Mike Fonte
Mike Fonte
guitarist

Mike Fonte

guest musician
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Los Angeles, USA
Languages
English
main genres
Rock
Jazz
Pop
Film Score
Songwriter
instruments
Electric Guitar (6-String)
Electric Guitar (12-String)
Electric Guitar (Baritone)
Acoustic Guitar (Nylon)
Acoustic Guitar (Steel)
Acoustic Guitar (12-String)
Ukulele
Lap Steel
Mandolin
vocal range
guitarist

Mike Fonte

guest musician
Mike Fonte is a hugely popular, genre-versatile session guitarist based in California. His experience and credits speak for themselves, you’re gonna love him!

With over 20 years professional recording experience, Mike Fonte is a professional session guitarist from Southern California. He has recorded for film composers including Clint Mansell, Basil Poledouris, Adam Berry, Carly Paradis and more. His film score features include Moon (2009), Noah (2014), Prime Suspect 1973 (2017), the Big Hero 6 series (2017-present), and The Innocents (2018)." Mike has recorded for artists such as White Sun, Omar Faruk Tekbelik and former NIN members Danny Lohner and Jerome Dillion. He has performed with Rey Fresco, Will Champlin, Lily Haydn and Clint Mansell and also has numerous credits as a composer, producer and artist. Mike earned a Bachelor's degree from USC in Studio Jazz Guitar, where he met some of the composers he works for today.Mike offers a world-class selection of guitars, including: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar (Nylon), Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele and Lap Steel. He is genre-versatile and can easily work in a variety of material formats, but prefers working from charts, lead sheets, or orchestrated guitar parts.

next session(s)
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Jan 31 (SOLD OUT), Feb 24
instruments
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5 Violins I, 5 Violins II, 5 Violas, 4 Celli, 3 Contrabasses (includes C extension)

Notes
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Mike does not play bluegrass or flamenco
next session(s)
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Jan 30 (SOLD OUT), Feb 23
instruments
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WOODWINDS

1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Bb Clarinet, 1 Bassoon

BRASS

2 Bb Trumpets, 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 French Horns

STRINGS

1 Harp, 5 Violins I, 4 Violins II, 4 Violas, 4 Violoncellos, 1 Contrabass (includes C extension)

PERCUSSION (1 PERCUSSIONIST)

Timpani, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Triangle, Tambourine, Woodblock

Notes
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Mike does not play bluegrass or flamenco
next session
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APRIL 28
DAW
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Audio Interface
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Focusrite (Clarett 4Pre)
preamp
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Grace (M101)
mics
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Neumann KM184
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Royer R10
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Rode NT2A
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Guitar Accessories
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Wah Pedal, Slide, Ebow, Volume Pedal
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instruments
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Electric Guitar (6-String)
,
Electric Guitar (12-String)
,
Electric Guitar (Baritone)
,
Acoustic Guitar (Nylon)
,
Acoustic Guitar (Steel)
,
Acoustic Guitar (12-String)
,
Ukulele
,
Lap Steel
,
Mandolin
,
Notes
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Mike does not play bluegrass or flamenco
Wow! Mike Fonte just killed it! Stems are incredible, my only wish is that he is set up to provide mic'd versions. he provided me a revamped version and I'll likely keep this as it was only a cover to get to know him and he really slayed! TY
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Danika Fields
Creative Artist & Producer
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Mike did a fantastic job on the track! All his recordings really tie together nicely with a signature sound.
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Tom Malinowski
Music Creator
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Mike’s great! Knocked out a lot of work in a short amount of time at a high level of quality. What else could ya ask for!?
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Gordon Green
Composer
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Mike is an awesome player.
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Nick Hale
Music Creator
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Both my sessions with Chris and Mike, I am super happy with the results! Thx!
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Toby Mak
Music Creator
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Another tremendous track from the fabulous Mike Fonte!
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Tom Malinowski
Music Creator
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Mike is Awesome
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Nick Hale
Music Creator
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Because Mike was absolutely awesome. It was exactly what I was looking for my song. Plus, all files came extremely well recorded and organized.
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Bruno Serroni
Music Creator
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Amazing guitar work from Mike. Mike was willing to go out and research the perfect guitar setup and sound for the style of music I was recording. He was even willing to share the setup and configuration of those sounds.
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Tom Malinowski
Producer
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He knows how to mike his instrument and his room doesn't sound bad. He also a lovely player, of course.
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Kelly Harris
Music Creator
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Fantastic session with Mike!
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Tom Malinowski
Music Creator
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Another amazing session with the talented Mike Fonte. Mike really has an in-depth knowledge of setting up awesome guitar sounds!
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Tom Malinowski
Producer
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Mike Fonte always delivers a quality performance and connects with the material.
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Blake Shaw
Music Creator
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Another great session with Mike Fonte !!!
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Tom Malinowski
Music Creator
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Mike Fonte has very tasteful guitar playing! Bravo!!!
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Pavel Dovgalyuk
Music Creator
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Mike Fonte went above and beyond on my track. It was amazing what he was able to accomplish in 30 minutes. He knew exactly what I was going after. Thank you so much!
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Nick Puffer
Songwriter
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Mike did a great job and went over and above in prepping the files as well as going the extra mile.
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David Das
Music Creator
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