Tom Fillingim

Guitarist, Arranger, Producer

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Been in music 30+ years. I have a music degree and love the recording process.

Would bring the best from your music. Very strong in communication and can share your vision through your music. I have the belief that less is more when it comes to recording.
I can add guitars(acoustic or electric) and other stringed instruments. I can take you through all aspects of the recording process, from a 2 track vocal and instrument to a finished cd.
Using a mixture of analog and digital the music can be captured naturally.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with Tom Fillingim

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

  2. A: What vision do you have for your music?

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

  4. A: Choose wisely!

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

  6. A: Guitar x 5

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

  8. A: Been in music 30+ years, I taught music for 12 years and played professionally.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: I can take on many styles, I have a straight forward approach.

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

  12. A: Steely Dan, just a really great well produced sound.

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

  14. A: Less is more!

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

  16. A: Country, Gospel and Classic Rock.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Communication and the ability to truly listen.

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

  20. A: Passion and Vision.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I have an analog console, an 8 track 1/2" tascam and a 16 track akai DR16 pro hard disk recorder. Usually mix down to a macbook pro running Logic X.

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

  24. A: Gary Katz

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

  26. A: Building tracks and producing a final stereo mix for cd.

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

  28. A: Capture tracks on 16 track, add effects as needed in the analog realm, mixdown to macbook for final mastering.

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

  30. A: Some country, gospel with a touch of bluegrass.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: I like a little of both to make a more natural sound. A little bandwidth goes a long way!

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

  34. A: I work to the best of my ability.

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

  36. A: Bringing life to music.

Gear Highlights
  • vintage guitars and amps. Analog mixer
  • 16 track digital recorder.
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