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Lead guitarist and petrolhead with Scottish Industrial rock trio Metaltech (and our alter-ego folk band Acoustech)

  • headlined the Orkney Rock Festival in 2014
  • nominated for Best Metal Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2011 (came 2nd)
  • nominated for Best Group and Best Loud Track at the Scottish New Music Awards 2011

Been gigging for 25 years, taught guitar on and off. Played a lot of the Scottish music festivals (Rock Ness, Wickerman, Belladrum etc), supported bands like Alec Empire, KMFDM, Angelspit, Psydoll. Headlined all over Scotland.

Website - http://www.metaltech.me

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/metaltech

Check out our videos - http://www.youtube.com/user/Metaltechtheband

Play classical, rock, blues, metal, spanish, slide...

On stage usually use Ibanez (7 string RG7321 and Joe Satriani signature models), or a 1989 Charvel Predator with a Dimebucker pickup through a Line 6 HD500 and a DigiTech Whammy, sometimes with a CryBaby. For the songs requiring fire I use a BC Rich Warlock with pyro attachments!

Generally DI'ed straight into the venue backline, or where we need to amplify - generally Marshall heads through Laney 4x10s.


Oct
14
comment XLR vs 1/4 (jack/TRS/TS) output on digital piano. What is better to connect to audio interface?
nekomatic - if you read the question, you can see that he is wanting to buy an audio interface and is trying to decide whether to use balanced inputs. To make this work you need balanced outputs from the keyboard (which he has)
Oct
14
comment XLR vs 1/4 (jack/TRS/TS) output on digital piano. What is better to connect to audio interface?
I use XLR pretty much everywhere - my home studio has more XLR inputs than 1/4". XLR is cheap (not as cheap as 1/4" but still very cheap). It means you have them when you need noise resistance. Why not just use XLR - they are fine 100% of the time! And the key here is - they do make a difference to your noise floor, even in an amateur environment, in fact possibly more important here as there are so many items that impact your noise floor!
Oct
14
comment XLR vs 1/4 (jack/TRS/TS) output on digital piano. What is better to connect to audio interface?
Whether or not you have two mono audio tracks recorded, or one stereo track, will depend entirely on your recording setup. And as Alexander pointed out, by default these will be likely to emulate close mic positions.
Oct
14
answered XLR vs 1/4 (jack/TRS/TS) output on digital piano. What is better to connect to audio interface?
Oct
13
comment Is there a gigantic dataset with songs and chords I can download?
Ultimate Guitar and others pay the copyright holders for permission (Or in some cases the permission is given for free or in exchange for publicity, but in any case, they must ask)
Oct
13
comment What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
I didn't know that translation. Good description :-)
Oct
13
comment What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
I didn't mention size, Tim. I'm assuming you meant this comment to go on the question?
Oct
13
comment Science of Chords
Nimrod - please do not cross post on multiple sites. Closing and moving to StackOverflow, where the dupe is stackoverflow.com/q/26331813/529337
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
12
revised What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
added 2 characters in body; edited title
Oct
12
answered What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?
Oct
11
comment What guitar effects pedals are important to get according to genre?
I'm certainly not going to close it if it gets reopened, but like this one I answered in 2012, I think it is opinion/consensus based: music.stackexchange.com/a/6604/104 - in fact it was specifically because of that one that I feel these are unanswerable in any useful way.
Oct
11
awarded  performing
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
10
revised Practice before a gig - bored of material
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Oct
10
revised Band rehearsal: how to lessen the dependency among members for timing and cues?
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Oct
10
revised Tied Db in Liszt's Consolation No. 3
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Oct
10
revised Exercises to integrate syncopation into improvisation
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Oct
10
revised Good books for romantic/contemporary period performance?
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Oct
10
revised Basic synth performance in Pop-Rock songs
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