SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Vocalist - Alto, DJ, Electronic Music.
Look up Top Quark or the word Shockdiamond on s-o-u-n-d-c-l-o-u-d
I Am looking to collaborate with other musically creative people. I am looking for imagination to create (Some) remakes and 100% original concept music. I own and operate my own basement recording studio with the means to record and edit any possible style of music. In the past I created music, sound effects, vocal dialog, and music for video games. I have credits on several X-box and Playstation video games between 2000 and 2006. Contact info:
Email me (synapticfreakazoid at Y-a-h-o-o)
Look me up on F-a-c-e-b-o-o-k (Steve Pabst)
Or go to s-o-u-n-d-c-l-o-u-d
I am Mostly into electronic-ee progressive pop-rockish stuff. My main instrument is rhythm style guitar, and even then I tend to play my guitar more like a percussion instrument than a guitar. All of my music sounds very computerized because I usually build my tunes around guitar or bass riffs ..I don't play drums or keys fluently. Basically I have to make due with programming them until I am able to find a real musician that can play the parts on real instruments. Over the years I have learned how to play a small bit of keys due to the migration into the electronic music world. I play bass a bit too, nothing spectacular...lol. I am personally looking for a highly polished, progressive rock/pop electronic/dance hybrid (Think Alan Parsons Project, Trans Siberian Orchestra kinda vibe, but heavier and more artsy, odd time). I am so sick n tired of people saying "We want to do something different" and then it ALWAYS ends up in that same blues band quagmire playing covers.....Originals damn it !...Say it with me, ORIGINALS......I'm the type where my mom would ask me growing up "Play me a song on your guitar" ...so I play one and she says "Whats that?, I've never heard that song" ...Um DUH ! that's because it's my song, it's my music...i've never learned entire tunes from other bands or musicians, just parts and pieces. Leaning other people's music to me is strictly for reverse engineering purposes so I can understand how they are built. ...my entire life, i have only created and recorded my own originals...
The Music up on s-o-u-n-d-c-l-o-u-d is nothing more than ideas I envision and hear in my head.....once I meet people I get along with, we can tear them all apart and restructure the tunes for a live/recording, and to incorporate the ideas of collaborators...
I own enough musical equipment crap to create just about any type of sound we can dream up. If you are in need of recording your own, I am more than willing to trade your musical input and talent on my stuff for my engineering talents and ability to get your stuff recorded and make it sound good, a Demo, a CD, or just for fun. I love audio/video creation more than anyone will ever know.
Right now I am looking for both male and/or female vocals (That have the ability to write lyrics), a lead guitarist that can lay down beautiful melodic and creative leads (Think Satriani, Ty Tabor, John Petrucci), A bass player that can slap and throw down that Rick growl. A drummer that is not afraid of electronics or strange off-time rhythms.
for what its worth..NO FREAKING TWEAKERS!! I personally do not do drugs, but I am not opposed to those who do, because i believe everyone has the right to decide for themselves as to what they put in their bodies. I like to drink beer (The darker the better) sometimes the hard stuff, 420 doesn't bother me....In short, as long as you're responsible, i'm good with it :-)
- Screen name:
- Topquark - Shockdiamond
- Member since:
- Jun 23 2008
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
Look up Top Quark or the word Shockdiamond on s-o-u-n-d-c-l-o-u-d
The tunes you hear on this site are mostly IDEAS, and works in progress awaiting collaborative input from other creative people.
I tend to lean into an 80's Rock/New Wave sound due to the fact that is the time when music had the heaviest impact on my life. many of these bands and much of their music is old news to many, but to me this was a magical time for the development of music and self expression. There are some of my heaviest influences, but not even close to all of them ....
