: I am mainly inspired by Rock and heavy metal since I was a kid. When growing up and with learning music I also started to like a lot of funk, fusion, jazz, country and blues. This are the genres that I most enjoy doing and working with, but really every chance to contribute to a musical project it's an oportunity for me to keep learning and growing, so I always keep an open mindset.

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

  36. A: Diego Palma, amazing keyboardist.

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

  38. A: I play the guitar and study music since I was little. I studied in music schools as a child and went to high school majoring in art. Then I went to a music institute to become a music teacher. I've been working as a touring musician and guitar teacher for years, making full productions and session recordings.

  39. Q: How would you describe your style?

  40. A: It's for the most part Rock, Funk, and Heavy Metal style, and I like to convine some of that with Jazz Fusion and Blues. As a guitar player I'm strongly influenced by Richie Kotzen, John Petrucci and Marty Friedman among others.

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

  42. A: I ussually work on recording guitar tracks for songs, youtube covers and EPs in any styles... I recorded Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Techno, Latin, Folk, Inde, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Fusion, Metal, Progressive Metal and Rock. Then I usually work as a touring muscisian playn rock, funk, metal, tango, and latin styles.

  43. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  44. A: I mainly use Reaper & Cubase DAWs. As audio interface I use Audient EVO 8 with KRK rokit 5" monitors and shure srh440 headset, Arturia Keylab, AKG P120. Guitar Gear: Jackson DR3 & DK2, Ibanez RG5ex1 & S7420fm, Fender Telecaster Standard, Laney Ironheart amp with Pirate Black Cabinet (2x12), Headrush pedalboard. Plugins and vst: Neural dsp, MLsoundlab, Toneforge, IK multimedia, Mercuriall audio, izotope, toontrack.

Mica Racciatti

I was the Guitarist in this production

Terms Of Service

- I will deliver projects within five (5) business days (except full prod).
- Three (3) revisions free of charge.
- Anything can be discussed according to what the project requires.

GenresSounds Like
  • Metallica
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • TOTO
Gear Highlights
  • Audient EVO 8 - KRK Rokit 5" - Shure SRH440 - Arturia Keylab - AKP P120 - Headrush Pedalboard - Laney Ironheart amphead - Pirate Black Cab - Fender Telecaster - Jackson DK2 & DR3 guitars - Ibanez S7420FM & RG5EX1 guitars - Canon T3i - Nikon 3100.
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  • Hello There!Feb 15, 2024

    I've made my account some time ago, now I've updated my profile! I still have no reviews, but I know that I can contribute to the musical projects in here! I wish to do a career as a freelance muscisian! If you want to know me more you can search me as @manulopezgtr anywhere. Hope to hear from you and to get the oportunity to help you on your music!