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Michael Duran
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play hi-fi  Lorelie
play hi-fi  The Legend of Argo Navis
play hi-fi  Avalon (coolnout with Mellosonic)
play hi-fi  Songs of Distant Earth-A Cappella
play hi-fi  Hymn to the Sea
play hi-fi  The Last Crossing
play hi-fi  Night Crossing (Reprise)
play hi-fi  The Songs of Distant Earth
play hi-fi  Master of Tides
play hi-fi  The Big Blue
Born in Southern California in late 1951,
I grew up with music all around me.
From the Classical standards to '40's & '50's Jazz,
From "American Bandstand" to "Wolfman Jack",
Buddy Holly to Jimi Hendrix, They all left their mark.
I've played in bands since my early teens, and all of those musicians I have performed with have left their marks as well.
I thank them all.
The songs I offer here are the result of that long journey.
They include, live band recordings, local collaborations, internet collaborations, and home solo projects.

Thank You for listening,
Michael Duran.

Projects with my Soundclick friends that I have had the honor to work with;

Al Massey
Andrew N Project
Matt Tyson
Rod Marcum
Alan L Cole
GinNger SparklezZz
Joe Hill
Bob Forbes
Seth Smivet aka Steve Smith
Morten Gjermundsen
Gabe Stenziano
Extra Crispy
Michael Laycock
Andreas Oberhofer
Keyshardy aka Nigel Hardy
Ken Sacco
Lasse Jonsson
Paul Barnes
Rodrica Rudge
Margot Du Boise
Kevin Rosenberger
Sy Peacock
Andre Henriquez
Carlo D'Anna
Andrew Arrington
Mike Marshall - VMP
littlegreenman aka Bruce Ogilvie
Finn Frost
Paul Oakley
Hans-Peter aka Effekto
Kurt Lewis Neufer
Ray Garcia
Danna Moore
Jeffrey Michael Miller
Jill Struck-Hensel
Grant Starr
Marius Amado-Alves
Carlos Carranza
Brett Service
Bobby Mack

Solo projects & Covers done at my home.

"The Shop"
Heartbreak Highway
3 piece collab/studio recordings
Steve Layman; Piano & Synth
Steve Torok; Drums
Michael Duran; Guitar, Synth, and Bass

"The Knapps Cutoff Band"
As Is
Studio "open mic" and live recordings
Marty Nicklin; Bass
Steve Layman; Piano & Synth
Steve Torok; Drums
Michael Duran; Guitar & Synth
Thanks to Nathan Bankston, Ray Garcia, and Chris Kenard for their fine vocals.

salvaged tape recordings from my 80s club band.
Dan Buck; Drums & Vocals
Michael Duran; Guitar synth & Vocals
Ron Olson; Bass & Vocals
Bill Kramer; Lead Guitar
Your influences?
Rock .. the basis of everything I do.
Classical .. because it touches the soul with epic grandness
Jazz .. when the spirit calls.
World & New Age .. to touch new horizons.
Blues .. to clense the soul.
Progressive & Fusion ... to keep it interesting.
Favorite spot?
Yosemite, California.
and Kehei, Maui.
Equipment used:
Asher Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar
Fender Squier guitar
'68 Strat hybrid guitar / with Roland GK3 synth driver
Martin 00CXAE acoustic guitar / with Fishman pickup and preamp
Carvin SH65B steel string synth guitar,
Carvin DC127 electric guitar / with Fishman TriplePlay wireless MIDI
Carvin NS-1 nylon string synth guitar,
Carvin AC-275 acoustic/electric guitar,
Carvin LB20 electric bass.
Roland GR-33 & GR-55 - guitar synthesizer modules.
AdrenaLinn III - guitar processor
Roland ME-50 - guitar multi-effects
AKAI MPK261 MIDI keyboard and controller
Computer - Cybertron i7 4.2ghz Win 10 - 64bit
USB audio Interface - PreSonus AudioBox 22VSL
Beyerdynamic DT 770 i Headphones
Mackie MR8-mk3 Powered Studio Monitors.
DAW's (Digital Audio Workstations) that I use;
Samplitude Pro X3
Magix Music Maker MX
Studio One 2
VSTI's Instruments used;
Magix VITA, Revolta, Livid & Century
Independence Pro
Native Instruments Kore, Reaktor & Kontakt
SampleTank 2 & 3
Miroslav Philharmonik
Anything else...?
Here's to all the great musicians who are no longer with us.
As long as there is music, we will never be without them.