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My Other Love

Previously my music has only been available on the Internet at different sites where guitar player gather to help each other develop every aspect their skills. Thanks to the ecouragement of people at these sites I have now recorded my first CD with my own tunes.

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My Other Love CD cover
1. Mr D and Mr L 3:51 7. Outside The Window 4:53
2. My New Ride 4:34 8. Hypothesis Of Funk 3:53
3. My Other Love 4:18 9. Trying To Get It 3:05
4. Elegant Evening 3:09 10. Sunset At Loon Lake 7:12
5. Forest Funk 4:09 11. Beyond The Horizon 3:37
6. More Than Bubbly 4:01      

 

Other tunes only available here

Please note that all material on this site is copyright Mats Nermark and may not be used elsewhere without written permission.

Song name: Obvious Surroundings
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier using a profile by me for clean sounds and a 70s Marshall profile for the solo made by Michael Britt and tweaked by me.
The synth lead and the octave bass were played by guitar through a Boss GS-10.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct using a Kemper with a Ampeg profile by Michael Britt.  
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.3
Comments: This is a tune where I tried to combine a slow tempo with a funky groove with that slapp bass and the drums being locked.
I love the big clean tri-chorus sounds of the 80s and 90s. Here I contrasted wide chorusy detuned arpeggios with snappy centered cleans with no chorus and no reverb.

Publishing date: 17-06-20
   

 

Song name: In Series
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Ruokangas Mojo King recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier using an 3rd Power Dreamweaver amp profile made by Michael Britt
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct using an Atomic Amps AmpliFire.
Piano: Bechsteing Digital Grand
Organ: NI Kontakt Vintage Organs
 
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.3
Comments: The Ruokangas Mojo King is still taking mee in unexpected directions. I wondered what I could do with the series switch and found out is was a great sound for slide. I have never owned a guitar with action as low as on the Mojo King and it is still the best guitar I've had for slide.
Publishing date: 17-01-13
   

 

Song name: Surprising Single
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Ruokangas Mojo King. Clean sounds recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier using an Extra Spanky profile from Michael Britt. Lead sound was a Michael Britt profile of a Dumble amp.
Bass: NI J-bass.
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4
 
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.3
Comments: I'm still letting my Ruokangas Mojo King take me into its own directions. This is a smooth jazz tune where I previoulsy would have reached for a humbucker guitar. But I find the Mojo King lends itself well to this kind of tune as well.
Publishing date: 16-11-03
   

 

Song name: From Here To Thursday
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Ruokangas Mojo King. Clean sounds recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier using an Extra Spanky profile from Michael Britt. Lead sound was a Michael Britt profile of a Dumble amp.
Bass: NI J-bass.
Organ: NI VIntage Organs
Horns: NI Session Horns
 
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: Originally, this tune was going to be something entirely different. But when I started working on the parts, the tune almost took on a life of its own and this is the way it turned out.

Publishing date: 16-10-20
   

 

Song name: You Got To Be Funky
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Tele with maple neck and ash body. Clean sound recorded direct using an old Boss CS-2 compressor direct to the audio interface. The lead sound was recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. I used a Michael Britt 70s Marshall profile.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded irect using a Kemper with a Michael Britt Ampeg profile.
Synths: Rob Papen Blue II, Rob Papen Predator and KVR31 Synthmaster
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: I wanted to try to get a really cool funky rhythm guitar sound with a tele. This is what I came up with. Loads of fun to play some funky music.

Publishing date: 16-08-18
   

 

Song name: Suspended Time
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Blade Texas Custom 62 recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. I used a the amp from a Michael Britt 70s Marshall profile and the cabinet from a 69 50watt Marshall also from Mr Britt.
Bass: UVI Falcon
Synths: UVI Falcon, KVR31 Sythmaster and Spectrasonics Omnishephere

Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: What can I say? I really love my Blade Texas. This is so sensitive to pick attack that I can sit for hours just exploring the nuances. And the neck profile is just so utterly conmfortable it's no effort to sit for long sessions.
Publishing date: 16-08-02
   

 

