Aural Experience
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SEEKING

Band to Join, 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, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Long-time session and live drummer, recording/mixing engineer, and producer appearing on many recordings, some with Grammy-winning artists.

Available for any or all of the above including online collaboration, highly versatile drum tracks, other instrument recording/composition, and full-scale competitive productions covering many genres. However, I am selective on who I work with.

Email: domguss at cox dot net. Serious inquiries only.

Screen name:
Aural Experience
Member since:
Nov 30 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Influences cover a very broad range of styles and genres including but not limited to rock, pop, R&B, soul, funk, jazz, fusion, progressive, country, bluegrass, folk, electronic, EDM, trip hop, and others. I actively listen to and have a very eclectic, huge music collection and was an audiophile before picking up the drums.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Beginner
Saxophone:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Private high end studio, gear, and instrumentation. Not your typical bedroom studio. Well stocked mic locker and carefully designed acoustics.

Mics:

DPA 4006A (2)
Schoeps CMC6 (2)
Schoeps MK2 (2)
Schoeps MK41 (2)
Townsend Sphere L22 (2)
Josephson e22s (1)
AEA R84 (4)
Avenson STO-2 (6)
Beyerdynamic M201 TG (1)
Telefunken M80-SH (1)
CAD E100S (2)
Shure KSM137 (2)
Line Audio CM3 (6)
Line Audio OM1 (2)
Shure Beta 52A (1)
Shure SM57 (6)
CAD E70 (1)

Outboard Hardware:

Preamps:

Forssell SMP-2A (1)
Sonic Farm Creamer+ (1)
Hendyamps Rembrandt (1)
APA Juggernaut Twin (1)
AEA TRP (1)
RME OctaMic XTC (1)
Lavry AD11 (1)
Sound Devices MixPre-10T (1)

Compression:

API 2500 (1)
Mohog 1176 (2)

EQ:

API 5500 (1)
Hendyamps Michelangelo (1)

A-D/D-A Conversion:

Lavry AD11 (1)
Lavry DA11 (1)
Mytek Stereo 192 (1)
RME OctaMic XTC (1)
RME UFX (1)
Sound Devices MixPre-10T (1)
Steinberg MR816X (2)
Ross Martin 4-Channel A-D (1)
Emu 1820M (1)

Other Outboard Hardware:

Hendyamps Analog Stage (1)
Adcom GFA 535 II Amp (1)
Rolls Phantom Hex (1)
Tascam DR-70D (1)

Monitors/Headphones/IEMs:

Genelec 8351A (2)
Event Passive PSP8 (3)
Audeze LCD-X (1)
UE Reference Remastered (1)
Jerry Harvey JH13 (1)
Focal Spirit Pro (1)
Beyerdynamic DT880 (1)

Instruments:

Young Chang Y-157 Baby Grand Piano
Sonor Beech Infinite 6-pc Drum Kit
Trick 6-pc Custom Drum Kit
Custom Keller 4-pc Drum Kit
Various Hand-picked Zildjian & Paiste Cymbals
Sonor 600 Series Hardware
DW 9000 Series Hardware
Phil Barone Soprano Sax
Premium Acoustic Guitar (Nameless, for now)
Ibanez SRF705 Fretless Bass
Ibanez GSR200 Bass
Emu Xboard 49 Keyboard Controller
Remo 12 X 24" Djembe
Meinl Bongos
Treeworks Bar Chimes
Hand-held Percussion (Wide Assortment)
Ukuleles (2)

Snares:

Tama 6.5 X 14" Bell Brass
Ludwig 5 X 14" Black Beauty
Sonor 6.5 X 14" Beech Infinite

PA Systems:

QSC KW153 Birch 15" 3-Way (2)
QSC KW181 Birch 18" Sub (2)

Acoustics:

Cylinder Traps Broadband Absorbers/Diffusors (50+) - Various Sizes From 6" To 20"
ASC Studio Traps (6)
ASC 16" Monitor Stands (2)
RealTraps MondoTraps (4)

Cameras/Video:

Sony A7SII
Sony NEX6

Lenses:

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18
Sony 1.8/35
Sony 2.8/20
Sony 4.5-6.3/55-210
Sony 4/10-18

Mic Stands:

Large Telescoping Booms (4)
Various Sizes (14)

Computing Systems:

Various modern PC and Mac-based systems.

Software:

Large collection of soft synths, sample libraries, and plugins. Main DAW is Reaper, but have experience in virtually all major DAW software.

The Past:

Experience working with multi-track 2" tape-based systems and large format consoles. Been there, done that.

MUSIC