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

I'm a lifelong musician whose number one passion in life, music, has remained a constant in my life. I've played the piano since age 10, and the drums since age 6, playing both instrumnents, as well as vehemently studying the theory of music, the physiological reason why sequences of intervals are so enjoyable, so necessary, to the human experience. As a result, I've become a very experienced musician in many areas, including (as mentioned), the piano/keyboard & drums, but also, virtual instrument creation, digital audio workstation usage, and the unbelievable power of the MIDI format to represent a musical piece. I'm a composer of instrumental music, and would like to add vocals; however, vocals aren't my strong suit, Definitely looking to collaborate with a vocalist! Aside from that, I'm looking to join a group of musically talented individuals who need an expert keyboard player/drummer, audio engineer, or simply need virtual instruments created to get that sound they can imagine but just can't seem to create. For all those things, I'm your man! :)

Screen name:
jjohnson88
Member since:
Feb 28 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Rush, Duran Duran, Vertical Horizon, Jars of Clay, Led Zeppelin, video games (Capcom Sound Team), Alanis Morrissette, Poets of the Fall, Chic, Hanson, Tonic, Seal, Army of Anyone, and many more.

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha DGX 205 w/ 7 octaves and built in high quality synthesizer, with a collection of *outstanding* instruments.

Line-6 Mobile Keys 25 - my main composing keyboard. A simple 2 octave MIDI controller with many customization features, and excellent velocity sensitivity.

Ableton Live 9 Suite

Spectrasonics Omnisphere (500GB of instruments - by far, the greatest VST created - I can load the Steel Guitar patch, start to play, and anyone would think there's a steel guitar somewhere. Add to that unlimited customization, BPM sync with the host, a robust live/on-the-fly multi-instrument mode with velocity & split, a top-tier arpeggiator, creation of custom patches on a low level mode, and so much more, make it the ONLY VST for everything but drums one could ever need

Addictive Drums 2 w/ all Drum Packs & 50 custom kits. Using my e-drum kit, Addictive Drums provides 1:1 reproduction of existig drum kits, as well as countless customization options. It's in a class of its own.

Simmons e-Drum Kit

Lenovo Y70 laptop w/ i7-4270HQ, 16GB RAM, GTX 980 4GB, Windows 10.

MUSIC