Song name: New And Improved
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Blade Texas Custom 62 recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. I used a Michael Britt 70s Marshall profile for the lead and a Broken Bassman from The Amp Factory for the rhythm guitars.
Bass: NI Kontakt 5 Jazz Bass
Piano: NI Kontakt 5 NY Piano
Organ: NI Vintage Organs B3
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: When I got the Blade Texas, I finally found a strat style guitar with three single coils that had a bridge pick up that was useful. It can do fat and not shrill cleans and it can do focused overdrive. In this tune I was inspired by some comment I hava had for the playing on Spanky Funky regarding the trem bar work. So I wanted to see if I could expand on that in another musical style. Thus the trem bar workout in both the theme and the solo in this tune. The Blade Texas has a vintage style trem with a screw in arm but Blade set it up so well it really works even with this kind of use. The guitar is a very well executed example of how you take a classic design and change what need to be changed with love and respect for the original design to make it a superb example of what a great guitar can be today. These thoughts gave me the title for this tune.
Publishing date: 16-05-13
   

 

Song name: Anywhen Now
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Blade Texas Custom 62 recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The profile used was a prototype profile that came with the KPA when I got it for beta testing.
Bass: Squier Jazz Bass (JV-series)
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: I originally wrote and recorded this tune in 1992 but wasn't happy with it. There was something about the sound and dynamics that didn't sit quite right. That's partly why i called it Anywhen. I thought that would be the time I would be happy whith it. A few weeks ago I got a new guitar (Blade Texas Custom 62) and when I played it clean I immediately thought this is the sound. So I rerecorded it and now here it is. So now I gave the tune the name Anywhen Now because now I'm happy with how it sounds, so this is most probably the final recording of this tune.
Publishing date: 16-05-13
   

 

Song name: Calculated Coverage
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings I-35LC recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The profile used was one made by myself and part of the #3 Black Goop profiling session and is available here in the Gear section.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special
Electric Piano: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Brass section: Native Instruments Session Horns
Drums: Native Instruments Studio Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: I started writing this tune about two years ago but was still searching for the right melody and the the right sound. So when I was tweaking one of the profiles from the Black Goop Sessions #3 this is the sound I wanted and I quickly took it from there.
Publishing date: 16-04-20
   

 

Song name: I Don't Have Enough
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The profile used was a Wolly Coats Spanky made by Michael Britt.
Bass: Native Instruments Jazz Bass
B3: Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Vintage Organs
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: I realized one day that I don't have enough chops or musical knowledge to make the most of the instruments I have. But as I still love making music more than almost anything else, I still keep at it.
Publishing date: 16-04-08
   

 

Song name: Same Old New Me
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings City Limits recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The profile used was one made by myself and part of the #3 Black Goop profiling session.
Bass: Native Instruments Jazz Bass
Electric Piano: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Synth: Rob Papen Predator
Drums: Native Instruments Studio Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: Here's a tune with a latin twist. I freely admit to being influenced by Carlos Eduardo Allarendo, Luis Salinas and Lee Ritenour when it comes to this kind of music and I think that can be heard in the tune. Still Happy Smooth Jazz.
Publishing date: 16-03-23
   

 

Song name: No Taste Of Rain
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings I-35LC recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The profile used was one made by myself and part of the #3 Black Goop profiling session.
Bass: KVR31 Audio Synthmaster
Electric Piano: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Synth: KVR31 Synthmaster and UVI Falcon.
Drums: Native Instruments Studio Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: Someone once told me that my playing sounds "happy". Even my blues sounds happy according to him. So I gues I'm a happy sort of person and this tune is definitely in the genre Happy Smooth Jazz.
Publishing date: 16-03-16
   

 

Song name: Spanky Funky
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE Burning Water for lead and Classic for rhythm recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The clean sounds are Wolly Coats Extra Spanky profiles by Michael Britt. The lead sound is a to Marshall profile from Michael.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded with the Kemper using a Amp Pig profile by Uwe Bossert.
Drums: Toontracks Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.2
Comments: Some time ago I wrote a tume where I used the Extra Spanky profiles by Michael Britt. I was aksed to write a tune showing the funk capabilities of those profiles. So I did! At the time I was also trying out some new delay algorithms in the Kemper so I included some sound using those as well. Lots of fun!
Publishing date: 16-03-08
   

