Versatile guitarist that has been playing for over 15 years. I have experience touring with artists and playing in professional settings. I use ear training and music theory to quickly understand a song. I can deliver the part you're envisioning or record/compose multiple ideas to choose from. Let's talk about how I can help elevate your music!
Professional guitarist who works/lives in NYC. I specialize in remote recording, but also can meet in the NYC area.
Get in touch if you need...
1. ANY guitar parts recorded for your music
2. guitar parts written for your music
3. song writing elements (beat, melody, chords, lyrics) recorded/written
4. someone to collaborate with (if the vibe is right)
Send me a note through the contact button above.
5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Doug Bostick
Doug was an incredible musician to work with. I don't know how he did it, but he was able to really grasp the energy and intention behind my song and build out a guitar track that took it to the next level. He is extremely creative and inspired and put together not just a lead track but also tons of embellishments, riffs, and layers that my producer and I can use to really make this song pop. I would work with Doug again in a heartbeat (I'm chatting with him about it). Thanks so much, Doug!
Dough is an amazing producer/guitarist. I have had the pleasure to work with him on several occasions. His work is superb! I recommend anyone to work with him!!
Doug is a very talented guitarist and producer and he's super easy to work with. Ask him about his Weird Winter project :)
Doug is an incredibly talented guitarist and musician. He’s professional, passionate and a true pleasure to work with. He is able to easily adapt to any situation and brings a great level of ease and dedication to every project. As a person, he is humble, reliable and positive. He is a true talent and a refreshingly wonderful human being.
Doug is the best! Amazing guitar player, producer and human being.
Interview with Doug Bostick
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lucius Page is a producer with immense experience. We work together a lot and he is super easy to work with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I am grateful for the ability to make a living with music because it is an artform that allows you to be expressive in powerful and very specific ways. It's also something that you can share and collaborate with other musicians and connect in a very meaningful way.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Because I am a guitarist I can't do other things as well. I think of myself as a musician who appreciates all styles and is constantly growing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I like to work with singers the most because I can give them everything they need to complete a song. Making instrumental music is fun, but having a voice bring melody and lyrics to a track is another level.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring anything from a specific part to an entire track. I have the ability to match the vibe of almost any reference track and enjoy finding new techniques and sounds for genres I'm less used to. I recently made a pop-funk track for someone (which is outside my normal vibe) and had a great time learning how to get the right sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the project. I always ask an artists for reference tracks because hearing their inspiration helps capture the vibe they want. If I'm just redoing a guitar part, I learn the part exactly and record it multiple ways so the artist/ producer has options to work with. If it's a track or a beat I find the elements that are most important and start with that. Usually the drum sounds and groove are the most important and I will find the best snare and kick to get started. Then I will find a good chord sound (on guitar or keys) and based on the register the chords are in/ the tone I will choose a bass sound that compliments that. It's usually here I'll choose a new kick to best pair with the bass sound. I also like to mix and tweak things as I go to better hear how new elements fit in as I add them.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Fender Deluxe Tone Pro for my guitar recordings because it has amazing quality with the direct out option (so you don't need a microphone). I use to JBL MK 2's and a Scarlett 18i8 as well as Ableton to do all my music. I've got a Korg Minilogue as well as a lifetime of guitar pedals I use to get the right analog sound when I need it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I get inspired by well crafted songs. My favorite artists are Daniel Caesar, Joji and Frank Ocean. The artistry that they bring to the table is timeless.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the time I rerecord guitar parts. Someone sends me a guitar take, or song and I learn the part and rerecord it with a higher quality. I also produce tracks for singers to create with!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality sounding audio, 24-48 hour turn around, easy to work with attitude
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have reference tracks or an idea for what the song sounds like completed?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Whenever adding elements to a track you must think about where you want that sound to exist in the frequency spectrum in order to keep two elements from competing. Also need to be careful when adding too much low mids
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Versatility. I can be involved in a song from the ground up or find the right elements to add and complete a track. I'm also ready when the client has a specific sound or idea they need recorded.