SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Keyboardist / vocalist interested in collaborating remotely to compose and record jazz/ rock/ electronica fusion originals. I played professionally for 12 years in a number of progressive Dallas bands in the 70’s and 80’s and continued to play solo jazz occasionally until finally getting into home recording as a hobby in 2012.

These days, I write and record fusion originals in what has evolved into a fully networked synthesizer recording lab. The lab includes digital, analog, and virtual synths with a wide range of instruments and effects. I record these as either midi or audio in Logic Pro on a Mac. All of the example tracks here on BandMix were recorded in this lab over the past few years. In addition to my originals, several cover tunes are included as familiar references for both my playing and sound design.

Using sample libraries and a Yamaha workstation, I can produce realistic pianos, organs, guitars, bass, orchestral and ethnic instruments, and any number of pads and experimental instruments. For electronic sounds, I have four analog and several virtual synths. For drum kits and other percussion, I use Maschine with NI libraries and a set of Roland V-Drums.

Remote collaboration is easy, as long as you have a home recording setup. You record along with a track I give you or you provide me tracks synched to a beat that I import and 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. Interest is pretty sparse right now, so hit me up.

Original Music: Copyright (C) 2020 All Rights Reserved

Screen name:
Remote Recording 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

Old school influences include Weather Report, George Duke, ELP, Yes, Matrix IX, Radiohead, and Steve Vai. New school influences include Muse, Wilco, Cake, Snarky Puppy, Shins, Oh Wonder, Sigur Ros, Ra Ra Riot, Opeth, and Tokyo Police Club. 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 Motif (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