 

Song name: Still Another Step
Backing track: NA
Instruments: Virtual instruments:
Spitfire Audio Albion One
Native Instruments Kontakt 5
Drums:  
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: I'm very much interested in new sounds and new ways to express myself through music. Here's an attemt to use the instruments of a traditional symphonic orchestra.
Publishing date: 16-03-08
   

 

Song name: Landscape In Spring
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE Burning Water recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The clean sound is a Wolly Coats Extra Spanky profile by Michael Britt. The lead sound is also a profile from Michael. This time a 69 Marshall.
All synth sounds by KVR331 Audio Synthmaster
Drums: Toontracks Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: I was walking around thinking of a certain combination of bass sounds. When I sat down to record those bass lines, I had just installed the Synthmaster virtual instrument plugin. It's so inspiring I ended up with a full tune.
Publishing date: 16-02-15
   

 

Song name: Preferred Narrative
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings I-35LC recorded direct using the Atomic Amps AmpliFire and the Rumble model and a 1x12" Boogie Mk4 cabinet IR.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct using the Bassman model in the AmpliFire.
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4
Synth pad: Rob Papen Predator
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: I got a new AmpliFire beta firmware from Atomic Amps and there were a few things I wanted to try. I got inspired and every time I do get inspired I tend to write a tune. This was it!
Publishing date: 16-02-15
   

 

Song name: Turn To The Light
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE Burning Water recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier using a profile of a Marshall modified by Tommy Folkesson to his Brownie specification. Bass: PreSonus Mojito.
Synth pad. PreSonus Mojito
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: I have a thing for pop ballads so this what I ended up with after a writing session where I had no specific goal in mind, i.e. no paying client. :-)
Publishing date: 15-12-18
   

 

Song name: Funky Freeware
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler Classic for rhythm and a James Tyler SE for lead. All guitar tracks recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier using a free TAF Blackstar for rhythm and my own Shur ML100 profile for lead.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amp using a free Ampeg SVT profile.
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer and Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: I'm fortunate to be working with Michael Britt on a number of his profile projects and have been spoiled by his quality work. But as I know, there are very many good profiles out there in the public domain for free (including my own on this site). So I set out to write a tune where I would use only free profiles. This is the result of this self challenge.
Publishing date: 15-10-14
   

 

Song name: Double Perspective
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Fender American Series Ash and Collings City Limits recorded direct with an Atomic Amps AmpliFIRE using an IR from The Amp Factory and a stock IR.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct with an Atomic Amps AmpliFIRE using an IR from The Amp Factory.
Hammond B3: Native Instruments Kontakt 5
Drums: Native Instrument Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: For this tune I found myself wondering how much it would affect the playing if I used another guitar another day. So one day I first recorded the theme and the rhytm using a Tele and the next day I used a Collings with humbuckers. I did use the same Rumble amp model but found myself approaching the tune differently. Interesting!
Publishing date: 15-09-30
   

 

Song name: Getting Things Done
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings I-35LC recorded direct with an Atomic Amps AmpliFIRE using an IR from The Amp Factory.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct with an Atomic Amps AmpliFIRE using an IR from The Amp Factory.
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 3
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: This is a smooth jazz track that I wrote as I was inspired by the Twin presets from The Amp Factory for the AmpliFIRE from Atomic Amps.
Publishing date: 15-09-18
   

 

Song name: More Than Ever
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. Lead profile was a Marshal JPM by The Amp Factory. Clean profile was a rig made by myself to emulate an 80's rig with a Tristereo Chorus.
Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian
Synths: Rob Papen Blue II and Predator, Spectrasonics Omnisphere
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: Yet another expression of my feelings for my wife. This one very much influenced by the band Mezzoforte from Iceland.
Publishing date: 15-08-28
   

 

Song name: Poet's Story
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: All acoustic parts were played on an inexpensive Sigma recorded direct with a Fishman Rare Earth soundhole pickup.
The electric parts left and right was a Fender Telecaster American Series Ash recorded direct using a Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a 3rd Power Amp profile made by Michael Britt.
Bass: PreSonus Presence.
Drums: Native Instruments Vintage Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: Although I love playing an acoustic guitar I seldom take the time to do it. This is a tune I've been working on for some time but for some reasons it didn't get finished until now.
Publishing date: 15-07-29
   

