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    Hiya. Lots of newbs coming over in the next few weeks, I'd imagine. I'm one of them - I thought this might make a good icebreaker thread.

    I'm Dafduc, live north of Detroit, 50, married, 2 kids, 3 grandkids. I'm a cheap gear slut - rarely buy anything for more than $500, and when I do, it better be a bargain. My prize possessions are my Rhodes 73 stage, Hammond D-152, Prophet 5 (rev 3.3) and Arp Odyssey. My "working" rig (sorta - no gigs) is an Alesis QS-8.1 and a K-Station, split through a mono PA-style setup and an Ashdown 300/410 combo - I'm playing LH bass as well as keys.

    I also work as a church musician - Kawai Grand piano, Casavant pipe organ (I'm not very good at that), and Roland VK-8. Do some songwriting, have one published church piece, and have pieces on the last few Keyboard Corner compilation discs.

    My day gig is as a software tester - pays way more bills than church musician.

    When I'm not spamming KSS/KC, I'm spamming over at www.recordingproject.com , where my post count is so high it's just silly. Fun place, but only a few keyboardists or bassists there, so I've been coming to musicplayer to talk keys/bass - now it'll be HC, I guess.

    Anyhow, happy to be here. I'm sure I'll get to know you guys soon enough.

    Best,

    Daf
    gig rig: QS-8.1, K-Station.
    church gig rig 1: Hammond A-100, 3 Leslie 147's, schoolhouse piano, Kurz KME-61.
    church gig rig 2: GEM P-1600, custom pipe organ.
    church gig rig 3: Boston Grand, Allen digital/pipe organ.
    studio rig: Rhodes Stage 73, Hammond D-152 w/ Leslie 2101, Clav D6, Prophet-5 rev 3.3, Yam VL-70m, Fusion 6hd, Wavestation, TG-33, Odyssey.
    studio soft rig: CME UF-5, Acid Pro 6.0, Sound Forge 8.0, Reason 2.5, B4, Pro-52, Moog Modular V, GPO, GJBB, Model E, EVP-73.

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    G'Day, Bruce!

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    • #3
      'Sup dude?

      Kiru
      "Don't sell your life! Do whatever you really want to do. You must act as the master of your life, and then become free. No matter how difficult it is, no matter how unsuccessful it might seem, do whatever you want!"
      -- Michio Kushi

      The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, of criticism, of persuasion and education, and not by the method of coercion or repression.
      -- Mao Zedong

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      • #4
        Hi Dafduc,

        Welcome to the forum


        Tuck
        http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...m?bandID=73567
        Soul On Tap
        The Coupe De Villes
        Chris Beard Band

        current gear list:
        Yamaha MOX8, Korg Triton, Korg CX3, Korg X2, QSC K12, Rhodes Stage '73(needs new tines), Ventilator, Reason 3

        "Leave the ego, play the music, love the people.." - Luther Allison

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        • #5
          Greetings to a fellow Michigander and Metro-Detroiter, where the only thing less reliable than the weather is the job market!
          JoelDGray.com
          MySpace Site

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          • #6
            ah, i'm from south of detroit....downriver area before i moved to ann arbor. now miami.

            what part of detroit specifically?

            GO TIGERS!!!

            -G
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            • #7
              OK, I'll play. Can't find a more standardized Introductions thread anyway.

              Originally posted by dafduc
              Hiya. Lots of newbs coming over in the next few weeks, I'd imagine. I'm one of them - I thought this might make a good icebreaker thread.


              I'm one as well. I'm probably going to be keeping my musicplayer.com account for a little while after the Great Diaspora just to see if it continues to be worth my while-- but getting dB in as mod is at the very least a known quantity and I can count on a fairly good signal to noise ratio.

              Anyway. Fulcrum here, from Deepinaharta CT, composer, songwriter, boardsbasher, "vocalist". I am somewhere north of 40 years of age if you plot it in a Cartesian sense.

              I have a bunch of keyboards down in my basement but only two in my sanctum sanctorum: a Kurzweil K-2000 and an Ensoniq EPS (which makes a decent controller). Most all of my other sounds come from within the box... which box contains a 2.8 GHz P4 and 1GB of RAM, and a hard disk with Sonar 3 PE, assorted plugs from Arturia, Native Instruments, Waves, Sonitus, and pretty much every last freebie I could cop from KVR.

              I am contemplating a career change from IT (which may not be here much longer anyway) to music... reckoning that as long as I'm going to be working till I die anyway, I may as well enjoy my work. My current focus is composing for games and the possibility of using the Inter-not for freelance session work.

              My church choir director would have you believe that I am qualified to call myself a church musician by virtue of my singing ability (i.e., ability to carry a tune). That's open to view, but I have composed one or two sacred works for the choir (I do sing with them when I can) and am looking haphazardly for a publisher.

              Other than that I have contributed to a number of online collaborations at my main hang (the MARSH at ProSoundWeb) and to the latest Keyboard Corner compilation, and am trying to finish up the Fulcrum album already so that I can move on to the next one. Also one of the PSW collaborations has turned into an album project. Never hurts to have more than one project going.

