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My name is Sidharth(I go by Sid).I've been playing electric guitar for 15 years and have played in multiple bands in various genres. The genres i am most passionate about are in the vein of metal, rock, indie, alternative, funk, progressive. I have a couple of videos below for your perusal -
I play multiple genres and styles and would be happy to audition.
I have also been mixing music for a while and am in the process of setting up my studio
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- Jul 19 2017
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- 10 to 50
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- More than 3 times per week
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- 2-3 nights a week
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Audioslave, Alice in Chains, Foo fighters, Pearl Jam, Gojira, Meshuggah, Pantera, Death, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Opeth, Mastodon, Oz Noy, Wayne Krantz, Andy Timmons, Plini,Radiohead, Mutemath, QOTSA, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix
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Tom Anderson Droptop classic, Rice Osprey
Suhr Badger 18
Skreddy Screwdriver, Cochrane Timmy, EHX DMM, Analogman Chorus, Sweetsound Mojovibe, Blackout effectors VST
MangekyoMangekyo is writtern for 9 sine waves and a melody....the piece shows the beautiful combinations of beat interference and the change in perception with tempo.
The End'The End' is a piece I composed for Piano. It marks a change, a transition in life and the elements of one's own existence trying to keep up. The piece was performed by the fabulous Yingjia Liu.
Touching StringsTouching Strings is a commentary on how music based on the electric guitar has moved from a raw and organic sound where mistakes were not thought of as unacceptable … to a highly edited 'perfect sounding'guitar sound… The lack of dynamics due to digital manipulation and editing in a lot of music today makes the music seem less human, Through the course of this piece there is a migration from more non tonal sounds to tonal sounds and maybe more familiar guitar sounds... Touching Strings starts with a large range of dynamics and headroom and moves towards more compressed and edited sounds. The initial parts of Touching Strings were recorded and arranged using Concrete music as inspiration. I recorded multiple sounds/clips/loops on the electric guitar and used first takes only. I also did not use a click track but rather listened to the other loops and played along. I then rearranged these clips as required. The final section was recorded with multiple takes and with the help of a metronome. The electric guitar has always been associated with certain sounds and throughout this piece I try to showcase many of the sounds that one might not typically associate with the electric guitar. Some of the sounds you might heard are the my fuzz picking up radio frequencies, the noise generated from stacked fuzzes at maximum gain(0:47), picking notes behind the nut of the guitar to generate bell like tones(0:20 is one example), sliding a metal rod across the strings to create a siren like effect(1:00),playing on the string with chopsticks(1:30) etc…I also use guitar techniques like fingertapping, sliding strings off the board to create interesting effects. There are 2 points in the piece where one can distinctly hear the radio, by recording whatever was playing through the radio through my guitar at the time I was recording, I wanted to catch that particular moment of time as a timestamp for this song, it is one part of the song that cannot be 'replicated' using electric guitars only(without co-ordinating with the radio stations) The first section is an initial deep breath before we start a more traditional approach of bass and melodies and rhythms. In this middle section, I use a traditional approach of the bass guitar(pitch shifted electric guitar) holding a groove, and building layers with the electric guitars. In this section, I slowly start introducing digital filters(first example at 1:21), the sounds are manipulated more and more with digital filters after this.The final section which indicates the state of music as it is now, showcases cliche sounds of the electric guitar, using standard chord progressions and the very popular fusion techniques that are widely used. I use noise and small insertions of silence to draw attention away from this segment, so that rather than listening to the rhythmic and harmonic expectation, the listener is drawn to the expectation built up through these silences and noises. The song ends finally in a silence, leaving the listener without a resolution.