 

Song name: Paraphrase
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Lead guitar was a Collings City Limits recorded direct using using the Ethos pedal.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded using the Kemper Profiling Amp with an Avalon profile.
Rhodes: Lounge Lizard 4
Synths: PreSonus Mai Tai
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 3.0
Comments: At The Gear Page I often come across players that, for different reasons, inspire me. This tune is very much inspired by Stephan Lipinski (a.k.a. Pinner). One of his clips had his usually fantastic sound and there was this phrase he used that I liked. So I started noodling and came up with this tune. As it started out with one of Stephan's phrases I thought I would respectfully name the tune Paraphrase.

Funny thing is, that after I finished the tune and listened to Stephan's clip, my phrase doesn't remotely sound anything like Stephan's as it seems like however much I try to sound like someone else, I always come out playing and sounding like me. But I would still like to say thanks to Stephan for the inspiration.

Publishing date: 15-07-01
   

 

Song name: North South Connection
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Lead guitar was a Collings City Limits recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a profile Dumble ODS by Michael Britt.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special
Synths: Rob Papen Blue 2 and Predator, U-he Diva
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: The Kemper Profiling Amplifier loaded with Michael Britt's profiles continues to be a great source of inspiration. I was just in good mood and sat down to play and this tune came out.
Publishing date: 15-05-26
   

 

Song name: Stitches Removed
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Lead guitar was a Collings City Limits recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a profile Dumble ODS by Michael Britt.
Rhythm guitar was a Tyler Studio Elite recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifie with an unknown profile.
Bass: U-he Diva
Synths: Rob Papen Blue 2
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums NY Drums 3 SDX
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: This is a tune I wrote bcuase I was happy that the doctor had taken out 22 stitches out of my right hand and told me I could play again. So that's why this tune sounds so unapologetically optimistic.
Publishing date: 15-05-26
   

 

Song name: Under Dave's Hat
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler Classic recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The clean part used a profile by Michael Britt called 3P Black Clean and the melody and lead used a heavily tweaked profile by Bill Ruppert called VG-99 GR Synth.
Bass: Rob Papen Sub Boom Bass
Synths: Rob Papen Blue 2
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums NY Drums 3 SDX
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: There is a guitar player named Dave Henderson from Austin, Texas, that seems to reinvent his playing and writing from time to time. As I was getting a bit tired of how I sounded I wanted to do something different. So I listened to some of Dave's stuff and decided to do some odd stuff with the rhythm arrangement, use a guitar with pickup selections I normally don't use and pick a lead sound from the KPA I don't usually use. And guess what? I still end up sounding like me. Go figure!
Publishing date: 15-04-04
   

 

Song name: Assumed Significance
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier. The clean part used a pre-production profile of an unknown amp. The melody and lead used the very excellent A-1987x Marshall profile from The Amp Factory.
Bass: Rob Papen Predator
Synths: Rob Papen Predator and Blue 2
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: I have had surgery done to my right hand due to Dupuytren's Contracture and am now in rehab and have just started playing after a few weeks of not being able to. So I needed a slower track that I could handle. So I wrote this tune.
Publishing date: 15-03-19
   

 

Song name: Field Work
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler Classic direct using using the Atomic Amps Amplifire.
Bass and Organ: Native Instruments Kontakt 5
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: This is just a tune I wrote to try the Atomic Amps Amplifire.
Publishing date: 15-03-19
   

 

Song name: Hit The One
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct using using the Atomic Amps Amplifire.
Bass: U-he Diva and Rob Papen predatorNI Kontakt 5 J-Bass
Organ: NI Kontakt 5 Vintage Organs
Synth: Rob Papen Predator
Clavinet: NI Kontakt 5
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments:
When I visited NAMM 2015 I was asked if I was interested in trying out the new Amplifire amp modeler from Atomic Amps. I said yes and started fooling around with it. The first thing I tried was the Twin model. It was very fet and powerful unlike almost all other modelers so that led to some funk and that led to this tune. Twin used for rhythm. Deluxe fort first lead. Brown model for the rest of the melody/solo.
Publishing date: 15-02-09
   

