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I began this account by uploading a couple of guitar riffs. Since then I've gotten a Korg Kaossilator Pro and become very interested in all sorts of electronic music.
Not sure who my influences are at this point. I come mostly from the world of punk rock, new wave, and skateboarding (pre-hip hop skateboarding). So I attempt to draw inspiration from artists like DEVO, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, as well as Ministry. As my skill evolves we'll see what direction things take.
I'm also an aikidoist, skateboarder, and librarian.
Here's my equipment list...
Korg Kaossilator Pro Tabletop Synthesizer (obviously)
Korg Kaoss Pad KP3 (just got this, and as of 4/17 none of my tracks yet feature it).
Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX : I purchased this little mixing board a few years ago for podcasting. It works very well. My Macbook has no trouble finding the device. Excellent interface. Sending the KOPro signal into the mixer, and THEN sending it to Garageband is the way to go. Nice also because I can plug my electric guitar or a microphone into the mixer too. Plenty of spots for instruments.
13″ Macbook with GarageBand and Audacity: My MacBook is about 5 years old now, and still working pretty well. I’m using the original version of GarageBand that came on the machine. I understand that the new version has something called “groove matching”, which might be very useful, but I’m not planning to upgrade anytime soon. I have played with Audacity, a free app available for Mac, PC, and Linux platforms. Real nice. I’d like to eventually upgrade to Ableton Live, but that would be overkill right now.
Schecter Tempest Custom Electric Guitar – Faded Vintage Sunburst : I will occasionally be putting some guitar into my tracks, perhaps more than occasionally. I’ve been playing a little guitar for about ten years — my goal for 2012 is to get significantly better. Since I’m not very good, that should be pretty easy.