SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Background Singer, Flute, Mandolin, Trombone, Clarinet.

ABOUT

Keyboardist / vocalist interested in collaborating with all kinds of players to remotely compose and record fusion originals. I played professionally for 12 years in a number of progressive rock bands in the 70’s and 80’s and continued to play solo jazz occasionally until getting into home recording as a hobby in 2012. Today, using a mix of digital, analog, and virtual synthesizers, I can produce a wide range of instruments and styles to complement whatever you bring to the table. Fusion tunes I've recorded range from modern electronica and art rock to downtempo jazz and classic prog rock.

The way I see it, fusion doesn't mean playing a lot of notes really fast, although that can certainly happen. It doesn't mean the music has to have complex rhythms or fancy chord progressions. And, it doesn't mean it must only be instrumental - voices are instruments, too. What it should have is something surprising that evokes a feel or emotion not offered by traditional styles. For me, this involves the fusing of different musical genres, instruments, cultural elements, and production techniques to create something different and new, yet somehow familiar. I enjoy fusion cuisine for the same reason.

To collaborate remotely, you need a basic home recording setup and ability to write simple chord charts. You record along with a track and chart I provide or you give me a chart and tracks synched to a beat against which I record my tracks. Together, we can take a production from composition to mix and final master without ever being in the same location.

This is strictly for fun - not a paid gig either way, but you can certainly sell any tracks you've written; use them as a demo; or simply keep them in your family as a musical legacy. So, if you're a talented musician and want to collaborate to compose and record fusion originals, message me to discuss.

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Screen name:
New Fusion Project
Member since:
Nov 24 2012
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Too many to name. In all the music I listen to, I look for new ideas and emotional impact in both the music and post production techniques.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Most of my recording tools are virtual, but here is a list of the gear I use:

Yamaha Montage 8 (88-key)
Roland System-8 plug-out analog synth
StudioLogic Sledge 2.0 synth w/ Waldorf wavetable engine
Deep Mind 12D rack synth
Moog Minitaur bass rack synth
Maschine Mk3 groove machine and Komplete sample libraries w/ various expansion packs
Roland V-Drums + Logic Remote on iPad & QSC 8 monitor
MIDI & USB hubs for multi-synth stack design & sequencing
Polyverse Manipulator & iZotope VocalSynth plugins
Boss RC-30 looper
Steinway B grand (1921)
Mackie HR824, Presonus E8 (+subwoofer) & Presonus E5 studio speakers, switch selectable
Apollo Duo recording interface w/ professional plug-in effects
LA-610 Mk II tube preamp / compressor
Optical ADAT interface to total 16 channel parallel DAW input
Submixer to route any instrument thru looper & hw effects
Neumann TLM 49 & Sennheiser E945 vocal mics
Beyerdynamic DT 770 & Focal Pro studio headphones
Triple Display iMac w/ Logic Pro X + two Logic Remote iPads.
Professional sound effects libraries collected from work in LA

MUSIC