 

Song name: She Really Loves Me
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Edwards SA-118 (335-clone) recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a Dumble prototype profile made by Michael Britt.
Bass: NI Kontakt 5 J-Bass
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4
Synth: Rob Papen Predator
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments:
I wrote this tune as a response to show my wife what I felt when I all of a sudden realized that she really loves me. On many levels and in many ways. Michel's Dumble profile is so dynamic and so is marriage so I thought it was an eminently suitable profile for this tune.
Publishing date: 14-12-16
   

 

Song name: Victoria and James
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler Classic recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with profiles made by Michael Britt.
Bass: NI Kontakt 5 P-Bass
Organ: NI Kontakt 5 Vintage Organs
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: This tune is very different from what I usually write and play. It's a medium tempo blues shuffle. I play slide about once a year and almost never write tunes where it fits. But this one was an obvious slide thing to me and I really enjoyed writing and playing it.
Publishing date: 14-12-05
   

 

Song name: Surface Crusin´
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings City Limits recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a Two-Rock TS-1 profile
Bass: NI Kontakt 5 J-Bass
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4
Synths: Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Rob Papen Blue II, Rob Papen Predator
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: There's a really good story behind this tune and it shows you can get inspiration from anywhere and at anytime when you least expect it.
In my work I'm in steady contact with a Swedish IT company by the name Atea and they invited me to their yearly event called the IT-arena where they hold lectures and suppliers show their latest products. One of the suppliers was MicroSoft and they showed the new Surface Pro 3. As I didn't like the first version nor the second I was about to walk by when this guy Kevin told me to take a look, For some reason I stopped and listened to the pitch and when Kevin showed me the pen I was ready to leave as I never could draw and have lousy handwriting. He clicked on the pen and it opened up OneNote and saig I could write normally like on paper. I didn't believe him so I tried and it worked. As I only use paper nowdays when I write songs I had written some chord changes on the tablet. Kevin asked what it was and I told him it was a some chords for a song. When I looked at the chords I realized it could very well be a song. So I told Kevin that I would take it as a challenge to write a tune on those chords. We talked about a title and agreed that Surface Crusin´would be appropriate as I already had a sort of LA groove in mind. So now the tune is done and it's the first time I have written a tune totally in the digital domain. Thanks Kevin for the inspiration!
Publishing date: 14-12-03
   

 

Song name: Half Way There
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler Studio Elite recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a Dumble profile for the chorus clean rhythm and a Bletchley Bomber for the lead. Profiles by Michael Britt
Bass: Rob Papen Blue II
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4
Synths: Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Rob Papen Blue II
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: I was trying out some of Michael Britt's Kemper profiles and when playing the Bletchley Bomber this theme came into my head. Then the rest followed.
Publishing date: 14-11-21
   

 

Song name: Portable Food
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler Studio Elite BW recorded direct using using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a 3rd Power Dreamweaver profile by Michael Britt
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special
Synths: Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Native Instruments FM8, Rob Papen Predator
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: I've been listening a lot lately to Joe Davies from Atlanta, Georgia. Then I got Michael Britt's first profiles pack for the Kemper amp and there was this 3rd Power Blackface profile that just begged to be played in a style that Joe might. I'm definitely no Joe Davies but I couldn't resist writing a new tune and have a go at it.
Publishing date: 14-10-30
   

 

Song name: In No Time
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings City Limits recorded direct using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a Dumble profile by Michael Britt
Bass: Native Instruments Scarbee J-Bass
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Synths: Rob Papen Predator
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: I really don't want to call this a tune as it doesn't have a clear theme of melody. There's a hint of a melody n the first verse but that's it. The reason I made it and post it is that I just like the way it came out and I feel it's a valid piece of music anyway. So like it or not, here it is.

There's a story behind this tune that I'm proud of. Michael Britt of the US band Lonestar is one of the best at making profiles for the Kemper amp. He was profiling a Dumble amp and as I seem to have a reputation for loving the sound of those amps, Michael enlisted me to help beta test them and tweak them a bit to my taste. The first profile I tweaked to my happiness was this one.

