Session Guitarist, Engineer, Mixer and Audio Editor dedicated to doing it right!
I have been playing fretted instruments and mastering my craft for a little over 10 years. I have a large collection of instruments and a great recording setup to cover any sonic possibility/ tone requested. I listen to every genre and I'm confident I'll be able to deliver what you're looking for. I'm also an experienced engineer currently working in a studio in London and love to deliver mixed stems, aswell as dry/ unprocessed files to save my clients some time. My typical turnaround time is 24 hours, but I can deliver recordings on the same day for the most part.
My signal chain consists of some of the top amplifiers, guitars, preamps and microphones in the industry. I use a variety of gear for different styles of music. I will work with you until you are 100% happy with the result. I work remotely but can assure you a fluent communication and fast turnaround time.
Every project is different, so don't hesitate to shoot me a message and we'll discuss everything I can bring to your track!
I'm also able to help create parts (riffing over a tune, full arrangements, background parts, etc.).
Send me an email through the "contact" button above and let's record!
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Interview with Mingus Sol Parker
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mostly session playing and engineering remotely and in person.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm fairly new to Soundbetter but I can't wait to meet new people!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: The tone and character of analog is superior to me, however I've heard great digital mixes so I guess it depends on the skill of the user!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is the client will receive what they want every single time, without a doubt. And I wont stop working on the project until they are satisfied.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A big misconception is that session players don't take as much care in the recording/mixing process. This is something that's very important to me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask the client to send me adjectives to describe what they need. Sometimes people know what they want but dont know how to put it into words, so that's a great way to catch the vibe from them.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An original Torres guitar, A cassette recorder, A pair of Neumann km54s and my Macbook. That's the dream.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing guitar nonstop for over 10 years. Playing guitar in sessions has been my favourite thing to do.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to play guitar for a Netflix show. Some TV projects would be really cool!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay organized at all times, collaborate openly and trust your initial instinct.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Literally everything, as much as I can... I love being introduced to unique genres I haven't discovered yet!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The textures and sonic characteristics that were missing from the record before.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I would say my workflow varies to accomodate for the different genres/clients I am working with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am Primarily running Logic Pro X and Pro Tools on a MacBook Pro with a Universal Audio interface. I currently have a U47, AEA R88 and a 60s Reslo setup 24/7 running into my UAD twin-finity tube preamp. I love this setup because I can make quick sketches of ideas very quickly and makes my workflow super efficient.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I played guitar on a record called "Brand New" by an artist called Perri Jones. I'm proud of her and that I got to work on some R&B music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to do what I love every day and I get exposed to so many different people. I learn something new every day.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most clients send me reference tracks and ask If I can deliver a simiar sound. My answer is always Yes.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would say hiring session musicians will cost a decent amount in the long run, however you get what you pay for and a higher sense of qualiy.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to really dive deep into the genre/style I'm working for and take it from there.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Having a mental catalogue of guitar tones and sounds.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Being able to work with different clients and genres inspires me every day.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do everything from electric guitar solos to classical accompaniment.