What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I work as a Digital Marketer. I run a company called ROC Web Marketing which specializes in Internet Marketing including creating content, producing video, and designing websites.
As far as musically, I've been playing guitar for about 5 years now. I started playing guitar fairly late as compared to some other guitarists who start playing in high school or even younger.
I started playing guitar my first year in college. I took an introductory class to guitar. That class introduced me to playing and from there I began to teach myself the rest. I picked up guitar very quickly and now I can play just about anything.
Since learning to play guitar, I've also picked up playing bass, piano, and drums.
What's your strongest skill?
Writing and composing songs hands down. There are other guitarists out there that are better than me at playing proficiently or faster than I can play. But I'm certain that my strongest skill is coming up with unique guitar melodies or riffs and composing songs. I create unique pieces.
What's your typical work process?
I don't have a specific process. I usually just play around until I find something that works. I like to experiment with different sounds and playing techniques. I'll mess around until I come up with something that is unique.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Mike Shinoda. Linkin Park is my favorite band and Mike is a huge part of that. Plus, Fort Minor is another influence to me. I like Mike's style and I would love to work on a song with him.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on a bunch of different styles of music. Currently, I'm working on a Rock project as well as an Electronic/Hip Hop project.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Guitars: Schecter Hellraiser C-1, Ibanez ARX 140, Washburn Acoustic, Ibanez Bass. Recording Equipment: Presonus Firestudio with Monitor Station Remote, Presonus Digimax D8, JBL LSR305, Akai MPD26, Acorn Masterkey 25, M Audio Keystation 61. Plug-Ins (Too many too list but ones to note): Amplitube 3, Guitar Rig 5, Rosen Digital Impulse Responses, Superior Drummer 2, EZ Drummer 2, Kontakt
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm into a bunch of different styles of music including Rock, Metal, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Classical. Some artists I like and have inspired some of my music include: Linkin Park (My all time favorite band), Three Days Grace, Fort Minor, The Glitch Mob, Eminem, Starset, You Me At Six, Breaking Benjamin, Hollywood Undead.