Aaron Gilmartin 2019-01-09T15:11:23+00:00


Singer, Guitarist, Composer

“Having heard the clear brilliance and honesty of the response of these mics it’s a pleasure to use them live and in the studio. When working on a dirty guitar sound, drums or a gentle vocal the vocal and instrumental mics support and translate my music perfectly.”

Aaron Gilmartin is an award-winning film composer. He is a songwriter born and raised in DC in a musical family on a diet of song and poetry.

Aaron started out on recorder, played clarinet and found his musical passion in the string family playing banjo at the age of 10 and then at the age of 12 the guitar.

He moved to NYC and played in every kind of group from songwriters to latin, country, folk and indie bands. He played in the flamenco scene and for Ballet Hispanico. Aaron created videos for five courses teaching flamenco and bossa nova guitar.

In LA or on the road Aaron works as a songwriter, guitarist and occasional journalist for Film Independent. As part of his film composing he scored a film that was shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars and won the Student Academy Award.

He has opened for Dave Mason (Traffic) and has shared the stage with Winston Watson (Dylan), Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman), Jacob Valenzuela (Calexico), Phoenix Rivera (Lincoln Center Jazz)

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Q&A with Aaron

Q: How long have you been using Earthworks products?

A: Since 2012.

Q: What Earthworks products are you using?

A:  QTC40 matched pair, SR40V

Q: Favorite Earthworks product?

A: QTC40 matched pair

Q: What is your favorite thing about Earthworks products and their performance?

A: I don’t spend time on equipment but only the performance. Especially when engineering my own recordings it is helpful to have absolute trust in the mic I am using and get right to the playing and creativity.

Q: Best tip for using Earthworks?

A: A QTC OH and one in front of the kick and the whole set is audible. But you also get the room this way.

Q: Career highlights?

A:Playing with my partner Dorothy Potter before Dave Mason at the beautiful Tarrytown Music Hall.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share?

A: Thank you so much Earthworks. The craftsmanship and science behind your work makes my music making so much more enjoyable.

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