sobstory

sobstory

Looperman addict!
  • From : Tonasket, United States
  • Joined : Tue 9th Jun 2009, 13 years ago

About Me

My name is Martin and I am Sob Story. I am basically a one man band. I am a full time musician and I have been playing for about 25 years. I play mostly organic instruments (Guitar, Bass, Keys and Drums) my main skills would be guitar and vocals. I started playing live in Seattle in the 1980's and have the scars to prove it. I am mostly a Rock, Alt Rock, Sudo Metal kind of guy, but started computer recording about 5 or 6 years ago. I got into loops from using acid drum loops and I got hooked. I recently started getting into midi and I love this site and the loops, groove, and tracks that I am hearing from every one. I have been on other sites in the past that reviewed each others songs but it seemed to be this competition and no community. I am looking forward to sharing with everyone and I hope you enjoy what I upload.

Instruments I play

I am a singer first and foremost, I play Guitar and Bass and I also play Drums. I am self taught on Piano and hope to get better as I use more midi gear.

Software I Use

I use Cakewalk Sonar

Hardware I Use

I'm a PC guy. I use an M-audio delta 66 interface. I use a Mackie Onyx mixer, Tascam DAW controller, a Kurzweil PC88 keyboard. From there it all Guitars and that sort of thing, I use Line 6 amps I have a Flextone III stereo 2 x 12 amp with matching 4 x 12 cab that I love, I also have a Fextone II that I use to get some very cool Vox like tones among other sounds. I play a Gretsch acoustic guitar, as well as a Gibson 1962 SG, and a PRS with soap bar pickups. I use Audiotechnica, MXL, and Audix Mics. I use a lexicon reverb as well as plugins. i would like to find some good VST stuff.

Listening To Right Now

1)Apocalyptica (Worlds Collide)
2)Ray Lamontange
3)Amos Lee
4)Marcy Playground
5)The Sonics
6)Rubber Soul
7)Army of Anyone
8)The Doors
9)Black Lable Society (The Blessed Hellride)
10)Velvet Revolver

10 Favourite Albums

1)Led Zeppelin (Houses of the Holy)
2)Beattles (Rubber Soul)
3)Black Sabbath (Paraniod)
4)Ultravox
5)Joy Division
6)The Clash (London Calling)
7)Rage Against the Machine
8)Nirvana (Bleach)
9)Nirvava (Nevermind)
10)Counting Crows (August and Everything After)

My Influences / Fav Artists

This is the hardest thing to say because every thing is an influence to me. I grew up with the classics. John, Paul, George and Ringo but started to lean to a heavier sound, Black Sabbath and Zeppelin. But as a singer songwriter I had this closet interest in stuff like Cat Stevens. In the 80's I was totally into The Clash, The Cure, Magazine, The Tubeway Army. As I got more into playing out live. I got more into the bands of Seattle, Soundgarden, and Green River. Now that I am older I love almost all forms of musical expression. I love to play every thing and I am working on expanding my sound and not get stuck in only one groove so to speak. Free minds make better music.

My Music Sounds Like

How I am feeling when I write it

In My Other Life I ...

I am a guy that is in love with his wife! We live in a very small town that is very red neck. My wife and I are into Tattoo art and we love to freak out the people in this little #$@# hole we live in.