GREG HAMPTON has been writing and recording music in relative seclusion since the year 2000. "The Vibrations Run Deep" is his first self-released album.
"I do not believe in record labels or the music business. Music is not to be bought or sold, and it certainly cannot be controlled. Music flows through, into and out of every single one of us. Nowadays, people have the ability to create music on there own, without spending a fortune in recording studios and signing contracts that give over the rights to their lives. This future is now and musicians like me are all around you. Welcome to a label-free world!" (Info from Myspace)
- Where exactly are you from?
- Do you want your real name mentioned? If so: what is your real name?
- How recorded?
I recorded this album on my computer at home. For multitrack recording of live instrumentation and vocals I typically use Adobe Audition and for electronic songs/sounds I've been using Ableton Live. Sometimes though in the past I've used Audiomulch and Fruityloops. Sometimes my songs end up being worked though in both Audition and Ableton, and I hope to continue working on making my differing sounds mesh together better. There's always work to be done and things to be improved upon. I've been writing and recording since around 2000. Over the past ten years, I've worked extensively with 2 different people, both mainly drummers... Brian Bechtel and Wally Storch (both from Manheim). I don't work with either of them as much as I used to, Brian not at all anymore and Wally I hope to get together with possibly today if he's around to jam a bit. I'm also working with a few other people now and trying to get a band going and playing shows at least locally, and also to record and all that. My work has been in many genres, and my taste in music is highly diverse, ranging from classical to rock to metal to funk to blues to jazz to experimental to rap to hiphop to grunge to maybe some disco type beats and songs to singer-songwriters to acoustic to electric to improv to... damn I didn't even mention different electronic genres yet so I'll just say electronic in many different forms.
- When recorded? Who involved? Who played what?
- How'd you "label" your music?
- Influences - electronic artists?
- Website, myspace?
- Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...