SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

I am a formally trained recording engineer, BA in Radio & TV Broadcasting, 4 years classical piano, 3 years alto sax, singing since I was 5, band leader and lead singer since 1968, live sound and lights since 1968, Top 40 Rock touring band "Parallel" on the west coast and Alaska from 1980 t0 1987, acoustic guitar since age of 14, alto steel drums for 2 years, Harmonica, Bass guitar since 1980, song writer with 55 published songs and currently recording them in my own digital recording studio. I would like to find talented musicians to record and promote as well as sound reinforcement. I'm primarily a recording engineer now but I would enjoy doing sound for a band that is looking to better their pay and crowd. I'm not a rock star any more but I would like to help others to grow their skills. I know a lot about the music business and ran one of the top paid Top 40 bands in the northwest for 7 years. We were booked 6 months to a year ahead at all times and played 6 nights of the week most of the time. I do what I do for the love of the music since I am retired from the job market. I'm looking for bands, small to medium venues and events that I can promote and provide quality sound reinforcement for to take advantage of my 45+ years of musical experience. Do you fit any of the above?

Screen name:
Polabear
Member since:
Jan 19 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Beatles, Led Zepelin, Doors, Steppenwolf, Billy Idol, Cream, ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Heart, Yes, Rush, Young Rascals, Grass Roots, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Thunderbirds, Robin Trower, Iron Butterfly, Bruce Springsteen, and many more!

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Expert
Other:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Recording Gear:
Professionally Acoustics Sound Treated Recording Studio with Diffusors, Bass Traps and Auralex Foam Tiles

Roland 2480 HD 24 track digital recorder (384 virtual tracks) with 2 VS8F-2 Effects Cards and 2 VS8F-3 Effects Cards and the following plugins (along with all the plug in card effects):
Autotune VS Pitch Correcting
McDSP Chrome Tone Amp
Massenburg Design Works Hi Res EQ
Sound Toys Sound Blender
TC Electronics TCR3000 Reverbs
Universal Audio LA2A Compressor
Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor
T-Racks Analog Modeled Mastering Station
Mic Modeling
Amp Modeling
Speaker Modeling

Microphones:
1 Audio Technica 4050 Studio Condensor
1 Sennheiser MD421
2 Electro Voice 1776 Condensors
1 AKG D330BT
3 AKG D320B's
4 Sennheiser E604
1 Audix D6
2 Shure SM57
1 Sennheiser MD421
1 Dayton Audio EMM-6
8 58 Dynamic Mics
1 AKG D112
1 Audix D6

Mixer:
Mackie CFX20MKII 20 Channel Mixer with Effects
Behringer X32 32 Channel Digital Mixer
2 Behringer S16 Digital Stage Boxes
300' Cat6 Digital Snake

Analog and Digital Effects:
DBX Driverack PA+
Roland RE501 Chorus Echo
BBE 362 Sonic Maximiser
Boss Stereo Chorus
MXR 9 Band EQ
DBX 231 Stereo EQ
DBX Stereo Compressor/Expander/ Limiter/Gate

Amplifiers:
Behringer Pro XL 4 channel Headphone Distribution Amp
Yamaha Natural Sound Stereo Power Amp
Sun Beta Bass 100 Watt Amp
SA 2400 Watt Power Amp

Speakers:
2 QSC KW153 Powered 1000 Watt 3 way Speakers
2 QSC KW181 Powered 1000 Watt Subwoofers
4 Seismic Audio 15" w/horns 400 Watt Monitors
2 Roland DS90A Digital 100 Watt Powered Studio Reference Monitors
2 Custom JBL 12" two-way Fold Back Monitors
1 Peavey 2 X 15" Black Widow Bass Cabinet

Headphones:
Beyer DT770
Koss and various others

Instruments:
Yamaha Motif 8 Workstation with Sustain Pedal and Stand
1980 Ovation Custom Legend Stereo Acoustic/Electric guitar
BC Rich Mockingbird ST with Floyd Rose Tremelo
BC Rich Ironbird Bass with EMG Pickups
Alesis SR-18 Drum Machine

Misc.:
Radio Shack DB Meter, Mic Stands, Whirlwind Direct Boxes, Cables, Adaptors, Cords, etc.

Computer:
Custom Built Quad Core Music Editing Computer

More equipment being added as I go!

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Daytona & The Blueside Rockers playing at the best venue in the area! Don't miss it!