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 pro studio session/live drummer and recording engineer/producer with many credits, some appearing with Grammy-winning artists. I have freelanced in various high end studios and grew up on tape. Also a professional software engineer with multiple degrees in this field. Samples of my work and references available on request. What is displayed here is a very small example.

Also currently available as a live drummer in a rock, pop, soul/r&b, funk, country, electronic/synth-based, jazz, or smooth jazz band (no metal or rap).

Contact me at domguss at cox dot net. Serious inquiries only, please.

Screen name:
Aural Experience
Member since:
Nov 30 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night 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 have a very eclectic, huge music collection and was an audiophile before picking up the drums.

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

Mics:

DPA 4006A (2)
Schoeps CMC6 (2)
Schoeps MK2 (2)
Schoeps MK41 (2)
AEA R84 (4)
Avenson STO-2 (6)
Beyerdynamic M201 TG (1)
CAD E100S (2)
Shure KSM137 (2)
Audix OM6 (1)
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)

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)
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)
Radial JDI (1)
Radial J33 (1)
Radial JS2 (1)
Music Hall MMF 2.2 Turntable

Monitors/Headphones/IEMs:

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
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)

Software:

Large collection of sample libraries, synth, and effects plugins.

Have worked with virtually all DAWs including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Logic, Ableton, Vegas, Samplitude, SAW, etc, and even the very first turnkey DAW as a beta tester and user: MTU. I now, however, work exclusively in Reaper.

MUSIC