Marty Schwartz came over for an interview. We talk about how I started making a living as a Session Guitarist and my experiences in the Music Business. We talk about my latest recording with Jason Mraz at Sunset Sound, who I consider a 100% genuine artist. I go through the recording process, how I setup my gear and what guitars I used. I also speak about my experience recording for Michael Jackson. I go through different things I recommend to guitarists to become better players, and advise to be a working studio musician. Please visit Marty Schwartz on his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/martyzsongs Feel free to leave any comments you may have and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO22hAZHhCU Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!
One of my favorite people to work with is a Producer, Engineer and Guitarist named Warren Huart. Warren Huart is an incredible incredibly hard-working musician who owns several studios, and is constantly producing and writing music. I really love seeing Warren pick up a guitar. His hands flow effortlessly over the instrument, and I’m always honored when he asks me to play guitar for him. Recently, I was able to grab Warren and interview him, after a short session we did in my studio. I had wanted to ask him some questions about a project he completed not too long ago – Aerosmith‘s new album. His longtime friend Jack Douglas Produced the record and Warren Engineered and Mixed the entire project. Aerosmith records have always been, to me, some of the most amazing records ever made, with some of the best guitar tones and parts ever recorded. I had many questions for him, and one thing I was surprised to learn, was that they start every new guitar sound from scratch. Even if the last guitar sound was great, they start over with different guitars, amps, microphones, preamps, etc. Just Google Warren Huart to find out all the interesting things he is done, and continues to do. Recently he’s been doing songs for the new season of X factor. One of his studios is a great facility in Hollywood called Swing House. He also owns a killer mix and recording studio up in the Hollywood Hills. More about Warren Huart on his website at www.warrenhuart.com Video Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!
I was always a big fan of a YouTube show called Pensado’s Place with Dave Pensado. Dave Pensado and his partner, Herb Trawick, do incredibly good interviews with music professionals. Many of my favorite producers and engineers have been interviewed on his show. A good friend of mine, producer Mike clink, contacted Dave on my behalf to see if he would be interested in having me on the show. To my surprise he was very interested, and had me on the show two weeks later. I didn’t really prepare for it, but it turned out to be a great show for everyone involved, partly because I was the first instrumentalist they had on the show, and because I kept a plugged in guitar in my hands the whole time. Dave Pensado is a renowned mix engineer with a lot of amazing credits, and his guests on over 100 shows that he has done are a veritable Who’s Who of the behind-the-scenes recording business. Some examples of guests are: Chris Lord Alge, Al Schmidt, Joe Barresi, Ross Hogarth, Alex Da Kid, Michael Brauer, Jack Joseph Puig, Bruce Swedien, Mick Guzauski and on and on, you get the picture 🙂 Anyway it was a great honor for me and a very fun to talk and laugh with some wonderful people….. You can read and see more about Pensados Place at: www.pensadosplace.tv Video Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!
Rick Springfield is the first interview in the new series of – ‘Off The Record’ with Tim. Fyi – read below to find out how to win some Carl Martin Pedals! Contest Ends Sunday October 20th, 2013! Rick Springfield stopped by for a short overdub session and an interview. Rick and I have known each other for a very long time, and I got to record all his records and do all his tours during the height of his stardom. In many ways he is more successful now than ever because he never stopped performing, he keeps making great records and he has held on to his audience throughout his whole career. His latest records are, I believe, the best ones he has ever done. Rick has a great team around him – Matty Spindel (Engineer, Producer), Roger Carter (Drummer, Tour Manager), George Nastos (Guitars), George Bernhardt (Guitars). Rick was featured in a very big way in the movie Sound City. Rick insisted on them adding a couple of still photos that had me in them and I was grateful for that. Many of the people in that movie are still people that I know and work with, particularly Keith Olson. I was there a lot in the eighties 🙂 Rick and I were fond of using Marshall JCM 800 amps and EVM12L Speakers for our guitar rigs. We borrowed that sound from Pat Benatar’s guitarist and Producer Neil Geraldo. We were big fans of his guitar sound. The interview was very fun and we laughed a lot. The thing that might surprise people is that I’ve spent a lot more time with Rick and his family in the years since we stopped touring together than in the years when we were touring constantly. Video…