              Nice to be here.
              Sonar Stuff at The Bbasement

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              • #8
                hey Dafduc nice to see you over here too..
                www.babic.com - music for film/tv/theatre, audiopost

                NIMBUS DEI @ myspace.com


                oberheim obxa & obx & 2 x sem - jupiter8 - prophet5 rev2 - andromeda - minimoog - elektor formant modular - jd990 - mks70 - sh2 - tb303 - solina - rhodes - microwave - mw XT - etc

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                • #9
                  Hey, thanks all. And hi again, clusterchord! Also nice to finally find out what that fulcrum guy was all about too. All I knew before was based on his KC avatar...

                  Jigg & SirG, I'm in Emmett, in the southern thumb, west end of St. Clair County. Church I'm working at currently is in Romeo. And pighood, I was in a band in College Park for a couple of years, late '80s. Wifee didn't like DC, we eventually made it back to Motown.

                  Go Tigers!!! My day gig is about 5 blocks from Comerica Park, BTW.

                  Daf
                  gig rig: QS-8.1, K-Station.
                  church gig rig 1: Hammond A-100, 3 Leslie 147's, schoolhouse piano, Kurz KME-61.
                  church gig rig 2: GEM P-1600, custom pipe organ.
                  church gig rig 3: Boston Grand, Allen digital/pipe organ.
                  studio rig: Rhodes Stage 73, Hammond D-152 w/ Leslie 2101, Clav D6, Prophet-5 rev 3.3, Yam VL-70m, Fusion 6hd, Wavestation, TG-33, Odyssey.
                  studio soft rig: CME UF-5, Acid Pro 6.0, Sound Forge 8.0, Reason 2.5, B4, Pro-52, Moog Modular V, GPO, GJBB, Model E, EVP-73.

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                  • #10
                    Hi, I'm Analog Kid,and a big Ohio State Buckeye fan.

                    Welcome everyone...
                    Analogia

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                    • #11
                      My name's Dave Bryce. I'm 44, and I live in Thousand Oaks, CA.

                      Professionally, I am the VP of US operations for ADAM Audio and the sales manager for Dave Smith Instruments (where I also help with marketing and R&D/sound design). I worked for Kurzweil for lots of years as tech support, sound design and clinician. I also worked for Alesis for five years as clinician, marketing manager for the synth division as well as participating in R&D and doing lots of sound design - I even ran the sound design group for a while. Somewhere on HC, I believe there's actually a cheesy video of me demoing the Andromeda (which I named) when we first showed it at Winter NAMM 2000. I have also written reviews and articles for EM, EQ and Keyboard magazines, as well as being the moderator of The Keyboard Corner over on the musicplayer.com site since the forum began in October 2000.

                      Gear-wise, I'm down to around 25 hardware synths at this point. My faves include my Andromedas (I have two, including the first beta unit), DSI Poly Evolver keyboard (s/n #1) and PE rack, Rev 5 MKS-80, Prophet VS, Wavestation, MKS-70, EX5-R and my Rivera modded Bob Moog autographed Mini. I also own lots of Alesis synths (no surprise there) and a MOTIF ES8. I also have a bunch of software synths, including (but not limited to) the Korg Legacy collection, Synthogy Ivory, Powercore Virus and V-Station, NI B4 and the recently-added Garritan GPO, all running on my Mac G5.

                      Musically, I've been playing keyboards since I was nine. My baby is my K. Kawai grand piano, which is definitely my favorite of all of my keyboards. I also play some guitar, some bass, some drums and some horns. I've played on lots of other people's recordings (none of which any of you have probably heard of), and have done two of my own solo records (neither of which any of you have really ever heard of). I also do voice over stuff - mostly commercials and the occasional video game (anybody ever play Star Control II: Masters of the Ur-Quan? I'm a bunch of those voices).

                      Other things that occupy my time - pro football, basketball (not until after the all-star game), going to the gym, playing poker and video games (Metroid rules!), cooking, and occasionally scuba diving (although not too much these days).

                      I also spend way too damn much time on internet forums.

                      dB
                      www.davidbryce.net

                      Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty...and the pig likes it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Analog Kid
                        Hi, I'm Analog Kid,and a big Ohio State Buckeye fan.

                        Welcome everyone...








                        -G
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                          guess we'll have to let this slide in light of the warm fuzzy nature of the thread.... and the fact that the Buckeyes will surely take the Big Ten this year.
                          Analogia

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                          • #14
                            No they won't.

                            And stop calling me Shirley.



                            gig rig: QS-8.1, K-Station.
                            church gig rig 1: Hammond A-100, 3 Leslie 147's, schoolhouse piano, Kurz KME-61.
                            church gig rig 2: GEM P-1600, custom pipe organ.
                            church gig rig 3: Boston Grand, Allen digital/pipe organ.
                            studio rig: Rhodes Stage 73, Hammond D-152 w/ Leslie 2101, Clav D6, Prophet-5 rev 3.3, Yam VL-70m, Fusion 6hd, Wavestation, TG-33, Odyssey.
                            studio soft rig: CME UF-5, Acid Pro 6.0, Sound Forge 8.0, Reason 2.5, B4, Pro-52, Moog Modular V, GPO, GJBB, Model E, EVP-73.

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                            • #15
                              Hi, I'm Dum. I am also user FatBoyJim on a couple of other forums. New name may be on its way for other new forums?

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