Rush, Unitopia, Ozric Tentacles, Joe Satriani, (Old) Nina Hagen, Saga, Bill Bruford (One of a kind), Jeff Berlin, KingsX, Pink Floyd, Cake, Dream Theater, NIN, Rammstein, Unheilig, Yanni, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Jean Michael Jarre, Blue Oyster Cult, Depeche Mode, DEVO, Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, The Cars, Beatles, ELP, King Crimson, Styx, Sweet, T-Rex, Return To Forever (Romatic Warrior time frame), UFO, MSG, Scorpions, Def Leppard (Early days with Pete Willis), AC/DC (Mostly Bon Scott) Ronnie James Dio, Anything by Electric Light Orchestra and/or Jeff Lynne
My goal is to create beautiful sonic soundscapes that take you on a musical journey..I'm interested in radio friendly music as well ..I have always found the best and most influential music is the kind you don't necessarily like the first time you hear it, music that grows on you with repeated listening....
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
- Electronic Music:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Alto:
Lots of Mics
Korg Kronos 73 Key Controller
Korg Trinity Plus 61 key
Korg Triton 49 Midi Controller
Roland GR-33 Guitar Synth/Controller/Module
Line 6 Spider II
Boss GX-700 Guitar effects processor
Boss SX-700 Studio Effects Processor
Alesis Midiverb III
Zoom Studio 1204
Digitech Studio Vocal Harmony processor
MOTU MTP/AV MIDI Timepeice (Video Sync)
Tascam DM-3200 Digital Mixer W/ Fire-wire Expansion
Focusrite Pro40 Firewire (For portable multi-track recording)
Heil talk box
Vocal Pre amps
1987 Washburn ec-29 challenger.
Guild Maderia Accoustic 12 String
Godin Multiac (MIDI READY) Electric Nylon
1978 Alvarez "Yari" Acoustic Nylon
Fender Precision Bass
AMD3+ 8 core processor, AsRock 990FX Extreme 4 Motherboard with 16 gigs of ram (Just about to upgrade to 32)
Sonar X1 production suite 32 & 64 bit
Sony Vegas Pro 13 suite
Sony Soundforge Pro 11
Sony Acid Pro 7
Sony CD Architect
Sony DVD Architect
Propellerhead Reason 8
Vast collection of Sound Effects Libraries, Instrument samples, and Acid Loops
The Storm (Instrumental) Short Ver.
The Storm (Instrumental) Short Ver. Year: 2013 Album: Shock Diamonds Genre: Rock
Everything but Guitars were done via MIDI so its pretty robotic sounding. Basically a sketch so I wont forget the parts. It also gives me time to find real players that can play the parts with real feeling and also add their own personal touches.
Rhythemness (Dance) Year: 2017 Genre: Electronic
Storm Darkness V2
Storm Darkness V2Again, another version of an old song .....it amazes me how you can take a few chords and make them into just about any style you wish ...
Orbiting (Mix 01)
Orbiting (Mix 01)Kinda Trance/disco/newage
LiftoffI just wanted this to feel a bit fast and driving ....
Statistical Anomoly4/4 hybrid hard rock/electronic dance
Dreamin' (By Zan Bennett)
Dreamin' (By Zan Bennett)This tune was written by Zan Bennett, Engineered and recorded at Shock Diamond Studio (Northern Colorado)....this was actually a song written many years ago ..this is the new (Or one of the new) 2016 versions - still more to come :-)
Dancing Into The Sun (The Begining)
Dancing Into The Sun (The Begining)If this doesn't sound like the 80's then there's a problem ...lol....it was written in the late 80's ...
The Storm (Electronic Breeze)
The Storm (Electronic Breeze)So, i sat down to write a new song and I hated what was happening ....but, I liked the feel of the drums, so I kept them ....then added an older chord progression to it and it came out ok ...
Creepy GrooveVery old song ....
Levitation (In The Funk)
Levitation (In The Funk)Just another version of a song i wrote a long time ago...
The Storm (Rain Dance)
The Storm (Rain Dance)Pretty much the same chord progression as The Storm 2013, just a different musical style.
