Mario: Hi Aaron,
how did you hear about our guitars?
Aaron: Andy Abad who I play with in Marc Anthony's Band turned me on
to them. The guitar I had wasn't cutting it, live I stand next to the
bass player and having a regular acoustic guitar wasn't working out,
it was hard to control the feedback.
M: I saw you guys
play in Montreal last year, you were cranked and it sounded great.
A: No feed back at all and we play loud. Our sound engineer loves
sound checking the ACS!! It sounds that good.
M: I know you're
working on a new solo album, do you use the ACS in studio as well?
A: It's on there for sure. I have also used it on session gigs, and
of course I use it live, it's made a big difference, I used to have
to play my acoustic while muffling the top as much as possible to prevent
the guitar from feeding back. Now I can get as loud as I need and never
M: How do you record
A: Direct, and the onboard EQ is flat. On a fine instrument you don't
need to do much. It's a very cool instrument, easy to play- you don't
have to fight it.
M: Plus the synth
access is truly impressive.
A: Man, truly incredible, like I said it's all there. The possibilities
M: You describe
your music as Alternative R&B, and you have many influences from Hendrix,
to Prince. How did you get into music?
A: I started off teaching myself like many kids do, then I took lessons
from Kevin Dukes, he's a great teacher, later on I went to Dick Grove
school of music. After that I really got into learning about recording,
programming, compression, Eqing and just how things work. I produce
and record my own stuff and the ACS is a breeze to record.
M: You have done
quite a lot of stuff including playing with Patti Labelle and Terrance
Trent D'Arby and now Marc Anthony as well as your own records. What
advise can you give young musicians.
A: Be in it for the right reasons. You have to practice and be dedicated.
When you do get a chance you have to be ready.
M: That's great
advice. How about you? What are your future plans?
A: I wanna keep playing and recording. I look forward to releasing my
new cd in a couple of months and keep writing music.
is a Product Specialist at Godin Guitars.