Eric Guenther (The Contortionist, From Exile) sits in on this episode to shed some light on songwriting, collaboration, and being an effective keyboardist in rock/metal genres.
It seems like more rock and metal bands than ever are incorporating some sort of keys or synth in their music. Of course, that also means that there’s a lot of bands doing it without really having any idea how to not make a mess of things in the process. There are few people that we’d feel are as qualified as Eric right now to provide some guidance on the subject.
“I kind of like that ability to use a wide variety of different toys on every record, so that each record has its own character and place in time in a way.” – Eric Guenther
ON THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
– Using new tools to distinguish records from each other
– Getting keys to live peacefully with other instruments in a mix
– Finding creative ways to use pedals that “suck”
– Effectively working with collaborators to craft balanced arrangements
– How Eric uses Ableton for his live performances
– And much, much more
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