Favorite bands :
Peter Frampton, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Eric Clapton, Derek and the Dominos, Cream, John Mayer, Switchfoot, The Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glen Fry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Bad Company, Grand Funk Railroad, The Who, Guess Who, Boston, Santana, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Journey, Queen, Robert Randolf, Third Day, Carpenters, and Yanni, John Denver, Robert Cray, Three Dog Night, Electric Light Orchestra, etc.
Favorite guitarists :
Favorite bassists :
John Regan, and John Mayer's bassist. :)
Favorite books :
The thing I hate the most is reading! I look at all the words and every word I see is, "Blah"
The only thing I will read is the Bible.
Favorite tv :
The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, The King Of Queens, and probably The King Of Queens.
--JERRY STILLER FOR THE WIN--
Favorite movies :
The Dark Knight, Mall Cop :D, National Treasure 1-2, Breakdown, Duel, etc. I don't watch TV much. I'm mainly writing songs.
I am Dane Frazier, 14 (In April) and am a Drummer, Guitarist, Pianist, Writer, and I'm the soloist.
I mix my music, I write them, and I record them.
Write > Record > Mix. As always.
Or as it normally is, Write > Record a few tracks, pick the best one > And re record the full song over again as the second (For me) is always better.
However, the first one is always in your head and while you listen to the second one, you hear the first one.
Quite weird, actually.
Drums is what I started when I was around 3 years old.
I've always wanted to be a drummer when I get older.
And I'm still playing them about 10 years later.
I own a Ludwig and a DW set with two paiste cymbals, and a sabian ride.
Guitar I started in July, 2008.
Very, very fun.
I play guitar everyday and always come up with something everyday on it.
After I come up with something, I either keep it in my mind, or record it since I know I'll forget it later on!
So after a few hours, I come back and check into it.
Once I hear it, I add some chords to it and try to make it into something.
After the chords are done, I record the drums. (Which the beat of drums is always in my head after the guitar is there)
So with nothing in my ears, I record the drum track through my mixer, and PC.
All what's there is my memory to the song that I hopefully will create.
After I record the drums, here comes the guitar.
I record the chords to the drum track and try to get a good recording (Which of course isn't hard at all since I'm doing chords.)
After the chords are done, I wait a few days to come up with a melody.
Most times it just pops in my head while I 'play' with the tracks.
Sometimes like "Take It In", it takes a long time.
Sometimes guitar doesn't fill in that spot that you're looking for. Lots of times it's a voice that fills it in. (But I'm not exactly a singer, so...)
Anyways, I have to make up the melody. So I do that and most of the time, everything goes rather well.
So after I record the melody, the solos come in.
Sometimes I'll use my Talkbox to solo, most of the time I use my guitar.
After I record the solos, I record the 'bass'. Which is just my guitar switch back, and the tone knob turned all the way down. Along with high set to 0, and middle set close to max.
Then I edit the bass too almost max on Acid, and turn the volume down a bit.
After the bass is added, an optional piano is there for me.
I usually don't have piano in it. As I'm not that good at it, and I enjoy guitar and drums much more.
So after all of that is done, I mix it.
Mixing it is very difficult as you've got to have everything sounding perfect.
I'm not so great at mixing either, which is why sometimes I wish I had a mixer for me.
After the mixing is done, I listen to it.
After I listen to it, there's most of the time something In don't like about it.
And another thing I don't like about it.
But at the same time, you really like it.
So the next day, "Hey Dane, you want to record the song again?" Yep!
Now I know the song very well and I can do it easier and better than the first time.
But once again, I will always hear the first attempt in my head while listening to the final finished version.
That's just the way it is!
As far as drums, I own a Ludwig and DW set
As far as guitars, I own a electric acoustic Alvarez, Epiphone Les Paul 100, and my newest and favorite guitar, my Epiphone Les Paul Standard.