SEEKINGLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Electronic Music.
I'm Greg Vaughan, owner of Standing Wave Music, a recording studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. Many of current work are instrumental sketches that serve as backing for my videos on V i m e o (just type in gregvaughan). They tend to be somewhat hypnotic and trancy, often with a flavor of world music.
Since it is my primary instrument, most songs include acoustic and/or electric guitar. The songs with lyrics are my own compositions, with me on vocals and most of the instruments. All were recorded here at Standing Wave Music. I've got five albums out on iTunes so you can check out the range of my music there.
I'm looking to hook up with some musicians who are interested in exploring and creating music with trance elements: synth pads, big bass, repetitive motifs, guitar leads, percussion, and seasoning to taste. Don't really want to call this trance music, but there, I brought it up. There are elements of jazz, Floyd, EDM, latin, and experimental. Tough to nail down. Listen to my instrumental songs and you can kind of see what I'm saying. And, I'd really like to have this music heard by recording and playing out. If any of this resonates with you, then lets connect and try on some ideas.
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- Jul 08 2019
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- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
Eagles, CSN&Y, Jackson Browne, Pink Floyd, Billy Gibbons, Tom Petty, Thievery Corporation, Doobie Brothers, Cantoma (Phil Mison), Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Viktor Krauss
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Recording is done on a Mac Pro, running Cubase 11 Pro software, through a RAMSA digital console. Monitors are Mackie HR824’s. Equipment names include: AKG, ART, Alesis, Audio Technica, Audix, Behringer, Blue, Breedlove, CAD, Carvin, DBX, Digitech, Drawmer, Egnator, Electrovoice, Fender, Fostex, Guild, Hofner, LP, Lexicon, Mesa Boogie, MOTU, Music Man, TASCAM, Shure, Sony, Spectrasonics, Taylor, and Universal Audio.
WAITING (Instrumental)What started out as a simple repeating chord pattern turned into a surprising collaboration between Greg, Peter Carey (guitar riffs and Rhodes piano), and his son Michael Carey (percussion). Without a traditional structure this song cruises along in in groups of 12 bars instead of eight, taking us on a wave of satisfying simplicity and pleasure. Welcome aboard. See the video inspired by this music at https://vimeo.com/284021994.
IMPULSE CONTROL (Instrumental)
IMPULSE CONTROL (Instrumental)This driving song makes you want to go lift weights or run a mile. Starting with a relentless bass riff, percussion, drums, and guitars keep pushing the mood to final release. See the video featuring this song at https://vimeo.com/221541751.
Preparations (Instrumental)This great driving song romps along with driving bass, acoustic and electric guitars. Interesting chord changes and breakdowns hold your interest until the buss takes off again and we're back on the road. See the video supported by this song at: https://vimeo.com/gregvaughan
Three Guitars (Instrumental)
Three Guitars (Instrumental)Acoustic guitars open this dreamy piece, joined by hand percussion and deep synthesizer to create a series of ascending musical chapters culminating in a soaring electric lead. See the video featuring this song at https://vimeo.com/gregvaughan.
GONE (instrumental)This upbeat instrumental hits all the marks, from big drums to driving bass line, from soaring lead guitars to trippy break sections. Turn it up and hit the road. See the video featuring this song here: https://vimeo.com/219298042
YOU'VE GOT THAT REASON (instrumental)
YOU'VE GOT THAT REASON (instrumental)This spacey number opens with hypnotic synth moods, and then soars onward with guitar riffs that sound like spoken voices. The effect is uplifting and trancy. See the video featuring this song here: https://vimeo.com/107773482.
STORM CHASER (instrumental)
STORM CHASER (instrumental)This haunting trance piece features layers of synths and a hypnotic bass riff. See the video featuring this song here: https://vimeo.com/85182550
CURRENTS (instrumental)Close your eyes and float with the wind in this trance soundtrack. A soft bed of synthesizer, supported by a leisurely bass and soaring acoustic guitars, lifts your spirits on this trip. See the video featuring this song here: https://vimeo.com/gregvaughan
MANNEQUIN (instrumental)A mysterious slow build of buzzes and synth-whirls leads us to the galloping guitar and bass-driven main event. It's great to arrive. To see a video featuring this song, go here: https://vimeo.com/42359330
FLOW (instrumental)Synths and textured guitar layers create a sense of traveling effortlessly through time. Lots of sugar-free ear candy in this one. See the video featuring this song here: https://vimeo.com/36050425