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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:
- Member since:
- Feb 28 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
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.
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.
Modulated EnergiesA nice, upbeat jingle with an emotionally evocative progression and resolution. The result of a piece I improvised a couple years ago during a binge keyboard session. :) I like to imagine it as being used for a victorious event in a classic video game, as it represents the new wave infliences of early gaming quite well.
Heavy IndustryNeeds bass. Just messing about.
Inharmonic WattageSome more improvised soft rock...
When Did I Make This?
When Did I Make This?not sure when I wrote & rendered this one, I just found the MP3 in my music folder. Talk about a lapse of memory...
Piano TripletsNice huge improv'd piano chord triplets @ 1:08. and certainly my most proud mix to date. Not the most complete, but as far as soundspace and instrument world goes, I like. The bassline is sparse and appropriate. :) C5, C4, B half -, , , , Bb5, with many dims and sus variations, approximately.
Electric VibeOriginal, nothing too special, just some improvisation.
Modulated Arrangement ZERO ("Modulated Groove" beta arrangement/mix)
Modulated Arrangement ZERO ("Modulated Groove" beta arrangement/mix)First arrangement of "Modulated Groove", scrapped when my ears started playing tricks on me. :) Much prefer it, glad I kept it around... chorus and bridge are super beta though - and only contain groundwork, bass, drums, and a few melody tying textures. (I cut them early deciding on a run on melody, but quite like them even in their primitive state. May dub over some nice stuff to finish them off. Also, there's not a proper entry into the chorus, it's abrupt with no transition; you'll know when the clean guitar just stops abruptly) . The fat bass groove (that came to my fingers out of nowhere in a one shot record) is the song's soul though, couldn't be more proud there! Verse 1 (0:00) - Chorus (0:38) - Verse 2 (1:13) - Bridge (1:46) - Verse 3 (Final, 2:08) - Resolution (3:08-end)
Sudden AttackWe'll designate this some non-existent "Awesome Capcom game's ending credits." ;) This comes out of my mind at a very low point in my life, and can be called the direct outpouring of emotion from this period, which I am still battling. Anyway, it's for the most part (6 chords) one main phrase repeating tastefully - branching out from my typical chord progressions. A background arp driving + chorus, and simple keys for the lead (lots of nice triplets in the lead line - may be a bit confusing :) ). Although static melodically, for the most part, it's a technical feat as each part was played one shot and mixed very shortly. My brain is wired to output (hit the key) at the triplet when I play the keyboard and am playing single notes or arpeggios; I find a song peppered with syncopation to be far more engaging. Pepper with triplets and resolve on the down beat! This is just a demo, basically, of my playing and composing style unhindered by lofty goals; a simply play a melody to the 6 chords, no key changes, no absurdly large structure, just play the melody as it comes. I am pleased!
Jungle Beat (EQ'd)
Jungle Beat (EQ'd)New song I could imagine as the background music for a jungle level of a platformer, (Megaman!)... quite pleased with this one! Feedback is appreciated.
Victory FunkFunky & victorious. Syncopation oh my!
The SearchNew song put together, mostly improvised, in a few hours on a whim. Decided to tickle the keys and this is the output.
Persist? (Persistence v2)
Persist? (Persistence v2)An alternate version of the track "Persistence". I actually completed this one first, and upon a second listen find it worth uploading and in fact superior to the final, particularly sonically, and I love the woodwind style triangle lead I created. A great example of the producer's adage "don't trust your ears after hours of listening - they're lying", Just a small, very small, example of the vast number of variations I develop.
Darkman Theme Remix/Cover
Darkman Theme Remix/CoverRemix of Dark Man's theme from MM5. A highly underrated tune. Best listened to LOUD.
The Temple5/17/2015 - New track, just for fun, nothing serious, no real structure. Basically improvisation entirely. Would have become something nice but I got really, really bored with it. Was certain drums weren't in the intro, oh well.
JoyA slow beginning set of acoustic guitar textures, moving into a bright, cheery canvas of melody.
Chaos and Solace
Chaos and SolaceOriginal i wrote tonight, under quite distress & existential dillema. As such, the first part, 0:00 - 2:03 is despondent, unchanging, when at 2:03, we change key & melody, and find light in the universe once again.
Gravity ManPreview of an upcoming remix of Gravity Man's theme, based on a MIDI. May have done a bit too much on the high end. Oh well.
Energy in the key of F
Energy in the key of FNew keyboard improv turned into composition... or something. :)
Aggressive TendenciesSenna tribute.
VirtuaA little tune written in fond remembrance of my days playing Sega Saturn; specifically, admiring AM2's beautiful Virtua Fighter/Virtua Cop games.