Musician Endorsements Synergize NAMM Sales - Page 3
(Stephen Sea w/ Robert Godin)
How did you come to endorse Godin Guitars?
"I needed a nylon string guitar for a song I was producing for a tv show. I had several steel string acoustics, but not a nylon string. A good friend of mine offered to loan me his Godin ACS (with midi access). I picked it up and played it for only a few minutes before realizing I HAD TO HAVE ONE OF THESE. After checking out some of the other models I was amazed at the precision quality and craftsmanship that these guitars displayed, but most impressive was the retail price-point. I contacted them to ask about how and where they are made, etc. I expressed my interest in endorsing these artfully crafted works to anyone and everyone I could share it with, and they expressed appreciation by signing me on as an "endorsee". This has always seemed funny to me that artists are "endorsed" by instrument makers when it's really the other way around. We endorse the use of their products for what they can do us in our work. Whatever. "Endorsee" works form me,.. from either side.
With Grip Guitar Picks, "I use them religiously. I have them in every guitar case. Keep a few in the car and even on the key-ring. I don't like using the old "flat ones" any more. The curved "grip" feature opens up added technique you can't access with the flat ones. I've loaned them to other players in a pinch when they need a pick and they always ask to keep it. I did the same. They're great picks.
IK MUltimedia's "Amplitube" is my weapon of choice for most of the guitar sounds and textures I need in the studio. Their modeling software is capable of taking me just about anywhere I need to go with clean, gritty, chunky, blues, rock 'n roll,.. etc. fxpansion (BFD and BFD2) drums are great for workstation tracking and I used them for a lot of the material in the BMT catalog. Toontracks' EZ Drummer is outrageously superior to anything in it's price range (under $100.00) and with the upgrade to Superior Drummer, you have everything you need to make "state of the art" recording from the Basics on up.Continued on the next page