Cosmic Radiation (Love Potion)
Cosmic Radiation (Love Potion)Silly but fun...
Levitation II (Blood Moon Mix)
Levitation II (Blood Moon Mix)
Smashing Atoms (The Inch)
Smashing Atoms (The Inch)pop, rock, dance cross...its using the same progressions as Smashing Atoms (Need To Know) I was just trying to mix in a trancy 4 on the floor feel....I gotta practice more at this trance thing..seems as if it would be fairly easy, but every time I try to make "Trance" song it doesn't sound anywhere close ...lol
Electronic HallucinationOk, I got a little off track here. This is one of those tunes you meant to write but ended up going off on a tangent...Im sure everyone has done it ...well, this is one..this is actually a spin-off of RhythemNess
Smashing Atoms (I Need To Know)
Smashing Atoms (I Need To Know)The Harp is a placeholder for the basic vocal melody,..right now its just a copy paste job until I have access to good vocals ..It may be a bit repetitive, but if this tune doesn't get stuck in your head, there's something wrong with you ...lol...I specifically wrote this to one of those annoying tunes you walk around singing in your head all day....
Sinister Dance (Mix A)
Sinister Dance (Mix A)Yet another jam i'm searching for collaborations with...any idea are welcome ....:-)
Rhythmness (Scratch Vocals)
Rhythmness (Scratch Vocals)Again, messing around and testing vocal ideas and harmonies...This is just a weird little ditty jam I've been playing around with, This is probably going to be one of the next tunes I'm going to start the polishing process on ...Again, my friend Jeff Wildfong of JSW MUZIK (I'd sing, but I think my voice sucks ...lol)
A New Grind (Short Jam)
A New Grind (Short Jam)I was just having a little fun, this was an old guitar riff I have had in my head for a while, so I said "What the Heck"....One of these days I hope to find someone to collaborate with so I can bring little ditty tunes like this to life ..I imagine this as just an instrumental with some super melodic shredding guitar player soloing over it....something along the lines of Joe Satriani's "The Bells Of Lal Part 2 of his flying in a blue dream cd
All Hail 80's
All Hail 80'sLOL...This is what happens when you get into an 80's music mood and you actually have the synths to do it......Not a whole lot to it ..Ill probably end up re-arranging it adding vocals ....
Binomial Tangent Part II (A Musical Paroxysm)
Binomial Tangent Part II (A Musical Paroxysm)This is still a work in progress, there are several harmonies that are a bit off...this is pretty much a sketch and the basic parts are laid out...now its time to start splitting hairs and making sure everything is perfect.
A Dream (Vernie's Song)
A Dream (Vernie's Song)This is Dedicated to my biological mother, Vernie who lost her life to Cancer 2013, Sept 09....Her pain and suffering is now over. She now lives peacefully in our memories and dreams. I found and was reunited with her October of 1989. I am so amazed at how time flew by so fast, there is so much more I want to know about you. Vernie, don't even think the barrier of death will stop me from finding you again...I WILL find you once I'm released from the punishment of this world. Only for now the window is closed...
The Storm 2013 (No Vocal)
The Storm 2013 (No Vocal)
Levitation II (Slam Dance)
Levitation II (Slam Dance)I have about 20 different versions of this song ..this is the latest...I am currently working on a full CD i intend to release.
Wonderous Creation (Experimental Scratch Vocal)
Wonderous Creation (Experimental Scratch Vocal)This is a song I wrote about a year ago, this is a version with my friend Jeff Wildfong of JSW Muzik singing scratch vocals...we still haven't come up with the exact words for the song, so in this version we were just experimenting with different melodies. If you go to Youtube and look up JSW Music there's a few more of his tunes. Also you will find in the list of my tunes another version of this song without vocals Wondrous Creation (Spicy Salsa Mix)...its not Salsa music ..I just called it that for some reason, but the song is almost identical ...