Publishing date: 14-10-30
   

 

Song name: Diner Breakfast
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings City Limits recorded direct using the Custom Tones Ethos HRM
Bass: Native Instruments Scarbee J-Bass
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Synths: Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Native Instruments FM8, Rob Papen Predator
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: There are few things I enjoy more in the morning than going to an American diner to have a good and large breakfast. There are also few things I like more than playing my Collings I-35LC through my Ethos HRM. So for some reason, one situation gave inspiration to the other and here's a new tune.
Publishing date: 14-10-11
   

 

Song name: Anna & Frank
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Colling City Limits recorded direct using the Custom Tones Ethos HRM
Bass: U-He Diva, Scarbee J-Bass
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Organ: Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Vintage Organs
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: To my ears there's no better pedal to get close to this kind of sound than the Ethos. It's so inspiring and fun to play. I was playing around and this sound led to this tune. Style wise it's very much influenced by the slick produced pop of the 80s and 90s.
Publishing date: 14-08-13
   

 

Song name: Wasn't Even Born
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Collings City Limits recorded direct using the Custom '57 amp in the Scuffham VST plugin
Bass: Native Instruments Kontakt 5, Scarbee J-Bass
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Organ: Native Instruments Kontakt 5, Vintage Organs
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer 2
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: After finding the Custom '57 amp in the latest Scuffham update I just knew I had to record a jazzier kind of blues. This one is in F and there are a few chords here and there that may not be very standard but works well and I can still play the ordinary pentatonic things over them.
Publishing date: 14-07-31
   

 

Song name: Pain of a Farewell
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Guitar: Tyler SE HD recorded direct using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a Soldano profile for lead and unknown amp profile for Trichorus style cleans.You can download the profiles here!
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Synths: Rob Papen Predator and Blue II

Drums: Native Instruments Session Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: The influence from this one came from a lot of sounds I have heard from the Fulltone TERC unit. I don't own that so I set about getting that sound from the Kemper Profiling Amp. I think I got it fairly close. This kind of polished LA track needed some smooth saturated lead playing. So for this I took a profile of a Soldano that Lukather used to use back then and played with that. All the melody and lead was recorded using the same profile so all the changes in the sound was made selecting different pickups and working the guitar volume control.
You can download the profiles here.
Publishing date: 14-06-12
   

 

Song name: Half of Ten
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Guitar: Tyler SE HD recorded direct using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a TAF profile of a Marshall 1987x.
Bass: Scarbee Jay Bass and U-he Diva
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Synths: Rob Papen Predator

Drums: Native Instruments Session Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments:

I was taking a walk and this bassline came into my head and I couldn't shake it. Then when I started recording it I realized it was in 5/4 time. I usually don't do odd time so I was surprised but had fun with it.

Publishing date: 14-04-17
   

 

Song name: Waiting For The Next Beat
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Guitar: Collings I-35LC recorded direct using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a pre-production profile of an unknown amp.
Bass: Scarbee Jay Bass
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4.0
Synths: Rob Papen Predator

Drums: Native Instruments Session Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: This is a tune I wrote for a friend who's having a heart problem. He once said he was waiting for the next beat so there's the title.

 

Publishing date: 14-03-15
   

 

Song name: Part of the Story
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a Marshall 1987 profile from The Amp Factory. All clean sounds were recorded with no profiles.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special
Synths: U-he Diva and Zebra2
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drums
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments:

I recorded this as a sort of a challenge to myself. In a forum thread started by the very inspiring guitarist Les Thomas he wanted opinions about his recording being too wet. I thought it was a bit wet and told him to hold back on "the space grease". Les wrote that it could be a good title for a tune.

I took that as a challenge. Not to use the name but to see if I could write and record a tune that used no chorus, no delay and no reverb. This funky tune was the result. I did feel I had to put just a little ambience on the drums and the lead guitar. The rest of the tracks were recorded bone dry and nothing was added to the mix.

All clean guitars were recorded using the KPA but with the Stack turned off. The lead guitar is a Marshall 1987 from The Amp Factory.

