Andrei Martinez Agras


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Ottawa based Cuban guitarist Andrei Martinez Agras is known for working with Grammy and Grammy nominee acts like Grupo Sintesis, Omara Portuondo (Buenavista Social Club) and Cecilia Noël (The Wild Clams). With them he has performed in the most important stages of world music and participated in multicultural projects of remarkable originality and high artistic value.


Parallel to the above, Andrei has developed his career as a session musician, composer, arranger, record producer, artist coach and music software programmer/reviewer/tester and creator of the jazz-rock band The Wit.


With years of constant improvement he has built a solid base of technical and stylistic knowledge that are backed by high quality equipment and hundreds of hours of work with renowned artists.

 

Solo discography:

 

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Instruments: 

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash Electric Guitar.

Art & Lutherie Ami Wild Cherry Parlor Acoustic Guitar.

Fender Squier Telecaster Custom Mod Electric Guitar.

Ibanez SR300DX J&P Electric Bass.


Amplifiers, Pedals, Cable & Strings: 

Peavey Classic 50 410 Guitar Amp.

Fender Frontman Reverb 15.


MXR Dyna Compressor* Menatone Ms Foxy Brown Handwired Overdrive. Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer. 

Maxon SD9 Sonic Distortion. Fulltone Plimsoul Overdrive/Distortion. BOSS CE-2 Chorus. EHX Small Stone Phaser* Boss DD-7 Digital Delay. Vox V847A Wah-Wah. Danelectro Tuna Melt Tremolo. 

TC Electronics PolyTune Classic.


Mogami 2524 cables, Switchcraft & Neutrik Silent (for live) Guitar Plugs.** Gibson Nickel Plated Steel Wound 10-46 on the Telecaster, Elixir Strings Polyweb 09-042 on the Stratocaster. Martin Acoustic Guitar Strings 0.11.


*Mods by Mr. M. Hammer.

**Built by Mr. Dave Gray.

DAW, Plugins. Interfaces & Monitoring:

Pro Tools | 10 11 12  with active Avid Cloud Collaboration.


Avid, Positive Grid, Waves, Soundtoys, Eventide, Sound Radix, Slate Digital, Plugin Alliance, Native Instruments, Plug & Mix, IK Multimedia, UVI, Sonivox, XLN...


Komplete Audio 6 - Channel Audio Interface, 24-bit/96 kHz.

M-Audio Audiophile 2496 - 24-Bit, 96kHz, 8x8 Unbalanced Analog I/O.

M-Audio Fast Track USB Audio Interface.


Alesis M1Active 520 Nearfield Studio Monitors.

Sennheiser EH 350 Professional Open-Air Dynamic Headphones.


-To suit your needs Long & McQuade rentals is one minute away.

 

Galery

 

Mike Stern

Bob Mintzer

Sintesis

Jimmy Haslip

Leo Brower

Marcos Suzano

Lincoln Center Orchestra

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