Need a gift for a gifted musician?
The SoundCloud Premium accounts also come as virtual gifts and it takes only two minutes to get one. Head over to our Gift page and check out the different Premium accounts starting at only €29 per year.
- Demo's and other tracks on Alonetone
- Tronada - collaboration with Raine Carosin
- Me discussing instruments & equipment I use
- Interview for the Teesside Band Archive podcast series
Hi and thanks for taking the time to read this. I guess Soundcloud is an ideal vehicle to demonstrate what potential I have in terms of writing music and music production. If you listen to the tracks you'll hear a range of genres and styles which reflects the fact that I like a diverse range of music. I've also recently started making tracks in collaboration with Raine Carosin under the collective identity of Tronada - see Tronada and with former band member Chris Summerhill and Tom Bell.
I live in North East England and have loved to listen to and play music since my teens. Initially I taught myself acoustic guitar followed by electric guitar and bass guitar. A few years later I played bass guitar and did the odd backing vocals in a couple of local bands, notably Hot Property. In more recent years I took an interest in creating music electronically via midi and sequencing samples on a tracker. I still enjoy playing "real" instruments and have been improving on keyboards over time. I create drum sounds by either using midi or sequencing samples on a tracker. As far as "Real"instruments go, I have a Yamaha midi enabled Keyboard, Yamaha DDR-80 drum machine and Acoustic, Electric and Bass Guitars. With regard to Electronic Music I sequence samples and arrange midi. On some tracks I combine real instruments with midi or samples. In addition I have ventured into the world of vocals too.
I record on the Boss Micro BR which is a versatile digital 4 Track digital recorder unless I am using a tracker program. There are numerous software packages I could use but many have functionality I probably wouldn't use. The Boss is portable and instant but I do use midi and mastering software from time to time too.
Anyway thanks for visiting my Soundcloud area and I hope you like some of the stuff I've posted here. I did an interview with John Hodgson on the very first Teesside Band Archive Local Heroes Podcast number 1 where you can find out a bit more about me if you want to via this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7JfHYEhk1Y