ABOUT

I was born in Monterrey, Mexico in a family that loves music. My parents taught to fight for what you dream. Everyday since I held a guitar in my hands at 14 years old I dreamed about how it would be a professional guitar player, work with great musicians, get to know different studios, make my own music and play live. I graduated from college and got a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from ITESM. I got to know the meaning of hard work, how to beat fatigue and the satisfaction of a well done job. Still, I couldn’t stop dreaming about the same: I wanted to make a living from music.

I decided to go for it.

I radically changed my life in every way and focused in music. I started out as a studio assistant and doing some recordings afterwards. Currently, I work as a session musician both live and in the studio. I do recordings as an engineer either on site or in studio for artists but also corporations & agencies that are looking for commercial audio. I diversified: I host a radio show about Blues, I’m a music instructor at Prepa Tec and an active member of NAMM. I’m about to release my first material with my own music, writing articles and doing product demos of the music gear I like. I’m thankful because you are reading this and because of that each day I dream even bigger.  



SERVICES

Thank you for considering my services for your project! I’m looking forward to work with you and meet or exceed your expectations.


Guitar
I love collaborating with music and finding the perfect guitar parts for the projects. I’m available to track guitars (acoustic or electric) for your project, song or any other musical idea that you may have. I can attend to the recording sessions or we can collaborate remotely by tracking the parts in my studio. I can also offer my input and write parts for your music if you need me to do so.


Engineering
Capturing the sound of the instruments is critical to a good recording and sets the overall tone of mixing. A good tracked song can save many hours you’d spend during mixing. We can work on recording your music wether is one song or a full length album you can trust that your performances will be captured in the best possible way.


Editing
Getting the best out of the takes and consolidating them into a track, not robotize your music is a critical part to make a succesful project. If your tracks need a clean up, some timing or pitch correction in order to prep them for mixing or just to set the tone for further tracking you can hire me to do so.


Reamp 
I have a Mark V in my studio along with Redwirez, Ownhammer and Two-Notes impulse responses. The reamp is done using a Torpedo Reload into a Universal Audio Apollo. I also have access to rent a wide selection of great cabinets and mic choices that might fit your needs. For a full list, please contact me. 


Mixing
This is the part of the process besides playing guitar that I enjoy the most. I go into every detail of your tracks by listening critically trying to picture the outcome of the song before I even touch anything. No presets are used as no two songs are the same. I mix with the approach of adding and polishing the song delivering something that connects with the expectations of my clients.


Corporate Audio
I understand the time constraints and language of corporate projects from campaigns, jingles, voice-overs, advertising and everything in between that requires audio done. I have a network of musicians and talents that fit your project. I also offer input in terms of royalties and other scenarios that are related in the use of music for advertising.



MUSIC




Role: Guitar player


Role: Guest lead guitar player & reamp of the guitars of the album.


Role: Guitar player & assistant engineer.


Mando - Quiero Estar Contigo - Live @ Arena Monterrey

Role: Studio & live guitar player.






GEAR

German Gallardo proudly endorses Ernie Ball strings and Music Man guitars

Guitars & Accesories
EBMM JP6 – Neptune Blue
EBMM JP7 – Desert Gold
EBMM BFR Silhouette Special – Black Sugar
Taylor Guitars DN-3 Acoustic
Ernie Ball Cobalt 10-46 Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Light for Acoustic
Reunion Blues Continental Gig Bag

Amps
Mesa Boogie Mark V

Effects
Electro-Harmonix Soul Food
Wampler Pedals Pinnacle Distortion
T.C. Electronic Corona Chorus
T.C. Electronic Flashback Delay
Lava Cable Ultramafic Pedalboard Kit

Recording
Universal Audio Apollo.
Dangerous Music D-Box Analog Summing Mixer.
Two-Notes Engineering Torpedo Reload DI, Loadbox & Reamper .
Avid Pro Tools 10 & 11.
Apple Logic Pro X.
Slate Digital, UAD-2 & Waves plugins.
Redwirez & Ownhammer IRs.



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