Funny how writing sometimes turns out. I had entirely different plans for this tune but these angular lines just popped out of my guitar when I started playing over the bass and drums

Publishing date: 14-02-17
   

 

Song name: Mutated Frustrations
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: PRS McCarty recorded direct using the Kemper Profiling Amplifier with a Evil Robot profile from The Amp Factory
Bass: Native Instruments Monark
Synths: U-he Diva and Zebra2
Drums: Native Instruments Battery 4
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: This is a tune I have had on the back burner for quite some time but one day when I picked up my PRS I felt it was time to finish it.
Publishing date: 14-01-02
   

 

Song name: In Your Garden
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Guitar: Aspen/Landola nylon string
Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian
Strings and pads: Spectrasonics Omnisphere
Oboe and flute: NI Kontakt 5 factory library
Drums: Native Instruments Abbey Road Modern Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: A few weeks ago I was involved with a project where I produced a video. In this project I met some lovely ladies belonging to a local garden society and their passionate enthusiasm and love for their garden inspired this tune.
Publishing date: 13-10-31
   

 

Song name: Burning Bacon
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: James Tyler SE HD Buring Water and Classic with Bacon recorded direct with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier using only profiles from the Amp Factory.
Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian
Organ: NI Kontakt 5
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: On my previous recording I stayed with one profile with the Kemper to get a cohesive sound all through the tune and added stomps to add gain. Here I did the opposite and tried to use as many profiles as possible to get a collage of sounds. I had set out to use only Andy's excellent profiles from The Amp Factory, free and paid.
Publishing date: 13-10-09
   

 

Song name: Nocturne
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.
Bass: u-he Zebra2 and Diva
Synth pads: UVI Kroma
Orchestral instruments: NI Kontakt 5
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.6
Comments: I usually write and record my own tunes but when I heard this tune a few weeks ago played on a church pipe organ it stayed with me and I decided to arrange it for a more modern sound.
Publishing date: 13-09-26
   

 

Song name: Dan's Dance
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: James Tyler Classic recorded direct with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4
Horns: Native Instruments Session Horns
Synths: Rob Papen Predator and u-He Dive and Zebra2
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.5
Comments: IThis originally started out like a smoother tune but turned into what it was. I tried to sound like somebody else but as that rarely pays off I got writer's block. So I finally chose another guitar that wouldn't allow me to play/sound like the other player and the block went away and here's a finished tune.
Publishing date: 13-08-25
   

 

Song name: Further Depths
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4
Synths: Rob Papen Predator
Drums: Native Instruments Session Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.5
Comments: It been a while since I wrote anything in my usual style which happens to be reminicent of the LA 80's style. Here's a slightly modern take on that featuring my Tyler SE HD.
Publishing date: 13-06-06
   

 

Song name: Where Does It Come From
Backing track: Not available
Instruments: Native Instruments Kontakt 5
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.5
Comments:

Sometime I write music for film. In this case I was asked to write the music to a short movie by a local video artist who made a video about different feelings and he wanted me to illustrate these feelings with music. The only request was that I used instruments found in the symphonic orchestra which I managed to do except for one instrument. Somewhat unusual for me but I really enjoyed the process of turning somebody else's thoughts about feelings into music.

I keep wondering where my creativity comes from. I still have no answer to that but that's where the title comes from.

Publishing date: 13-05-12
   

 

Song name: Between Top And Bottom
Backing track: Backing track
Instruments: Collings I-35LC recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier.
Bass: Rob Papen SubBoomBass
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 4
Synths: U-he Zebra 2
Drums: Rob Papen Punch
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.5
Comments: I was going through all of Rob Papen's excellent VSTi plugins and noticed that he was marketing Punch and SubBoomBass towards electronic music like Hip-hop, Dubstep and other styles in that general vein. I got it into my head that I should write a tune based on those two plugins NOT in any of those styles. This is the result.
Publishing date: 13-04-07
   

 

Song name: Books In Heaven
Backing track: Not available
Instruments: Tyler SE HD recorded direct with a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. T
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special
Rhodes: AAS Lounge Lizard 3
Synths: U-He Zebra 2
Drums: Native Instruments Studio Drummer
Recorded with: PreSonus Studio One 2.5
Comments: I wrote this song in memory of my father in law, who also became one of my best friends.
Publishing date: 13-01-06