• From : Sun City West AZ, United States
  • Joined : Mon 24th May 2010, 12 years ago

About Me

I was a professional drummer for many years, but have since left the playing world behind and I do miss it much. My musical training started at 11 years old, all through grade school and high school, the Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA, Pensacola Jr. College, and the Univ. of West Florida. I have been creating music tracks for about 6 years. I started with Beatcraft, but that wasn't cutting it, so I invested in Cakewalk's Music Creater than moved on to Cakwalk's Sonar X1 Studio, than X2 Producer and now use Sonar X3 Producer. Check out my compilations with my friend Franco:

Instruments I play

I am a professional drummer with training in several percussion instruments.

Software I Use

Cakewalk's Sonar X3 Producer, Beatcraft, WavePad Sound Editor Master's Edit., WinAmp, Toontrack EZ Drummer & Superior Drummer, Addictive Drums

Hardware I Use

Korg Nano KEY, Yamaha DD55 Digital Percussion, Alesis DM8 Electronic Drum Kit, Tascam DR-05 Dig. Recorder, Alesis Trigger I/O, 1971 Ludwig Classic drum kit with A. Zildjian Cymbals (not currently used with my song tracts, yet.)

Listening To Right Now

Beatles, Bloodrock,
Stones, Chicago,
Raiders, Blood,Sweat,& Tears,
Iron Butterfly, Cream,
Rare Earth, Dixie Dregs,
Chic Corea, Return to Forever,
Stanley Clarke, ELO,
Weather Report, Focus,
Bach, Frank Zappa,
Beethoven, Gino Vannelli,
Rick Wakeman, Yes,
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer,
Pretty much all the classic rock...Yeah, I'm an old guy!

10 Favourite Albums

May get to this a little later

My Influences / Fav Artists

Steve Smith - Journey's drummer
Buddy Rich - The best dummer EVER
Carl Palmer - Emerson Lake & Palmer
JoJo Mayer - Not human or from this planet..Period
Bill Bruford - Yes, King Crimson, Rick Wakeman
Steve Gadd - Return to Forever, Paul Simon, everyone else.
Simon Phillips - Fantastic!

My Music Sounds Like

Techno, jazz, classical, prog, Latin and some compositions I can't even put a name to.

In My Other Life I ...

Dog/Animal lover